5 Ways to Eat Like a ‘Normal’ Person (That Dieters Just Don’t Get)

Restrictive dieting harms your health in seven major ways

of lean protein and 1 cup of vegetables for every meal, with two fruit snacks at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. every day”). Lame. 2. Normal eaters have a life in between meals. That is, in addition to not planning, they don’t fantasize about food, dieting and weight loss all day long.

Fat deficiency While low-fat dieting has been in fashion for decades, healthy fats from foods like meat, fish, eggs, avocados, and nuts and seeds are absolutely necessary for health. Fat cushions organs, coats every cell in the body, and is needed for brain function, production of hormones and absorption of vitamins A, D, E and K. Low-fat diets also http://journals.fotki.com/waltersuqmy/my-blog/entry/wqrqrsrbfsgkw/ tend to be high-carb diets, which have been linked to heart disease, cancer and other ills. Protein deficiency Amino acids derived from proteins are used in the body to produce powerful mood-lifting chemicals like serotonin and melatonin are to thank for our sense of well-being and restful sleep. When consuming fewer calories – and amino acids – than are needed, serotonin deficiency can lead to low here self-esteem, creating a vicious cycle of dieting in the pursuit of feeling better. Another hallmark of serotonin deficiency, obsessiveness, is linked to the development of eating disorders. Nutrient deficiency Low-calorie diets are low in both macronutrients – fat, protein and carbs – and micronutrients, or here vitamins and minerals. One symptom of vitamin B1 deficiency, for example, is loss of appetite, while deficiency of the mineral zinc is expressed as both loss of appetite and the lack of enjoyment of foods without strong, sweet, salty or spicy tastes. A weakened appetite may pave the way for anorexia, while zinc deficiency may also result in avoidance of healthful foods like fruits and vegetables that are abundant in nutrients. Addictions Without consuming enough food to properly fuel your body, you may be tempted to turn to non-food sources of energy including nicotine, caffeine and amphetamines. These stimulants energize you by drawing on your adrenal glands, eventually burning them out.

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