Fast weight loss is something most people want. After all, who does not want to lose a few pounds? However, most weight loss routines out there are not optimized to lose weight quickly.
Luckily, biology has given us a lot of information on how to lose weight quickly and with as little work as possible. Read on to learn about the best way to drop those pounds quickly.
The key to weight loss is getting your body to burn your fat for energy. The key to this is metabolism. The body’s metabolism has three modes, and we want to target one of them.
The first mode is carbohydrate burning. When in carb mode, your metabolism is focused on taking the carbs from your food and from blood sugar, and turning those carbs into energy. When there are excess carbs, the body takes that energy and makes it into fat to store around your belly, thighs, and other undesirable areas. This is the body’s weight gaining mode.
The second metabolism mode is fat burning. When the body does not have any carbs to burn, it turns to fat, either from food or from the body’s fat stores. This is the mode in which the body is burning away fat and losing weight in order to sustain itself, and is the target mode for weight loss.
The third mode the metabolism can enter is one that should be avoided. When the body has neither fat nor carbs to burn for energy, it will start to burn protein. This protein can be from food, or it can be from the body’s own muscles. This is starvation mode, during which the body will take any energy it can and store it as fat to weather future calorie shortages. When in starvation mode, your body will actually gain fat in addition to eating away at muscle.
So, to lose weight effectively, it is extremely important to avoid entering starvation mode, but still enter fat burning mode, where the body will be open to burning away body fat for energy. To do this, it is necessary to cut back dramatically on carbohydrate intake, and instead focus on getting calories from fat. Dairy, fatty meats, fruits, and vegetables are ideal for this diet. It is best to still eat a little bit of carbs, but the vast majority of your daily calorie intake should be from fat.
By taking calories from fat instead of carbs, the body enters a metabolic mode in which it burns fat, including body fat. This is the ideal method for fast weight loss. Many diets advocate starving the body of calories, but this is extremely detrimental. Not only is this diet extremely unpleasant, but it kicks the metabolism into starvation mode, in which the body jealously guards fat stores and focuses on breaking down muscle tissue for energy. When dieting for weight loss, focus on cutting back on carbs and replacing them with calories from healthy fat sources.