Some are saying that alternate day dieting will help to keep you satisfied, but ultimately result in a calorie deficit and weight loss.
After all, Dr. Oz uses this technique for himself, so it must be effective, right?
Don’t Mess with Metabolism
Instead, Find Your Perfect Calorie Level
If your goal is weight loss, finding the perfect calorie level is the key.
It is tricky, but if you create a calorie deficit that is not too low, you can trick the brain into thinking you are not dieting. You will not get as hungry, will still stay satisfied, and keep the metabolism revved.
This type of calorie level usually results in .5 to 2 pounds of weight loss per week.
The One Positive
Following the alternate day diet can actually keep you satisfied with your food intake. Knowing that you can have a normal calorie level some days and only have to deprive yourself a few days is a relief for many.
However, the positive does not outweigh the negatives.
Have you ever tried this high calorie, low calorie diet?
Authored by: Nicole German (RD, LD)
Nicole German is a Registered Dietitian helping others to see that by making nutritious food choices, you can live a happy and healthy life. Debunking food myths and the latest fad diets is just one of her specialties. Nicole graduated from the University of Georgia with a BSFCS in Dietetics.
You can see Nicole’s blog at Nicole’s Nutrition