If you've tried to lose weight, then you've no doubt implemented dietary restrictions in one form or another. You may have even see results from cutting certain foods out of your daily meals, but when you finally stop dieting, you simply gain all of that weight back. Usually, when people try to cut high-calorie foods like sweets and fried items out of their diets, they only succeed for a short amount of time.

Here are a few examples of how dietary restrictions can negatively impact your body:

Binge eating

When you've been denying yourself a bowl of ice cream or slice of pizza for weeks, the desire to consume these foods grows. It becomes more and more difficult to refrain from consuming these tasty foods until you finally have a bad day and cave into your cravings. When this happens, people tend to eat way more of the item than they normally would. For instance, if you hadn't been keeping yourself from that ice cream, you may have stopped at one or two scoops, but since you haven't eaten the treat in weeks, you end up sitting down with a whole pint and a spoon.

This is not a healthy way to diet and can easily create slips in your eating plan.

Too low-calorie

People want to see immediate and major results when they start to lose weight, and often the way they try to accomplish this is severely restricting their calorie intake. This can lead to malnutrition because the person is not receiving enough nutrients in his or her diet. Considerable caloric restriction can also lead to other harmful effects, such as anemia, muscle wasting and depression.

A food journal with an orange and measuring tape sitting on top of it. Don't torture yourself with dietary restrictions and calorie counting, and instead practice healthy moderation.

Time consuming

Counting calories can take up a lot of time if you don't have the numbers memorized already. This can also lead to difficulties during meal times, especially if you go out to eat with friends. Most places have a nutrition list you can look at that will tell you the calorie count of each dish, but not all. This can lead to frustration and a lot of time spent trying to determine exactly how many calories were in your lasagna.

However, not all dietary restrictions are bad. If done right, limiting your caloric intake can be healthy and help you lose weight!

The right limitations

Knowing the healthy limits of your body's calorie intake is the key to losing weight and keeping it off. Diets are often difficult to follow because you're expected to change your eating habits and, in some cases, cut out foods altogether. However, with plans like the Food Lovers Fat Loss System, you don't have to do any dieting at all. Instead, the program allows you to keep eating your favorite foods, but in a way that causes your body to burn fat rather than create more. People commonly gain weight because they not only consume more daily calories than is healthy but also because they eat too many of the carbohydrates that are quickly converted to sugar (often referred to as fast carbs), or consume them in an unbalanced manner. The Food Lovers program will help you understand the correct proportions of carbohydrates, proteins and fat that you should have at each meal, as well as the correct amounts, so that you can still enjoy all your favorite foods, provide your body with all the nutrients it needs and lose weight in a healthy and successful manner.

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