Lose Weight, Have More Energy: Best Diet to Lose Weight
By Suzanne Glover
If you want to lose weight, have more energy and take control of your eating, there’s a very simple answer that is many times overlooked by “lose weight” programs.
I had a client use this simple answer and he lost three belt notches in two weeks.
He changed the types of food he ate instead of counting his calorie intake to lose weight and although it took a bit of focus in the beginning to do it, after awhile, it became a natural way of eating.
So, the answer to the question, “Why can’t I lose weight?” lies in shifting your attention to the types of food you should be eating, rather than just counting calories.
The problem with most diet programs to lose weight is that they encourage you to eat smaller portions of the same foods you’ve been eating, rather than shift your eating entirely to a new regimen.
What you have to do is to learn to lose weight by changing your “palette” or “taste buds” for the types of foods that you eat and this happens in approximately 30 days. But even after just three days of changing the types of foods you eat, you’d surely see a difference.
HERE’S THE KEY
The “diet” that I’m talking about is the infamous “low carb” diet, only simplified. Instead of counting your calorie intake to lose weight, you simply avoid any type of “bread” (muffins, bagels, pasta, chips, granola bars, etc.) and drink a full glass of water at the end of each “protein/vegetable” meal to fill you up.
Here’s how to think about bread: You’re eating a sponge every time you ingest it that fills you up and expands because it’s “expanding you” by causing inflammation in your body. This inflammation not only causes water retention and weight gain, but can contribute to multiple diseases that plague our modern society.
In Dr. Nicholas Perricone’s book, “The Perricone Prescription,” he talks about the ill effects of inflammation and how it causes diseases (as well as wrinkles.) To lose weight, have more energy and be able to think clearer, your answer is to eliminate “bread” and other sugars from your diet for a period of either 3 or 28 days so you have personal experience with success with this “non-diet” way to lose weight.
HOW TO START
You can lose weight fast naturally (like my client did) by following these simple concepts:
Replace all beverages – especially fruit juices – with pure water and drink the minimum 8 glasses per day. Drinking water to lose weight works because it gives your body’s cells the water necessary to speed up your metabolism.
Eat three small meals a day with three small snacks – and especially eat breakfast. If you want to lose weight, have more energy and eat healthy, you want to have three small meals a day which consist of protein and vegetables, with two bite sized snacks consisting of protein/vegetables/whole fruit, because this keeps your metabolism working. When you skip a meal, your body goes into starvation mode and stores fat, etc., because it’s “worried” it won’t get anything more. Continually give your body food so it “trusts” that it will continue to have food “coming down the pipe.”
To lose weight fast and safe, include only whole, natural foods. Throw out anything that comes in a package (except frozen or canned whole foods.)
Eat healthy fats like butter and coconut oil – yes, you heard me, correctly. Restricting fat from your diet makes your body “hold onto fat.” Give it what it needs to function properly so it’s not holding onto the little bit of fat it receives.
Stop asking, “Why can’t I lose weight?” because by doing this your mind is focused on the inability to lose weight. Focus on eating regular, small protein/vegetable meals and leave out anything that resembles bread.
Learn to lose weight by changing your “taste buds” for the types of foods that you normally eat (such as bread) and remember drinking water to lose weight is the best diet to lose weight because there are no calories and if you don’t have a bunch of “bread” inside soaking up the water like a sponge, then the water can help you metabolize the good foods you eat.
By applying these simple concepts, you can lose weight, have more energy and be in charge of your eating patterns. Give it a good try for at least 30 days and see if you still crave “bread” foods or not.