In the debut week of "Cristina's Program" there have been several controversies: A phone call from the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, to the good of the last SIC presenter; and the station's record group, in front of TVI's competitor, "You on TV." Now join the list: A challenge to lose weight.
It was in the third program, sent on January 9, that nutritionist Pedro Carvalho proposed a business plan to lose three pounds in 15 days.
Although it was released to two specific people, it was later published on social networks as a challenge for everyone. "Do you want to lose 3 kg in 15 days? Then join the movement! This is the menu on day 1 (to start tomorrow). Take the challenge?" They write in the description.
If someone was enthusiastic about this method, a large group of people also showed their disagreement.
"Basic Mistakes: Treat yourself to a person of carbohydrates and fats at the same time! And keep the person eating industrial stuff just to get past … Oh Doctors, health first! Look at the Paleo model and prioritize natural food!" Instagram users.
In another comment, it says: "This is not the ketogenic! Not even nearby. It is a restrictive food program and can lead to the desired weight loss. But it is not the ketogenic."
The publication of "Cristina's Program" speaks of a "restrictive and non-hydrating method, which can only be done by healthy people without health complications such as hypothyroidism, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, liver or kidney disease."
But in practice, what is this about ketogenic treatment? Nutrition expert Bárbara de Almeida Araújo explained everything to NIT when we talked about this diet.
How is this diet finished?
In this method, the fat intake should correspond to about 75 percent of our daily needs. Already 20 percent should be proteins and just five carbohydrates. That is, it is a small carbohydrate diet, with moderate protein content and high fat content.
Usually, our body uses our carbohydrates as a source of energy. But when they do not exist in sufficient quantity, the body begins to effectively burn the fat and use it as an energy source that produces ketone bodies, he explains to NiT. It is said that the body is in ketosis.
"According to some studies, in the ketogenic diet, weight loss is two and a half times higher than in a low fat calorie content."
How does this happen?
On a diet with normal carbohydrate levels, blood sugar levels and insulin levels also increase. In addition, when consumed in excess, hydrates are transformed into triglycerides and stored as fat.
According to the author of the blog "Manias de Uma Dietista", the same no longer occurs in the ketogenic diet, rather the opposite. In fact, there is a reduction in blood sugar and insulin levels.
And more: "The ketone bodies produced by beta oxidation of fatty acids are released from the liver and used as a source of energy in the brain. Therefore, the body begins to burn fat and at the same time spreads the muscle proteins."
Which foods are part of this method?
It should focus on meat, fish (especially fats), eggs, butter, ghee, olive oil, coconut oil, cheeses, seeds, oilseeds, vegetables, herbs and spices. The consumption of fruit should be limited, and red fruit, avocado and coconut should be basically.
On the other hand, grains, grains, common sugar, tubers, legumes, milk, alcohol and all types of processed products should be avoided.
Do you go hungry during your diet?
Don't worry, you won't be hungry. According to the expert, this diet helps to inhibit appetite. How is this possible? "Because it interferes with our hormones, namely leptin and ghrelin."
At that time, the nutritionist Bárbara de Almeida Araújo gave NiT a sample meal day. Take note.
– Breakfast: scrambled eggs with avocado, mushroom sauteed in coconut oil and bacon;
– Mid-morning: a handful of almonds and two pieces of cheese;
– Lunch: chicken with salad and arugula salad, feta cheese, herbs and olive oil;
– Snack: carrots and cucumbers with guacamole and a handful of brazil roots;
– Dinner: salmon with asparagus sauteed in coconut oil and one tablespoon of sesame seeds.
So is it safe to follow ketogenic treatment?
As we have seen, it is not dangerous to eat more fat, so it is easier to lose later, as long as it is not used in the long run.
The only problem with this type of plan is that they are generalized. It is that each person has body and specific goals, so a general nutrition plan can never be adapted to it. However, it can be a strategy just to get started.
It is important to always ask a nutritionist or your doctor before moving on to a new diet.
But there are quite dangerous diets that you should never follow – even if it is short-lived. Click on the gallery to see what they are.