“I’m on a diet,” you hear your friend say. A future of carrots and rabbit food pops into your mind. The truth is that weight is an issue a lot of us face and diets don’t work. Obesity affected 93.3 million Americans in 2015 and 2016 according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

According to writer, Kelsey Miller, “Dieting is bad for your mental and physical health. Weight fluctuation brings a host of related side effects that can harm your physical health. Not surprisingly, it has been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure. The psychological impact is equally alarming” (Refinery29).

Crash Diets Don’t Work

It can be so tempting to try a crash diet to target weight loss for an upcoming event or to expedite the lengthy process of healthy living but there are no shortcuts on this journey. Diets are tempting because they’re quick and easy. They give you straightforward steps to make you lose weight in a short amount of time.

There are so many variations of this, including the paleo diet and the keto diet. There are so many because this is a topic that’s in high demand, especially in the United States. Obesity has been on the rise for years here and it can be scary to live with medical ramifications that come with it.

When we wanna drop a couple pounds, or even 30 pounds, a harsh diet is usually the first thing we attempt. But diets don’t work, and can even set you back in your weight loss journey. Let us tell you why, and what you can do instead to lose those extra pounds.

Read about healthy ways to take care of your body without resorting to catchy, short-term diet plans that prove to be ineffective.