Calorie shifting diets are popular nowadays, because people who have tried it are recommending it. This diet helps you to lose weight and is easier to maintain compare to a starvation diet. This diet is easier to maintain because other diets requires you to eat less, count calories and buy ingredients that are hard to find in your local grocery stores. But with the calorie shifting diet you get to eat more than 3 meals a day. With this kind of diet you would not have to stop dieting, as it can be adapted into your daily lifestyle. Many other diets out there are impossible to maintain for a long period of time and once you stop the diet your weight starts increasing.
Metabolism plays a huge role in those diets that doesnâ€™t work. In layman terms, people gain weight because they take in more energy than they use. This excess energy that are unused gets stored as fats in the body. When people go on a starvation diet their body remembers those times that they starve and will store more energy in the body just in case starvation occurs again. With the calorie shifting diet, you manipulate your metabolism so that it consume your fats and not store them.
The calorie shifting diet manipulates your metabolism, by preventing it from getting comfortable with your daily routine. This simple means that, instead of consuming the same type of food, take in the same quantity of calories everyday, you could shock your metabolism with 1300 calories for 6 days then consumed 2600 calories the next day. There are other methods like consuming calories in a ascending order, from say 1200 calories the first day then increasing it by 200 everyday to around 2000 calories then go back down again to 1200 calories.
There is also a low carbohydrates plan, whereby you vary your carbohydrates intake a few times a month. The carbohydrates to proteins intake ratio should not be too low, as the reason why low carbohydrates diet works is because the body goes into ketosis. In the ketosis state the body burn fats, which help you to lose weight. By going through trial and error you will find the best ratio of protein and carbohydrate for you to lose weight.