Why is it so hard to reduce weight easily? It should besomething that is done just as easy as the weight was gained. And the physical partactually is easy, but the problem is in the mind. Performing exercises anddieting seems hard because it represents changes; drastic, difficult changesthat many people simply cannot endure, at least not for some longer period.
Fast diets facts
This is why fast diets are invented. These diets are allabout losing a lot of weight in a very short time. And when we say short, wemean two weeks tops, no more. Fast diets are usually setting the calorie valueat a very low level by decreasing one or two nutrients. In most of the cases, amountof carbohydrates is significantly reduced because that is the main source ofglucose, which creates a lot of calories. Fat burning process is based onketosis, process that turns fat into glucose through several chemical reactions.The problem is, ketosis also creates keto bodies, which are not healthy,especially for certain organs such as brain. Keto bodies enter thebloodstream, and reach the brain where problems start – symptoms like nervousnessand disorientation happens and it even might end tragically.
Eating healthy and normally
This it the best possible thing that should be done. It mightresult in a very slow fat loss, but without the ketosis process. For controlledeating, people should use two things, those are pyramid charts and charts withcalorie values for each food type. Food pyramid is really helpful because ittells us what types of food can be eaten in high, moderate and minimal amounts.Obviously, vegetables and most of the fruits can be taken in large quantities.Meat, dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt etc.) belong to a second level, whichcan be used only moderately. Fats are on the top, the smallest level; food fromhere should not be taken much, if at all. Calories chart are also very helpful,because we can create menus with enough calories to satisfy our daily needs, butlow enough for some weight to be lost. In order to insert enough vitamins andminerals, veggies and fruits should be eaten. One pear contains about 90calories, with about 25 grams of carbs, no fat and with about 5 grams offibers. As for vitamins, there are vitamins A and C, with some calcium and ironalso present.