5 Consequences of Unhealthy Dieting

May 15, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Posted in Diet, Fitness, tips | 2 Comments
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Unhealthy dieting can result in numerous undesirable consequences. Going on an extremely low-calorie diet that is devoid of necessary nutrients can not only sabotage your dieting efforts in the long run, but it often results in unintended health consequences as well. Here are five consequences of unhealthy dieting.

1. Binge Eating

Unhealthy dieting can result in feelings of deprivation. If you cut your calories excessively, eliminate all of your favorite foods and eat very little food that delivers much needed nutrition, the consequence is often a need to make up for everything you missed out on.

Binge eating is sometimes the outcome of having gone too long without necessary nutrition and calories. If you consistently skip meals when on a diet, it is possible to feel deprived and eat many more calories late at night, especially if you’re unable to fall asleep from intense hunger.

2. Muscle Loss

Unhealthy dieting practices that don’t incorporate enough protein can lead to unwanted muscle loss. Your body needs protein to build and repair tissues, and carry out a large number of processes. When you don’t consume enough protein in your diet, your body will consume its own muscle mass.

3. Fatigue and Nausea

Some unhealthy dieting practices involve extreme calorie reduction. Juice fasts where you go for weeks without consuming solid foods often result in undesirable side effects. Fatigue, nausea, dizziness and headaches are common consequences of these unhealthy diets.

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  1. Reblogged this on Lose Weight, Love You.

  2. Muscle loss scared me the most. I’m a man tho, so it’s essential to my being. But I work out for that, and I don’t want it to go anywhere else 🙂

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