The new calorie shifting diet is a diet of its time. Today we want things to be fun, simple and yet effective. These attributes are rarely used in the explanation of weight loss dieting. Try to explain to anyone that a VLED (Very Low Energy Diet) is fun or simple. Tormenting is never fun, is it? Well, you know the old saying, ‘no pain, no gain’. When it comes to calorie shifting and weight loss it is completely true. No pain and you don’t gain…any weight.
Most popular diets are based on the exclusion of a certain dietary group, like fat or carbohydrates.
I know that it seems easy to follow but have you ever tried it? I was on the infamous Atkins diet for 2 months and sure I lost weight but I have never been so deprived in my entire dieting life. It felt like I was about to kill someone for a simple apple. I was in ketosis and checked this daily through urine samples. My husband didn’t want any intimacy because he said I smelled like nail polish remover. Not fun and even more depressing. Well, I lost weight but there were a lot of pain involved.
I have tried weight-watchers and I have to say that they are great but expensive and it takes forever to lose weight. Other than that I felt great while dieting and calculating points. It is definitely a great diet to stay fit but still, it requires a lot of money and that is a shame with such a great diet.
Have you ever tried low calorie diets or VLED? They really put you to the test so if you like to be challenged this is it. Remember that you will lose weight during the first days and once your metabolism decides that you are starving it preserves the energy it has stored. If you are disciplined and stay on the diet for another couple of weeks you start to lose weight again. Our body is greedy, ,well not greedy, but rational with its resources.
It likes to have a reserve of fat and instead use lean muscle mass for energy. Losing muscle means a decreased need for energy and less fat burning tissue. Not to smart, or what do you think? On the other hand, if you have the discipline a defy your screaming body and do exercise you will lose fat. Lots of pain and only a small gain.
This is some of the diets I have tested and didn’t feel good with. Of course I was about to find the diet that helped lose 50 pounds (not, yet but I only have a few pounds left to go). I read an ad about the calorie shifting diet. It was explained as a minor miracle (as always…). Well, the last idiot isn’t born so I was hooked after reading a short explanation to the diets principles. The diet is supposedly manipulates your metabolism. When we eat there are two hormones controlling how much of the dietary fats that are to be used for energy and fats meant to be burned. If we want to lose weight we want less fat to be stored and much fat to be torched. Ok, so how do we achieve this?
There are a few ways, you could exercise in order to increase the need for energy, and if you follow a special exercising program this could really boost the fat burning process. If you are not interested in exercising you should go for the calorie shifting method. The method is a way to fool the metabolism.
Basically your metabolism bases its usage of dietary fats on what you ate the previous days. This gives us the opportunity to fool the metabolism into expecting one thing and instead we give it another. It is as easy as that. I have been on 7 cycles and lost 35 pounds so far. I have tried to change into a more active lifestyle and I hope that this will help me keep my new weight. Of course I have learned a lot about physiology during my dieting and I hope that this alone will help me keep my weight.