Zig Zag Diet

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What is the zig zag diet?

Is the type of diet program that controls portions of food consumption and take turns between the low-calorie foods (high protein) and high-calorie, not stressed, to avoid food-food program in the regular promising a conventional diet. While the basic idea is to outsmart the body's metabolism to burn fat for energy and muscle that is not burned to the needs of the body.

Basic principles


Zig-zag pattern diet apply cycle zig-zag (take turns) between the low-calorie foods and high calorie. For example, to apply the pattern of 5 days and low carbohydrate followed by 2 days of high carbohydrate (5 and 2). Or can be modified to 6-day low carbohydrate and 1 day high carbohydrate (6 and 1) or can also 3 and 2. Try your own search and the ratio of low carbohydrate and high carbohydrate the most suitable for your body.

At the low carbohydrate day select low-carbohydrate foods to increase your protein consumption. In the days of high carbohydrate choose high-carbohydrate foods, reduce the consumption of protein, less than the low carbohydrate day.

Zig-zag pattern diet did not apply eat three meals a day, but replace them with 6-7 times a day, eat smaller portions for the same period.

In a short period of time, 2-3 hours after the main meal, the amount of carbohydrate should be more than fat so the body continues to make the save as the metabolism of fat. The body also tend to burn more fat than muscle.

benefit zig-zag diet

Zig-zag diet able to maintain a balance between the target burn fat (with attention Feed calories) and the desire to gain muscle mass (with the consumption of various types of high-calorie foods). Several other dietary fats, which aims to burn off in the process must also be forced to burn muscle. However, zig-zag diet claim will not burn muscle because the changes or shifting calories applied. In addition, blood sugar levels stable due to the frequency of eating frequently, will avoid the excessive appetite.

That can make you fail

If you not patient will make this diet is fails, the need for a relatively long period of time. Decrease the weight significantly may not occur as a conventional diet, because diet has a focus other than discard the fat avoid a decrease in muscle mass.


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