Calorie Cycling, a proven and healthy method to lose weight, is being stoically ignored by the weight loss industry, as it is an inexpensive alternative to their multi-billion dollar market of commercial weight loss products.
There are so many people who want to drop excess pounds quickly, trying to find that latest magic diet trick on how to reduce their weight rapidly. The weight loss industry have spent billions of dollars trying to make us thinking that weight loss is a complex, overwhelming process that only can be achieved using their latest and greatest "cure" products. Generally, these "state-of-the-art" diets and cures are not only expensive but many times also unhealthy. But those people who are able to think "out-of-the-box" and not simple using the latest "height of fashion" weight loss products, those who are open for simple and healthy methods to lose weight, tend to be the winners. They quickly realize that making systematic and not drastic unsustainable changes of their eating patterns and type food leads to a permanent weight loss, much more than any kind of weigh loss pill, surgery or use of the ultimate weight loss machine.
Although both, diet and exercise are important for burning fat and reducing weight, the emphasis of your weight loss strategy should be on a proven healthy method to lose weight. Just imagine: to burn the 540 calories of a Big Mac, a 155-pound person needs to run about one hour without interruption. Instead of exercising the extra calories away it is much easier and realistic to apply a diet that is able to accelerate your metabolism, thus burning excessive calories. People are succeeding if they have a grasp of how to eat and - even more important - if they are truly motivated for a change in their life. Those who are able to make meaningful and sustainable lifestyle changes will obtain a lasting and healthy weight loss and will avoid what is called the "boomerang effect", bouncing right back to what they were before once the diet finished as going back to their normal eating habits. Important to mention in this context is that people always should consult with their physician before making any significant change in their diet or exercise. This is imperative in particular for those with health problems like diabetics or cardiac diseases. In particular risky are some of the low calorie diets or those telling you to stop eating a certain food group like carbohydrates or proteins. These diets might result in serious deficiencies of micronutrients. In fact, eating low calories is one of the worst things that people can do to their body. It slows down the body's fat burning engine and after an initial weight loss during the first few days the weight loss comes to a halt (known as "dieting plateau").
A major problem with diets is that people are expected to make large adjustments to the food that they prefer to consume. And the prescribed foods are often not that pleasant. Because people enjoy their foods they eat, going on a restrictive diet will always be a struggle.
One of the smartest solutions for a healthy method to lose weight and answer to all of the above-mentioned hints and drawbacks is called Calorie Shifting or Calorie Cycling. This dieting technique, published for the first time under the name "Fat Loss 4 Idiots", has become one of the most popular dieting techniques for rapid healthy weight loss. The main reasons for the success of this healthy loss diet: it is very easy to follow, it is affecting negatively your health, it avoids the dieting plateau effect, it is sustainable and the most important: it helps to lose weight rapidly.
This Calorie Cycling diet has never been acknowledged by the weight loss industry, though, because low calorie food accounts for a multi-billion dollar market in revenue and there is not a lot of money they can make with Calorie Cycling as with Calorie Cycling there's no need for people to buy special kinds of foods or restrict themselves in any kind of way.
The basics of this diet are already practiced for decades by bodybuilders and other body-conscious people. This group of people is applying acute calorie cycling, consuming a high-calorie diet for 2 weeks followed by a low-calorie diet for 2 weeks, and then repeating this pattern over and over again. This way of applying the diet can offer significant advantages to bodybuilders seeking enhanced muscle growth without the increase in body fat which occur with most long-term nutritional programs.
Author: Oswald J. Eppers is manager of the consulting firm E&R InterConsult and has managed to reduce and to control his overweight using the mentioned Calorie Shifting or Calorie Cycling Diet. For more information, please visit his page Healthy Loss Diet - Calorie Shifting
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