Most, if not all, diet programs and diet regimens may have disadvantages that you need to know about. Some may involve taking diet pills which can have long-term side effects. Some diet programs are too expensive that the cost is already too prohibitive for most people to afford. Some even have rules and guidelines that are too complicated to follow. When starting out with a new diet program, you have to be aware of these facts.
The Skinny Girl Diet is not immune to these disadvantages. Nutritionists are fearful about the fact that the diet espouses very low caloric intake on a daily basis since the Skinny Girl Diet is similar to the ABC Diet. The ABC Diet is considered a pro-anorexic diet program because it severely limits your calorie intake to 400-800 in a day. The average daily calorie needed by the body, for a normal person, is around 1500. When you’re cutting down your caloric intake by half without any preparation, your body is in danger of shutting down.
But that’s exactly what the Skinny Girl Diet is expected to do. Advocates of the diet believe that when you let your body restart its system, by severely decreasing the calories it takes in, you end up fooling the body into going into self-preservation mode. Once that happens, you’ll lose the excess weight you’ve been troubled with.
Some people believe that decreasing your caloric intake in this way is very risky. You run the risk of getting dizziness. You become a candidate for malnutrition (because you don’t eat a balanced diet). You experience fatigue because you lack the energy. You become depressed when you can’t eat what you want and when you see that your diet seems to have no effect on you.
It’s hard when you’re starting out on a diet, especially with a diet that limits what you eat in a day. When you’re not used to cutting down on your servings and you eat till you’re so full you feel like throwing up, cutting down calories for a diet will surely send you into shock. From having a full stomach to a nearly empty one – that’s one huge adjustment that you have to make.
You also have to curtail some of your food cravings if you want this diet to succeed. There’s no room for your other favorite foods during this time if you’re really serious about losing the excess weight that has plagued you. It may also happen that because of the sudden change in your dietary makeup, you will have stronger cravings than ever before. You need to fight them off with sheer will. The good thing though is that you can always occupy your time with finding better recipes and better menus to sustain you for the next few days to also keep your mind off the cravings. You may need to have a buddy for the Skinny Girl Diet to get you back on track especially if you have a tendency to binge and breakdown on your cravings.