Guys, I’ve been through all the diets, seen all the theories about exercise and calories. I’ve been a 52 year old 85 kilo, overweight guy and transformed myself into a 64 kilo ironman distance triathlete and 300 kilometre ultra marathon runner. I know the best way to lose weight and keep it off and the best way to stay in prime health and have plenty of energy, because I’ve done it and I’m still doing it. I’m not going to sell you the answers, I’m going to give you the answers here, in a few short sentences. This is all you need to know!
1. Get the processed food products out of the diet and just eat real food and drink water instead. Don’t make it complicated – don’t think about high carb, low carb, low fat, high fat etc. , don’t think about how many calories you are eating and burning. This is all designed to confuse and sidetrack you. Keep it simple.
2. If you follow the above advice, your appetite will start to regulate itself and you will find that you are tending towards high fat/ low carb because most processed foods are primarily nutritionally empty carbohydrates.
3. Having adapted to this way of eating, which may take a while, but not as long as you imagine, introduce some intermittent fasting, because if you don’t the weight loss will eventually plateau and rise again, just like with all diets.
This is what works but nobody will tell you this because there’s no money to be made out of either eating real food and especially not fasting!
The real issue is not whether this is the best way or not, because it is the only way that works for anybody over 40ish who is overweight. The real issue is do you want it badly enough that you are prepared to do it or will you just follow the crowd, succumb to the social pressure and the seductive voices of the marketing men, offering you a more comfortable illusion?
If you want to change, it HAS to be uncomfortable! It would be so easy for me to tell you you can change just by training a bit harder or tweaking your diet a little but for most people this is just not the case. Drastic action is required, not tinkering at the edges.
Your life is at stake! The metabolic diseases that people are dying of everywhere are mostly the result of poor nutrition. These are horrible, painful, often long drawn out diseases, ending in premature death.
The choice is yours and yours alone.
Disclaimer; If you consider that your health may be at risk from eating real food and not eating three meals plus snacks every day then you should consult your GP before following my advice! Certain groups should not fast – notably children and pregnant women. Consult with your GP if on medication or if in any doubt at all about your nutrition.