If there is one trait common to brides around the world, it is likely that they want to lose five or ten pounds before the wedding. Usually, there is only a short period of time to do so. There is a right way and a wrong way to go about rapid weight loss, and starving yourself is not one of them at science-based medical aesthetics centers like Prive Aesthetics centre in Singapore.
Effective but healthy diet programs designed for rapid weight loss follow two major principles. First, food is eaten every day to maintain good health. Second, the foods are carefully selected to ensure every calorie is beneficial.
Eat (Certain) Vegetable with Abandon
Though people tend to view all vegetables as being equally healthy, there are some that are ideal for rapid weight loss. The nutritional heavyweights of the vegetable kingdom are dark green, leafy vegetables like:
- Bok Choy
- Salad greens
- Chye Sim
The dark green vegetables will provide significant amounts of:
- Vitamins A, C, E and K
- Folate (B-vitamins)
- Carotenoids (antioxidants)
Research by Singapore’s Health Promotion Board studied 66 types of vegetables commonly found in Singaporean diets. As reported in the June 2010 “Singapore Food Chemistry (Impact Factor 3.39)” article, the vegetables with intense colors have the highest carotenoid contents. Vegetables unique to the Asian diet, like matrimony vine and water spinach, consistently ranked high in carotenoids, vitamin E levels, B-carotene, lutein and other important nutrients.
Choose Colorful Fruits
Fruits are nutrient-dense, containing phytochemicals and fiber. For weight loss, it is important to select the brightly colored fruits. They contain vitamins and minerals, as well as powerful antioxidants that protect cells from damage. They include:
- Seedless Grapes
- King Grapes
- Mini Mandarin Orange
- Vietnam Dragon Fruit
Feeling Full on Protein
When on a rapid-loss weight program, proteins also keep the dieter feeling full longer. The process of satiation is an interesting study in biology. Food modulation is a process in which your gut communicates to the brain that food was eaten. The modulators (mu-opioid receptors or MORS) signal the brain that more food is needed or trigger a “full feeling” when suppressed.
The peptides in digested protein from food block the MORS, sending signals to the brain. The brain then sends a signal back to the gut, which releases glucose. The glucose suppresses the desire to eat more food. Protein from lean meat and chicken, nuts and legumes can trigger this response, leading to feeling of being full on smaller amounts of food while working on rapid weight loss in Singapore.
Here Comes the Slim Bride
Many brides, and others with important occasions coming up, turn to rapid weight loss in Singapore. Though it involves significantly restricting calories, the experience does leave the dieter feeling run-down and hungry each day. The 5-day plan, like that offered at Prive Aesthetics, relies on science to select foods that deliver the lowest calories with the highest nutritional content.