Quick weight loss, is tuna the secret? Are you desperately looking for the fastest way you can find to knock off all that excess weight; and I do mean fast? You have that fancy dance coming up or you have to fit into a bridesmaid’s dress or, worse yet, a wedding dress, and time is running out? Perhaps you have to squeeze into that suit you haven’t worn in a long while, paid a ton for, and now it is just too snug? Maybe just around the corner you have the date with the guy of your dreams and you have got to fit into that slinky size 6 black dress; and you just bought it two sizes small for incentive! Or you are on your way to Cancun for a vacation and that Speedo isn’t going to get it with those love handles. Do Speedos ever “make it,” really?
So, you check around and think: The 3 Day Tuna Diet may be just the thing!
The diet is offered as a quick fix for those emergency situations when you are under the gun and must lose weight fast. However, before you jump in with both feet, there are a few things you should be aware of.
Be aware may also be expressed as beware!
It is true that The 3 Day Tuna Diet will help you lose weight, and it is catching on as one of the major fad diets of the day, but there are some things you need to know about this diet and the weight loss that comes with it.
Interestingly, many who try the tuna diet think they will be on it for only a few days, so there won’t be any long term consequences. Unfortunately, the tuna diet, like almost all no-carb or low-carb diets has an impact on your metabolism and your ability to hold water. The diet also has an impact on your musculoskeletal system and your nervous system. There is also a long term starvation effect, meaning the body reacts in a profound way to being put under stress in this manner.
Significantly, most of the weight lost on this diet is indeed water weight. Carbohydrates hold water and when you stop taking in carbs, water is the first thing to go. The impact on the metabolism is not as profound in the short term, if you are only on the diet for 3-5 days, but, as noted above, there is a cost.
However, on this diet or any diet that restricts carbohydrates in this manner you will notice a lack of energy because along with holding water, carbohydrates are one of the body’s principal fuel sources and the brain is a voracious consumer of carbs. Without carbs, because the carbs are used quickly and then not replenished, the brain has less readily available fuel and you may feel the effect.
Additionally, your muscles need carbohydrates for easy to burn fuel, glycogen, and if the brain is consuming whatever stores you have left? Or if your muscles burn up the glycogen first during peak demand….
Well, you can see where this is going, right?
You will be in carbohydrate/glycogen debt. In carbohydrate debt, you will lose weight, yes! But the weight loss will be accompanied by a loss of energy, in many the inability to concentrate, and in some a process called Ketosis will kick in. Ketosis may be accompanied by headaches, light-headedness, and even fatigue, both mental and physical.
Oh yeah, and here’s a good one for all of you going on vacation or on your honeymoon, you will have bad breath! Yup! Bad breath not only from the tuna, which will be bad enough, but from the Ketosis. Just something to consider if you have any intention of being around others.
Understand that any weight loss will be accompanied by weight gain, usually the weight gain will be a rebound and you will put on more weight than you lose. You will, at the very least, put on all the weight you lost. If you stay on the diet longer than a few days, your body will go into starvation mode and when you start eating “normally” again, your body will act to hoard calories in preparation for the next no or low-carb diet.
Between the impact of the nature of the tuna food diet, combined with the loss of glycogen, and the severely restrictive calorie intake, you are essentially putting yourself on a starvation diet. If you do this over and over again, you will end up heavier than you were when you started. Not a healthy proposition!
There are a number of diets designed for healthy weight loss, none of them fast and few of them easy. If a diet promises quick and easy, you should immediately do a double-take and do a lot more research. The tuna food Diet will help you drop weight in the short term but long term you will gain the weight back and much more.