Television commercials, magazines, newspapers, and billboards all announce they have a miracle cure for weight loss – take this pill, have this surgery, eat this food and the weight will fall off within days! How can you tell if a diet plan is legitimate or is just the next fad? Svelte Medical Weight Loss presents the following information for our Orlando weight loss customers to be able to tell fact from fiction when it comes to diet plans.
Fad diets promise significant weight loss within days.
A specific combination of foods that restrict or eliminate food groups, such as carbohydrates, is the main focus of the diet.
Fad diets do not generally combine lifestyle changes or daily exercise into their plans.
The approach to a fad diet is a “one-size-fits-all” diet, meaning everyone will lose the same percentage of weight by following the plan.
These diets are based on testimonials or one scientific study with somewhat skewed results.
Fad diets do sometimes work for some people, but, generally, the results are short-lived, and the dieters often find the weight they lost comes back along with a few more pounds. Because fad diets are also not nutritionally balanced, patients often feel weak or fatigued, and may experience headaches, dizziness, constipation, or dehydration.
To lose weight and keep it off, try a balanced eating plan that incorporates proteins, fats, and carbohydrates along with the nutrients you need to keep your body healthy. Dieting need not be restricted to carrots and celery, but balanced diet plans do not often include greasy fast-food burgers and fries, either. The most valuable lesson you can learn is that not every diet plan works for every person. We each have specific body needs and metabolic thresholds. By interpreting the needs of your body, a medical diet plan can be worked out by your physician and you to ensure the plan is something you can follow.
Svelte Medical Weight Loss will assist in creating a balanced dietary plan that matches the requirements of each patient with regard to current weight, sex, age, metabolic rate, and other crucial factors. Call the Orlando weight loss professionals at 407-804-5200, and read our past blogs for diet, exercise, and healthy living ideas.
Dr. Richard and Susie Bragg have been committed to bringing our proven system of medical weight loss to Orlando, Florida and the surrounding area for well over a decade. With a 90% success rate, we believe Svelte MD is the best way to lose weight fast and keep it off forever. We have a plan that fits every person, regardless of medical background or age. Get on board with us and discover a new, fabulous you!