The easy and fastest way is to eat frequently but quantity of food should be minimum. Fasting once in a while would do wonder to you. You can practice fasting, having glass full of fresh fruit juice once in a while as well.
All aboard, me Hearties!
I've tried fasting.
Eating fast doesn't work.
I've tried this before so I can attest to it that it is indeed effective. Just cut meat for 2 weeks as well as carbohydrates but remain to lots of fruits and vegetables. Also, do not consume juices, soda, milk and even coffee. You can only drink water but you can eat anytime of the day though you only need to eat fruits and veggies. You can also have your cheat day once in a week but what I can guarantee is you will definitely lose 10-20 pounds using that diet.
Grace strengthens the will
Cut out sugar, flour and alcohol.
Originally Posted by jessica13
Use instead of fruit juice use RAW honey
Well, this thread ought to start hopping now that we are in the new year. Time for the resolutioneers to swarm!
Your body can make its own glucose to make glycogen. Inuit were ketogenic for generations, and I think they kept muscle just fine. Your body is much more likely to break down protein for energy than fat if you have a carb based metabolism. What is dangerous is when people eat too much protein and not enough fat on a low-no carb diet.
Originally Posted by S.A.M.
And low carb is much lower than 50%. Do you know how much glycogen your body stores? Around 150g max. So on an exercise day carbs can be 150g and over, but on non-exercising days it is best to keep carbs under 100g. 100g=400 calories = 20% of diet.
And it is best if you get these carbs from veggies: Peppers, peas, onions, squash, turnips, etc
Try to avoid: Gains, Sugars, Vegetable oils and processed crap
If you want effortless weight loss the answer is under 100g of carbs a day. BUT your calorie source must be FAT. You do not want a protein intake over 30% of diet. So 20-30% protein 10-20% carbs and 50-70% fat.
What fats do you want to eat? Pastured (grass fed) animal fats, coconut oil, olive oil is good but not large quantities.
Majority of Calories from Fats (saturated) and majority of food volume from veggies.
Why do you want a fat based metabolism? Fat and Protein can be used for 2 things in the body: Energy or making Cells. Sugar can be used for 2 things, energy or making fat (some structural role in the body but tiny compared to fat/protein). Fat and proteins break down slowly and give sustained energy over the day. They do not cause blood sugar spikes and thus don't cause insulin spikes and the associated fat accumulation. Fats and proteins can be turned into fat if you eat too much, but it takes more energy for the body to do and is not as efficient as with sugar. When you eat carbs they also don't fill you up so you eat too much, and what is left turns to fat. And once you stop eating food on a carb diet you get faint, blood sugar drops and you need more carbs. Your body doesn't burn fat efficiently because it expects another carb fix every 2 hours. When you eat a fat based diet your body is very good at burning fat for food. So when you don't eat anything you have less blood sugar drops (don't get as faint or irritable when hungry) and your body goes seamlessly into fat burning mode. Lastly fat and protein are satiating and contain more vitamins/minerals per calorie than carb based foods on average. You only eat as much as you need, and the satiation is stronger because lack of vitamins and minerals also makes you hungry. So most obese people are deficient in vital nutrients so they are hungry all the time, but their main food source is carbs. So if you are on a carb based diet you need to count calories because you can't trust your body's fullness signal.
Hey when did Obesity skyrocket in the US? When they started telling everyone its "healthy" to eat 10 servings of grains a day.
Three greatest health myths of our time: Grains are good for you. Animal fats/meat/cholesterol are unhealthy. Cannabis is bad for you.
Carb Addict Cycle:
Hungry -> Eats Carbs -> Blood Sugar Spike -> Insulin Spike-> Fat deposition-> Blood sugar drop -> feels faint -> Carb Snack ->repeat
Hungry ->Eats fats ->slow blood sugar increase -> Slow decrease in BS -> Fats start being burned for energy (stored fats)
I can go 18-24 hours without food (when not exercising) and be perfectly fine. I might feel hungry for an hour or two then it goes away. My carb addict friends get really angry and irritable after 4 hours without their fix.
On the Evils of Wheat...
Although much of what you said is correct, your claim that too much protein is bad does not make much sense, and you never explain your reasoning for it. From what I recall of biochem, if you aren't eating enough carbs to keep your blood sugar up, your body will start making glucose from proteins and keep doing it until either you have enough glucose again or you run out of the reactants needed for converting amino acids to glucose. Once that happens, your body is left with no energy source but fat. This means that if you eat lots of protein and little or no carbs, the protein will eventually stop being an energy source. Once that happens, you would rather have your body burning your own stored fat instead of fats that you just ate. Also, the protein that's turned into glucose will be a mixture of the protein that you eat and the protein in your muscles. You would probably rather it be protein that you eat.
Originally Posted by Nasor
Ask dead Atkins inventor, why)
That's a myth. Many studies have shown high-protein diets to be fine for people with normal kidneys. For example , Friedman, American Journal of Kidney Disease, 2004, vol. 44, issue 6, pg. 950-962. It's true that a high-protein diet might be a problem if you have kidney disease, a fact which has lead to the ill-informed "OMG, high protein=bad for kidneys!" meme. But most people don't have kidney disease.
Originally Posted by youreyes
As for Atkins, he died of a heart attack at the age of 71, so I'm not sure why you think that's relevant.
Amputation is inexpensive, and the weight loss is near instantaneous.
What are we amputating exactly?
Originally Posted by Repo Man
Drink hot water and avoid high cholesterol foods.
Ok, good to know. I was under the impression it was more damaging to kidneys. I couldn't access the full text from my university, so I am not sure what is considered "high protein" in these studies. I think eating over say 70% of calories from protein it becomes dangerous from excess ammonia levels. Like the Inuit needed to eat whale blubber and couldn't just eat lean meats.
Originally Posted by Nasor
On another not however, protein is just usually more expensive. Fat gives 9 calories/gram and protein gives 4calories/gram. So for what is "cheapest" as the OP asked fat is going to win. Also fat is much easier and more efficient fuel for the body to burn than protein.
I look at protein for building my cells and proteins, fat is for fuel.
Chainsaw to the legs! Well its not the cheapest way to lose weight but its the fastest!
Drink more water and run as you can.
I also do like this.
Originally Posted by victorpaul
Not everyone has the leg strength to go jogging, or the good enough lungs. I have terrible right lung all my life, and cannot jog, so not everyone can do that. Jogging is very hard on your breathing, and not everyone has good lungs.
Originally Posted by ElectricFetus