What is better for weight loss? Intermittent fasting, Keto, low fat, low calorie, or something else?

Patsy O.
Actually, studies show that there is no safe, effective diet for weight loss. 95% of dieters gain back all the weight they lost and then some within 5 years. Dieting has side effects including anxiety, depression, and body dysmorphia. I suggest you look into the books “Intuitive Eating” and “Body Respect”

Travis A.
I don’t think you should concentrate on a name for your ‘diet’. A healthy nutritious diet will result in weight loss. So instead slowly reduce your processed foods, sugar and trans fats. Concentrate on whole foods and try to cook with fresh ingredients as much as you can. A diet needs to be a life change and it’s hard but it’s worth it. Your mind set needs to be ready for the change. Try to remember how you feel after eating take out and remember that yukky heavy feeling each time you want to go through drive through. Each time you slip back into old habits, enjoy it and move on. Your moments of weakness will get less and less. Don’t lose sight of your goals 🙂

Catarino S.
Keto is a good form of weight loss because high fat allows your body to burn the extra fat for energy because you don't have carbs to burn like normal

Ninon O.
Based on my own experience, sugar is the big problem, and it hides EVERYwhere. Fat is actually necessary for the proper, healthy functioning of the nervous system, so don’t go low-fat! Just be careful to choose “good fats,” such as olive, coconut, avocado, etc., since these have various health benefits.

As for weight loss, I struggled with it for a long time, discouraged that nothing really worked, no exercise was enough, nothing stuck, until I read a book called Sugar Free by Sonoma Press (which I highly recommend! The ebook goes on sale every so often; check into it), and after reading the science behind the idea, I decided to try the 28-day sugar detox (modified to fit my tastes and budget).

So far, nothing else has worked like low-sugar has, and mind you, I started losing significant weight without doing a lick of exercise. I don’t follow a full-detox lifestyle 100% of the time, only when I feel like I might be giving in to too many little cravings and need a reset, but the majority of what I eat is low-sugar/low-carb, and I’m not deprived or bored or going hungry. My mom also follows the same diet and is seeing results of her own. When we need new recipe ideas, Keto is the closest we’ve found to match our needs, and there are TONS of recipes online.

I also sometimes do intermittent fasting, but it’s mostly accidental, on days when I may not eat breakfast till later in the morning. The bulk of my weight loss (45 lbs. and counting!) has been due to low-sugar, and I finally feel like I’ve found something both easy and sustainable to continue and maintain my weight loss and future health. Give it a try!

Milan T.
I don’t think you should concentrate on a name for your ‘diet’. A healthy nutritious diet will result in weight loss. So instead slowly reduce your processed foods, sugar and trans fats. Concentrate on whole foods and try to cook with fresh ingredients as much as you can. A diet needs to be a life change and it’s hard but it’s worth it. Your mind set needs to be ready for the change. Try to remember how you feel after eating take out and remember that yukky heavy feeling each time you want to go through drive through. Each time you slip back into old habits, enjoy it and move on. Your moments of weakness will get less and less. Don’t lose sight of your goals 🙂

Andrea X.
I don’t think you should concentrate on a name for your ‘diet’. A healthy nutritious diet will result in weight loss. So instead slowly reduce your processed foods, sugar and trans fats. Concentrate on whole foods and try to cook with fresh ingredients as much as you can. A diet needs to be a life change and it’s hard but it’s worth it. Your mind set needs to be ready for the change. Try to remember how you feel after eating take out and remember that yukky heavy feeling each time you want to go through drive through. Each time you slip back into old habits, enjoy it and move on. Your moments of weakness will get less and less. Don’t lose sight of your goals 🙂

Alvin N.
I don’t think you should concentrate on a name for your ‘diet’. A healthy nutritious diet will result in weight loss. So instead slowly reduce your processed foods, sugar and trans fats. Concentrate on whole foods and try to cook with fresh ingredients as much as you can. A diet needs to be a life change and it’s hard but it’s worth it. Your mind set needs to be ready for the change. Try to remember how you feel after eating take out and remember that yukky heavy feeling each time you want to go through drive through. Each time you slip back into old habits, enjoy it and move on. Your moments of weakness will get less and less. Don’t lose sight of your goals 🙂

Maya Q.
Gamifying is the best option. Measure the intake (calories or other point systems) and collect data morning , lunch and dinner. Then compare day after day, week after week. In parallel, measure your weight and lean/fat ratio. Plot, chart, find patterns (week down, weekend up), set targets. However, I’m not a doctor, so consult one before starting.

Kristin O.
I think eating less fast food and starting eating healthy stuff and working out is the best way to do! I did it and lost around 5 or 7 kg in a short time and my body got healthier!

Eberhard J.
I'm sorry, but I honestly have no idea. I keep gaining weight no matter what I do and I can't do keto because I am a vegetarian.