Today, diet is likely based more on marketing tactics and celebrity endorsements rather than on effects that have been scientifically verified and several diets include consuming foods that are rich in fat, low in carbohydrates or high in protein and promise a quick solution, such as a single food or food combination that can alter your body’s composition. While some people may see short-term weight loss on these kinds of diets, most of the time the diets fall short of their claims.
Health experts claim that quick fix diets do lead to short term weight loss but also result in negative health outcomes which is not the desired output that we are looking for and these diets also deprive our body of the vital nutrients, vitamins and minerals that our body needs to function. Within a few weeks of depriving yourself of vital nutrients, you will probably end up binging on all unhealthy foods, resulting in more weight gain and doing more harm than good to your body which is the usual downside of several diets.
1. Vegan Diets
In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Azhar Ali Sayad, Holistic Nutritionist and Author, shared, “Veganism is the practice of avoiding all items derived from animals, including meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, dairy, eggs and honey. The only source of nutrients for a vegan diet is plant-based foods. B12 and iron deficiencies are the most frequent nutritional concerns for vegans since plant-based meals are deficient in these vitamins and minerals.”
He added, “Although non-heme iron is present in plant foods, it is less easily absorbed by the body than heme iron, which is often found in animal sources. Adding fermented foods like dhokla, kimchi, sauerkraut, pickles are good sources for B vitamins. Foods like nigella seeds, black and white sesame seeds, and thyme leaves are good vegan sources for Iron. Tannin is an anti-nutrient present in Teas and Coffee which affects the absorption of iron hence avoiding tea and coffee Post meals will help improve iron absorption.”
2. Detox Diets
As per Haadiya Chunawala, Nutritionist at Project Now Healthtech, detox diets are often short-term dietary therapies intended to help your body get rid of toxins. She…