Almost everyone who goes on a fad diet will regain the weight. Fad dieting may seem like it works for the majority at first, but it the long run many people put on more weight than they have lost. Weight fluctuation brings a load of related side effects that can harm your physical health. Not surprisingly, fad dieting has been linked to an increased risk of heart attack, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
Due to the increased stress and worry about dieting most people increase their binge eating and often eat more than they did before they started the fad diet. It also promotes an unhealthy relationship with food, where food soon seems like the enemy.
We all have a natural awareness of when we’re hungry and when we’ve had enough to eat. But as people go over that amount or under, they become more vulnerable to new dieting fads. Dieting is not good for your self esteem if you value yourself according to how much you weigh or how much weight you’ve lost in the past week or so.
There are benefits to dieting of course. Dieting can control excessive eating and for most people reduces their intake of saturated fat. Lowering the amount of saturated fat you consume not only helps you lose weight it lowers your risk of heart disease. But you must be careful not to let the diet take over your life.