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The classic fast – done right – is good for the body. But fasting for a long period of time can lead to loss of muscle mass. Almased® can help avoid this.
Only water throughout the day and just some tea and unsalted broth in between – a fast is more than a diet: Traditionally, it is also associated with a spiritual experience, the cleansing of mind and body. This explains why all cultures know this tradition.
The strict liquid diet does indeed help with permanent weight loss. Researchers have found out that the quicker the initial weight loss at the beginning of a diet, the longer the lost weight stays off. And only consuming water and other liquids naturally leads to fast weight loss. However, there is one problem: A lot of the weight loss comes from losing muscle mass. Once people start eating regularly again after the diet, they usually experience an unpleasant surprise: Less muscle mass leads to a lower metabolic rate, the body uses less calories than before and stores the rest as fat reserves. This infamous weight fluctuation, known as the yo-yo effect, can be avoided by "protein-modified" fasting. Doctors suggest supplementing water and broth with 50 g of protein a day.
This is what Almased® provides: The powder mainly contains soy protein that is especially easy to digest for the body and retains muscle mass while helping to lose weight. Thus, Professor Dr. Michael Hamm from the University of Hamburg, Germany, came to the following conclusion: "The patented fermentation process used to combine milk and soy protein of high biological value with honey enzymes make Almased® especially easy to digest. Therefore, Almased® ideally fulfills the requirements for protein-modified fasting."