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We’re settling into a new year and many people have set goals to lose weight or get in shape. Along with these resolutions comes the temptation to try fad diets or trends claiming quick results, often with little or no effort. But think about it—if getting fit were really that easy, we would all be fit, all the time! The reality is that there are no quick fixes when it comes to weight loss and fitness. The only things that will truly give you results and make you healthier are dedication and healthy eating. At Ultra-Shake, they are dedicated to promoting health and nutrition—not quick fixes.

The Dangers of Fad Diets

Fad diets are tempting, and many people have tried a variety of them over the years. While some of them do offer immediate results on the scale, it is extremely rare for the weight loss to last. The weight that is lost on the scale is also typically water weight[1], rather than fat loss, which is what really matters when it comes to being healthier and looking better. Many people also experience a decline in metabolic speed after taking part in a fad diet, which promotes weight gain later and makes it even more difficult to lose weight when needed.

Diets that offer quick weight loss results often harshly limit the types of food you can consume. Doing this can lead to vitamin deficiencies and cause individuals to feel ill while dieting. Although some mild symptoms of detoxing are common when switching from an unhealthy diet to a healthier diet or lifestyle, they should be easily managed and go away within a few days. If you are on a diet, and feel weak, have headaches, or otherwise feel ill, be sure to look at the nutrition content and re-evaluate your plan if you are not consuming a balance of healthy nutrition.

With a decrease in nutrition, the body quickly becomes stressed and can’t function properly. Heart problems have been connected to fad dieting[2]—another strong reason to avoid it. Extremely low calorie or restricted diets can lead to dehydration and hear palpations, and can even result in death.

The Importance of Nutrition

The health dangers associated with fad diets can be reduced, or even eliminated, by consuming a balanced diet that includes a variety of nutrients to fuel your body. It is still possible to reduce weight, body fat, and improve athletic performance while still properly fueling your body[3]. In fact, the results will far surpass the results that may be found initially when following a fad diet.

When you properly fuel your body, all the systems work efficiently and your metabolism will increase. This means you burn more calories, even at rest. The more efficient your body becomes, the better you will feel and the better you will look. A properly fueled body can repair muscles, fight off infections[4], and burn fat in ways a malnourished body will never be able to. Try planning ahead so you won’t be tempted to skip meals or eat unhealthy, fatty foods, while still working towards your goals and properly fueling your body.

Convenience with the Ultra-Shake Edge

If you’re concerned about healthy, nutritious food on the go, ultra-shake is the solution. They have taken the time to research and source only top quality ingredients for all of the shakes to help keep our customers healthy, happy, and satisfy their hunger. If you’re short on time and can’t plan or pack a healthy meal, an ultra-shake in your favorite flavor is a great way to ensure your body gets the nutrients it needs. Whether you use it as a meal replacement (balanced with healthy eating!), a snack, or a pre or post-workout fuel, the ultra-shake will help keep you fueled and reaching your maximum potential.

 

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