diets are so
appealing to dieters simply because of the sound of its
is always set on a fast pace, so basically, nobody likes to wait.
May be that is the reason why fast diets are such an attraction.
Fast diets or fast weight
loss programs may sound so good to be true.
That is why a lot of people misunderstood it as something that
won’t yield any good results or just scam diets. Doing it the
wrong way will just give you negative impressions rather than positive
But once you really get to know its concepts, you will know
that fast weight loss is really possible.
So, is it really true that such diets are effective?
The answer is simple - yes. Let’s take a look at these speed
diet strategies and I’ll tell you how they work.
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Strategy #1: Calorie Shifting
What is calorie shifting?
Calorie shifting is from the term itself, shifting of
one of the diet plans that falls under fast diets.
you have to do
is to change your diet’s caloric content from time to
is one of the safest and fastest
lose weight without doing
hard work while giving you the freedom to eat your favorite
All you have to do is to constantly change the kind and amount of food
that you eat, the nutrients present, and the caloric amount.
set an average caloric intake for the entire week.
average daily intake is 1,500 calories, for a total of 10,500 in a
You must constantly change the caloric value. You can eat 1,200
calories today and 1,600 the next day, and 1,000 the day after that.
But make sure the total intake for the week will still be the same.
How calorie shifting works
Calorie shifting works by tricking your body’s metabolism.
Your body will be confused because of the constant change in the type
and amount of food that you eat. Weight loss exercise
on the other hand
your body use up the carbo and break down more of the stored fats. It
was also found out that because of this pattern, your metabolism will
not be able to store up the fats, and thus, leading to weight loss.
Strategy #2: Carb Cycling
What is carbohydrate cycling?
Carbohydrate cycling is a type of a fast diet program that is commonly
intended for a 6-day cycle. It is designed to burn body fats while
retaining the muscles.
How carb cycling is being implemented
This program is really very simple. It works by properly planning your diet
for the entire 6 days.
On the first 3 days of the program, you will have to eat a diet that
mostly contains fibrous carbohydrates such as Brussels sprouts, green
beans, green peppers, lettuce, zucchini, cucumbers, eggplants, etc.
For the remaining days, you will need to eat a diet that is rich in
starchy carbohydrates like whole-meal flour, pasta, oatmeal, lentils,
black-eyed peas, rice, yams, shredded wheat, etc.
Well, it’s just that simple.
If you are really serious in getting the best results, then you have to
follow the diet plan strictly. Besides, it’s only good for 6
days, so it wouldn’t really hurt so much.
For better results, it is advisable to perform your cardio about 35-45
minutes a day during the fibrous/low carb days.
carb cycling works
You may wonder how a simple diet plan like carb cycling works. The
fibrous carbohydrate foods that you eat in the first three days are low
in carbohydrate content.
The reason behind this is to deplete the carbohydrates in your body,
which will allow burning down of body fats and using up the muscle
glycogen. Eating fibrous carbs every two to three hours will
dramatically speed up your body’s metabolism.
For the remaining three days, when you eat starchy or high carbohydrate
foods, you are allowing your body to replenish your supply of muscle
glycogen and giving it fuller and harder look without the fats.
If done properly, an expected weight loss of 1-2 pounds per week can be
loading in breakfast and reducing carb
intake toward the evening
What is carbohydrate loading?
Carbohydrate loading is a type of diet plan that results in an increase
in carbohydrate reserve in the muscle tissues. It can be achieved by
consuming extra food that is rich in carbohydrates.
This type of a program is commonly used by endurance athletes and
marathoners because of its performance enhancing method, but anyone can
How carbo-loading is being implemented
There are two basic steps to follow when planning for a carb loading
diet. First, you increase the carb content in your breakfast to about
least 60-70% of your usual daily carb intake- that’s about
4-4.5 grams of carbs per pound of your body weight. By this time, you
may also have to eat foods rich in fat.
Secondly, you reduce the carb in your dinner to about 40-50% of your
usual daily intake. To compensate, you must eat food rich in protein
and fat. For optimum results, you may accompany your carb loading diet
plan with daily exercise.
How carb loading works
During the day, since your carb intake is high, your body will have all
the energy it will need for the entire day. Exercising daily can help
your body use up the carbs that you took in during breakfast.
When you eat low carb content food during the night, your body will use
up your stored fats and burn them down to be used as energy.
There have been lots of clinical studies done on these strategies and
they had been proven to be effective.
However, if you
looking to lose belly fat; if you want to get a flat stomach or even
six pack abs you will need to Go
Beyond Calories. You need to go beyond the usual weight
loss strategies. To do this you will need two things, just two things.
These two are...
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change as new information on weight loss becomes
available. The information is intended for
educational purposes only. Please
consult your healthcare provider before beginning
any kind of weight loss program