When attempting to lose weight, it can be difficult to understand which of the different weight loss methods works the best. With a plethora of fad diets and ‘get thin quick’ schemes floating around the internet, learning how to shed the pounds through legitimate nutritional health and fitness can be a task. One of the most asked questions is how to lose weight fast. The first major step is to work out which method works most efficiently for you and your lifestyle while finding evidence that backs up the scientific credibility of the chosen avenue of weight loss.
One of the most unusual methods for weight loss that utilizes scientific information based upon the eating patterns of early humans is ‘intermittent fasting.’ This is not a diet per se, as diets usually revolve around limiting certain foods for a short period. Intermittent fasting is a dieting pattern that you implement for life to maintain a healthy weight. The way to fast in this manner is to have two full 24 hour periods a week where no food is consumed. These periods should not be next to each other.
The way it works is that when you are ‘feasting’ your body will burn the energy from the food you have consumed. When you are ‘fasting’ your body has not been starved of food from a long period, so it will draw from the fat stores, rather than clinging on to them. Whereas diets that lead you to limit food consumption lead to the body adapting and storing fat to prevent starvation, the regularity of intermittent fasting means that the body adapts to expecting food later and will, therefore, burn the fat stores. As early nomadic humans, we would not have been able to get food every day and would have eaten in this pattern, so our bodies are equipped for this.
An alternative method is the Paleo diet. This is where the dieter eats like cave dwellers would have, removing processed foods from the diet. With fewer processed foods, it reduces the sugars, simple carbohydrates, starches, and preservatives that enter the body. These are the things that send the organs haywire, stopping them from functioning effectively to break down the components in your body. By eating a Paleo diet, your food is adequate ‘clean’ and can be processed by the organs more efficiently, dropping the pounds.
A further method for weight loss is through herbal medicine. Many natural dieting supplements combine herbal remedies for weight loss into one pill. However, you can employ certain herbs in teas, tinctures, and infusions to help you lose weight. These herbs and include green tea, cinnamon, turmeric, cumin, cayenne pepper, ginger, garlic, and cardamom. By increasing these things in your diet, it helps your body to function more efficiently and burn more fat.
There is a myriad of different weight loss methods, but natural systems appear to be the most practical and manageable, while also showing the best rate of com