Dieting Develops the Wrong Kind of Fat
Dieting forces the body to store as much fat as possible and puts the system on a “fight or flight” mode. Not all fat is created equal. There’s subcutaneous fat and visceral fat. It’s the latter, also referred to as “deep belly fat,” that begins to pile up in people who weight cycle — and that’s a problem because visceral fat tissue is metabolically active, meaning it plays a role in the production of hormones that contribute to heart disease, diabetes, and inflammation in your body. Visceral fat is called “deep belly fat” because is the type of fat that grows around your internal organs and becomes extremely difficult to get rid of.
As your weight swings higher and lower, again and again, the amount of visceral fat continues to climb, putting you at risk for equal or greater health problems than you would face if you never lost the weight to begin with.
Dieting Is Horrible for Mental Health
Dieting is very seldom done for the right reasons and that’s why the majority of the people take the wrong approach. Healthy eating should be done for health reasons and not because you need to look good in your bikini this summer, or because you have to fit in your old jeans because of a school reunion. Good nutrition should be a lifestyle.
Most dieting leads to Yo-yo dieting and has been linked with depression and low self-esteem as well as a decrease in the chemical production of serotonin, the neurotransmitter in your body responsible for the regulation of stuff like mood, sleep, and, the place the slippery slope begins.
Depression causes its own negative feedback loop, as the worse you feel, the more food becomes a method for self-soothing, leading to weight gain, followed by more dieting, and greater depression. Research has concluded that depression begins with the stomach and not the brain. There’s also the less measurable but no less painful element of feeling like a failure. Regaining the weight you’ve worked so hard to lose makes you feel helpless and like you have no control. Learn the correct way of losing weight without dieting. See my articles on the subject on www.smartnesshealth.com
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