The favorite diet is quite simple and effective in losing weight. The essence of the diet is that each day is a discharge — it is dedicated to a certain type of food.
The favorite diet is quite tough and low-calorie, which can lead to rapid weight loss. However, such weight loss can be associated not only with the loss of fat, but also with the loss of muscle mass and fluid.
As an expert nutritionist for the popular magazine «Komsomolskaya Pravda» I wrote in detail about the pros and cons of the favorite diet, as well as how to make a delicious and varied menu for the week.
Also, keep in mind that such a diet does not provide enough of all necessary nutrients, including proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. This can lead to nutritional deficiencies, reduced immunity, fatigue and other health problems.Therefore, you should discuss this diet with your doctor or dietitian before starting to follow the Beloved diet. In addition, prolonged use of this diet is not recommended, as it can lead to health problems.
The pros of the «Favorite» diet may be as follows:
- Diverse diet. This diet includes a variety of products that do not allow you to feel hunger and monotony in the diet.
- Unloading effect. According to supporters of the diet, the seven-day cycle helps to cleanse the body and get rid of excess weight.
- Easy to implement. The diet does not require special knowledge or products that can be bought in an ordinary supermarket.
- Improvement in overall health. During the diet, a person may notice a decrease in swelling, improvement in skin, weight loss, increase in energy, etc.
However, it is important to remember that these benefits are not confirmed by scientific studies, and this diet may not be effective for people with certain illnesses and individual needs. You should consult a doctor or dietitian before starting any diet.
Like any diet, the Beloved Diet has its disadvantages and contraindications. Some of these may include:
- Limiting variety in the diet, which can lead to deficiencies in some important nutrients;
- Risk of developing caloric and protein deficiencies, especially with prolonged use;
- Restricting fat intake may cause deficiencies in fat-soluble vitamins;
- Increased water intake may be contraindicated in some kidney and heart conditions;
- Not recommended for people with acute or chronic illnesses, or for pregnant and lactating women.
Before starting any diet, you should consult your doctor to make sure it is safe and suitable for your health and condition.
Olga Dekker, nutritionist, member of the National Society of Dietitians and Nutritionists and the European Association for the Study of Obesity