In some people’s quest for getting the perfect figure, you tend to get caught up in crazy fad diets that may make you lose weight when you initially started. However, since they’re nothing but a fad, the determination to stick it out to the bitter end loses its steam when everyone else has moved on to the next one. And then, you end up gaining back the weight that you initially lost and you’re back to square one. With every diet program that you participate in and try out, there will always be risks if you don’t know what you’re doing. If you’re simply jumping on the bandwagon without doing your own research into the products and their effects on your body, you may encounter problems health-wise.
One of the newest diet programs to hit the streets is the ABC Diet as started by Robert Weider. There is another ABC Diet that stands for Ana Boot Camp, which is a pro-anorexia program and is totally different from Weider’s version. With the Weider ABC Diet, you are only allowed to eat from 3 particular food groups designated by, you guessed it, “A”, “B” and “C”. Under each “letter”, you have 4 distinct foods that are the only products that you can eat for the diet program. You can only have “A” – abalone, antelope, asparagus and apples; “B” – Beluga caviar, bouillon, bean curd and baguettes; and “C” – Chard, celery, carrots and catsup.
What are the risks of sticking with ABC Diet?
Immediately, you can see that you only have 12 types of food to choose from. That in itself is a danger to your system. If you believe in the theory of having a balanced diet, it may be hard to create a balanced diet out of only 12 ingredients. Also, without the guidance of a nutritionist, you may be depriving yourself of important nutrients if you don’t know how to mix and match said 12 products. In the end, you may not be just losing weight but you are on the verge of a very unhealthy lifestyle.
Another potential risk with the ABC Diet is boredom. If you glance at the ingredients and when you find even one food type that doesn’t suit your taste buds, then there’s a huge possibility that you’ll get bored with this diet program in a jiffy. If you only have 12 types of food and you already don’t eat one of them, then your recipes will undoubtedly suffer as well. And, there’s a chance that you will get bored of having to eat the same types of food over and over again, if you haven’t been creative enough to mix and match your ABC’s.
Lastly, there’s a danger of breaking your savings with this diet program. Imagine having to eat abalone and beluga caviar as part of your diet program. Those dishes don’t come cheap unless you know of a place where you can get them on discount. Abalone is not as available therefore they tend to be expensive. The same goes for Beluga caviar.