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What is a Protein Sparing Modified Fast?
A Protein sparing modified fast is a ketosis way of eating that is really designed to help people lose a lot of weight in
a short period of time without much exercise. It's not a long-term way of eating, but it's a scientifically proven shortterm solution for rapid weight loss. The psmf diet was created with the intention of helping morbidly obese patients.
these patients typically had a BMI that was greater than 30.
How does the protein sparing modified fast work?
The psmf diet is a form of fasting. Fasting means that you are restricting yourself from food and drinks for a set
period of time. With this diet you will only be eating calculated amounts of macros. A useful tool such as a psmf
calculator is very helpful in determining your target values. Vegetables are a key to this diet because they help you
stay full and give you plenty of fiber. Vegetables are also a great source of nutrients for the body. Vegetables that
contain high amounts of protein are encouraged. All starchy vegetables should be avoided. You are also
encouraged to eat more beans peas and lentils.
This diet involves eating nearly zero carbohydrates and eliminating fat intake. A protein sparing modified fast usually
involves a total caloric intake of a round 800 to 1200 calories per day. To make up for deficiencies, patients are
advised to take supplements such as minerals vitamins and electrolytes. The diet is set up to get your body to the
point that it reaches ketosis. When your body is in a state of ketosis, you will start to lose weight quickly. When in
this state, your body starts to eat it's own fat for energy. The high protein intake helps patients spare their lean
fdto feel fuller and to consume less calories. It is a major
Protein is very important with the diet. Protein helps you
fuel for fat burning. Eating protein helps promotesand repair muscles and their growth. Lean protein sources
.pvenison, lamb, trim pork, bacon rashers, egg whites, chicken, and
include minced beef, eggs, turkey, roast beef,
Exercise is not recommended on this diet. in fact many people that do the diet do not exercise at all. You do have
the option of weight training during this diet, but minimal exercise is recommened for the best results.
Refeeds are an important part of the diet as well. Refeeds help you restore depleted leptin levels. They also can
help you jumpstart your metabolism and reduce Cravings before you go back to cutting days. Refeeds also help to
regulate your system. Carbs such as potatoes, starchy vegetables,fruits, pancakes, and pasta are all encouraged.
Free meal days are also part of the program. Free meal days are important because they are a mental and
psychological boost during the diet. You are free to eat whatever you like on your free meal days according to when
they fall on your plan. . This can vary depending on what category you fall in the diet.
Because the psmf diet is a form of starvation you may experience side effects. these side effects include muscle
cramps cold intolerance halitosis fatigue hair thinning headaches constipation and diarrhea. more severe side
effects include anxiety and depression.
The protein sparing modified fast can be a very challenging diet both mentally and physically, but has proven to be a
safe scientifically proven method for rapid fat loss. As with any diet, you are advised to consult with your physician
before starting any diet.