The 3 Worst Weight Loss Tips That Will Never Work

1. Overtraining

Nanavati warns against overdoing workouts, even if we know they're good for our bodies and weight reduction. Extreme exercise burns calories quickly and might put the body into'starvation' state. "Extreme exercise does not help you lose weight," she argues.

Extreme activity increases cortisol levels and fat storage." Nanavati advises that sustained elevated cortisol levels can lower metabolism and make it hard to regulate food cravings. Yikes!

2. Following Fad Diets

Nanavati and Shine also warn against fad diets, which may help you lose weight quickly but are unhealthy. "These types of diets often require the elimination of entire food groups, which can lead to nutrient deficiencies and health problems," says Nanavati.

The main reason is that fad diets are too restrictive or involve severe lifestyle and food changes. Most fad diets don't work long-term, making them hard to follow.


3. Eliminating Entire Food Groups

Shine and Nanavati advise against removing food groups to lose weight, like fad diets. This is unhealthy and unsustainable for weight loss. "Eliminating entire food groups, such as carbohydrates or fats, can lead to nutrient deficiencies and an unbalanced diet," Shine explains.

Proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids are misunderstood and unfairly omitted from fad diets. Nanavati cautions against cutting carbohydrates. These nourish the body throughout the day. So get the correct number and type of carbs.

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