Ideally, healthy living should not be a trend but a long-term solution. Unfortunately, our culture tends to function in the social media sphere, and we go through waves of both healthy and unhealthy wellness habits.
Thankfully, it doesn’t take long for us to get useful feedback from nutritionists and fitness experts about what programs are sustainable versus fast fad diets that will end up crashing and burning us out.
While wellness and health habits aren’t a one size fits all approach, certain universal rules are proven to provide benefits. On the other hand, there are also wellness approaches that get us to a worse place than when we first started.
So what are we glad to see go?
Sorry, Keto addicts and Jenna Jameson, but the keto diet is unsustainable and dangerous for many. What was a carefully constructed and monitored doctor regimen for kids prone to epileptic attacks turned to an uncontrolled free-for-all marketing machine. Most people recklessly started loading up on fat and miscalculating their macros. We’re glad to wave goodbye to this unhealthy diet that left most people nutritionally imbalanced. Ultimately, this isn’t a long term weight management approach, and most who get off the diet end up gaining the weight back and then some.
It seems like CBD everything sprang up everywhere and took the wellness world by storm. Unfortunately, this wildly unregulated space has yet to undergo FDA hearings, and as of now, we’re all eating sugar gummies laced with..who knows what?
A 300-calorie lunch and dinner meal service? A juice for breakfast? Barely 1,200 calories a day? No thanks. Restrictive diets dig your body into a state of starvation. It ends up holding on to every precious calorie infested, and your metabolism dips to a crawl. It may take months and even years to recover from the restriction as your body tries to regulate itself back to its normal state! In the meantime, you’re packing on the pounds because your metabolism is so low. See how pounds come back with a vengeance unless you keep going lower and lower?
4. Intermittent Fasting
While there’s research supporting benefits from intermittent fasting, the research is from strictly regulated environments. Most people aren’t disciplined enough to keep this up long term, not to mention that not all bodies and metabolisms are made the same. What might seem like a good idea could be wrecking your body! Speak with your doctor before attempting intermittent fasting. This isn’t meant to be a fad diet.
What are we looking forward to?
More weights! More women are hitting the gym and picking up weights. Gone are the crazy days of thinking that weights equal bulk. Achieving bulk requires more discipline than following the keto diet, so don’t insult all the hard-working bodybuilders by pretending you’ll bulk up by lifting weights 3-4 times a week!
Muscle definition boosts your metabolism and keeps you toned! Not to mention, it’s the only proven way (other than genetics and surgery) to keep your bubble butt cute and perky!