What Are The Easy Diets For Weight Loss?
Losing weight requires an easy diet to follow. If you stay on a “diet” for just two weeks, you may see results, but will they last? More often than not, people start crash diets and eventually lose weight, but they gain it back within weeks.
This may work to fit into a special dress, but the results aren’t long-lasting.
There are a few easy diets to follow that will produce results, but the rest is up to you. If you choose to continue with healthy lifestyle choices, you’ll keep the weight off. People that want an easy weight loss plan but go back to their very same eating habits after the weight loss will always be in search of a “new” miracle diet once they gain their weight back.
2 Easy to Follow Diet Plans
Diet plans are all around us from the Paleo diet to Jenny Craig and the Atkins Diet, but a lot of these diets don’t work for everyone. Even the diets I am going to recommend may not work for you. Mainly, the one factor that determines success is your willingness to maintain your diet for the long-term.
You won’t lose 20 pounds in the next week.
If you do lose 20 pounds that fast, you have either found the cure to obesity, or you’re starving your body.
The following diets (in no particular order), I highly recommend.
The IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros) diet is a major success in the fitness world and for normal people like you or I. Why? This is a diet that is considered flexible. Essentially, you can eat virtually anything you want as long as it fits in your macros.
It’s an easy diet plan, but it takes time to determine the macro breakdown of your weekly diet.
Here is the gist of the diet:
- You calculate your caloric needs to lose weight.
- You breakdown the calories in your macros (carbs, protein and fat).
- You eat whatever you want as long as it fits into your macros.
The macro breakdown should be calculated using one of the many online calculators, but a good starting point is:
- Fat. Normally, a person will want to consume 25% of their daily calories from fat. For a normal 2,000 calorie diet, this means 500 calories should come from fat.
- Protein. The amount of protein you need per body pound varies from .5 to 1 gram. So, a person would need to consume (weight * .05 or weight * 1) grams of protein daily. One gram of protein is equal to 4 calories, so you would calculate your daily protein by 4 to get the proper amount of calories from protein you should consume. For a person weighing 200 pounds, this would be 400 – 800 calories from protein alone.
- Carbs. The final macro is carbs. and you should fill the rest of your caloric needs with them. Complex carbs are the ideal choice.
As you progress with the diet, you should adjust your macros to meet your own needs. I recommend lowering carbs and upping protein if you want to get leaner, or lowering your calorie count and macros accordingly if you want to lose weight.
The 3-Week Diet
A 3-Week Diet seems too easy doesn’t it? I normally warn against easy diets because – well – most don’t work for long, but this one is different. I was skeptical at first, but it is scientific-based and will help you lose excess weight.
Why 3 weeks?
Research has shown that most easy diets fail because they don’t last long enough. How long does it take to create a habit? 21 days, or 3-weeks. It makes perfect sense for a diet to last long enough to create a habit, so you maintain the same healthy eating to keep weight off for good.
What does this diet offer?
- A solid plan that you can follow for 21-weeks; there is no guesswork involved or trying to adjust macros.
- Four phases to follow to prepare the body and begin losing weight.
The results of this diet are phenomenal, with most people losing 12 to 23 pounds of fat in just 21 days. It sounds too good to be true, but it does work and is backed by an industry-leading guarantee.
So, how does it work?
I can’t divulge all the details about this easy diet legally – the author wouldn’t be happy. But, I can tell you a little about the 4 phases you’ll need to follow to see lasting results.
Phase 1: Detox
A liver detox to be exact. The first phase cleanses the liver so that insulin levels stabilize and the body can rid itself of unhealthy fat. This is a 7-day phase.
Phase 2: Fast
The day after your detox is followed by a period of 24-hour fasting. The goal is to finish cleaning the body and to boost your body’s natural fat burning power.
For dinner on the 8th day, you are free to eat whatever you like.
Phase 3: Fat Fast
During phase 3, you’ll trick the body into improving your liver efficiency so that it burns fat and not muscle. This is a 3-day phase that I can’t go into great detail about.
Phase 4: BMR
For the final week or so, you’ll be consuming calories based on your BMR (basal metabolic rate). This is essentially eating a diet that is slightly deficient of the calories your body needs. With the pre-prep in the first 3 phases, you’ll continue dropping pounds until the diet is complete.
This is just the start of the diet plan. Besides learning a lot about dieting and how the body works, you’ll also be taught exercises to do and when to lose weight. It’s a complete plan with dieting only being part of the equation.
Easy diets are only easy when you follow them precisely. If you choose to follow any of the diets listed, you’ll want to forget about all of your previous fat-loss knowledge and commit to the program 110%.