Crash Diets: Do They Work Or Not
There is a myth that crash diets which is a diet especially meant for rapid weight loss will help you to lose weight fast, but you will gain it much quicker when you are no more in the diet.
It is wrong. Now, it is proven from many studies, that beside the short term effect, it also has more benefits in the long run. Many types of research are going on recently on different effective ways of tackling obesity.
The rapid weight loss diet is so popular because it motivates you as you see the change in your body weight within a short period. Along with reduced weight, it also helps to lower the blood sugar and blood pressure level. As a consequence, the risks of some major diseases like heart disease, diabetes, cancer get reduced too.
In this article, we will break different myths and will see how it impacts our lives positively.
Myth #1: Crash Diets Lead To Starvation
Fact: A proper low-calorie diet will speed up your metabolism at least in the initial phase.
The origin of this myth is the Minnesota experiment, conducted in the 1940s where a group of people was on a low nutrient, high carbohydrate diet for 24 weeks. They found a significant drop in metabolic rate – which shows the burn-in body energy while in rest.
The volunteers were kept in low nutrient, low protein, a low-calorie diet. Thus, it results in vitamins, minerals, and protein deficiency in most of them.
But the modern low-calorie diet ensures essential nutrition and designed to maintain muscle mass. It boosts up the metabolism rate instead of reducing, at least initially.
To provide optimal nutrition, they successfully implement the direct and droplet trials.
Myth #2 – After Crash Diets, You Will Regain All The Lost Weight Back.
Fact: A low-calorie diet is the best possible way to fight this outcome.
The low-calorie diet works differently from the crash diet. It draws the fat that is reserved deep down in the abdomen area. In the conventional dieting method, it burns slowly. It is ‘visceral fat.’ It has a significant role in insulin resistance. With the melting of visceral fat, your cravings go away; more fat comes out and stays out.
Why Short Term Weight Loss Plan Motivates You?
The nutritionists show that this is more a psychological shift than a physical one. When you start seeing the result that your body weight is coming down fast, you will get motivated.
The research was done on 200 volunteers. Half of them were on a standard low-calorie diet( less than 800 cal a day)for 12 weeks and the other half cut it to 500 cal for 36 weeks.
The first group observed slow progress, and a few of them continued it till the end, whereas the majority of the second group stuck to it.
What Would Be Your Choice, Slow, Or Fast Weight Loss?
A well balanced low-calorie diet will reduce belly fat, cravings for food, and weight. It also increases your energy level to stay motivated.