Have you seen one of your friends posting on social media about their amazing experience with shake dieting? Or have you heard of anyone who knows someone who is doing it?
Regular posts on their page about how they have had their nutrient dense breakfast in a drink and now they are ready for the day…….are they? Is getting everything you need from a drink/shake or even a pill possible?
It sounds like a nice idea for some….and quite futuristic perhaps? But honestly, the answer is no. Your digestive system is far more complex. And not having ‘substance’ to metabolise is not a good thing.
Read on to find out why…..
So, do shake diets and VLCD diets work? VLCD means Very Low Calorie Diets……..Read on!
Real Food Burns Fat, NOT DUST!
Shake diets seem to be the next best thing in losing weight. If you are not aware of these diets they are basically replacing food with shakes and maybe eat some fruit/vegetables as well.
First of all your body will averagely burn 1300 – 2300 calories per day at rest and doing nothing! You actually burn a lot more just by performing daily duties!
So you will need to fuel (feed) your body with the right amount of calories otherwise what else will your body use as fuel throughout the day?
A quick question for you…..Would you put £5 in your car to travel 100 miles? And expect to get there?!!
Secondly you will see a change in your body and you will slim down, but as soon as you start eating like a human again you will see all that weight you lost put straight back on twice as quick as you lost it, so then what? And why? The reason being that your metabolism is like you, it needs exercise! And its exercise is metabolising food.
If you do not eat regularly, and solid food, your metabolism slows down and becomes damaged. This is actually quite serious.
You will go back to what you know “works” which will be the shakes and you will keep yo-yoing between them, which will lead to a viscous cycle where you will never reach your