Popular Fad Diets
Why they don't work in the long run.
I tried many of those popular fad diets and did lose some weight in a short period. But, after several months I was frustrated of not enjoying some of the foods I love.
Plus, I found I didn't have the energy as I was taking in too few of carbs and calories.
Over the course of five months, I read numerous nutrition books, medical journals and consulted with fitness experts to figure out the best and healthiest way to lose weight without depriving myself of some of the foods that I really enjoy.
After all everyone enjoys eating and the thought of eliminating all the foods a person loves is too restrictive and not a great long term plan.
Most popular fad diets tell you that to burn fat you have to restrict yourself and just eat gobs of chicken with vegetables all day. They don't want you to eat any of your favorite foods like ice cream, pizza, etc.
I found that the concept of losing fat is simple. It just comes down to burning more calories than what you take in each day.
I know that sounds so simple, yet many people struggle with this. In fact, many people will try to do all the popular fad diets; low fat, low carb, Atkins, South Beach, Keto, Vegan, etc.
And many of these popular fad diets in the short-term will lose weight as you are taking in less calories than what you burn.
However, I found that most people on those fad diets will put the weight back on within a year or two.
Why...because it is not an enjoyable long term solution, as it is restricting the foods you love. In fact, the word "diet" sounds too restrictive.
I found a great formula that worked for me, and will work for you as well.
There is a right percentage of proteins, carbs, and fats that you need to take each day. Most people do not get the right percentage with way too little protein and too many carbs. In addition, I do have a list of fat burning foods.
The first step will be to figure out how many calories you burn each day. Everyone is different as one person might burn only 2,000 calories per day and another person might burn 2,700 calories per day.
The most accurate way to determine your calorie burning is to purchase a calorie fitness tracker. This will give you a good estimate of the calories you burn each day.
The next step will show you the right amounts of proteins, carbs, and fats you take in each day. Most people do not get enough protein per day (about 75-80 grams) and take in about 300 grams of carbs.
But, I will tell you that many people, especially those over 40, are not getting certain vitamins and nutrients your body needs to help fuel your metabolism.
Now you can burn fat without those crazy fad diet examples.