Thursday, 26 June 2014

The truth and dangers behind diets

How to get fit and healthy and lose weight the healthy way.
And the Dangers of celebrity diets and how they can have an impact on our health

Image courtesy of marin

Today i am going to cover the topic about the dangers of diets and juice diets
summer is officially here in the uk and i know so many of you tend to go on diets in the summer just before your holidays,weddings to fit into a bikini or wedding dress.

We all try to copy the latest trends of fashion and diets that we see in magazines,newspapers and on tv and on the internet.
The problem with this is there are so many false claims from companies
that are promoting unhealthy diets that can have a impact on our health.

There are some companies that claim to help you lose weight by just drinking their juices or taking thier diet pills and there is also diets that claim to help you lose weight too.
There is also alot of magazines printing celebs on diets most of which are fad diets.
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Fad diets can be risky and dangerous causing many health problems like weakening of the bones from the lack of calcium and vitamins, 

So please read through my article because you could be in danger.
I have also seen that some of diet drinks that people are selling via social media which a few people i know have tried and have suffered bad side effects such as throwing up having bad migraines extreme tiredness,hair falling out,depression and feeling faint.

As some of you may already know i recently went to the simply great launch party in london where i met Dr Christian Jessen who is best known for presenting on the tv shows
supersize vs superskinny and Embasering bodies.
I also met victoria pendleton a world wide champion, and a few other health experts.
We was talking about how to stay healthy, keep fit and lose weight.And about balanced diets.

Dr christian jessen first of all said "do not do any of the celeb diets or fad diets you read about These can be Harmful to your health and some people end up with flakey skin,
and even their hair falling out and other side effects that may vary person to person
Even if they do make you lose weight you don't wanna go down this road because it can have a major impact on your health and cause many health problems"

Which i knew was 100% true because One of my friends jennifer was on a fruit and veg smoothie diet and said this

“ I was on a fruit and veg smoothie diet which was recommend to me by someone who claimed it would help me lose weight, but it made me physically sick and ill and it made me feel as if i was starving myself i will never be doing that again!
I now understand the importance of a healthy balanced diet and will be making sure
i have a balanced diet and getting exercise as it is the safer way to staying healthy”

So If you want to lose weight or improve your fitness there is a better easier and far cheaper option.
you dont have to join a gym or starve yourself and don't have to give up chocolate.
thats right folks you can still have chocolate!
(Its all about moderation so a little chocolate won't harm you)

so whats a healthy diet?
A healthy diet is a balanced diet basically a mixture of different essentials your body needs.
This includes carbohydrates,protein,fibre etc.
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you can find these essentials in foods such as.

wholemeal bread,
fresh fish,
fresh fruit
fresh vegetables
(if you have allergies you can find alternatives)
you can still have the naughty treats such as chocolate cake because we all deserve a treat now and again even Dr christian even said he is a lover of chocolate cake.

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Also along with your balanced diet make sure you are getting exercise this can be things such as

  • walking your dog ( you both can get exercise together)
  • walking to the local shop (walking never hurt anyone)
  • swimming (great for relaxing and keeping fit)
  • dancing (you don't need to be a great dancer to dance)
  • housework - (yes this can burn calories too)
  • exercise dvds ( you can work out in your own home)
  • lifting weights (you can use tins if you don't have weights)
  • playing in park with your children or grandchildren is another good one.

There is no need to join a gym either but you can join one if you find working out at the gym works
better for you then thats fine, as you can meet other people at the gym too which can also help.
it all depends on what you are comfortable with and happy with each person is different.
There are many other ways to get exercise as well it all depends on what you can manage and what works best for you and what fits around your daily/weekly plans.
(moral support along with willpower is also good to help you get on track to keeping fit)

My best friend Amy who has been on many different diets including the 9-5 diet
some of the diets made her feel unwell and get headaches tiredness feeling sick etc.
But she is now on a food plan which contains a healthy balance of food along with going to the gym and getting exercise from walking her dog,and dancing in her front room.
I have been supporting her through out giving her the praise she deserves,
i also give her advice or just chatting away about stuff we normally talk about.
since being on a balanced diet amy as not only lost weight she feels great too
she used to suffer ibs and she's noticed a big improvement and doesn't suffer as much.
Also she is more confident and still can eat out at restaurants with me without looking
at how many calories are in a meal she can now order what she fancies and enjoy the food
knowing that the food she is eating is healthy and nutritious.

So guys and girls i hope you have been able to gain some knowledge from this post.
And i hope it helps you on your journey of getting fit and eating healthy and having a balanced diet.
our health is the most important thing and should be our number one priority.
As a society i feel we all need to work together and stop judging each other for our body shapes and sizes.
we need to focus on ourselves a bit more and take great care of ourselves.

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before you go please check out my simply great launch post here…where there will be link to the 8 week challenge which is approved by health experts which includes healthy eating and exercise.
Also on the blog post you'll find links to the experts websites which will help you get fit and healthy the right way and the safe way.

That is all for now guys and girls I hope you have enjoyed reading And that this post has helped you understand more about healthy eating.
please always seek medical advice before going on a diet or fitness plan.
don't forget to check out the 8 week challenge <-click here to read
I wish you all the best if you're on a weight loss or fitness journey.

Feel free to comment your experiences with fad diets,juice diets etc.
Also if you would like please share this post via social media so your friends can read.

Stay safe and healthy
Caroline xxx