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No-Brainer, Healthy Diet Plan To Lose Weight Fast

Updated on February 17, 2014
Let's Get Rid Of These Guts!
Let's Get Rid Of These Guts!

Finding The Right Diet Plan To Lose Weight Fast

You most probably know about the best diet plan to lose weight fast. It’s been hanging out since the early nineties. But before I get into it, let me explain how I stumbled on this topic.

Like almost every female in my age group (and that’s old), I wanted to lose the weight around the midsection, butt, and thighs. It amounted to 10 - 15 pounds, BUT it just would not come off, no matter what eating plan I used coupled with exercise. I even joined a fitness club, hoping a personal trainer would help speed up the process.

There Are No Accidents

Two seemingly unrelated events put me on the right track to lose the stubborn weight.

First, I noticed one day that a co-worker who had recently had a heart issue serious enough to be hospitalized looked well, a lot less overweight. His gut was disappearing!

What had he done to accomplish this miracle? A week in the hospital can have an effect, but NOT a 20-pound weight loss.

What else did he do? He stopped drinking real coke and switched to diet soda. No more sugar (which are bad carbs)!

Okay, what’s event #2? I literally stumbled across the book Why We Get Fat And What We Can Do About It by Gary Taubes in (of all places) the supermarket. It’s all about the reasons why excessive carbs create obesity.

Before you get upset thinking about the issues surrounding the Atkins diet, read on about my story. Its just about as amazing as the guy who lost 20 pounds in a month after stopping the regular coke.

My Diet Plan To Lose Weight Fast

Once I had read the book - by the way, Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It is highly controversial - I also decided to get the new Atkins diet book: Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, Revised Edition

Loaded with the science of how to lose weight (Atkins) and the history supporting the science (Why We Get Fat), I cut out all the vast majority of carbs out of my daily eating plan. That means no candy, bread, potatoes, and rice. And no processed food.

Atkins recommends staying at 20 carbs per day until you have lost all the weight you want to lose. Then you start adding back the good carbs until your weight remains stabilized.

Twenty carbs per day is very limited. After all, a slice of bread can range from 10 - 20 carbs! Anyway, I cut back to about 50 carbs per day.

I honestly thought the Atkins genie might put a hex on my diet because I didn't start at 20 carbs, but I was way wrong. In less than a week I had dropped 3 pounds and felt much better. Maybe it's coincidence or the placebo effect, but the major sinus/allery issues (headaches, vertigo, stuffiness, earaches) that plagued me for weeks vanished. All I know is that I'm not complaining any more.

I also lost a lot of water each day through urination - a side effect of carb reduction. The problem is that I'm on a daily dieuretic, so I really need a trip to the doctor's office to talk about what amount of the dieretic I should be using. Admittedly, this is my mistake - when you cut carbs, you mess with heart medications.

Bottom Line - the weight is coming off. And I still do the fitness club thing 3 or 4 times a week - stationary bike, racquetball, weights, resistance machines.

Based on this rate of weight loss, I should get to my ideal weight in 1 to 2 months. This eating plan actually works! Then, based on the science, I will add back good carbs and monitor my weight. Any hint of a weight increase means the daily carbs are too high. By the way - carbs are not that hard to count - the Atkins book has a carb counter. In the absence of the counter, just read the food labels - they tell the whole story about the food you're eating.

What Do You Have To Lose But The Excess Weight?

 Hey - will the low carb plan do the same thing for you - you won't know until you try it.

You won't be hungry, you'll not deprive yourself of good food to eat, and you might visit the doctor with lower blood pressure and lipid counts. Love steak and potatoes? Eliminate the potatoes and eat more steak! Add a salad if you want to.

There's a real message in Why We Get Fat. We Americans eat too many bad carbs - soda, candy, white rice, and white flour - cookies, bagels,muffins,etc. It's habit-forming and our society capitalizes on that fact - money is made selling these products!

Admittedly, it's a tough habit to break. BUT you might feel a lot better! Type 2 diabetics have reduced or eliminated their medications. Heart disease patients have done the same. It's your turn to feel and be healthier!

How to make a low carb diet work for you

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