The Fast Diet- Is it Really Better?Posted on April 21, 2008
Michael Mosley, a British author, journalist, TV personality, and physician was mildly overweight, had high cholesterol and was feared to be at risk for developing diabetes. His position made the usual recommendation: medications. Michael Mosley decided to take a different route. He began interviewing leading researchers around the world while testing their latest findings. From these interviews, Michael Mosley created the Fast Diet included in his best-selling book and three-part PBS series. The fast diet is based on studies of intermittent fasting. According to the article one version involves eating regularly for five days a week and then eating 600 calories a day two times a week. According to the article in the beginning it can be difficult because of distractions and hunger pangs. But most find the hunger pains subside after a while. The author of the article lost 19 pounds of fat within a couple of months and had improved both his cholesterol and glucose levels significantly. The author also reports keeping the weight off and the blood levels are good as well. According to Michael Mosley people respond differently to exercise. There are many genetic factors to exercise and it is difficult to have one blanket recommendation for exercise that will work for everyone. Dr. Kim cautions patients against crash diets especially those who have invested in cosmetic surgery procedures such as body contouring liposuction, or breast augmentation. Significant shifts in weight can have a negative effect on the patient’s cosmetic surgery results. It is important for patients to consume a healthy amount of calories each day and to exercise sufficiently in relationship to the amount of calories consumed each day. It is much more important that patients maintain a healthy stable weight then that they try diets they quickly lose a significant amount of weight. These types of diets traditionally allow patients to lose weight yet when they begin to eat regularly their likely to gain weight usually in excess of their beginning weight. Patients who are considering liposuction or breast augmentation are encouraged to contact Dr. Kim and schedule a consultation.