Nowadays there are hundreds of diets that promise the person who decides to follow it, immediate results with the law of least effort. They are popularly known as miracle diets, this type of diet has its detractors and its defenders. This time I'm going to tell you about a of the most popular and what greater fame has: the points diet.
Surely you will have heard of her and you are interested to know if it really works or has a dangerous rebound effect as occurs in most diets of this type. Next I will tell you more detail of what it consists of the points diet and if it can be classified as a miracle diet or is it a type of healthy weight loss plan that will help you lose weight and eliminate those extra kilos.
What is the points diet?
This type of diet works in a different and original way with respect to other types of slimming methods. The diet in question rate food depending on the proteins, fats or carbohydrates they contain. Everything that you eat and eat has a series of points, in general the foods with more calories have more points and the healthiest or less caloric they have less points.
Each person who decides to start this type of diet, has a kind of daily coupon with points that vary depending on the gender, weight or age of that person. Daily, the person can eat up to a series of points at most, so you have to write down and keep track of the points spent so as not to go over that limit. The points diet allows you to eat any type of food as long as the person does not exceed the points consumed.
According to the proponents of such a diet, if you follow the established rules and regulations you get to lose weight without any problem. However, it is not proven that it does not occur a rebound effect at the end and that it is 100% of a healthy and balanced diet. If the person who successfully completes said diet, don't change your habits and follow a type of healthy and balanced diet, you may gain weight again.
Disadvantages of the points diet
When it comes to knowing if the famous diet of points it is not harmful to health, it is necessary to pay special attention to the characteristics that it must have a healthy and balanced diet.
- You have to get a balance between the calories ingested and those that are expended daily. If they are spent fewer calories than ingested, the diet is neither reliable nor recommended, which is why it is detrimental to health.
- Increase the consumption of unsaturated fats and reduce the consumption of saturated fat and trans fat.
- Increase in foods like vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains and legumes.
- Reduce consumption of sugar and salt at all meals.
If you extrapolate these details to the points diet, you can check that there is low calorie intake since if this were not the case, it would be impossible to lose weight. On the contrary, by existing total freedom to eat, there may be the possibility that a person do not eat any fruit or vegetables when following this type of diet. In addition to this, the person can continue to consume saturated or trans fat that are really bad for your body. The bottom line is that it's about of a miracle diet that will help you lose weight in the short term but that in the long run has a dangerous rebound effect which will cause you to gain more kilos than at the beginning of the diet.
Is it a miracle diet?
From the base that the points diet does not promise weight loss in record time as if they do many miracle diets. This type of diet ensures that you lose between half a kilo and a kilo a week, something reasonable and that can be within the norm in any type of healthy weight loss plan. The success of this diet is in the fact that they are ingested fewer calories of those that burn. Therefore if you do a good choice of foods and nutrients you need on a day-to-day basis, there is no reason to consider the points diet like a miracle diet.
If after finishing said diet, you still with a type of balanced and balanced diet with the necessary nutrients and you complement it with some daily physical exercise, you will not have any problems to maintain your weight and not catch any of the lost kilos with the points diet. Another plus point of this type of diet, is that it does not force you to buy nutritional and food supplements to compensate for the lack of nutrients, since with the diet of the points you can eat everything and does not remove any of the essential nutrients that the body needs to function properly.
In summary, the points diet it is a method to lose weight just as effective and correct than other types of diet with the great particularity that group the food in different groups according to their calories and their nutritional importance. If you decide to continue this type of diet , it is important that you change your eating habits for the future since otherwise said diet it will have been useless. Remember that if you follow a type of healthy and balanced diet you will lose those extra kilos that bother you so much and you will do it in a way that you will not harm neither to your health nor to your organism.
Then I put you an explanatory video about the points diet and what it will help you to know more of said diet.