With diets is exactly the same avoid gaining weight after a diet the hardest thing is not to lose kilos but not retrieved later. Discover with us the Diogenes project, a diet rich in protein and low glycemic index foods to lose weight and avoid the dreaded yo-yo effect. Especially as summer approaches, bombard their readers with infallible fad diets.
Are many and varied risks prevention of overweight and obesity, obsession with a thin body. the reasons to get to it. But careful!, you must first assess the risks:
the French Agency for Food Safety, Environment and Labour recently denounced the serious deficiencies involving the organism miracle diets (Dukan, Atkins and family). A recent American study goes further and says that protein diets based on animal proteins increase mortality risks. Worse, the report says the Anses, 8 out of 10 people who followed a diet gained weight again starting in just one year.
In short, difficult to decide on one method or another … However, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, it is possible to lose weight and keep it off later. The only condition: follow the right diet.
A low calorie diet for 8 weeks
The study in question was baptized with the name of Diogenes, Diet, Obesity and Genes (2). In the context of a wider European project (funded by public funds), this study for 6 months was aimed at finding a type system that would help prevent obesity.
The method is relatively simple: overweight people must follow when beginning a diet low in calories (average BMI of 34). After this first stage, participants try different types of diets in order to study the incidence of each in maintaining the weight obtained.
It brought together 938 people from 8 different countries (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, United Kingdom and Spain) who followed a diet for 8 weeks hovered whose daily caloric intake of 800 kcal (maximum 1000 kcal). Remember that, as a rule, a daily intake of 2000 kcal which can vary according to sex, age, weight and physical activity is recommended (a sedentary woman of 38 years will not have the same needs as a young athlete of 20).
Specifically, this low-calorie diet consisted among other things, substitute’s meals and a daily serving of 400 g of fruits and vegetables. We must clarify that meal replacements used were in accordance with the European Directive Directive 96/8 / EC3. These substitutes can provide timely help to lose weight. However, they can be heavy and boring in the long term both socially and from a taste point of view. Marina, a young woman on a diet with a BMI of 26, does not share this opinion: From my point of view, these products are very practical, especially for the midday meal since I do not have time to worry about knowing what to prepare. As for the taste, I must say that there have been many advances in recent years.
The truth is that at the end of the 938 total participants reached 773, after 8 weeks of regime, a mean weight loss of 11 kg, or what is the same, an average of 8% of its weight of departure.
Six months stabilization attempts
Once achieved weight loss, participants were divided into 5 groups: a control group and other groups that are varied affects the intake of carbohydrates and protein intake. These regimes were followed for 26 weeks.