Ultra Low Calorie Diets!

Ray Shonk - fitness instructor - greater grand rapids area
Ultra low is a no go.

There are some misconceptions about cutting calories to super low levels. First off what is a calorie? A calorie is the energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1° C. So calories are not evil.
Studies show that ultra low calorie diets have a long history of failure. They will likely show results for about a week or two, but then the bad changes happen. You will likely start to fatigue easy, and your metabolism will plummet. When this happens your body will change gears to what many call “starvation mode“.  Once here your body will do everything it can to store fat. This is so your organs don’t start to fail and in time you will notice a distended belly. Another very likely side effect would also be a weakened immune system.
It’s also not just the calories that you need to pay attention to it’s also your basic nutrients such as fat protein and carbohydrates. You need to understand the proper ratio in order to reach your intended goal.
My personal recommendation would be to find an app for your phone that can properly calculate the calories you need per day and subtract the amount of calories required to safely lose weight. Another option would be talking to a nutritionist or a personal trainer weight-loss specialist.  Remember, at the end of the day you are doing this for you, so do it right.

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