How the ISO diet work

The ISO diet is a popular weight loss diet among people in the body building circles. Traditionally it was believed that if you reduce the amount of calories in your diet, and then your body weight would in turn reduce. Theoretically this is true because your body will start becoming smaller but what actually happens is that the loss of body fat from your body also has a reduction in overall body muscle. The ISO diet was motivated through trial and error and discourages the increase in the rate of exercise for fat shedding or decrease in the amount of calories in the diet. The principle of this diet therefore is to adjust the ratios of the proteins, carbohydrates and fats in the diet and this is a proven way that helps the body to shed some fat. A lot of people think that by increasing the protein content of the diet, muscle density will be improved or increased. This is not true and so is increasing the exercise routine. What these two moves will do is to deprive your cells of energy and as they become loose, this is portrayed as sagging muscle which people might mistake for weight loss.

What the traditional dieting does is to trick your mind into thinking that you are losing weight because you will be more energetic, sociable and be able to take carbohydrates as you like. The effect of this is that your body will not fell hungry but the downside is that you will not lose as much weight as you wish. It is slow and even when it seems to works the results are just close to what you were aiming for. The effect of the ISO die on the other hand is increased hunger when it is just started as well as a feeling of decreased strength but this too is just at the beginning of the diet plan. The principle of the ISO diet as we see in how it advocates for the food intake is not so much on the quantity of the food but on the quality of the food. We all agree that fat is not good for our overall health but when it comes to body building and retaining muscle then it is the only thing we must work with. Proteins may look like the better alternative to increase but they cause muscle wastage at very high rates because of energy lacking properties.

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