Weight Loss

Weight Loss Diets, Which is Best?

The Only 2 Weight Loss Diets:

Ever wonder why there are thousands of diets out there? Don’t you think with the technology we have these days, they could figure out one exact diet that helps you lose weight and keeps you healthy?

Well, the reason you don’t have access to this perfect diet (and unfortunately probably never will…) is because humans tie A LOT of emotion to eating. And this leads to many differences of opinions about what type of diet that will work for us.

One person may be able to survive with a low-calorie diet, as long as they can still eat their daily sweets (that come from carbohydrates).

On the other hand, a person might do better with a diet that contains no sweets, as long as they can eat until they feel satisfied.

So what it comes down to, are these 2 types of diets:

  • Low calories, as in burn more calories than you are taking in. Or
  • Low carbohydrates, as in no sugar and no starches.

 

And if you look into the details of almost any diet out there, the basis of them revolves around one of these ideas. They try to hide it by claiming it’s about a special supplement, special kitchen tool, or some other special idea.

Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Nutri-System are all considered low-calorie diets. Paleo, Atkins, Ketogenic are all considered low carb diets.

So which is best for weight loss, low calorie? Or low carbohydrates?

Research backs both of them. Scientists have been battling for years to try and prove which works best. This is also why there will NEVER be one diet that is the “perfect” diet. It’s no different than the political arena. The far left will never agree with the far right and vice versa.

This is very unfortunate, because what if the answer lies somewhere in the middle? Why can’t we use aspects from both the low-calorie diet and the low carb diet?

Now things get interesting. Because there’s no reason you can’t follow both at the same time. Unlike the political arena battle, these diets don’t contradict each other.

 

Here’s what you should do:

First, apply the aspects of a low carb diet. Count your Net Carbs, and keep it at, or below 20g per day.

How you count your Net Carbs is this: find the number of fiber grams and the number of sugar alcohol grams, subtract them from the number of Total Carbohydrates. This will equal your Net Carbs (a lot of foods don’t have fiber or sugar alcohols. So this means your total carbohydrates will be the same number of Net Carbs).

Why low carb first? Because it’s well documented that fat gain is from hormone imbalances alone, even if eating low calories. When you ingest carbs, your body produces a lot of hormones that store fat, obviously this isn’t what you want when trying to lose weight. But we’ll discuss this in greater detail in a future article.

Follow this 20g of Net Carbs per day, for 1 week, and I’d be willing to bet you your first month’s dues at Elite Training and Fitness, that you will see results on the scale! You go 2 weeks or even a month, the results will blow you away.

Now to the low-calorie aspect. You can add this part in whenever you want. At Elite T&F, we suggest to our clients to apply it in the way of Intermittent Fasting. This doesn’t necessarily require you to actually “count” your calories. They just naturally fall into the lower numbers because of the specific number of hours you’re able to eat. This too can be another great topic for a future article!

Use this Net Carb trick starting as soon as possible! You won’t regret it. There is a little bit of an “adaptation” period when hitting such a low number of carbs. It comes as flu-like symptoms, which usually only last a day or two. But just know this means it’s working! This is just teaching your body to use fat as energy, rather than carbohydrates. It’s like teaching a child to break a bad habit, he/she may fight you back to resist you, but in the end, it’s for the better!

If you have any questions about any of this, don’t hesitate to ask! Feel free to comment below, or email us, or message us on Facebook!

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Or you can get our entire weight loss nutrition guide through our Elite Gold Membership option. This gives you the 14 Day Fix beginning phase, the Continued Weight Loss phase, a Maintenance Plan (teaches you how to maintain your results!), and also unlimited monthly training.
And again, let us know if you have any questions!

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