Calorie Shifting Diet
calorie shifting diet is one of the latest (but maybe not the
greatest) ways to lose weight fast.
The idea behind this type
of diet is to keep your metabolism guessing by shifting calories with
each meal or day.
This is not a low calorie diet that will
put you at risk of slowing down your metabolism but rather has a
healthy calorie intake level for the week.
This plan boasts
that you can lose 9 pounds every 11 days.
results are highly unlikely for the common person, this method may
allow you to lose weight faster than other weight loss plans.
To learn more about this diet and if it's right for you, keep reading.
How Calore Shifting Diets Work
terms, calorie shifting diets shift your calories with each
meal or with each day.
This diet method is also referred to
as a zig zag diet.
When shifting calories by the day you
would take your total daily calorie intake for weight loss and divide
it into 4 meals per day.
Each day you would eat different
types of foods at different times of the day.
if you have a high fiber low protein breakfast one day, the next day
you might shift it to a high protein, low fat breakfast.
Another example would be if you have 400 calories for lunch one day the
next it might only be 200 calories or 600 calories.
So in essence, you are shifting your daily calories and nutrients
across the different meals each day.
If you select a weekly
calorie shifting diet you would take your total weekly calorie intake
for weight loss and mix these calories up each day.
instance, if your total weekly calorie intake is 11,200 calories, or
1,600 calories a day, you would change each daily calorie intake to
come out to the total for the week.
When you zig zag the
calories in the week one day you would consume only 1,200 calories but
the next you might consume 2,000 calories.
Why Calorie Shifting Diets Work
most popular diet that promotes calorie shifting is the Fat Loss 4
Idiots Diet. As stated earlier, this particular diet claims
you can lose 9 pounds in 11 days.
Although this seems a bit
far fetched, by using the Fat Loss 4 Idiots Diet you can shift your
calories and generally lose weight faster than traditional weight loss
Other diet plans include the QOD, or every other day diet, by John
Daugirdas. This diet shifts calories by the day and promotes
altering between eating regular meals every other day with the opposite
days of fasting. On the fasting days you may only consume as
low as 300 to 400 calories.
This reduction on the fasting
days seems a bit extreme and would be very difficult to function and
sustain this type of dieting.
Another diet using the zig zag method is the Johnson Diet.
This also uses calorie shifting per day by eating what ever you want
one day and the next reducing calories by 20% to 35% from the day
If you are looking to try calorie shifting, be sure to know your
calorie intake needs for the day and/or week using this
Although you may lose weight faster, be sure you
don’t put your health at risk by reducing calories too low for any
Your best bet would be to start with a daily
shifting of calories versus an every other day of shifting.
Learn more about what a calorie is by reading this article.
from Fat, Protein and Carbohydrates
Each of these macronutrients is what makes up a calorie. Check
out this article to see exactly how fat, protein and carbs effect the
total calories so you can make healthier food selections.
Low Carb Diet Benefits
Thinking about trying a low carb diet? Be sure to read this article to see all the benefits from this type of weight loss plan.