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How a Modified Fast Can Improve Weight Loss

Woman's body before and after weight loss

Have you been struggling with weight loss due to draconian diets, weight shaming, and depression? What if there were a better way to lose the weight? A modified fast diet could be easier to maintain and slowly but surely put you back on the path to a healthy weight.

At Sylvan Weight Loss and Aesthetics in Fresno, California, our team can provide you with multiple paths to your weight loss goal. Among these options is the fairly aggressive modified fast method, which can get you down several dress sizes quickly and then help you keep the weight off.

Intermittent fasting

There are several different types of modified fasts you can use to help improve your weight loss. Most modified fast diets are based on intermittent fasting, which involves eating only during certain hours of the day or certain days of the week. 

Most intermittent diets revolve around a period of self-denial, then a period of eating pretty much whatever you want. This can make it hard to maintain self-control, as you alternately starve then stuff yourself. While this can be effective in burning away weight short-term, using this method alone can be hard to keep up with, and once you stop, you’ll put the weight back on.

Protein-sparing modified fast

With a protein-sparing modified fast (PSMF), you cut out all carbohydrates and fats, cut calories to 800 or less per day, and eat at least .07 grams of protein per pound of body weight daily. It’s a ketogenic diet that many consider to be a form of forced starvation.

While this has proven effective for a sharp weight drop over a short period of time, PSMF can lead to nutritional deficiencies and requires careful refeeding at the end, which can be difficult for you to comply with. 

The Sylvan Weight Loss and Aesthetics modified fast

At Sylvan Weight Loss and Aesthetics, we don’t believe in risking your nutrition or causing your body to go into starvation mode. Our modified fast includes supplemented protein shakes to replace meals during the day, and a small meal of vegetables and high-protein foods in the evening. 

We also provide appetite suppressants, if needed, so you don’t feel deprived, and we monitor you closely to ensure you stay healthy during your rapid weight-loss cycle. Once you’ve achieved your weight loss goal, we teach you how to maintain your weight in a healthy, conscious-eating way. 

Are you ready to ditch the fad diets and get rid of excess weight fast? Contact our office at 559-432-3438 or book an appointment online today.