During the summer, people’s interest in health and physical appearance increases, and diet products sales increase by over 20% between July and August. 

However, many specialty store customers still associate the dietary products only with foods, especially for weight loss or, worse, with foods recommended to people who have diabetes. 

According to retailers, the meaning of the term “dietary” does not refer to “weight loss diet,” but from “food diet.” Contrary to misconceptions employing nutritional products in the food category “sugar-free” or “0% fat”, this term refers primarily to the food recommended in various diseases and diets, from which must be missing an element which is contraindicated to the affection concerned, so these products are not designed for weight loss, but people suffering from certain diseases.

What are the products from which we must guard ourselves when following a weight loss regime? What does it mean to follow a responsible diet during the summer? 

Regarding the category of dietary slimming products, consumers should be cautious in their selection because most foods existing on the market have an adverse effect from that stated on the package. They facilitate fat deposits or, worse, are associated with diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and cancer. 

The greatest dangers involved by the slimming products appear most often due to the chemicals added to substitute an item from the original version, without which the food would not have the same taste, color, or texture. Dyes and, not least, the carbohydrates contained in some products recommended in diets have not only harmful effects, but they also don’t achieve the purpose for which they were created.

Light products have a destitute content in lipid but offset by the intake of low-quality carbohydrates, which contribute equally to the deposit of weight in excess. In slimming diets, sugar-free foods are also hazardous. Although they don’t raise cholesterol, they may contain sweeteners more harmful for health. The only sweets allowed in the slimming diets should not have more than 9 grams of sugar per serving, or you can use sweeteners other than those based on natural plant extracts or based on fructose.

Moreover, consumers of dietary products for weight loss must be cautious about the content of fats and additives from foods. While fat-free products have a lower caloric value, a diet based on a minimal range of lubricants may endanger your health, vegetable fats being essential for the body’s proper functioning. Also, most products low in fat may have a higher content of E-s that help to their conservation for a period – which is why when choosing a product with a shorter warranty period, the consumer must be sure that the product is fresh and contains fewer additives.

Whether people follow a slimming diet or not, they should be more careful when it comes to nutrition, especially during the summer. In this period, the risk of specific allergies and diseases is increased. In this respect, seasonal fruits and vegetables should not be avoided. Another aspect that should not be neglected, particularly those who want to lose weight, is daily exercise.

Dietary products sold in the hot season grow by over 20% compared to other months of the year and if you are one of those persons basing a diet on this sort of products, remember that they cannot replace a balanced diet for weight loss but that they are for people suffering from certain diseases, such as diabetics. Don’t forget to include seasonal fruits and vegetables in the hot season, and don’t dehydrate yourself by consuming fat-free or sugar-free products.