The whey diet is a mono-weight-loss diet where milk-derived whey is part of the diet. Whey is a low-fat and low-calorie intermediate in cheese production. It is a thin, yellowish liquid that consists of 4-5 percent milk sugar and up to one percent whey protein, ie protein. In addition, the whey contains B vitamins (B1, B2, B6), calcium, phosphorus, potassium and some minerals. She has almost no fat. A 200 ml glass of pure whey delivers about 50 calories.
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In the 18th to 19th century whey came into fashion for the first time. As a drinking cure or whey fasting, many Swiss spa clinics and healing cities offered the drink. During the whey cure only whey or warm milk was drunk. Fasting with whey is similar to the Buchinger fasting. Today, especially the whey diet is known as a moderate form of weight loss.
Whey is also made from goat's milk. It was and still is considered the "healthiest" whey. Whey has a laxative effect and from the beginning to the mid-19th century had the reputation of being able to cure severe illnesses such as tuberculosis. Whey and a whey diet should also relieve symptoms such as gout, some respiratory diseases, skin diseases and stomach and intestinal complaints.
Various whey diets circulate in women's magazines and on the Internet. A concrete whey diet provides, for example, the book "The Lünn whey diet", the book "Fit with whey" or the one-day diet also described at abnehmen.net.
The whey diet is now available in various strict forms. The whey cure or whey fasting is accompanied by a multi-day waiver of solid food. It is only liquid, especially whey and milk, drunk.
In a whey diet, you can replace some or all of a main meal a day with a whey beverage, or drink a glass of whey to satiate before each meal. You can drink fresh whey (unsweetened and best pure) or add whey powder (unsweetened) to a meal replacement.
Replacing a main meal, for example, with dinner, with a whey drink serves to reduce calories. By replacing the evening or lunch or any snacks with a low-calorie and low-fat whey drink (each about 500 milliliters), you save calories. It absorbs less energy than the body consumes and decreases by resulting negative energy balance of body weight.
Of course, a whey diet works only if you eat normally or not automatically at the other meals. Whey consists to a large extent of water and provides only a few saturating substances such as protein or fiber.
The whey protein is, however, even if it is contained in the whey in a small amount, a very high quality protein. The body can use the whey protein almost completely for the production of the body's own protein. That is why the whey protein is also used in many protein shakes and is popular in the bodybuilder and strength sports scene.
In a whey diet, it is recommended to supplement the whey drinks as a meal replacement with mashed fruits or juices. Whey has a positive effect on the digestion, the milk sugar contained thereby acts slightly laxative. The contained potassium dehydrates, which can lead to weight loss, which is mainly caused by water. A whey diet, where one or more meals are replaced daily, requires a conscious diet. After all, it brings little if the extra calories are eaten extra for the next meal.