Here is a fun fact.
The reason any weight loss diet has ever worked is because it reduces your caloric intake.
So long as your calorie expenditure remains consistent, the result can only be a calorie deficit, and subsequent fat loss.
This is true of any weight loss diet you can think of:
- Ketogenic diet
- Paleo diet
- Weight Watchers
- Intermittent Fasting
- Military diet
- Atkin’s diet
- Detoxes and cleanses
… and all the rest.
They might claim to work by cutting sugar, carbs, animal products or something particular from the diet.
However, in reality they work because they cut overall calories (whether we realize or not).
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Green tea has become a popular weight loss tool, but is it really all that effective for dropping those extra pounds?
This no-calorie beverage is one of the world’s healthiest, as it comes packed with antioxidants, polyphenols and other health-promoting nutrients.
Many people tout the virtues of drinking green tea on a daily basis to help fight inflammation, lower risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease, and—of course—help you lose weight.
In this article, we’ll dive into the research to see how (and if) you can drink green tea for weight loss.[Discover More…]
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Is a vegan diet weight loss plan the best way to shed some extra pounds?
Based on scientific evidence, it very well could be.
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A low-carb meal plan may be your key to losing weight.
Low-carb diets have become increasingly popular, with some people claiming that weight loss can become practically effortless when going low-carb.
However, these diets aren’t for everyone. Here, we’ll go over some pros and cons of low-carb dieting and provide a simple low-carb meal plan for weight loss.[Discover More…]
For various reasons, many people find themselves wondering how to lose 20 pounds quickly.
Having reasonable expectations can help protect your health and also ensure long-term success.
So, how long should it take to lose 20 pounds (about 9 kilograms)? Below, we discuss if it’s possible to do in two months or less.[Discover More…]
Diabetes and its complications are more common than ever before.
For this reason, it’s fundamental to follow a well-planned diabetic diet if you have diabetes (1).
More than 85% of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese, and rates of the disease have increased in parallel with the increased prevalence of obesity (2).
So for diabetics, weight loss will help improve your blood sugar control and reduce your overall health risks.
Here, we’ll look at the benefits of specific diabetic diets for weight loss, and offer some practical suggestions and meal plans for those looking to lose weight.[Discover More…]
The Mediterranean diet has long been touted as one of the best.
In fact, U.S. News and World Report named it the best diet overall compared to 41 different diets.
The Mediterranean diet was also named the best plant-based diet, best diet for healthy eating, best diet for diabetes, and easiest diet to follow.
But is this diet really the best diet for you?
Here, we take a closer look at the origins of the diet and the current scientific evidence to see if the Mediterranean diet is all it’s cracked up to be.[Discover More…]
Weight loss is a multi-billion dollar industry, with countless diet plans, products and supplements available.
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Weight loss is one of the most common health goals.
A low-calorie meal plan can help you achieve this goal.
One such plan proposes 1,500 calories per day—but this may not be the appropriate amount for everyone.
Here, we will help you determine if a 1,500 calorie diet is right for you and offer tips on how to find success on a low-calorie diet.[Discover More…]
Every cell in our body requires energy – measured in calories – to function.
We get this energy from food (calories in), and use it to power processes in the body during both rest and activity (calories out).
By tracking our calories in and keeping it lower than calories out, we can lose weight regardless of the type of food eaten.
This weight loss approach is nicknamed the CICO Diet.
Proponents are raving about how straight-forward weight loss becomes once you understand these principles…
But is that all there is to weight loss?
This article looks at the CICO diet in detail and whether you should try it.[Discover More…]
The 3-Day Military Diet has been a popular weight loss diet for many years.
This diet website claims that the plan is “one of the best diets out there for fast weight loss without supplements or pills”.
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