When it comes to people who suffer from obesity, the only thing they think about is – how to lose weight fast? There are several answers to that question and the correct one depends on the person. For some, fast diets are an excellent opportunity, but for some that is not the option. This might be the case because of the fact that the fastest way is usually not the safest or the healthiest.
There are fast, crash diets that help people lose several pounds in a matter of couple of days, a week or two. These diets are usually based on a minimal intake of one or two basic nutrients (usually carbohydrates and fats). This starts fat burning process quickly, but the problem is with certain toxins that might be created as side products. Those toxins, which are made with ketosis process may be very dangerous, for brain especially. That is why fast diets do not last longer than two weeks. One of the examples is a famous Atkins diet, based on a very low intake of carbohydrates. Actually, the intake is so low that fat burning process starts in a very short time. Since the carb level is low, proteins are used for compensation. Actually, this diet is famous because it allows eating all sorts of meat, since proteins are allowed.
Cabbage diet is another fast, crash (also fad) diet, which is based on using a cabbage soup. It is a meal that is used every day as one of the main meals or in situations when a hunger becomes too strong. This diet also emphasizes low levels of fats and carbohydrates, but protein levels are normal. And since cabbage soup provides enough of minerals and vitamins, this diet might be a bit healthier than Atkins diet. Actually, Atkins and cabbage diet are not the only crash diets that work. There are several more and they all reduce the excessive weight. The problem is in the post diet period when people slowly but steadily return to the old eating habits and then the pounds return.
Fast, crash diets should be followed by some sort of a slow diet, the one that will continue the fat burning process, slowly, but healthier. Nice example is South beach diet, which combines couple of weeks of strict regime with healthy, balanced meals that come after fast dieting. Whatever option chosen, it might be a good thing to consult someone with more experience in the matter, just in order to get as much information as possible.