As a dietitian, I have tried many things in the name of science: carbohydrate restriction, elimination diets, sugar “detoxification,” calorie counting. I imagine that if I am going to offer advice on something, why not have first-hand experience? Intermittent fasting is one of the most popular trends at the moment, and I was genuinely curious.As a dietitian, I have tried many things in the name of science: carbohydrate restriction, elimination diets, sugar “detoxification,” calorie counting. I imagine that if I [...]
Many people are about to review their diets for the new year, but most of those good intentions will collapse and burn. That is because those changes will be too extreme, not to mention punitive. No sugar or dairy! No carbohydrates after 1pm! Nothing in a package! When those resolutions disappear quickly, it may seem that you failed.
Losing weight is much easier than not regaining it. The truth is that diets can work in the short term. Whether it is a low crab level, counting points or calorie count, many plans (when followed) will in fact result in the loss of pounds. But most diets eventually fail because you eventually feel hungry and deprived, discard the plan and recover the lost weight (and, in many cases, even more).
Not a day goes by without you listening, reading or answering a question about the keto diet. And it is not surprising: there are a lot of exaggerations about the dramatic results. The keto diet (abbreviation for ketogenic diet) is a high-fat and low-carb diet plan. By depriving your body of carbohydrates, your preferred source of energy, forces you to use fat as fuel.