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Do Diets Really Just Make You Fatter?

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/do-diets-make-you-gain-weight

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Do Diets Really Just Make You Fatter?
Dieting is a multibillion-dollar global industry. However, there's no evidence people are becoming slimmer as a result. In fact, the opposite seems to be true. Obesity has reached epidemic proportions all over the world. About 13% of the world's adult population has obesity, and this number increases to 35% in the United States (, ).

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Dieting

Dieting can pretty fast become an obsession, as shown by today's individuals who, influenced by everything that the media is promoting, want, at all costs, to be fit and slim.

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The diet industry

The diet industry

When dieting, not only does the individual lose weight, but he or she is at risk of losing also a large amount of money. The diet industry generates high income every year, taking advantage of peop...

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Dieting and its results

As shocking as it may seem, diets are not the key to a forever slim body

Research has shown that most of the people, who have dieted at some point in their life, end up by regai...

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Dieting and its dangers

Dieting sounds like a good idea, but it often turns out bad. This happens mainly because while dieting, our body has certain restrictions that end when the diet has been accomplished. 

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Alternatives to dieting

When dieting has let you down, you might want to consider focusing on other ways to get healthier, rather than just fit. 

Among the different alternatives to dieting, why not trying t...

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Detox and Its Limitations

Detox and Its Limitations

Detox diets are generally short-term dietary interventions designed to eliminate toxins from your body.

A typical detox diet involves a period of fasting, followed by a strict diet of fruit, vegetables, fruit juices, and water. Sometimes a detox also includes herbs, teas, supplements, and colon cleanse or enemas.

Human research on detox diets is lacking, and the handful of studies that exist are significantly flawed

Most Common Ways to Detox

  • Fasting for 1–3 days.
  • Drinking fresh fruit and vegetable juices, smoothies, water, and tea.
  • Drinking only specific liquids, such as salted water or lemon juice.
  • Eliminating foods high in heavy metals, contaminants, and allergens.
  • Taking supplements or herbs.
  • Avoiding all allergenic foods, then slowly reintroducing them.
  • Using laxatives, colon cleanses, or enemas.
  • Exercising regularly.
  • Completely eliminating alcohol, coffee, cigarettes, and refined sugar.

The Lack Of Evidence For Detox Diets Success

Detox diets rarely identify the specific toxins they aim to remove. The mechanisms by which they work are also unclear.

There is little to no evidence that detox diets remove any toxins from your body. However, your body can clear itself of most toxins through the liver, feces, urine, and sweat.

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People struggle to keep weight off

Researchers have observed weight regain following weight loss across a range of populations and types of weight-loss diets.

Why long-term weight loss is so hard

The brain’s response to caloric restriction tends to be to increase cravings for foods that are highly rewarding and reducing our perception of being full. 

Diets frequently fail because they have an endpoint and are not a real lifestyle change. Maintaining a lifestyle that promotes a healthy weight and metabolism is often a lifelong journey. 

Maintaining weight loss

The actual food you eat isn’t the main thing that enables you to keep weight off.

Maintaining a weight-reduced state is a lifelong journey and many dietary approaches can work to facilitate weight loss and keep it off.

Obesity: The Facts

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 80 %of adults and about one-third of children now meet the clinical definition of overweight or obese. More Americans live with “extreme obesity“ than with breast cancer, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and HIV put together.
  • Studies have found that about one-third of people classified as obese are metabolically healthy. They show no signs of elevated blood pressure, insulin resistance or high cholesterol.

Diets and Health

For half a century, doctors and researchers have known two things that could have improved, or saved, millions of lives:

  • Diets do not work. Not just paleo or Atkins or Weight Watchers or Goop, but all diets.
  • Being fat does not necessarily mean being unhealthy.

About Diets

  • A 2016 study that followed participants for an average of 19 years found that unfit skinny people were twice as likely to get diabetes as fat people, who were relatively fit.
  • Americans spend more on dieting every year than on video games or movies.