The best method for solving any problem is the one that’s measured with moderation, and backed by scientific research. A diet involving eating water-soaked cotton balls, or only eating foods of a certain color, does not fit the bill.
Starvation diets, or any diet that has you drastically slashing your calories will only result in you trashing your metabolic rate, tanking your health and terrorizing your long-term fat loss goals.
Remember, fat loss is a marathon, not a sprint, and anything promising fast results is either a scam or badly designed. Instead of finding your diet through click-bait research, check out these three scientifically supported methods for healthy, sustainable fat-loss.
1. What Not To Eat
Sugar. Sugar is usually the biggest factor in fat gain and ill health. Too much sugar, specifically sugar in the form of high-fructose corn syrup, will haunt your beach body with additions of love handles and back fat.
Fructose is worse than other forms of sugar, such as glucose, because your body does not burn fructose as energy, but instead stores it in the liver. If you consume to much, and fill up your liver, your body will store the extra fructose as fat.
Another downside to eating added sugar is that it’s often accompanied by nasty fats, such as palm, canola, soy and rapeseed oil. These oils are high in omega-6 fatty acids, which cause inflammation throughout the body. This inflammation can lead to diseases and weight gain.
A great way to make sure you cut sugar out of your diet is to only eat whole, non-packaged food. Sure, there is sugar and fructose in whole fruit, but the amount of fructose is far lower than the amount found in junk food. Fruit also has a host of health benefits, such as fiber and micro-nutrients.