Slimming: speed determines a diet success

Obesity could fast weight loss be dangerous
The speed is the decisive factor for the success in losing weight. Just when the temperatures rise, try a lot of those wanting to lose weight with a radical diet methods. But reduced calorie intake radically, does not harm the healthy. Also, the initial success will be greatly affected, because shortly after, the dreaded yo-yo effect sets in. The result is More Overweight than before. Experts report that the speed can be effective.

Consumed daily amount of calories
The a want to do something for your figure, for other health reasons are more in the foreground: diets are in Vogue. Whether or not one is successful depends on more than just the method – for example, Low Carb or Low Fat, but also on how quickly the weight should be reduced. If the amount of calories one takes per day, is too small, can disappear the possible short-term buyer result quickly. Also the health can be affected.

A change of diet for the long term
Since diets the Overweight due to the yo-yo effect often only continue to rise, experts warn, often in front of the wrong Slimming. Without a yo-Yo effect to lose weight has to be changed, the diet in the long term, consistently – in addition, you must not expect too rapid successes.

Prof. Dr. med. Helmut Gohlke by the Board of the German heart Foundation, explained in a heart Foundation office hours, that people who want to lose weight, should verify on the basis of simple values that the daily calorie amount was not set too low. Otherwise, may occur, according to the experts, significant problems.

1.5 kg less per month
The Emeritus head physician of the Dept. Clinical cardiology II at the Herz-Zentrum Bad Krozingen area refers to recommendations of the German obesity society: “in Order to reduce the weight of the body should be diet through a reduction in a daily energy deficit of approximately 500 kcal/day, in single cases even higher, aim.”

An example: In the case of a normal body weight of 80 kg and a mean activity of calories is needed in the area of 2,400 kcal/day. To Remove useful in a calorie intake of 1,900 kcal/day would therefore be.

With such a reduction in calories, a weight loss of about 1.5 kg per month can be achieved, which would correspond to the consistent implementation of a 4.5 kg weight reduction in a quarter of a year.

It is a Jo threatens-Yo effect
As it says on the website of the German heart Foundation, is based on the calculation of the daily energy requirement of a rule of thumb, normal body weight (kg) x 30 kcal, the average physical activity is a simple and practical in many cases are completely sufficient evaluation ability.

For stricter diets, with a more reduced calorie intake, the risk that the body merges into a pronounced saving in posture, muscle mass breaks down and then comes to a Yo-Yo effect when back on the original diet will be gone over is.

Basically, you should not adhere to lose weight on a diet that has led to Obesity, but rather a kind of permanent diet with less calories.

Varied diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables
Prof. Gohlke explained in the consultation that you do not have to Worry about a possible under-supply in relation to vitamins and minerals, if, as recommended, the reduction in calories is about 500 kcal/day, and at the same time on a varied diet with plenty of vegetables and fruit including nuts, dairy and whole grain products is respected. Only in the case of a greater reduction in calories is a danger there could be.

If you are aiming for however, a diet with an energy deficit of 500 kcal/day should do it only under medical advice. In such cases, various points have to be clarified, for example, such as a breakdown of muscle with targeted exercise programmes can be counteracted. (ad)