When it comes to losing fat, everyone wants to know what the “best” or “fastest” way to get results is. “What’s the fastest way to lose fat?” is one of the most common google searches!
We totally get why so many people are overwhelmed when it comes to dieting. There are SO MANY different diets out there these days which are all marketed to be THE BEST and it can be very difficult to know which one to choose.
We hate to burst your bubble but there is NO one particular diet that has shown to be the most effective when it comes to losing fat!
We know that’s not what you wanted to hear. But let us explain how this actually makes things easier for you.
How all diets work
Before we even talk about choosing “a diet” you need to take a step back and understand the principle by which ALL diets work. To lose weight/fat you must be in a CALORIE DEFICIT which means the calories you are consuming each day through food and drinks is LESS than the energy you are burning. If you aren’t in a calorie deficit, you will not lose weight. It’s also important to know that the amount of calories that you need to eat to be in a deficit depends on your body size, age and activity levels – so it will be different to what others require.
Understanding this actually puts you above the majority of the population and gives you a real chance of actually achieving your goals. Why? Because you now know how fat loss actually works – it’s not the “diet” it’s the principle!
So now you can probably start to realise that there is a lot of misinformation out there. Let’s quickly cover some things you DON’T need to do to lose fat:
- Eat only clean foods
- Intermittent fasting
- Avoid carbs/follow a keto diet
- Avoid gluten and dairy
- Avoid alcohol
- Avoid sugar
- Do a detox
So how do you choose the “best diet” for you?
Your personal preferences should really dictate the approach you choose to take. Don’t choose an approach that is not going to suit your lifestyle or that will make you feel too restricted because that will only make it harder for you to follow! And if you can’t follow it, you won’t get the results you want.
If you like a lower carb/higher fat approach then do that.
If you prefer to eat mostly plant based, go for it.
If you feel better when you don’t eat dairy then go dairy free.
If you don’t like eating breakfast, skip it.
If you enjoy an 80/20 approach and flexibility with your diet then a flexible dieting approach might be a good fit.
Our biggest advice is not to over complicate it and remember that it’s following the principle that matters most. You don’t need to put a label on the approach that you are following.
Takeaway message: There is no “superior” diet when it comes to dieting. The best diet is always going to be the one YOU can stick to. Understanding this is key and is what creates freedom around how you choose to fuel your body.
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