Portland Personal Trainer | Low Calorie Diets | Do They Really Work?

The Low Calorie Diet...Do They Work?For several years now, fad diets have come and gone that involve dropping daily calorie counts below 1,200 calories, and often much lower than that. Do these diets really work to cut fat and make you bikini ready in no time? Unfortunately, in the long term these diets do not cause weight loss and actually may do the opposite, while possibly risking your health.Any diet that drops below 1,200 calories a day for an average weight person will not provide enough energy and nutrients for daily functioning. The lower the calorie count, the less protein synthesis that occurs, which means you’re losing muscle mass as well as fat. This leads to malnutrition, disease, and physiological damage. Hormone levels are highly affected, including a drop on testosterone, making it difficult to gain back lean body mass, which leads to depleted energy stores. In the long term, if you consume too few calories on a regular basis, it is possible for your body to go into “starvation mode.” This refers to the survival tactics that the human body uses in order to make it through a feast or famine situation. If you starve yourself, your body assumes that food is not available, so it holds onto fat as energy stores until the next time food is available. Metabolism slows, making it very difficult to lose body fat. Studies have shown that more than 80% of diets do not work for long term weight loss. The best weight loss method is to develop a healthy relationship with food while leading an active lifestyle. There is no magic diet or pill to transform your body. It takes time, patience, and dedication. Starving yourself will only cause malnutrition, low energy, and irritation. Do it the healthy way- eat clean, eat often, and move your body! If you are having a challenging time moving you body, then why don't you seek some professional assistance.  At our Portland personal trainer studio, we assist and help individuals get toned, lose weight, get strong and most of all, gain the confidence to approach food with a moderation approach, versus an all or nothing starve yourself approach. You need to eat sensibly, move a little bit more and be conscious of your health. The Art of Personal Training by Kisar Dhillon107  SE Washington StreetSuite No. 137Portland, Oregon 97214503-953-0241