Everybody has a story about the best way to lose weight. Some people swear you should cut out all carbs, others say you must only eat protein, and others talk about intermittent fasting.
The truth is that there are a lot of good diets out there. In fact, there are so many that there is no way you can understand all the possibilities without help! For example, have you ever heard of the apple cider vinegar and garcinia diet?
Regardless, any diet should be done under supervision and with the support of a professional and should be combined with regular exercise too.
Check out these tips that will help you determine which diet is best for you!
Which Are the Most Popular Diets?
Most people recommend that you do intermittent fasting once a week, and then increase your “fasted” days after you are accustomed to the diet.
I love intermittent fasting and fasted state workouts for many reasons, including the fact that it helps build muscle mass and reduce body fat at the same time.
Along with other health benefits of fasting, intermittent fasting encourages your body to use its extra reserves of fat as an energy source. Intermittent fasting helps you to lose weight and also teaches your body to eat differently.
It teaches your body to want less food.
If I Fast, Can I Eat Anything I Want In Between?
Depending on the diet you follow, you’ll be allowed certain “foods” or drinks during your fast. Most diets recommend you cut out carbohydrates or at least eat fewer carbs than normal.
Reducing your intake of carbohydrates can result in greater fat loss, but it is not the only important point. If you are doing intermittent fasting, you can eat carbohydrates outside of your “fasted” hours as much as you want!
While you are “fasting” you can still drink green tea or coffee, and you can intake healthy dietary fats such as coconut oil or MCT oil for additional energy.
Who Can I Ask for Help With A Diet?
If you only have a few extra pounds to lose, you can probably develop a diet on your own. Do some research online and find a diet that is healthy and will work for you and your lifestyle.
If you are obese or have more than just a few pounds to shed, it is a good idea to ask a health care professional or a dietician/nutritionist for help.
It makes sense to get professional advice as well as professional support if you have a long weight loss journey ahead of you!
Being Overweight Is Not Just About Good Looks
Carrying extra weight is unhealthy, no matter your age or gender. Being overweight can lead to health issues such as:
- High Blood Pressure
- Heart Disease
- Other Health Issues
There are many more issues linked to extra weight, including self-esteem and emotional issues.
It’s important to be in good shape, not just because you look better when you are slimmer, but because you feel better and you are healthier in every single way.
Which Are the Fastest And Healthiest Diets?
You will get a lot of answers to this question because everyone has their favorite diet. The new diet plans that people are talking about are the “Three Week Diet” by ASCVS, but also a low-fat diet, no carb diet, high protein diet and intermittent fasting.
It all depends on how much weight you have to lose!
Do Your Own Weight-Loss or Diet Research
Like anything, you really should do research yourself regarding the best diet for your body. Each person is different and has a unique metabolism with different needs.
If you work hard and do physical labor, intermittent fasting may not be a good idea. If you don’t have a high income, cutting out fats or fast food might be impossible.
Look online, chat with your friends, see what worked for them, and always try and talk to someone in the healthcare or weight loss industry.
How Do I Maintain My Weight Loss?
The trick with a diet is not only losing weight but also, keeping that weight off. A good diet will teach you to think differently about food and will teach you to eat well, always.
Remember always to exercise and be aware of what you eat, when you eat, and if the food choices you are making are good for you.
Awareness is the first step. Keeping up healthy eating is the next.