Dieting – Fad vs. Nutrition
Most people have dabbled in fad diets, or at least know someone who has. Every other week there seems to be a new celebrity-endorsed diet that promises to make you shed the pounds quicker than the last one.
Whether it’s juicing or eating less than 500 calories every second day, fad diets are often nothing more than an unhealthy and unbalanced way of eating that usually ends up lasting no more than a few weeks. There is very rarely any medical science or nutrition to back up the promise of these diets as
they tend not to help you maintain your weight after a sudden loss.
Almost all of these diet trends have a low chance of success and can often have harmful side effects. Diets such as the Atkins diet, a low-carb, high protein, high fat diet, have shown to increase chances of certain types of cancer as well as heart disease and strokes. Liquid or juice diets often starve our bodies of certain substances we need to live a healthy lifestyle and can also often cause your body to lower its metabolic rate, resulting in actually burning fewer calories.
With it being estimated that only 5 percent of fad dieters keep the weight off for any significant period of time, how can you make sure you stay at your desired, healthy weight?
What can we do for you?
At Glasgow Medical Rooms we understand that maintaining a healthy weight is important for both your mental and physical health. The only way to make sure you do this is by understanding what your body needs in terms of both nutrition and exercise. Simply eating the occasional ‘super food’, or spending a load of money on the latest subscription box of skinny ready meals or even on tubs upon tubs of protein powder to gain weight is never going to cut it.
The amount of time and money that many people often spend on misguided attempts at changing their weight can be drastically reduced by simply taking the time to visit your doctor and asking for some good, sound health and nutritional advice.
Whether you are looking to lose weight or gain weight, at Glasgow Medical Rooms we are able to offer a number of tests and can put through any referrals where necessary. Most importantly, we offer you the help and advice you desire to help you make long-term changes which will positively affect your health and wellbeing.
We can offer counselling services, where appropriate, to patients who may suffer mentally from long-term issues with their weight and overall are committed to helping you lead a healthy and happy life.