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    How Diet Affects Your Mental Health | Shinagawa Pharmacy Blog

    How Diet Affects Your Mental Health

    “Diet starts tomorrow.” We always hear this phrase from people who plan to start their diet journey.

    However, it is easier said than done.

    Dieting has become a national pastime, especially for women and it almost become a trending word for the millennials and Gen Z, but what does it really mean?

    To briefly explain, dieting is any attempt in the name of weight loss, “healthy eating” or body sculpting to deny your body of the essential, well-balanced nutrients and calories it needs to function to its fullest capacity.

    Along with dieting, the dieting mindset is when dissatisfaction with your natural body shape or size leads to a decision to actively change your physical body weight or shape.

    The effect of dieting on others is negative as most dieters force themselves to starve and they often miss out on important nutrients which leads to serious health risks such as slowing down metabolism, increased risk of heart disease, eating disorders, and negative impact on your mental health.

    Apart from getting stress and anxiety, one of the negative habits that some dieters gain is impulsively rating foods and checking the number of calories it contains before food intake. In the end, it makes them sensitive and sometimes results in punishing themselves instead of living a healthy lifestyle and diet.

    Now that you are aware of the risks and harmful effects of dieting, why not save your time and energy with things that are healthy and productive and will make you happy and contented in life?

    If you ever decide to start on your diet journey think carefully about it before actually doing it or don’t think about it at all because at the end of the day what matters most is yourself more than your size.

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