Do you need some healthy methods of losing weight? These days there are many quick fixes to lose that unwanted weight. If you take this pill or that one that your fat will just melt away. That eating less, drinking a glass of water before eating, or cutting your diet to 800 calories or less is the way to go. That you can’t go wrong with those secrets. This, my friend, is not true. These pills can be harmful, drinking a glass of water before meals doesn’t work, and having too few of calories actually damages your body more than it helps. Yes, there are many eating fads that people are trying out. I’m not saying you shouldn’t try them. A lot of them are healthy and don’t restrict you.
Losing weight doesn’t mean eating less. It means eating healthy and being active. You can put in all the work at the gym but if your nutrition is off you won’t see the results you have worked so hard to get. Here are some different ways of eating that might just be a perfect fit for you. A reminder though:
Make sure you consume enough calories because if you don’t your body can’t function the way it should. You will become exhausted and your body can go into starvation mode. When this happens, if you start consuming the proper amount of calories, your body will hold on to all of them which can result in weight gain. Simply put, it messes up your metabolism. The lists of diets I’m going to give are either ones I have done myself or ones I know people have had success with.
Here are some great healthy methods of losing weight.
1. Keto Diet
This is a low carb diet and one of my favorite healthy methods of losing weight. The thought behind this diet is when you are on a high carb diet, your body stores glucose and insulin. Glucose is what is primarily burned for energy, which means your fat is being stored since they are not needed. By decreasing your carb intake you are sending your body into ketosis. Simply put, ketosis helps us survive when you have low food intake. The goal is to put your body into this metabolic state. This isn’t the starvation of calories but the starvation of carbs.
2. Paleo Diet
Also known as the caveman diet. If the caveman didn’t eat it then either can you. This means you can’t eat anything you couldn’t hunt or gather from way back in the day. You aren’t limited on calories since this is a healthier way of getting them and there aren’t additives in the natural food you are consuming. If this diet is done correctly, you can lose weight and build muscle.
3. Weight Watchers
Who doesn’t know what this diet is? It’s programmed so you can lose weight, move more, and just live a healthier lifestyle. There are groups that you can attend weekly so there’s a great support system. The thing with Weight Watchers is that you do have to calculate what you eat. This is tracked with smart points. They give you a specific amount you can have and give you a handy calculator to help you keep track.
4. Mediterranean Diet
This one has studies done showing how healthy it is. It can help with weight loss, yes, but it does more than that. It lowers your chance of a heart attack, type 2 diabetes, and premature death. The theory behind this diet is eating traditional foods from Greece and Italy in the 1960s. This cuts out processed foods and added sugars. You also don’t have to count calories on this diet.
5. Fresh Food Delivery
There are many companies who will send you well-balanced meals that are already packaged and ready for you to cook. What makes it also handy is they include the recipe. This is especially great for those who are busy and don’t have time to figure out a recipe or even go to the grocery store. There are many companies that do this for you. The list includes Blue Apron, Home Chef, Sun Basket, and Hello Fresh. Some cities even offer local delivery.
Who hasn’t heard of this lifestyle? Some think it’s just animal loving, paint throwing, PETA enthusiasts. The truth is yes, some people meet that criteria. But this diet does have its benefits. It can lower certain metabolic diseases, result in weight loss, it can keep your blood sugar in the normal range, and gives you a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This diet means you don’t eat anything that’s an animal product or by-product. You don’t have to count calories but you do have to be conscious of the ingredients in your foods. Mainly the processed foods. There are also different categories within the vegan community. You can be a raw vegan, whole-foods vegan, or 80/10/10 vegan.
Of course, these are just a few of many. The best diet is one that suits your lifestyle and what gives you energy and makes you feel good. Try one or many. It might take a little bit before you find your perfect fit. But don’t get discouraged, the perfect fit is out there.