Moon diet - Does it really work?
The Moon diet is based on an unusual principle. Namely, lunar gravity can affect the water contained in our body (which is about 60% of our body). The Moon's gravitational strength is much higher when Moon is young which happens only once a month. This diet begins exactly with the appearance of the young Moon and lasts 24 hours.
Does the Moon diet really work?
Talk to any doctor, nutritionist, pharmacist, or any other health professional and everyone will tell you the same - NO. The creators of this diet claim that a person can lose 6 lbs. (3 kg) in just 24 hours, as lunar gravity accelerates the consumption of calories. In these 24 hours, you must not eat anything from solid food. Actually, you're only allowed to drink water.
An average American man weighs 160 lbs. (75 kg) and needs 2500 calories per day, while an average American woman weighs 130 lbs. (60 kg) and needs about 2100 calories per day. It has been scientifically proven that you need to create calorie deficit of 7700 calories to lose one kilogram (2.2 lbs.).
So, from this calculation it is obvious that if you do not eat anything for 24 hours you cannot lose more than 0.6 lbs. (0.25 kg), unless you run the marathon that day.
The claim that it is possible to lose 6 lbs. in just one day is an absolute lie, regardless of the position of the Moon or any other planet.
Not only this diet will not work and you will be disappointed with the results, but such a rigorous diet can have serious consequences for your health.
Scientists believe that such an extreme diet confuses the body, because the brain in cases when you do not eat anything understands the situation as an absolute hunger state, which is actually a life-threatening situation. Accordingly, the brain sends messages to the glands to increase the production of certain hormones in order to exhaust the body's energy depot and thus provide the body with everything it needs during starvation. All of this can lead to hormone secretion disorders, bile disorders, kidney stones, and many other serious, health problems.
According to the World Health Organization, weight loss should be obtained in a moderate and gradual manner (not more than 10% of total body weight in six months).
That's why we advise you not to use this diet.
If you are still interested in this diet, then the following table shows you lunar calendar.
Moon phase calendar for USA and Canada in 2017:
Moon phase calendar for Australia in 2017:
Do not despair, because there are many, more effective and healthier diets that can help you lose weight quickly and easily.
The most popular diet among our readers is a chrono diet (read more here).
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