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In this video you’ll learn the truth about the most frequently asked fat loss question “What is the best diet to lose weight?”
What’s the best diet to lose weight? Which diet should you follow? You’ve most likely asked this question a few times and I know I definitely have throughout these years.
And there’s definitely a lot of options out there. If you look at it there’s dozens of different diets (Paleo, vegan, vegetarian, low carb, high carb, Atkins, ketogenic) all claiming to be the ultimate solution for you to get lean.
So which one is the best? The truth is there is none.
Bodybuilders and health enthusiasts have gotten ripped and strong all of the diet that ever existed in the last 100 years. You name it. Every single one diet you’ve heard of someone has made it work.
Now, you might ask yourself what is the difference then? Our natural tendency is to focus on specifics instead of commonalities. And that’s where most people go wrong.
Instead of looking at the specifics of each one of these diets and what makes them special diet how about we look at the general principles that made all of these diets work.
What are the things that people who got results with these diets had to do.
5 Core Principles of the “Best” and most successful diets:
1 – Create a caloric deficit to lose weight.
This has been proven over and over again to be the core driver of fat loss. Your body ultimately needs to be in a negative energy balance so it’s forced to burn body fat storage to run the system. There’s really no other way, you have to be in a caloric deficit.
Now this deficit can come from the diet (which I recommend 70% of the deficit to come from) or exercise or a combination of both. Either way it has to be done.
And any diet plan claiming that you don’t need to count calories or that it has some kind of metabolic advantage is simply gonna trick you into a caloric deficit and eating less calories. This will be unconsciously with clever tactics such as different food combinations or banned food lists but it’s gonna happen one way or another.
Focus on a caloric deficit and make most of your calories (80%+) come from healthy whole unprocessed foods. You’ll see great results.
2 – Sufficient daily protein intake.
High protein diets have been proven over and over again to yield best results when it comes to reducing body fat while maintaining and possibly even building muscle mass. A sufficient daily protein intake will be somewhere within the range of 2.3-3.1 g/kg of lean body mass for most people.
A big benefit of high protein diets aside from preserving muscle mass is higher satiety. This allows you to feel less hungry while being in a caloric deficit.
3 – Enough Essential Fatty Acids
In a nutshell get your healthy fats, especially omega 3 fish oil. I’ve already made a separate video going into how much omega 3 you need. So check that out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7L_HPbQKEY
You need between 1.8 – 3 grams of the active compounds in Omega 3 fish oil (EPA + DHA).
4 – Perform some form of resistance training for best results. This has shown not only to help with fat loss in the short run but also with keeping the lost fat from coming back on. Strength training is a great choice.
5 – The “best” diet is the one you can follow. No diet will work if you don’t stick with it.
And the 4 principles above are completely useless if you don’t follow them consistently.
Now, this is where you have to choose the diet you can actually follow and execute the 4 principles mentioned above.
That can be a high carb intermittent fasting protocol, or it can be a ketogenic or a vegan diet. It doesn’t really matter as much as the 4 principles.
Your goal is to pick one diet that matches your lifestyle, and the one that makes you life easier.
So in the end you’re following something that is enjoyable, and it’s a part of you.
It’s not some random foods you have to force yourself to eat. A great diet should be enjoyable and at the same time get you the results.
Let me know in the comments if you have any questions!
And talk to you soon! -Mario
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