When starting a diet, almost everyone dreams of losing weight as quick as possible! But is that really the answer? Maïa Baudelaire, Nutritionist and Founder of the Maïa Baudelaire® Method I Love my Diet Coach® presents the advantages and disadvantages of losing weight quickly and its consequences.
Lighten up without risking your health.
- For the first few days, focus on fruits and vegetables, especially green vegetables: cooked, soup, gazpacho and fill up with fibre and antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to eliminate toxins.
- Avoid fatty foods, and salty, over sweet, and prepared dishes
- Choose white meats, fish, shellfish, legumes (lentils, chickpeas …) combined with whole grains (whole rice, half-complete pasta)
- Ask your baker for natural sourdough bread, limiting consumption to 1 to 2 slices a day for breakfast
- Choose “good fats” with vegetable oils (olive oil …), preferably 2 tbsp. per day
- Drink! Water, green tea, herbal teas … cut out alcohol and all other soft drinks, even light or zero calorie fizzy drinks should be avoided.
So, do you feel any better after a few days? Is this a balanced diet you could maintain all year?
What are the risks of rapid weight loss?
It’s fashionable, everyone does it, especially at the start of summer or for a special event.
But it’s not safe …
As proven by multiple studies (e.g. ANSES), it’s dangerous to lose weight too quickly and to embark on diets founded on pipe dreams. Because there’s no ‘fast diet’ that can solve the eternal problem of what happens once you’ve lost all the weight. No doubt, you’ll put it all back on again, and probably even more. High protein diets are particularly harmful, often leading to longterm damage to certain organs. Dieters may also feel confused by their new body shape and suffer from acute tiredness. The risks are multiple.
Therefore, it’s extremely important to be supervised when dieting, whether it be in the office or on the telephone, by an authentic Nutrition professional, as proposed by my I Love my Diet Coach® Method.