Which Diet Works Best?

Which Diet Works Best?

Which Diet Works Best for weight loss? This is one of the most common questions that I encounter. When people ask this they are usually looking for a secret diet that will help them lose 20 pounds in 2 months. Well, I’m about to unleash the secret answer everyone is looking for. Are you ready? Here’s the secret:

The diet that works best is the one that you can stick to.

There I said it. The only factor that really matters is whether or not you can actually stick to your diet. It’s the hard truth because no matter what diet you choose they all work for the exact same reason. All diets are designed to put you in a calorie deficit. This means that you are burning more calories than you are eating (calories in < calories out). Let me show you how all types of diets accomplish this.

 

P.S. If you want to learn how to figure out how many calories you should be eating check out this website: https://tdeecalculator.net/

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting has gained a lot of traction lately in the past few years. The concept of intermittent fasting is simple; you allow yourself typically an 8-hour period where you can eat as you like and fast the remaining 16 hours. This is probably the most common form of intermittent fasting. This puts you into a calorie deficit very simply. As a result, being able to eat for 8 hours you most likely will not be able to fit enough food in your stomach to gain weight. Thereby you put yourself into a calorie deficit.

Keto

For Keto it’s very simple: you cut out carbs. By cutting out an entire macronutrient the odds are you will be eating fewer calories. 

Pescetarian

A Pescetarian diet is where someone will mainly eat vegetables accompanied by seafood. This diet works for fat loss because vegetables are very dense, low-calorie foods. Also, seafood is usually a very lean food, meaning for the most part it’s just protein. Protein is important because it burns calories. For every 4 calories of protein, you eat you have to burn 1 of those just to digest it. Thereby eating low-calorie vegetables and proteins you are most definitely going to be put in a calorie deficit.

Vegetarian/Vegan

Vegetarian and vegan are unique in the sense that it isn’t really a weight loss diet. This is more of a statement against eating meats. This can be used for weight loss, but it would work the same way as others, by restricting calories. The reason I say this isn’t really a weight loss diet because some of the most unhealthy foods are vegan or vegetarian, such as Oreos.

If It Fits Your Macros

If it Fits Your Macros is a diet that gives you a set number of proteins, fats, and carbs that you can eat to reach your goals. Therefore, by controlling your macronutrients, you guessed it, you’ve controlled your calories. Even though you can technically eat whatever you want as long as you’re in your macros it’s advised you still try to have a balanced diet. You can calculate your macros here: https://www.iifym.com/.

To Recap:

  • The diet that works best is the one you can stick to. So try several and see what you like
  • The most important factor is calories, remember calories in < calories out
  • Find out how many calories to eat here: https://tdeecalculator.net/
  • All diets work by limiting your calories

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