Many times, when people follow restrictive diets, they feel like they are in control of their destiny. Being able to stick to that diet for a long time is a sign of discipline and willpower, right? Wrong.
We are made to feel that if we are not on Diet X, Y, Z, then we will never reach out fitness goals. After all, if we are not depriving ourselves of treats then that means we are failures and we are doomed.
Promoters of fad diets often attempt to make us feel inferior and scare us into spending our hard-earned money on yet another gimmick.
Although in the short-term you will see your weight drop when you follow a restrictive diet, the negative consequences it will have on your health and metabolism in the long-term are just not worth it.
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