The protein sparing modified fast is designed to help people lose weight through losing fat because it is a low-calorie diet. When one starts their diet they must strictly limit their calorie intake for the first months.
After several months of limiting one’s calorie intake, the next step is to raise the calorie level to a normal level for a few months. This diet should be clinically supervised so that one will be able to get help in planning how many calories they should take per day.
Six months is the amount of time that one should limit their calorie intake in the beginning. In the refeeding phase calories are added in back to the diet and protein is reduced. Healthcare professionals have used this diet on obese patients and there have been good results in weight loss.
One of the benefits of the diet is that no muscle mass is lost and the metabolic rate is maintained. Fat tissue which has contributed to the weight in obese patients is lost during this diet. It has been observed that men lose more weight than women when they use this diet.
In order to maintain this weight loss, people who take the diet must go for evaluations with a healthcare provider. People who do not keep regular visits with their healthcare providers during and after the diet, normally gain back the weight. Additional benefits of PSMF are reduced blood pressure, improved blood sugar, healthy cholesterol, and reduced blood glucose levels.
Potassium, calcium, sodium, and multivitamins must be taken by people on this diet to prevent electrolyte imbalances. Electrolyte levels must be tested on patients who are on this diet as well as their kidney functions to determine whether they need supplements. Due to the fact that this diet is a low-calorie diet, its causes ketosis.
People who want to take this diet must know that they should take a lot of fluids while they are on this diet. The fluids that one consumes when on this diet will prevent kidney damage. The PSMF diet is suitable for those who will be committed to dietary changes and lifestyle changes while on the diet and after the diet.
To Reduce obesity-related complications when one is having surgery, a PSMF diet may be recommended by a healthcare provider. This is for those patients who want weight loss surgery. There are some side effects that one can get during this diet and this is why it’s important to go through the diet with the help of a healthcare provider.