I am regularly asked by potential clients which diet is best for fat loss. Here’s the deal, I am a firm believer that there is no one diet that fits everyone. While I do believe there are benefits to several different nutritional strategies, there are a few guiding principles you should consider when deciding what’s right for you.
What can you stick to?
One of the most important things to consider when deciding how to build your diet is what you will stick to for the long haul. Anyone can lose weight with some unhealthy quick fix, but the long term effect of that kind of diet will be more weight gain. You’ve got to consider what will be sustainable so your body becomes an effective fat burner over time. Look for a nutritional approach that slowly changes your overall lifestyle and approach to health. Be sure there is room for enjoyment and flexibility, or you’ll give up on it before you even get started.
What has science behind it?
Do your research on the long term effects of a diet or nutritional strategy. How will this approach affect your hormones? How will it affect your metabolism over time? Will it improve your body’s overall functioning or will it just help you lose weight? If you can’t find some solid research of an approach, and all you have are testimonials with bathroom selfie before and afters, run away….quickly! However, if you can back up the testimonials with solid research from several different sources, then you’ve got a promising approach.
What will make you healthier?
Most people search the web for a diet that will help them drop weight so they can look better. But if a diet doesn’t help you towards a lifestyle of health, energy and strength, then it isn’t one worth pursuing. Consider the ways a nutritional approach will nourish your body, make you stronger, and increase your body’s ability to function optimally. If a diet removes entire food groups, or restricts your calories to extreme levels, then it isn’t going to allow your body to work effectively so that you feel your best.
There truly is no one size fits all approach to nutrition. That is why you have to do your own research, try some different approaches and see what works for you. There are definitely seasons for a reset, but typically, drastic measures are going to bring quick results that don’t last. Work on building a healthy lifestyle that works for you so that you not only look your very best, but feel your absolute healthiest.
My FASTer Way to Fat Loss program combines several different approaches to nutrition including intermittent fasting, IIFYM, and carb cycling so clients get maximum fat loss results, the healthiest way possible. This program truly builds a lifestyle and is suitable for those who want to see significant changes in their waist lines, energy levels and overall health. My next round starts Monday the 27th. This program is almost completely full, so don’t wait!