In my five years as a personal trainer, I am often asked, Erik, what is the best way to lose weight?
When I first started training clients my response was a low carb paleo modification due to my own success and research on it. The research convinced me that insulin was the culprit and that if you kept insulin low you would burn more fat and lose weight faster. Now this did work for some, but some didn’t do that well either. I followed this approach for the first four years of my career. But if you asked me that question now, I would give you an answer that you would hate, and that answer is: It depends. It is an interesting question, one that doesn’t have a correct one because there are multiple answers to it.
By: Alison, a recipe writer at Luvrecipes.com
Edited: Erik Rokisky
Congratulations on taking control of your health by caring for your body and feeding it what it needs to be slim, healthy, and vibrant! If you’re like me, you really want to look and feel great! Battling excess weight can be one of the most frustrating, challenging, and emotionally draining experiences on earth. Many people struggle with a never-ending battle to lose weight and get healthy. Despite the numerous fad diets, exercise regimens, and magic pills for weight loss, Americans continue to grow larger and larger year after year.
Hopefully you read over the last two blog posts and learned that neither fat nor carbohydrates are the reason for the obesity crisis. They both have benefits and are needed in a healthy diet. However, you must be weary of food products are high in both fat and carbohydrates (i.e pizza, burgers, ice cream, etc). This combination of the two is what causes overconsumption and disease. Luckily for us, protein drives satiety (a feeling of of fullness) and helps us fight against the obesity crisis. Scroll down to learn how: