London X City Publishes Article Admonishing Extreme Diets

London X City, an online publication dealing with topics such as fashion, beauty, celebrities, weight loss, news, health, body, money, sports, and movies, has published an article that warns its readers about the risks of extreme dieting. The article can be read in its entirety at

The article begins by saying women’s magazines choose to discuss dieting profusely, even glamorizing it in a sense of the word. There is no distinction between the voices been heard in the online space as experts and amateurs are mixed in together in the cacophony of voices vying for the reader’s attention. It is easy to get swept away in the hype and to adopt an unhealthy lifestyle. Maintaining the right weight is just as important as choosing the correct diet plan as a large fluctuation in weight can lead to health issues, doing more harm than good.

It is easy to think that starting a diet is like picking out groceries at the market. In fact, there is a lot of consideration that has to be given while making this choice. An example is that anyone who has a physically demanding job should not choose a diet that is low in calories. It helps to take every diet that is encountered online with skepticism. It is important to vet a diet plan before embarking on it. The article then gives the example of the boot camp diet which eliminates all carbohydrates except for fruits and vegetables from the diet for almost two weeks. The article then gives a fictitious example of an extreme diet that might require just three grapefruits per day. Professional dieticians will be embarrassed by finding out about such ridiculous diets as it trivializes their knowledge and experience.

The article says that the dieting industry has been built on false promises of instant success. The same basic principles are conjured up and packaged in a fresh form every season to get readers hooked. This helps sell print magazines, internet publications, and even bolsters the supplement industry that survives by peddling miracle cures to those who are the most vulnerable.

The risk of extreme diet plans is high if they are followed without adhering to common sense. It can lead to serious health issues that accompany a sudden loss of weight. If a diet promises to help someone lose 7 kilos in a week, then there are inherent dangers in such an endeavor. An extreme diet can lead to loss of vital nutrients and vitamins such as vitamin B and other micro minerals that are needed to stay healthy. It is estimated as many as 8 out of 10 women who decide to go on an extreme diet will suffer from an iron deficiency.

It is absolutely not safe to lose weight fast. Most diets that encourage very fast weight loss risk causing dehydration. Instead of losing fat tissue, water weight is lost, the absence of which causes the body to stop functioning properly. Water weight loss will make the person end up feeling tired and lethargic. The best thing one can do to lose weight safely is to lose it slowly. Exercise will help in weight and also tone the body at the same time.

Weight loss is very difficult for many people as there are physical as well as mental barriers to overcome. Strong mental fortitude is required to stick to a diet as distractions and chances to cheat on a diet are plenty in today’s world of fast food and instant gratification. The average British diet is packed with sugars and fats that can lead to crippling problems such as obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes. The article encourages substituting fast food for healthier alternatives like fruits, vegetables, and lean meats. Cooking at home can also help save a penny along with helping in cutting calorie intake. Some other simple tips that the article recommends for those trying to lose weight are to download a fitness app to increase health awareness, going for a walk or run in the park, taking the stairs instead of the escalator, and other such small lifestyle changes.


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