How To Lose Weight Quickly For Surgery

After months and months of hard work you’ve finally found your surgeon and paid your deposit; your elated! But, the excitement quickly turns into panic when you realise your BMI is higher than you expected. If your BMI is 35 or over we hate to break it to you but you’ve got some pounds to shed sis! See what a popular Miami surgeon had to say about it below;

Exhibit A from the Surgeon's Desk!

Most surgeons will not operate on a patient with a BMI of over 34. Being fit and healthy before surgery can reduce the rest of serious complications, shorten hospital stay and help patients recover better. Having to lose weight can be daunting, but don’t threat, TheCurveCulture is here to assist you reach your weight goals! In today’s post we’re evaluating the most popular options you have for weight loss. We’re discussing the top 5 diet plans and evaluating how efficient they are. 

 

1. The Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD)

A VLCD is defined as a diet of 800 kilocalories or less a day. (3,300KJ). A normal low calorie diet is 1,000-1200 for women and 1200 - 1600 for men. The basis of this diet plan is to consume low calories thus reducing fat storage and increasing lypolysis. Meals are replaced with shakes bars and soups for a minimum of 12 weeks. In order to make this diet plan successful individuals are encourages to drink water, use an online calorie counter and plan meals ahead of time. Calories should be restricted gradually as many will struggle with a dramatic decrease in calories. The VLCD is one of the most restricting forms of dieting and should not a long term weight loss strategy. Side effects may include low energy, dry mouth, cramps, headaches, feeling dizzy and feeling hungry. Individuals can expect to lose 3-5 lbs a week with this diet. A similar alternative to the diet is The Cabbage Soup Diet. This diet is based on consuming cabbage soup only which is low in calorie and high in fibre foods. This diet also allows the freedom to consume a small selection of other foods. Unfortunately, total weight loss may involve a high amounts of water and muscle weight.

2. The Ketogenesis Diet

The Keto diet involves a consumption of roughly 50 grams of carbs a day. Each meal should contain 75% fat, 20% of Protein and only 5% of carbs. Ketogenesis is the biochemical process through which fats are broken down in the liver forming ketones. The idea that the body depletes it’s carb or sugar stores  (glycogen) quickly and begins to break down fats instead. Carbs are the bodies chosen substances to convert into energy. Weight is lost because it takes more calories to turn fat into energy than it takes for carbs to turn into energy. Ketosis deceases sugar and insulin levels in the body. Often more weight is loss with the veto diet than the VLCD as  many find it more filling. Some side effects may include excessive thirst, frequent urination, fatigue and hunger. It is possible to lose 1-3 lb a week following this diet. The atkins diet a a similar alternative to the keto diet as they both involve a low carb and high fat intake. However, the different is the atkins diet gradually increases in carb intake kicking the body out of ketosis mode. It also allows a more flexible approach and allows a wider range of foods.

2. Low Carb Intermittent Fasting (LCIF)

Imminent tasing simply means varying times of when to eat and when to not. LCIF works by having fasting periods which allows the body to use up its sugar reserves and turning it into fat. This causes insulin levels to drop drastically while fat burning is accelerated. Other benefits of LCIF are the possible improvement of mental clarity, concentration and increased energy. There a several types of intermittent fasting, short fasting (under 24 hours)  are the most common. The 16:8 fasting cycle involves eating all meals within a 8 hour period and fasting for the remaining 16 hours, daily. The 20:4 fasting cycle includes eating all meals in a 4 hour window and fasting for the remain 20 hours. Longer fasting (over 24 hours) may include the 5:2 cycle - 5 days of regular eating and two days of fasting. This only allows 500 calories on eating days. Lastly a more drastic cycle is the 36 hour of fasting for the whole day.  This involves eating on day one and not eating until day 3 at the same time. On the negative side. fasting can lead to an increase in the stress hormones cortisol. It may also lead to over eating and binging, food cravings. Individuals can expect to lose 2-7lb a week on this diet.


A final variation of LCIF is the One Meal A Day (OMAD) diet. In this version, individuals are expected to fast for 23 hours than consume a large meal in a 60 minute window. Meals are eaten in the same 4 hour block everyday. Meals must be served on a standard plate and must not rise over 3 inches. Drinks must not contain any calories such as water and coffee. Other than this, any foods can be consumed. Benefits of this variation include helping to regulate blood glucose and assisting in the prevention of chronic diseases. Some side effects associated with following the OMAD diet can be experiencing serious hunger, lack of energy and cravings.

4. Water Fasting


Water fasting is not the absence of water, but rather a fast where you are not allowed to consume anything except for water. This kind of fast should not last longer than 24 hours - 72 days. Individuals should consume at least 6 - 10 glasses of water daily. Most people participate in this kind of extreme fast to lose weight, detox the body, and to prepare for a medical procedure. The water fast presents endless benefits including slow aging, healthier collagen, reduces inflammation, lowers risks of cancers, heart disease, blood pressure and diabetes. Furthermore it can help promotes autophagy - a process where your body breaks down and recycles old parts of you cells that may potentially be dangerous. Adverse effects associating with the water fast may be feeling weak or dizzy. Surprisingly, it is possible to become dehydrated as 20-30% of water comes from food. It is important to drink more water than normal. Despite the many health benefits, the majority of the water lost will only be water weight. The fast is broken gradually by juicing then adding soups and salads to your diet. The water fasting can help shift 2lb each day.

