If you’re a beginner and is considering to start The Fast Metabolism Diet, it’s only normal to feel anxious and hesitant to try this program. Even if we’ve heard a fair amount of testimonials from the success stories of fast metabolism dieters, we cannot avoid but to raise some questions about the fast metabolism diet principles.
Not only because it contradicts almost all of the rules in chronic dieting that we’re used to, but we just couldn’t grasp the idea that there is simply too much food to eat on this diet. How do we lose our weight if we’re inclined to eat more? The answer is really pretty simple, eating the real food is the key. The Fast Metabolism Diet’s principle is to never count the calories you take in and out. Instead, we focus on eating the real and healthy foods to heal our ruined metabolism. In this diet, we never let ourselves, starve from foods, instead, we indulge eating them.
Good thing, there is a recent study that back The Fast Metabolism Diet. The study was conducted by the researchers at the Phoenix Epidemiology and Clinical Research Branch, part of the NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. They studied 12 men and women with obesity under their facilities’ metabolic unit. The researchers measured the participant’s energy expenditure after they fast for a day and undergone another six week of 50% calorie-reduction in the food they intake.
From this experiment the researchers conducted, they found that as a person’s metabolism got slower, the less weight the person loses. It is safe to say that when your metabolism performs little or ‘thrifty’ as they call it, the lesser your body has the ability to lose weight. While having a ‘spendthrift’ or speedy metabolism is the key to a higher chance to lose weight.
“When people who are obese decrease the amount of food they eat, metabolic responses vary greatly, with a ‘thrifty’ metabolism possibly contributing to less weight lost,” said Susanne Votruba, Ph.D., study author and PECRB clinical investigator. “While behavioral factors such as adherence to diet affect weight loss to an extent, our study suggests we should consider a larger picture that includes individual physiology – and that weight loss is one situation where being thrifty doesn’t pay.”
“The results corroborate the idea that some people who are obese may have to work harder to lose weight due to metabolic differences,” said Martin Reinhardt, M.D., lead author and PECRB postdoctoral fellow. “But biology is not destiny. Balanced diet and regular physical activity over a long period can be very effective for weight loss.”
“What we’ve learned from this study may one day enable a more personalized approach to help people who are obese achieve a healthy weight,” said NIDDK Director Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D. “This study represents the latest advance in NIDDK’s ongoing efforts to increase understanding of obesity.”
In relation to this study, the fast metabolism diet believes that the more you eat food, the more you convert those foods into energy fuel and heal your metabolism. As your metabolism heals, it will go spike up and burn the foods you’re taking at an incredibly fast rate. This in turn contributes into losing more weight.
Take care of your metabolism, and it will take care of your weight.