Is the ‘raw food diet’ really good? –

May cause yo-yo phenomenon and nutritional imbalance

The ‘raw food diet’ is to eat certain foods continuously and restrict calories. [사진= 게티이미지뱅크]
The ‘one food diet’ is a weight loss method that replaces one or two meals a day with one food, such as bananas, tomatoes, and sweet potatoes. Eating certain foods consistently and limiting calories. An adult with a weight of 60kg in the normal range of activity needs 1800 to 2100 kcal per day, but if you follow a raw food diet, your calorie intake is reduced to 1000 to 1200 kcal. Theoretically, you can see the weight loss effect. Experts do not recommend Because it has fatal side effects.

you might gain weight

Basal metabolic rate refers to the minimum amount of energy required to sustain life. Basically, it is proportional to body weight, but it is greatly influenced by muscle mass in particular. The raw food diet gnaws at this basal metabolic rate. In the beginning of the raw food diet, fat can be lost, but eventually leads to muscle loss, and muscle loss lowers the basal metabolic rate.

Unless you continue the raw food diet for the rest of your life, eventually, when you return to your original eating habits, you will gain weight more easily than before the diet due to the lowered basal metabolic rate. As a result, the method you choose to lose weight rather causes a yo-yo phenomenon and makes weight loss more difficult.

nutrient intake is out of balance

Raw food diets can lead to nutritional imbalances. No matter how healthy the food is, it is difficult to have all the nutrients the human body needs. Nutritional imbalance can cause △dizziness △anemia △menstrual irregularity △hair loss △decreased immunity, so be vigilant.

It is not only a lack of nutrition, but also an excess of certain nutrients. For example, if you only eat meat, excessive protein intake can strain your kidneys. Bananas can lead to potassium overload, which can lead to cardiovascular complications. Eating too much fruit increases your risk of diabetes.

There are no shortcuts to weight control

Experts say the best way to lose weight is to reduce your calorie intake within a range that doesn’t harm your health, and find an exercise that suits you and keep doing it. It is recommended that you plan your diet so that you can get the right amount of calories while getting all the essential nutrients, and that you eat regularly. Put down your impatience and slowly change your body and feel the pleasure of being healthy.

Reporter Lee Ji-won

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