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Diet and Dieting Problems
Why doesn't my diet work? What are the downsides of dieting?
Numerous studies show that 98% of people who lose weight regain it within five years. 90% of these gain more weight than they originally lost. The failure of weight loss programs is so great that a leading researcher has said, "Dieting is the leading cause of obesity in the US."
Here is one of the primary problems:-
  • The typical daily calorie intake for adults is 2400-3000.
  • The typical weight loss program reduces this to 900- 1200 calories a day.
  • You are still doing whatever you do on this reduced input. Right?
  • Logically you must lose weight!
  • The World Health organization defines starvation (the point at which the body is dying) as 900 calories or less a day.
  • At this input level your body starts to use its reserves and this includes loss of fat, muscle and bone.
  • The heart and the brain can be detrimentally effected if this "Starvation level" calorie input is maintained.
  • It is likely that your body's natural electrolyte balance will be disturbed.
  • High or increased blood pressure can result.
  • Mental and Physical stress occurs as your body tries to compensate.
  • Bone mass decrease with loss of calcium and resultant Osteoporosis can occur. (Exacerbated in post menopausal women)
  • Estrogen deficiency may occur
Diet Master
According to health experts at Johns Hopkins University:- "On any non-medically supervised weight-loss program, women should consume at least 1200 calories a day and men at least 1600 per day." Proper diets are a slow relentless process which require, commitment, planning and time.

"When a girl reduces, she is going out of her weigh to please some man!" - ANONYMOUS

Illnesses as a result of diets:-
One source estimates that over 100000 women will die from diet related or exacerbated causes this year. It should also be remembered that fat tissue is a vital component of the human body. It provides energy reserves and storage, insulates and protects. Ensure you visit your personal physician or a registered dietitian before going on diet. There is considerable evidence that the following conditions can be diet related:-
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • lethargy
  • lowered self-esteem
  • decreased attention span
  • weakness
  • anorexia
  • bulimia
  • high blood pressure
  • hair loss
  • gall bladder disease
  • gall stones
  • heart disease
  • ulcers
  • constipation
  • anemia
  • dry skin
  • skin rashes
  • dizziness
  • reduced sex drive
  • menstrual irregularities
  • amenorrhea
  • gout
  • infertility
  • kidney stones
  • numbness in the legs
  • weight gain
  • eating disorders
  • reduced resistance to infection
  • lowered exercise tolerance
  • electrolyte imbalance
  • bone loss
  • osteoporosis
  • death.

"The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat!" - ALBERT EINSTEIN

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