So that way we want to lose weight quickly, what’s more !? Aiming for the long term, putting in the effort, getting the body you want in months and months, very little for you! But that’s great because there is nothing simpler, you just have to drink detox tea and swallowing fat burning pills to wake up!
There are no shortcuts to weight loss, and there are no “quick” AND long-lasting solutions, unfortunately. Temporary efforts will give temporary results.
It is said, then you can leave this page because the rest will probably not please you …
The truth is, you should never be in a rush to lose pounds, and you should always put your weight loss goal in a long-term approach.
It is very easy to lose weight quickly, but it is always in the long run that people fail (look around at successes and failures).
Here is what we are going to do:
review the fastest proven weight loss methods on this planet, then weigh the pros and cons of each
see together healthier and more sustainable solutions to lose and especially maintain weight loss and not suffer the terrible yoyo effect
WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO LOSE WEIGHT QUICKLY RIGHT NOW?
Let me be clear, this is absolutely not what I recommend, but here are 4 very common rapid weight loss strategies.
1. THE LOW CALORIE DIET
Do you really want to lose weight? Stop eating!
Simple isn’t it?
A low-calorie diet is a diet that aims to create a calorie deficit, that is to say, reduce the number of calories you eat. Does that mean anything to you? Normal is the basis of any diet. How fast you will lose weight is directly related to the calorie cut you make, so far it makes sense.
So if your favourite influencer’s latest favourite fad diet boasts rapid weight loss, it’s a safe bet that it’s a highly low-calorie diet, “allowing” for example between 450 and 800 calories per day only.
If you are wondering: no, it is not huge! It’s even very low when you consider that a Double Whopper from Burger King is around 950Kcal. By following such a drastic diet, you will obviously lose weight quickly, it is 100% guaranteed *.
* What to read in the small lines is that a strongly hypocaloric diet will also decrease you physically, frustrate you, take away any ounce of motivation, then make you regain all your lost pounds and with the change, please.
In short, is it recommended?
Not at all, these diets can lead to serious nutritional deficiencies and other health complications, especially if you don’t know what you are doing. So in principle, yes, creating a calorie deficit is the basis of all weight loss (even healthy), but in method, no. Remember this, in the short term, any diet works as long as it is governed by the calorie deficit.
2. THE HIGH PROTEIN DIET 2.0
Very fashionable a few years ago, it was customary to follow a diet very high in protein for rapid weight loss, you may have heard of Atkins diets and Ducon Dukan who were riding this concept.
The reason for this?
Protein increases feelings of fullness, so the more quality protein you eat, the fuller you will feel when you leave the table. In addition, proteins preserve muscle mass, which is very useful when you are in a calorie deficit since the body will draw on its reserves to function, which means that it can draw on both fat and muscles Perfect.
The problem is, this diet is not always easy to follow, it can lead to nutrient deficiencies if poorly designed and sometimes even damage the kidneys.
More recently, you must have heard of intermittent fasting, a mode of nutrition that involves skipping meals. There are different types of fasting with different “windows” during which you “may or may not” eat.
Young people are based in particular on the concept of calorie restriction that we have just seen: by reducing the number of meals, we generally reduce the total amount of food consumed.
Endlessly in search of the future fashionable diet, nutritionist gurus said to themselves ” how cool would it be to mix intermittent fasting with the non-protein diet?” “.
And bam, the PSMF was born!
The protein-sparing modified fast ( PSMF ) diet is all about “sparing” protein and getting most of your food to come from protein sources.
Basically, it is a young protein that consists of:
1.5g of protein per kilo of body weight per day (lean meat, poultry, fish, seafood, eggs, tofu etc.).
less than 20 g of carbohydrates per day.
no fat apart from those contained in protein sources (forget about butter, oil, nuts or seeds).
some multivitamin supplements for the road.
The PSMF is just a new trendy diet that upgrades the traditional high protein diets with the principle of fasting very popular.
Does the PSMF work?
Yes, probably, like any diet that takes calories out of the equation. A two-week study (1) also showed that the PSMF allowed a priori “safe” and effective weight loss, note however that the sample of the study was very small (12 overweight adolescents). Should you do it?
Probably not, it’s not playable in the long run, and I repeat: temporary diets give temporary results.
Verdict: short term (a week or two), possibly with the advice of the doctor. In the long run, certainly not.
3 / KETOGENIC DIET (KETO DIET)
This diet has been booming for several years, we can find the ketogenic diet also under the name Keto Diet.
The principle is to say “ciao” to carbohydrates (another great classic of trendy diets).
But in the genre, Keto really does want carbohydrates, it is very strict and usually requires removing all of them.
Everything will obviously depend on the practitioner, but generally, the Keto diet consists of:
keep carbohydrates below 30-50 grams per day (for reference, one banana contains about 27 grams of carbohydrate).
raising protein intake to around 1.35 grams per kilogram of body mass per day.
eat the rest of your allowed calories as fat.
Low-carb diets are generally considered safe as shown in this study (2) of 83 obese patients who followed 24 weeks of the Keto diet.
The result is a significant reduction in the patients’ body weight and body mass index, in addition to triglyceride levels.
Does it work? Of course, here we are completely removing a whole family of macronutrients, which amounts to drastically reducing the total number of calories consumed.
Is this advisable?
Well if you want you can try the Keto Diet a lot of people have been successful with. However, you should know that it is extremely difficult to follow. Any dietary changes that you can’t make your whole life shouldn’t be made (that’s up to me).
4 / DEHYDRATION, THE SUPER GOOD IDEA TO NEVER DO
OH YES YOU WILL LOSE POUNDS (WATER) FAST, LIFE TOO EVENTUALLY
The practice is well known to MMA fighters or bodybuilders as they approach the weigh-in or competition.
If the latter know that they are not in their weight class, they opt for techniques like:
jogging in tracksuit.
sitting in saunas for long periods of time.
remove all salt from the diet (the latter helps to retain water).
eating very low carbohydrate diets (carbohydrates also help retain water).
do not drink water on the day of weighing.
This can be useful if it is well supervised and it is a question of qualifying for a sports competition, but never dare you, oh never do that to lose weight!
Seriously, don’t play with dehydration.
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