When we want to reduce our weight, most of us follow different types of diet and often avoid traditional food from the daily diet which may cause vitamin and mineral deficiency.
Some ill effects of the most commonly followed dietary plans:
1. Some diets suggest stopping consuming fats and oils completely. But we forget that vitamin A, D, E and K are fat-soluble and they work properly only in the presence of fats and oils. So, in the absence of oil, these vitamins can not be absorbed. Since vitamin d and calcium work together, we may still face ca deficiency even when we consume milk adequately.
2. Some diet recommend avoiding juicy fruits like mango, jack fruit etc, as they contain sugar. However, fruit sugar is fructose and when taken with fibre, it doesn't increase the weight; instead, they provide vitamin-like c, an etc.
3. Some diets advise avoiding rice, roti, dal etc. However, whole grains are a good source of vitamin b including niacin, thiamine as well as minerals like zinc, magnesium, iron etc.
When we often do not notice different changes and mild symptoms in our body which might occur due to vitamin and mineral deficiency from consuming an imbalanced diet regularly.
The most common symptoms include skin dryness, hair fall, headache, dark circles, vertigo etc.
Therefore, to achieve sustainable weight reduction, it is important to maintain:
- balanced diet
- physical activity
- proper sleep and
- sufficient water intake.