Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Starving Away Pounds: Science Behind New Fast Diet

What's the deal with the new diet fad in case you haven't heard of it, The Fast Diet "Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, and Live Longer"?  Does it really work?

In a nutshell here's how the diet works on "The Fast Diet', for 5 days a week you eat whatever you want and 2 days out of the week you eat no more that 500 calories for women and 600 calories for men each day.  Benefits promoted are numerous including lowered risks of most weight related health problems and you'll live longer.

Here's my take, whatever diet works for you in order to eat fewer calories is the diet you should follow. At the end of the day your body needs a certain amount of calories to maintain your weight.  If you eat less calories than maintenance, you'll lose weight and if you eat more you'll gain weight.  In order to be healthy and live longer try and make most of your diet healthy and balanced.  If you need 2000 calories to maintain your weight and you eat 1500 calories a day of french fries you'll lose weight, you might not live that long but you'll still lose weight!  On the other hand if you eat 2500 calories a day of twigs and berries, you'll gain about 50lbs of fat in a year.  Even though the food was healthy, it's still more calories than you're burning and excess calories get converted to fat.

There have been many diets that I've followed and they all work to lose weight if your calories are lower than you need.  Try and find the best one that fits your lifestyle and fitness goals.  I see The Fast Diet as another tool to help you get to your weight loss target.  See the story below...

Starving Away Pounds: Science Behind New Fast Diet: ABCNEWS.COM - Latest diet craze in Britain urges fasting for two days and feasting for five.