If that’s you, you should know that every quick weight loss system is controversial, although the results are almost always impressive. We’ll review a couple of such quick weight loss systems in a moment…
But before, we need a bit of background on why conventional quick weight loss diets (which typically are very low calorie diets) don’t work in the long run. As you’ve seen already, burning fat for weight loss is not unlimited.
That’s because you have a built-in self-preservation mechanism to enable you to survive under adverse conditions, i.e. starvation response. As soon as your body senses a significant calorie restriction (over 25%), it goes into survival mode and slows down its metabolic engine fearing famine conditions.
As a result, you experience a lowered metabolic rate and more fat storage. That’s why, in order to be efficient, any quick weight loss system based on low calorie diets must override this mechanism – without any negative effects in the long run.
Here are two reviews of such quick weight loss programs to help you decide whether or not you’d like to try something like this.
1. Accu Weight-Loss
Known also as the “bead diet”, this is a holistic weight loss system based primarily on the non-invasive method of acupressure – a system derived from the ancient Chinese acupuncture.
Accu Weight-Loss was founded by Dr. Charles Schwartz and Dr. Joseph Cheu, holder of a Ph.D. in neuroscience, with major research in the functions of the hypothalamus.
Here’s how this system works.
Pressure applied via tiny beads placed on specific spots behind your ears activates the satiety control center in the hypothalamic region of your brain. As a result, you are able to lower significantly your caloric intake without experiencing any hunger and – more importantly – without triggering the body’s starvation response.
With such an important deficit caloric, your body turns to its own stored fat for your energy needs. And because this system stimulates the hypotalamus, which is responsible for your weight set-point, this gets changed in the process to a lower weight value so you can maintain the weight loss long-term.
- Chi Gong breathing – a special kind of abdominal breathing technique that kick-starts your metabolic rate and increases the amount of oxygen in each of your body’s cell, hence your energy level
- Enhanced vitamin and mineral supplementation to compensate for the small amount of food eaten on this system
According to the AccuWeight system, the average weight loss reported with this quick weight loss system is 46 lbs in 13 weeks with no hunger pangs, food cravings or side effects.
In fact, people with hypo-thyroid, hypoglycemia and diabetes reported a marked improvement in their blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides.
AccuBeads is not for everyone. It involves a very strict diet based on vegetables, some fruits and milk eaten on separate days only between noon and 6 pm.
But if you’re willing to give it a try, you’ll experience the same impressive results like most people who followed this holistic system of acupuncture for weight loss.
Accu weight-loss system can be done by mail; once enrolled, you are sent a kit with the beads, a diagram for placing them behind your ears and full instructions of the protocol.
2. HCG Diet: Another Quick Weight Loss System
The HCG diet involves a medically supervised treatment with a substance called HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) during a very low calorie diet over a few weeks for dramatic fat burning results.
This is not a new fad. HCG diet is in use for over 50 years, first in exclusive European clinics and more recently in the US as well.
The daily dose of HCG works directly with the hypothalamus gland overriding the starvation response and allowing your body to burn its storage fat to make up for your daily energy needs.
Highly controversial and quite aggressive, HCG weight loss system has proven to be effective and completely safe despite the negative publicity around Kevin Trudeau’s “The Weight Loss Cure ‘They’ Don’t Want You to Know About”, which builds on the original weight loss cure protocol perfected by Dr. Simeons several decades ago.
Although proven to work with no side effects over several decades, this highly restrictive quick weight loss system is not for everyone. If you’re prepared to commit to something like this, make sure you download and read first Dr. Simeons original book.