What can few extra pounds do to you? Nothing! Health is the sign of prosperity – this is the response you would have got a decade back if you would have asked this question at that time. Now the mere thought of same can send shiver through your body. Jumping on the weighing machine after every meal is the most common sight one can see. The moment the needle starts crossing the midway mark the perspiration and sweating increases. Please stop here – one murmur it to him/her.

Dieting or weight reduction programs are the buzzword of today. Every day one or the other newspaper features a full page advertisement stating that reduce 6 Kg in 1 Month. Join dance class, aerobic classes for better health. Some opt for this while others rely on crash diets to save money.

Crash Diets as per the definition suggested by Google means a weight-loss diet undertaken on an urgent, short-term basis with the aim of achieving very rapid result. Crash diets are not recommended as they do more harm then one gain from it. Crash diets involve radically restricting the calorie intake. For this many people skips breakfast, lunch and rely on excessive intake of green tea. Crash diets are nutritionally unbalanced, and can lead to long-term poor health. It is a known fact that weight gain is because of excessive fat accumulated in your body. When one decrease the food intake, the body uses up energy stored in the liver and muscles instead of accumulated fat thus weakening the muscles which is harmful. Thus crash diets results in:

  • Dehydration
  • Weakness and fatigue
  • Nausea and headaches
  • Constipation
  • Inadequate vitamin and mineral intake

Moreover people who crash diet by missing out food tends to put weight back quicker than those who follow a healthy, long-term diet plan.

Recently I got a chance to attend bloggers meet organized by Dabur Honey in which popular dietician Pooja Makhija was the guest. She spoke on the disadvantages of crash diets and insisted on following a balanced diet to achiever weight reduction. The key tips suggested were:

  • Incorporate active lifestyle with healthy eating
  • Make small, achievable changes to your lifestyle and eating habits.
  • Keep portion size moderate
  • Eat until you have had enough – not until you are full.
  • Control your taste buds – don’t eat if your are not hungry
  • Break your 3 major meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) into 5-6 smaller meals

She also mentioned about the benefits of honey and the wonders it can do such as:

  • Spoonful of honey with warm water in the morning can help you keep check on the weight
  • Honey being a natural sweetener can be looked as a healthier substitute for sugar
  • It is known to help in cough and throat irritation
  • Good source of energy

It is a well proven fact that crash diets are not good for health. Instead one should opt for balanced diet which results in gradual reduction of weight.

So don’t crash. Opt for balancing act.

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