How can I avoid the yo-yo effect with this diet?
As with any diet, success depends on the nutritional behaviour after the end of the diet. Those who have been able to successfully reduce their weight have also reduced their basal metabolic rate. As a result, the body needs fewer calories than before. However, those who follow an over-calorie diet, i.e. eat more than they consume during the day, will quickly regain the lost weight. A continued balanced diet and exercise or sporting activities are the key to long-term success.
Medical evaluation of the diet
The Ayurvedic diet is in principle very well balanced and, if carried out correctly, does not lead to any threatening nutrient deficiencies. A diet according to the Ayurvedic teachings is also suitable as a permanent way of life, provided that the amount of energy and vital nutrients such as proteins, fats, fibres, vitamins and trace elements supplied does not fall below the recommended daily amount. Due to the holistic approach, not only physical fitness but also soul and spirit can benefit from the method. However, a lasting Ayurvedic lifestyle is difficult to integrate into everyday life.
What alternative diets are there to the Ayurveda diet?
If you want to lose weight, you will find numerous guides and instructions on the Internet. Great caution is advised with so-called mono or crash diets. These include extreme dietary methods such as the rice diet, the Kornspitz diet, the military diet or similar.
In these cases, it is mainly the added amount of carbohydrates that is reduced, which results in a sudden loss of weight due to water being washed out. In addition, they are extremely low-caloric, hardly covering the daily requirement of proteins, fats, vitamins and other essential nutrients. Crash diets can cause rapid weight loss in a short period of time, but they are very dangerous to health.
If you want to lose and maintain weight in the long term, you must be in a calorie deficit and still supply all the essential building blocks of the diet. Diets based on the low carb or low fat principle are successful if they are carried out correctly. Even better to integrate into everyday life are mixed diets such as calorie counting or point counting with Weight Watchers.
Here, any food is allowed in moderation, which prevents ravenous appetite attacks. In addition to diet, exercise and sports are important keys to weight loss and building strong, lean muscles.