What Is The GOLO diet? Read this article to find out more.

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What Is The GOLO diet? Read this article to find out more.

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It’s no secret that losing weight and ensuring good nutrition practices isn’t always the easiest process in the world. In addition, with new methods, diets as well as workouts that claim to be the best, it may be difficult to suss out the good – as well as sustainable plans – from the fads. One of the more recent programmes to catch some buzz is the GOLO diet, which claims there could be a hormonal issue that is messing with your ability to lose weight.

How Does The GOLO Diet Work?

The GOLO diet zeros in on insulin as being an issue for individuals who are doing everything correctly but still can’t seem to lose weight. Out-of-balance insulin levels may interfere with weight loss even if you’re eating healthy foods and exercising regularly as this hormone may cause fat storage and slow one’s metabolism.

This is why the GOLO diet offers a plan which promises that you will lose weight through the process of balancing hormones which affect weight so helping to regulate blood sugar levels, supporting proper glucose metabolism as well as managing fatigue while – at the same time – giving your body the opportunity to become naturally efficient at releasing stored fat as opposed to storing it.

What Types Of Foods Are You Able To  Eat On The GOLO Diet?

The GOLO diet is a calorie-reducing diet which means that its eating plan — the GOLO Metabolic Plan — provides between 1,300 and 1,800 calories per day. Followers of this diet are able to eat whole foods, such as:

  • Fruits,
  • Vegetables,
  • Meats,
  • Eggs, as well as
  • Grains

These foods are allowed in portioned amounts so that while you can have some brown rice or a small roll, it might be a much smaller portion (say, 1/2 cup of rice) as opposed to the amount you’re used to eating.

Processed foods and sweets aren’t recommended however you can make use of the plan’s fit points (earned by exercising) in order to eat these foods or heartier portions if you wish.

Read This First Before Trying The GOLO Diet

If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, the calorie levels may be too low and it’s best to avoid supplements unless these are recommended by your doctor.

If you have a medical condition-  comprising insulin resistance, pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes – check with your medical practitioner before beginning the GOLO diet and Release supplement. If you do go forward with this eating plan, you may need to adjust the medications that you may be on.

Chronic dieters – in addition to those who have any eating disorders – should think twice about the GOLO diet. This is because it’s unhealthy to lose and then regain weight repeatedly. The GOLO diet may make a contribution to this pattern.

In order to encourage a healthier insulin response, it’s only required to lose 5% of your weight. For long-term success, pick an approach which is based on whole foods, limits (but doesn’t unnecessarily restrict) less-healthy processed fare and teaches other tools, for example learning how to respond to your body’s appetite signals.

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