A British study revolutionizes the world of diets: to lose weight, simply eliminate carbohydrates from your diet for two days a week. Following a normal diet, varied, in the remaining 5.
by Alessia Altavilla
This is the last frontier in terms of diets and comes from the United Kingdom. To be exact, from a study recently carried out by the University Hospital of South Manchester announced at the Breast Cancer Symposium in San Antonio (USA): eliminate carbohydrates from your diet for two days a week continuing to follow a normal diet in the remaining five would allow you to lose about 4 kg per month.
The test was performed on a group of women who were subjected to three different diets for a month.
The first group followed a 650-calorie diet for 2 days without pasta, bread, potatoes and all fatty foods, limiting themselves to eating only healthy foods for the remaining 5 days.
The second group avoided carbohydrates for 2 days and then ate freely for the rest of the week.
The third, on the other hand, followed a traditional diet, with a limit of about 1,500 calories per day and the elimination of alcohol and foods rich in fat.
At the end of the 30 days, the women of the first and second groups had lost about 4 kg, while those of the third group only 2.4. The reason, second Michelle Harvie it should be sought in the fact that the women of the first and second groups, at the end of the month, would have learned better than the women of the third group to choose healthy and non-fat foods, without going into excessive sacrifices. In short, not having to follow a real controlled calorie regime, they would have been able to face the diet better and with greater determination, changing their attitude especially from a mental point of view.
TWO DAYS WITHOUT CARBOHYDRATES IN THE DETAIL
Eliminating carbohydrates for two days a week from your diet basically means avoiding eating bread, biscuits, pizza, pasta … in those two days, limiting yourself to meals based on vegetables and lean meat.
On the remaining days of the week, there are no restrictions. However, the important thing is not to overdo it. And limit the consumption of fats, fried foods and unnecessarily caloric foods (soft drinks, alcohol, sweets…).
As always, movement helps keep fit.
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