The deception of miracle diets

Written by: Juana Mª González Prada
Published: | Updated: 25/07/2022
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Summer is coming and the "miracle diets" appear to lose weight quickly. But they are not the best option. The "miracle diets" are unbalanced. They use deceptive or false messages that can harm their health, because they manipulate the information about what is healthy nutrition, to the point that they eliminate fundamental foods.

The nutritional imbalance can cause nutritional deficiencies and when the monitoring of these diets continues over time, symptoms such as dizziness, lack of concentration, apathy or even more serious health problems such as liver, kidney or endocrine disorders may appear. A diet must teach to eat and understand food as the way to take care of the body and to provide nutrients that are necessary for the body. It is important that the person who performs the diet to lose weight, also increase their nutrition education and make a change in habits, aimed at maintaining weight once the goal is reached.

There are diets below 1,000 kilocalories a day, but they are only recommended in very specific cases and due to some disease that indicates their need. In these cases, medical supervision and supplementation are necessary because they are deficient in minerals and vitamins.. In any weight loss diet it is recommended that the weight loss is not greater than one kilo per week. Greater losses involve lower calorie diets that would be deficient in nutrients and also promote the loss of body water and even lean mass (muscle).

The best diet to lose weight is the hypocaloric diet , which adapts to the energy needs of each person , is not the same a 55-year-old woman who is in menopause and has a sedentary lifestyle, than a 25-year-old boy who He does 6 hours of sports a week and measures 15 centimeters more.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Juana Mª González Prada
Nutrition & Dietetics

It is a great expert in customized diets and experience has led her to collaborate with the Spanish Association of Diet and Nutrition. Also has a master of food processes and co-authored two books on smart diet.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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