Why To Avoid Fad Diets

by Steve Auxier on 06/14/2017

Summer time brings swim suit weather. Yes it is so tempting to jump on a quick 14, 21 or 30 day diet. Be careful. I wanted to share a blog below from Good Life Fitness personal trainer Bryant Travis.

Tip of the Day: Avoid following diet protocols that promote extreme caloric restriction. These diets may produce a short term result in decreasing the number on the scale, but that is not always a good thing. When calories are cut too low a good portion of the loss will come from LBM(muscle and water). When muscle mass decreases the metabolic rate does as well. Even if muscle loss is minimal, when in a caloric deficit for an extended period of time the body adapts and the metabolic rate decreases as well. The larger the caloric deficit and the longer the length of time, the more detrimental it will be to the metabolic rate.

When returning to “normal” eating with a compromised metabolism it is very common to see a large rebound in weight, and not the good kind. From there the unwanted cycle of “yoyo” dieting begins…


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Michael Garrico 10/10/2017 at 3:15 AM

Steve, this really summarizes the biggest mistake when it comes to dieting and weight loss! Thanks for sharing!


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