How not to lose weight: useless diets and not only

Many people want to lose weight. Women and men are plagued by diets, not even suspecting that many of the "miraculous" ways to lose weight are completely useless, and some are simply harmful to health. In this material, we summarized the information on this account, voiced by various dietitians.

The famous "Kremlin" diet once took possession of the minds of many in our country. Fortunately, now its popularity is not so great. However, it still keeps "afloat." After all, you want to look slim and fit like some prominent figures in the party and government or TV stars. Old women on the bench argue that they all "sit" on the "Kremlin". They are also echoed by your close friend – a lover of magazines such as "Lisa". In general, what doubts can there be? "Kremlevka" will help us!

Recall, if anyone has forgotten or not at all in the course – the so-called "Kremlin diet" in fact, is a complete refusal of carbohydrates. Bread can not be eaten in any case. About fruit – forget it! Eating sugar is almost a criminal offense . It's hard to imagine more idiocy. It turns out that carbohydrates are generally superfluous in our food chain. And those who do not know this are backward people.

But not everything is so simple. The existing experience proves that after "sitting" for a while at the "Kremlin" people finally stop complaining and are registered with a dietitian. Because the result of such a diet can only be one – a sharp set of weight after its termination. The fact is that the body without carbohydrates will not last long, therefore it is impossible to completely abandon them. It is understood by many literally: "having stayed" the put term on the diet mentioned above people start to eat everything successively. Naturally, after that they are gaining weight. Some add on 10-15 kilograms, having thrown off only five . And it's still good if five kilograms can be dropped. Often this diet, which is difficult to observe, generally leads to minimal results. The tortures are kilograms on 10, and scales indicate that you have lost weight by a kilo and a half: "this joy with tears in your eyes," forgive for not quite appropriate quoting of a beautiful song. In general, the "Kremlin diet" can only be believed, but faith in this case will not help advance to the cherished goal – a slim figure.

Bloody diet

Do not be scared – it's not about drinking a glass of chilled blood of a Christian baby in the morning. This refers to a very popular diet "by blood group." Oh, this is one of the favorite children of charlatans from dietetics! If the "kremlivka" is essentially stupid – do not eat carbohydrates and that's it, then in this case a whole legend is invented, everything justifying and explaining.

So, our ancestors lived. At first, according to the fans' allegations of "bloody", there were only ancestors-hunters. They killed mammoths, prehistoric rabbits, other meat – and ate. From this (because they were meat-eaters), the first group of blood "formed" in their veins. That's why, it turns out, all those who have the first blood group – you need to eat more meat.

Over time, people began to cultivate the land, grow something there, eat more plant food. This led to the formation of a second blood group. Hooray, comrades! Of course, those who have a second group – one should eat more than any vegetation.

If you have a third blood group – your ancestors were nomads, cattle breeders. Did not know? Now, thank the diet "for the blood group," if it were not for her, they would have lived in ignorance. You should limit the consumption of chicken, ducklings and for some reason pork. Do not eat tomatoes, pumpkin and olives. Buckwheat, too, can not. From seafood in general, run, as you will see. Where is it seen that the nomads eat shrimps?

People with the fourth group are generally referred to as the "Riddle". In this case, it is true, they are still given advice: what you can eat and what not. Finish.

In general, it seems that our readers are educated people and know perfectly well that the numbering of blood groups shows only the sequence in which they were discovered by scientists. Moreover, the reader is undoubtedly aware that it is still not clear what kind of blood group was, say, Ivan the Terrible or Peter the Great. How, then, it is interesting, it was found that all the ancient meat eaters blood group was the first? Further snowball questions that will remain unanswered, can only grow . It is also not explained why, in fact, the metabolism in us depends on the lifestyle of some very distant ancestors. And in general, no scientific studies on this subject (on the relationship of the blood group with food) have never been conducted. Draw conclusions.

Flies – separately, cutlets – separately

Another myth, the popularity of which still does not go down to "no" – the benefits of the so-called "separate food". The story here is the same as with the "bloody diet". Show at least one worthy scientific research on this subject, the results of which would prove that, for example, proteins should be eaten separately from carbohydrates. How, then, to be with products that combine these and others: milk, bread, peas, beans, most cereals? You can continue the list . In response – silence. Supporters of this method usually lop something about the "specific effect on metabolic processes in the body" that occurs during "separate nutrition". Well, yes, yes: more clever words, good and different, and it will surely go – we have a trustful people.

