The dietitian warns that Kim Kardashian’s rigorous Met Gala diet where she lost 16 pounds in three weeks by cutting out sugar and carbs could make you gain weight
- Dr. Deborah Salvatore, from Long Island University, warns against the diet plan
- She said it can lead to quick gains due to bad eating habits
- It can also slow down the metabolism, which means the body burns fewer calories
- People who are dieting may also be irritable, dizzy and tired
Nutrition experts warn that trying Kim Kardashian’s rigorous diet to lose 16 pounds in three weeks by cutting out sugar and carbs could add to your weight.
The reality star, 41, cut back on her calorie intake and went for a daily run on the treadmill to fit a Marilyn Monroe dress at the Met Gala this week.
But Dr. Deborah Salvatore, of Long Island University in New York, cautioned that the plan could lead to regaining all of the lost weight as well as the extra weight because someone would go back to their old diet, rather than a healthier one.
Colleague Dr. Laura Feldman said rapid weight loss can also slow down the metabolism, making weight loss more difficult because the body burns fewer calories each day.
Dietitians added that people who follow this diet may be at risk of becoming dehydrated, feeling jittery, dizzy or tired.
Kim Kardashian lowered her calorie intake and went for a daily run so she could wear Marilyn Monroe’s dress at the Met Gala (pictured). Nutrition experts warn against this plan
Health experts say the best way to lose weight is to gradually limit your calorie intake and adopt a more active lifestyle.
They caution that rapid weight loss diets are only recommended for obese people, but say no one should continue following them for longer than 12 weeks.
Dr. Laura Feldman said it may slow down the metabolism, which means the body burns fewer calories than before.
In response to a question about Ms. Kardashian’s rapid weight loss, Dr. Salvatore said Fox News: Rapid weight loss is often water weight due to dehydration, [but] It can also be from severe restrictions that can lead to an eating disorder.
These types of dieting practices are not sustainable and can lead to weight gain as well as a few extra pounds.
“We shouldn’t really be thinking about dieting; it should be lifestyle changes that you can tolerate.
Cutting out whole food groups is not sustainable and can lead to weight loss followed by re-gain as well as extra pounds because the practices are so extreme.
Dr. Feldman warned the news publication that in addition to slowing down the metabolism, the diet may also be lacking in all the needed nutrients.
“Cutting out carbs too often can make people feel dizzy, tired and have difficulty concentrating,” she said.
“[This is because sugar] It is the source of energy for your brain and the direct source of energy for your muscles and cells in your body.
Other celebrities have previously used drastic diets to lose weight, including singer Jessica Simpson, who lost 100 pounds in six months in 2019.
People are generally warned against going on a fast weight loss diet due to the health risks associated with it.
But people who are obese may be advised to follow a reduced-calorie diet – eating fewer than 800 calories per day – to help them shed pounds.
Doctors say that although these diets can lead to rapid weight loss, they “are not an appropriate or safe method for everyone.”
Anyone using the plans should only be on them for 12 weeks, and they should be monitored by a moderator.
What should a balanced diet look like?
Meals should be based on potatoes, bread, rice, pasta or other starchy carbohydrates, ideally whole grains, according to the NHS.
• Eat at least 5 servings of a variety of fruits and vegetables every day. All fresh, frozen, dried and canned fruits and vegetables count
• Layer meals on potatoes, bread, rice, pasta or other starchy carbohydrates, ideally whole grains
• 30 grams of fiber per day: Like eating all of the following: 5 portions of fruit and vegetables, 2 whole-wheat crackers, 2 thick slices of whole-wheat bread, 1 large baked potato with the skin on
• Have some dairy or dairy alternatives (such as soy drinks) choose options that are lower in fat and lower in sugar
• Eat some beans, legumes, fish, eggs, meat and other proteins (including two servings of fish each week, one of which should be fatty)
• Choose unsaturated oils and fats and consume in small quantities
• Drink 6-8 glasses of water daily
• Adults should have less than 6g of salt and 20g of saturated fat for women or 30g for men per day.
source: NHS Eatwell Guide
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