Cabbage soup, papayas and sauerkraut juice: If you don’t feel comfortable with these weight loss products, you are in good company. Diets consistently work with do’s and don’ts, which minimizes success, because awakening the desire for what is forbidden. And feeling reluctance to do what is offered is a deeply human inclination. In addition, you only lose weight when the calorie balance is negative – so it will hardly work without exercise.
Losing weight properly: the typical ups and downs
The fluctuating energy balance is also to blame for the so-called yo-yo effect. The unstable state between weight loss and weight gain weakens the immune system and can even make you sick. All the weight-loss programs viewed with skepticism have one thing in common. They work with rules and regulations and do without a certain component of the diet, such as carbohydrates or fat. Modern programs therefore go towards losing weight without going hungry and towards a conscious diet in which all essential ingredients are supplied in a balanced way.
It is therefore important to begin the first step of a “diet” in the Greek sense in our control center. Modern weight loss programs also include stamina, which can be strengthened mentally with knowledge and competence. In order to lose weight successfully, it is necessary to take a critical look at your own lifestyle and rethink it. Another “diet” feature that promises good chances of success: Losing weight should not be a show of strength, but rather be connected with realistic goals: 1.5 to 1 kilo weight loss per week is already a good success.
Crash diet affects muscles
Losing weight quickly makes you fat in the long run. When you lose weight, not only do the unloved fat reserves melt, but also the protein in the body. If you lose 10 kilos, you lose 7 kilos of fat as well as 3 kilos of protein-rich muscle mass. But fewer muscles also need less energy, and you have to restrict yourself even more when eating, otherwise the excess will be stored again as fat. You should consider healthy weight loss bars.
Food combining is eaten
100 years ago, the US doctor William Howard Hay announced that the body could not digest protein and carbohydrates at the same time; both together in one meal lead to acidification and obesity. The separation principle does not really work, however, and there are no reliable studies on this. According to science, the human body is very capable of digesting protein and carbohydrates at the same time. Whether separating or not, the bottom line is: If you eat consciously, you also consume more vegetables, fruit and whole grain products and stay slimmer.
Low Carb: Carbohydrates as no-goes
In the USA, the trend “away from carbohydrates” was created. So, following the low-fat trend, carbohydrates were at the fore. Muesli, bread and sweets are to blame for getting fat. The catch with the theory: If you simply do without carbohydrates, you compensate for this with other components (protein, fat). The low-carb approach coincides with the idea of the Atkins diet from the 1970s. The doctor Robert Atkins recommended meeting energy needs with fat and largely avoiding carbohydrates. The carbohydrate intake is slowly increased back to the “normal” amount. Studies have shown that although both low-carb and low-fat eaters initially lost weight, the weight could not be maintained in the long term.
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