How to Lose Up to 1 Pound of Fat Every Day
A while back I did a video on the science behind losing up to 1 pound of fat every day. You can find this video on our YouTube channel. I quoted some research and did the calculations that proved that losing weight at this pace was possible for a lot of people. The intent of the video was just to prove that it was realistic to expect this kind of loss not to show how to go about losing 1 pound of fat per day.
Naturally, most of the feedback I received in the comments of this video were along the lines of “yeah that’s great but how do we actually do it?” In this blog post I want to answer this question. Here I will give the top 4 things you can do immediately to start burning body fat at an accelerated rate (a video supplement to this post will also come out shortly).
- One of the most powerful techniques that we have our weight loss clients rely on when they are actively trying to lose body fat is intermittent fasting. For most of our clients we recommend eating all food for the day in and either 6 or 8 hour window. The remainder of the day the client would fast. This is a relatively simple thing you can do that has multiple fat loss benefits. Intermittent fasting helps control insulin levels (the hormone that shuts down fat loss). IF also, surprisingly, helps control hunger. I have been using IF in some form for years and am very rarely hungry during the fasting period. In general, people who participate in IF just consume fewer calories per day as well.
- The second thing we have the majority of our clients do is to follow a low carb and low calorie diet. We allow a variety of non-organic products to add variety to meals (salad dressings, sauces, etc.). This ensures that the “diet” does not get too boring. In our weight loss office we call this way of eating Low Calorie Dirty Keto (LCDK). In my opinion this is the absolute best diet to follow to maximize daily fat loss. Our clients eat low carbohydrate meals to control insulin but they also avoid excess fats (butter, nuts, etc.) which WILL slow weight loss. We replace these with approved products that typically wouldn’t be allowed in a clean keto program.
- Third, let’s talk about supplements. This is by far the easiest thing you can do to aid your body in its fat burning quest. Now, just to be clear, there are no miracle pills that you can take that melt all of the fat off of your body. There are, however, some powerful natural supplements that can rev up fat loss. In our office we have a product called Ultra Diet which contains natural weight loss aids such as African mango and rhodiola. It also acts as a natural appetite suppressant. We also often use green coffee bean extract which we have found aids our client’s in losing fat about 20% faster. There are also multivitamins, stress supports, etc., that may be helpful. Products that have solid science behind them should absolutely be a part of a weight loss plan in my opinion.
- Finally, let’s discuss water intake. Hydration is often overlooked when it comes to weight loss. Keeping yourself hydrated is, however, essential in maximizing your body’s ability to metabolize fat efficiently. In our weight loss offices we typically recommend drinking about 80 ounces of water per day. Some of this can be flavored but you do want a portion to be plain old boring water. Drinking plenty of water keeps your metabolism running correctly and it can decrease your hunger. Keeping yourself hydrated consistently can also take out daily water weight fluctuations that can occur if you are weighing yourself on a daily basis.
These are four of the simplest things you can do right away to begin losing up to 1 pound of fat per day. Before you try any of these techniques you should consult your doctor to make sure that you stay safe and healthy.
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