5. Weight Watchers

Weight watchers is a diet plan first developed in the 1960’s that encourages weight loss by making healthy food and lifestyle choices. They do this by creating a custom made weight loss plan to meet your personal needs and goals. A personal assessment helps identify eating habits, food preferences, lifestyle and activity level. Complimentary apps help you track your food, activity and weight loss goals throughout your weight loss journey.  Weight watchers membership prices have become more affordable over the years. For an additional fee you also receive an online coach for support. The benefits of following the Weight Watcher’s diet plan is how personal tailored it is for each individual. Most people enjoy being involved in an online community. They provide many healthy recipes online and promote healthy lifestyle decisions that can make a big impact in the long term. Weight watchers tell members that they can expect to lose 2-5 lbs a week.

 

Weight Loss Pills/Fat Burners

Fat burners are described as nutritional supplements that aid fat metabolism. Weight loss pills can help accelerate metabolic accelerator and suppresses the appetite. Many fat burners include some of the ingredients listed below. All pills are designed to be taken by people who also make sensible lifestyle changes.

  • Green Coffee Bean Extract - Contains caffeine that can increase fat burning and chlorogenic acid that may promote weight loss by reducing the absorption of fat and glucose in the gut. This in turn lowers insulin levels to improve metabolic functions. Side effects may cause diarrhoea. Individuals can expect to lose 0.5-lb a week
  • Garcinia Cambogia Extract - inhibits a fat producing enzyme in the body and increases levels of serotonin to help reduce cravings. On average 2 lb over several week, no serious side effects are associated with this supplement.
  • Alli (Orlistat) Prevents the body from absorbing fats and reduces calorie intake. 120mg should taken before meals 3 x a day it can help prevent approximately 30% of dietary fat from being absorbed. Side effects may include wind, abdominal bloating and urgent bowel movements and loose diarrhoea like stools. 1-2 lbs can be lost a week using this supplement
  • Carnitine Tartrate. - An amino acid that usually forms in the body after eating meat or dairy. Moves fatty acids into the cells mitochondria burning fat and creating more energy.

 

How To Speed Up Weight Loss

Following this list below alone will sure enough help shift some calories over time. Add this to your your diet plan for extra impact!

  1. Drink water. Thirst can sometimes be confused with hunger. Drink 8 ounces of water when you wake up and tracking water intake on your phone.
  2. Keep a food journal. Helps to recognises poor eating habits and identify where you need additional support.
  3. Exercise.Try HIIT exercise. 30 minutes of high intensity interval Training 3 times a week can help boost weight loss drastically. Adding weight training to the mix will help you burn calories even in a resting state. The more muscle you have the more calories burned.
  4. Cut our Sugar. Full stop!
  5. Get more sleep. Leptin is a hormone released from fat cells. It suppresses hunger and signals fullness in the brain. When you do not get adequate sleep, the body makes more gherkin and less leptin, leaving you hungry and increasing your appetite.
  6. Eat Clean. Eat whole foods and avoid processed junk food.

 

Everything in a nutshell..

 

Diet

How It Works

Why It works

Benefits

Side Effects

Time It’ll Take To Lose 10lb

Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD)

Daily calories of 800 kilocalories a day. Meals are replaced with shakes bars and soups for a minimum of 12 weeks.

Decreases calories and the storage of f at.

 

Low energy, dry mouth, headaches. cramps, feeling dizzy, feeling hungry.

Roughly 2 - 3weeks

Keto

Consumption of roughly 50 grams of carbs a day. Each meal should contain 75% fat, 20% of Protein and only 5% of carbs

The body depletes it’s carb or sugar stores  (glycogen) quickly and begins to break down fats instead.

Fat turns into kotos in the liver which can supply energy for the brain. Decreases sugar and insulin levels.

May include excessive thirst, frequent urination, fatigue and hunger.

Rough;y 3-4 weeks

Low Carb Intermittent Fasting

Varying times of when to eat and when to not.

LCIF works by having fasting periods which allows the body to use up its sugar reserves and turning it into fat.

Benefits of LCIF are the possible improvement of mental clarity, concentration and increased energy.

Fasting can lead to an increase in the stress hormones cortisol. It may also lead to over eating and binging, food cravings.

Roughly 2 - 3 weeks

Water Fasting

A fast where you are not allowed to consume anything except for water.

The absence of calories

Slow aging, healthier collagen, reduces inflammation, lowers risks of cancers, heart disease., blood pressure and diabetes.

Feeling weak, dizzy and dehydrated.

Roughly 1 week (if done longer than 3 days)

Weight Watcher

A custom made weight loss plan to meet your personal needs and goals

A personal assessment helps identify eating habits, food preferences, lifestyle and activity level.

Being part of a big community. Receiving online support. Having a wide range of meal plans to suit your needs.

None

Roughly 2 - 3 weeks

 

Have you followed any diet plans to help lose weight? What worked best and what didn’t? We would love to know, drop a reply below.

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- The CurveCulture

1 comment

Nicole

Thank You for the good information

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