Women who have done a Protein Sparing Modified Fast, did you lose bodyfat? How long did you follow the program and what was your daily intake like? What were your challenges? Any tips? Under my doctor's advice, I am going to follow a PSMF for two weeks, to lose abdominal fat. This is a plan similar to the one I will be following: psmf
PLEASE ONLY ANSWER IF YOU ARE A WOMAN AND HAVE DONE A PSMF, THANK YOU!
asked byLyndsay (5798)
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on February 21, 2013
at 02:27 PM
I am not a woman but I think there are two things which may be helpful for you.
- Maximise your food choices based on the highest nutrition. Reducing calories should not reduce your overall nutrition. You are reducing energy, not nutrition.
- A calorie deficit below 12 kcals per pound of bodyweight can result in muscle loss and metabolic slowdown which is exactly what you want to avoid. Since you are being very specific with the amount of protein and carbohydrate consumed, you need to balance this out with dietary fat consumed. But since PSMF is a short term low-calorie diet, you really need to focus on my first point.
And since McDonald has been mentioned...
Lyle McDonald. The Ketogenic Diet Book.
First and foremost, the extremely low calorie nature of the PSMF makes medical supervision an absolute requirement as frequent blood tests must be performed to watch for signs of metabolic abnormalities. Additionally, the excessively low calories will cause a decrease in metabolic rate making weight regain more likely than if a more moderate approach is used. Typically the PSMF is only used with cases of morbid obesity, when the risks associated with the PSMF are lower than the risks associated with remaining severely obese, and where rapid weight loss is required. In fact, the PSMF has been shown to be more effective in individuals who are obese versus those who are lean.