There are many diets formulated today that help people lose weight. The only thing that people who desire to lose weight should look for is a diet that they will enjoy eating. It gives them great motivation to continue trying to reach their goals with a good feeling. One new diet that has come out for those who want to lose weight is the CICO diet.
CICO is short for ‘calories in, calories out. It is a very simple diet plan where you are required to consume fewer calories than your body burns off. Other than this requirement, there are no other restrictions. So, you can eat whatever you like as long as you burn more calories than what you have just eaten. Theoretically, this diet should work because you burn more calories than you eat. but, there are no food restrictions and so many are skeptical if this will work at all. It could encourage poor eating habits or eating the wrong types of foods.
But CICO has many benefits and let us look at some of them.
CICO is easy to do. The diet is simple – eat what you like, as long as you count the calories and burn more.
CICO is fun since it allows you to eat the foods that you want to eat. Most people fail in dieting because they are required to eat foods that they don’t want to eat. Sooner or later they give up on the program. There are no restrictions on CICO. You don’t give up eating pizza or cake and anything that you like. Just don’t go over your caloric limit.
With CICO, you are more conscious of your calorie intake. Normally, you don’t do this but now with this diet, you will be more careful how much you eat. And this can benefit you greatly toward achieving your weight loss goals.
There are many who think that CICO will not really work for you. And there are many reasons why they are skeptical about this whole program. They think that doing CICO requires more effort than other weight loss programs since you need to always count your calories for every meal and ensure that you burn more calories than you just ate. Normally, we lose count or don’t count the calories that we eat and this will make it difficult to track how much we need to lose on workouts.
And, it can have adverse effects on your body not eating the right kinds of food. Eating junk food most of the days can lead to headaches, fatigue, nausea, and more.
So, let everyone be convinced in his own mind. If you think CICO will work for you, then go for it. If not, then choose another weight loss program without discouraging your CICO-minded friend on what he chooses to follow.