I get asked this question all the time – what is the best way to lose weight?
It’s not surprising, with obesity levels at an all time high and over one third of the adult population in USA is obese, weight loss has become a hot topic and one that more people may be focusing on in the future as well.
Granted, far too many people just want a quick fix. You’ve all seen the products on TV or heard the informercials about the next best pill, powder, plant, etc. to cure everything as far as health goes. Unfortunately although there are many great products out there, nothing will make you lose weight without a lot of hard work, determination and desire.
But to loop back to the question in the title of this post – what is the BEST way to lose weight? Normally the answer is as simple as:
Don’t put any more weight on.
This is what I always recommend – stop putting on fat and you’ll eventually burn the body fat that you have. At first glance this may sound pretty confusing – “Well how do we not put on more weight?” It comes down to starting to make decisions right now that will benefit you in the long term, but to be more specific it comes down to one thing:
Blood sugar levels.
You want to keep your blood sugar levels stable as much as possible. Avoiding spikes in blood sugar (caused by a lot of sugar to fast-digestive carbohydrates) will make your body avoid having to convert that excess blood sugar into body fat.
Without going into a lot of details on the diet and ways that this is possible this is the best way to actually lose weight. If you want more information on keeping blood sugar levels stable, there’s a great post by the brothers over at Lifestyle Accountability on called how to lose weight: optimizing your diet to lose weight fast. They go into a lot of detail and Adam shares his story over there – very inspirational.
So back to the point.
To reiterate, the best way to lose weight is avoid putting it on. Not only does keeping blood sugar levels stable help, but so does focusing on the now. Instead of regretting over decisions you’ve made in the past start focusing on what decisions you can make now to improve your life. Specifically, make decisions that will avoid putting on more weight. Stop focusing on “burning fat” or losing weight and simply focus on not putting any more on – I find this is a great way to overcome some of the mental hurdles.
To leave you off, I’ll end with a YouTube video from Dr. Herman:
I hope this helps you in your weight loss ventures. Be sure to leave a comment below if you would like to discuss.