Busting The Myths Of Some Fitness Fads
As someone who was a member of the NFLs LA Footballs Fabulous females, the LA Raiderettes, through the 80s and most of the 90s and as someone who competed in in the first ever Miss National Fitness Contest in the 80’s in California, trained at Gold’s Gym Venice and graced the cover of ‘Muscle And Fitness,’ I can say that I saw a fair share of crazy fitness fads and dieting in my quest to achieve the Bo Derek Perfect 10 body! So here’s my take on a few fads and why they don’t work.
How does something become a fad? Most people are lazy and want results quickly but with less effort. Many of these lads such as wearing leg warmers, plastic sweat suits, using the thigh master, eating the Beverly Hills Diet or the Atkins Diet etc. promise results but do not sustain interest or longevity with people, and most don’t achieve results. Mentioned below are a few fads related to fitness.
Purely Liquid Diet
Restrictive diet that has you losing weight quickly, mostly because you don’t eat solid food.
Can this continue for a long period of time? Not likely and then the weight comes back and remains. While you may lose some initial weigh it is gained back. And as you age, it gets harder to lose weight a second time. The metabolism slows and you can also end up with digestion Issues because of cutting out foods that your body is meant to chew and eat. There are also plenty of side effects too like, dizziness, loss of hair and even heart problems can occur.
This diet will have you eating more produce twits and vegetables, more fibre, more protein, more fish and unsaturated fats. You will eat less processed foods and sugars. But heres the problem no grains! Legumes and dairy are also not allowed.
There are many bean fans, who wont be happy with this diet and science has shown that eating grains can benefit our health. So, basically this diet would not satisfy many for too long.
Colonics And Enemas
There is a doctor in Los Angeles known as the butt doctor,’ and his treatments includes these mentioned here. On a few occasions my clients have been known to need his help because they have felt constipated on a film. When the problem becomes a medical issue then It’s time to get treatment.
Too much of anything is not good. Using artificial means to help your body expel waste on a regular basis will cause your natural elimination process to cease operating on its own. Dependency on using enemas and developing an addiction to herbs such as senna is a bad side effect of this practice.