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Gwyneth Paltrow and her fitness trainer Tracy Anderson posted a miracle diet on Goop.com. Unfortunately, this is actually dangerous …
Christmas time is generally the time of year when we are rubbed countless miracle diets and fitness programs under our noses, which should help us to fit like a glove into our "Little Black Dress" for the office party in the next two weeks …
Yawn Not only are these articles and offers abundantly unoriginal - they are also potentially dangerous, as a nutritionist explains in The Independent.
One report in particular is a thorn in the side of the expert Rhiannon Lambert: A guide published on the lifestyle website Goop.com by actress and Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow and her fitness trainer Tracy Anderson. The title: "How to lose weight very quickly!"
Gwyneth Paltrow: Harmful Diet Tips For Rapid Weight Loss
Because the recommendations made there are one thing above all for nutritionist Lambert: Harmful and therefore dangerous. "Paltrow and her trainer calculate that you can lose a lot of weight in an extremely short time. First, it's unrealistic and, second, the pounds you lose on the scales don't say much. You can also lose water and become lighter. It is more important Loss of body fat. But that can only be achieved sustainably and not within a few days."
The Paltrow-Anderson diet, on the other hand, wrecks the body, says Rhiannon Lambert: "It's shocking. Daily exercise is recommended. Gluten and carbohydrates are banned from the diet. The body needs time to regenerate. Too much strain actually hampers the muscles in energy combustion."
The claim that avoiding gluten and carbohydrates leads to rapid weight loss is also scientifically incorrect. "Numerous studies have shown that every diet is not based on a specific food group, but also on reducing overall energy consumption." To put it simply: if you use more energy than you consume, you lose weight.
Carbohydrates are particularly important as a source of energy if you do a lot of sport; not doing it leads to a drop in performance, fatigue and (because less of the happiness hormone serotonin is produced) mild depression.
Lambert: "Instead of completely avoiding carbohydrates as recommended by Paltrow and Co., you should rather eat the right ones." Good ones are especially found in al dente durum wheat noodles. Because they are digested slowly and ensure a constant blood sugar level - the performance level remains constant. Whole grain products, vegetables (cooked to the bite), cereal flakes, rice (parboiled or basmati) and dried fruits are also good sources. Soft-boiled pasta and potatoes, sweets and white rice, on the other hand, are unfavorable.
Protein bars are not necessarily healthier
And something else is questionable about Goop.com's "super-fast" diet method. There protein bars are recommended as a substitute for whole meals - which are conveniently also available to buy directly on the website.
The bars purportedly contain all of the fiber and micronutrients the body needs. Nutrition expert Rhiannon Lambert points out: "If you chew a protein bar instead of a balanced diet, you naturally lose weight. You deprive your body of a normal meal." So it is above all less eating, but therefore not healthier. Not even all of the ingredients in the bars are listed on the website. The only thing that can be determined is that they contain honey, stevia and cane sugar - that is, they are very sweet and thus the blood sugar level rises quickly, but can also flatten out again just as quickly. The result: renewed cravings.
In addition, according to Goop.com, detox teas and protein powder dissolved in water should be drunk. The conclusion of the nutritionist: "It is a crash diet, which is designed for rapid weight loss. The body is downright starved, many important nutrients are missing. Even the extreme sports program does not contribute to a healthy and sustainable way In addition to the guaranteed yo-yo effect, the body is also dangerously weakened. " Her tip: don't do it. A balanced diet and sufficient exercise will help you lose weight in a healthy way.