One of the main reasons why people go on a diet is that because they want to lose weight, and to be able to do that, they must burn more calories and watch their calorie consumption. However, cutting back on calorie intake for too long and the body would then think that it needs to go on energy-conservation mode, which would then slow down the rate where those calories burn. A couple of researchers in Australia says that they may have discovered a way to make dieting even more efficient while being able to keep the body’s metabolism on normal mode, this would then men’s that the more pounds lost in the long run. So technically, what people must do is to take a break from dieting every few weeks and do part-time dieting.
HOW DOES PART-TIME DIETING WORK?
According to Dr. Michael Roizen of Shapecare, a healthy diet on two-day week plan may actually cut out those extra carbs that might be taking such as added sugars, syrup, and refined grains, that doesn’t really do anything for the body. This could help you lose more weight in just a span of four to six months which means it’s like a pound a week, compared to following a strict low-calorie diet for the same period of time.
On days of your diet, it is said to be not a good idea to overload yourself on fatty meats and cheeses, that is because cutting carbs is not the only thing that matters, making healthy choices is still the best way to go. On diet-free days, it is also not a good idea to overdo it, it would take weeks for your stomach to get used to consuming smaller amounts of food, do the ‘slowly but surely’ method.
NEW STUDY SAYS PART-TIME DIETING IS MORE EFFECTIVE
A new study that was published in the International Journal for Obesity regarding part-time dieting. Researchers from the University of Tasmania discovered that men who are obese and tried to lose weight for about 16 weeks straight have lost less weight than those who are on a part-time diet. Those who are in an intermittent dieters kept more of their weight off for the long-term, and just after a couple of months after they tried to lose weight, those who are on a part-time diet, managed to maintain their current weight and didn’t actually gain what they lost compared to those who are on a continuous and strict diet.
But why is that? Well, according to what the researchers found, they think that it has to do with what they call adaptive thermogenesis. It is a process in which the resisting metabolism of a person actually decreases whenever the calorie intake has been slashed. It managed to help humans stay alive that actually served as a survival mechanism in case of famine. However, when an overweight person tries to lose weight, it can actually work against them.The researchers also believe that by limiting the calorie restriction to two weeks, it could keep famine at bay, which would then give you a chance to burn the calories during the diet period.
TIPS ON PART TIME DIETING
We all know how difficult it is to go on a diet, it would involve a lot of sacrifices as well as an incredible amount of discipline. So when the newest research regarding the ‘sometimes’ diet broke out, people totally went crazy and started trying it. However, dietitians said that people need to be cautious since not every diet is suitable for everyone. According to a Philadelphia-based nutritionist, Dr. Janet Brill, the part-time diet has its own benefits, but it is as long as you don’t supplement your part-time diet with a part-time regimen where you actually go extreme. Here are a couple of things you need to remember if you want to try it.
• Have Regular Exercise
Working out every day is totally fine, but not when you’re on a part-time diet. The best time to work out and exercise is to simply do it on your days where you’re not restricting your eating so that it will be balanced.
• Do It For A Healthier Lifestyle
Part-time diet is actually really good and effective, however, this doesn’t just help you lose weight, it also helps you get healthier. This is because you don’t necessarily need to step away from your favorite foods as well as deprived yourself.
• Keep Calories Even
People think that the fewer calories you consume, such as 800 calories a day, is better, which is a big mistake according to Brill. However, this would just lead to killing your mood, and being all gloomy and might ruin your everyday routine. This is because the body is going into starvation mode where it actually hangs on to the fat, it is basically conspiring against you and will definitely lead to being unhealthy instead of losing weight.