All of this advice is backed by research for how to lose weight as fast as possible in a healthy way.
Eat Low Carb
The studies are in, eating low carb works for weight loss.
Eating low carb suppresses your appetite, and makes you feel fuller longer. As a result, you eat less calories, burn more fat, and lose weight.
An excellent guide for how to incorporate a whole food, low carb diet into your lifestyle is a booked called The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson.
Eat More Fiber
A study found that people who simply added more fiber to their diet lost almost as much weight as people who went on a standard low fat diet.
Adding fiber to your daily meals and snacks is a very easy way to drop the pounds.
Foods that are high in fiber include:
- fresh fruit and vegetables
- whole grains
- beans and legumes
- nuts and seeds
Drink More Water
Research on the affects of drinking water on your resting metabolic rate are striking. When you drink more water you actually burn more calories. The affects are enhanced if the water is cold.
Water also energizes and detoxes your body, make sure you are always hydrated!
Intermittent fasting has a very high success rate, and a study that compared intermittent fasting against traditional calorie restriction methods for weight loss found that intermittent fasting was actually more effective.
Believe it or not, it’s actually easier to change when you eat rather than what you eat, and the results speak for themselves.
Intermittent fasting entails fasting for certain windows of time.
There are two popular methods. You can either:
Eat normally for five days of the week and then fast for the remaining two days.
Eat for an 8 hour window every day and fast for the other 16 hours. A typical schedule would be:
Eat from 8 AM to 2 PM, and then fast from 2 PM until 8 AM the next day. This gives your body enough fasting time to burn fat.
Also, when you cut your eating windows short, you automatically eat less food, and therefore store less fat.
I don’t advise intermittent fasting if you are eating a low nutrient diet with a lot of processed food. It’s dangerous because if your body is already deficient in nutrients then fasting will worsen the problem.
Focus on eating a whole food diet first, and then once you are eating nutrient dense foods everyday you could give intermittent fasting a try.
I hope these tips help you to achieve your weight loss goals and let me know if you have any questions.
- Eat Low Carb:
- Eat High Fiber
- Drink lots of water
- Intermittent fasting
A guide to intermittent fasting: