Why Your Diet May Be Dangerous

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Why Your Diet May Be Dangerous

Diets are appealing because they offer specific instructions and promise quick results. But, you must be careful.

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Lose Weight Slowly

Losing weight too quickly is unhealthy. Experts recommend no more than two pounds a week.

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Diets Can Backfire

The vast majority of people who lose weight on fad diets gain the weight back and many end up weighing more than they did before the diet.

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Dehydration

Dehydration is a risk as much of the weight lost rapidly is water weight.

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Fatigue

Fatigue is a side effect of most fad diets.

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Digestive Problems

Serious digestive problems can result from an unbalanced diet.

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Avoid Extremely Limiting Diets

Diets that limit what food groups you can eat or focus on one type of food can cause nutritional deficiencies.

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Avoid Fad Diets

Fad diets are unsustainable. They can offer a quick fix, but can set you off on a weight loss roller coaster. For healthy lifelong weight maintenance, eat right and exercise. It may be boring and lack the flashiness of the newest diet, but the upside is, it actually works.

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It's 2014 and like many people, you may be resolving to lose weight. It's a great resolution. Maintaining a healthy weight is important for your physical and mental wellbeing. The danger is in the DIET. There is no mystery behind weight loss. The keys to success are simple and there are only two of them: eat less, move more.

Check out the slideshow above for the most dangerous ways to diet.

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