Diet "on the computer"

First you donate blood for analysis (again blood!). The point is that your blood mix with different food extracts. There is an interaction: the rate of erythrocyte sedimentation and some other parameters are taken into account. Data in the appropriate form are entered in the computer. He supposedly, taking into account the results of the analyzes, issues the so-called "gemokod", and to it – a list of products that can be eaten, as well as those that are worth noting. Everything is quite simple, although not cheap. But modern technology works – surely there can not be any mistake.

The client is true, it is usually not reported that the blood does not contain in itself absolutely any substances on which it would be possible to conduct such a detailed analysis and issue such recommendations. Nutrition, metabolism in different people, it will tell you any nutritionist, do not shine at all such an individuality . There is a range of diseases in which it is really worth to give up those or other products (when atherosclerosis you need to exclude animal fats, the stomach ulcer does not tolerate spicy food , diabetes – sugar . ). However, he (the circle), whatever you say, is still limited. In general, and in general – people are omnivorous. And this is normal, if only to eat in moderation.

There is, incidentally, another point by which the thinking reader will understand everything at once. The same blood given for analysis in different laboratories offering "to give out individual hemocode", for some reason gives different results. Simply put – lists of products from each other are very different. It is possible to check the "blood counters" in another way – to bring the same blood with an interval of several days. The final will surprise you – the list of allowed and forbidden food will also undergo noticeable changes. In general, blessed is he who believes.

Actually, in order to lose weight – which is just not invented. Alas, most of these inventions are either not at all effective, or they can lead to sad consequences.

Take at least medicines, in simple terms, "diet pills". They are sold in any pharmacy. With their help, as a rule, you can really achieve a certain effect – because they often contain stimulants that suppress appetite, or weak diuretics – they remove from the body "excess" liquid. Or both. However, this effect is always short-lived. Tablets in no way affect the body's disposal of excess fat. Once you have finished taking them – the weight will again go "uphill." Well, even if this "medicine" does not cause side effects (such as increasing blood pressure or brain hemorrhage, known and fatal cases – an interesting side effect, right?). Yes, and get used to falling into dependence on such drugs is not difficult. Some of them contain substances that contribute to it. Well, how, take the risk?

Alas, the pill is just the beginning of the list of "uselessness for weight loss". Fasting is generally a dangerous undertaking. Of course, sometimes fasting is indicated, but it is necessary to exercise it only under the supervision of a doctor. The hungry themselves, in their majority, have no idea that this process leads first to a decrease in muscle mass. Fats "burn" is not in the first place. And with prolonged starvation in general, an impact is struck on immunity, on the work of some vital internal organs. And such a blow, the consequences of which can be irreparable.

Even if you are a trained person with no health problems, it is better to limit yourself to unloading days, and do not starve for a week. However, if you are completely healthy – why do you need to "unload" and even starve? It is better to eat rationally. We already wrote about this in one of our materials, here, on the site "Culinary Eden".

Quite crazy crazy – magnetic clips for losing weight. Those people who are trying to vaporize you, usually argue that the product's action is based on the secrets of Chinese acupuncture (acupuncture). Like, you put a clip on your ear, and there, it turns out, there is a special point that "responds" to suppressing hunger and even for the production of hormones necessary for rapid fat burning in the body. Oh, it's a perfect tool! I hooked you and you do not think about anything else. However, do not forget that the benefits of acupuncture in general, much less the possibility of losing weight with it, do not have any scientific justification. Moreover, in the United States not so long ago, a study was conducted, which proved the total incompetence of "clip-on slimming." Actually, a slight decrease in weight can be achieved, but by no means all, and not at all thanks to acupuncture. Rather, it may work (or may not work) placebo effect – self-hypnosis. Here you can include absolutely useless, patch for weight loss, sold without any accompanying documents and certificates of quality.

Another fashionable fad of our time – muscle electro- and myostimulants. To diets, they, of course, have nothing to do, but they can not be mentioned. Briefly: no muscle contraction, provided by such devices acting by sending electrical impulses, can not lead to weight loss, to fat burning in the body! This is an axiom! Do not compare the effect of the use of such devices with the effect of training in the gym. They can support muscles in a "good" state, they can even improve blood circulation, but they will not affect the extent to which the arrow will hit the scale.

In general, more and more doctors, alas, are not even nutritionists, notes that often the cause of this or that disease is various harmful methods of body weight loss. It can be an idiotic diet or starvation, uncontrolled and generally unnecessary use of various drugs, supposedly contributing to weight loss . So before you start the epic called "Down with excess weight!" – always consult a dietician. In general, a better way than doing sports, to maintain themselves in good physical shape, has not yet been invented. So, if there are no contraindications – combine sport and rational nutrition. However, in this case it is still better to spend a little time on medical advice – a nutritionist will tell you how to eat properly depending on the level of sports loads. Good luck!

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