When I say to people that I lost around 20 lbs in just 30 days and that too without exercising, immediately their jaw drops and they say only one thing to me that this is impossible. But I reply to them by just saying a line that “nothing is impossible in life”. All thanks to vitaloid whose diet plans and healthy diet meals and recipes helped me out in my weight loss expedition.
For carrying out a successful weight loss all you need is to optimize any of the three factors i.e exercise, diet, or drug/supplement regimen. From that, I chose on optimizing diet and miraculously it worked for me. So here are some simple rules which I had followed.
Rule #1: Avoid “White” Carbohydrates
For carrying out an effective weight loss the more you stay away from white carbohydrates the better it is for you. I had prohibited consuming foods such as bread, rice, cereals, potatoes, pasta and fried food as I was not exercising. You can consume these types of food if you carry out a resistance-training workout of at least 20 minutes.
Rule #2: Eat The Same Few Meals Over And Over Again
Before starting my diet I had observed some very successful dieters and I had found that they ate the same few meals over and over again. They used to mix and match their meals so that they didn’t fell monotonous. You can mix and match your meal by taking one food item from each of the three groups
Chicken breast or thigh
Egg whites along with one whole egg just for flavor
Grass-fed organic beef
You can eat as much as you like of all the above food items. But remember you need to keep it simple by picking up only 3 or 4 meals randomly and repeating them on a regular basis. But make sure that you consume the proper amount of calories neither less nor more.
A lot of athletes eat 6-8x per day in order to break up caloric load and avoid fat gain. But I think this is just ridiculously inconvenient. I used to eat 4x per day:
5pm- smaller second lunch
7:30-9pm- sports training
12am- glass of wine
Rule #3: Don’t Drink Calories
We all know that calorie is the enemy of weight loss and one should try avoiding it at most. The most of the calorie consumed by any individual is majorly through certain drinks and beverages such as milk, normal soft drinks, and fruit juices. Instead of that drink a large amount of water and various other low-calorie drinks such as unsweetened iced tea, tea, diet sodas, coffee or various other low-calorie beverages. Personally, I used to drink at least one glass of wine every evening, which is believed to aid sports recovery and fat-loss.
Rule #4: Take One Day Off Per Week
After eating loads of diet meals and ounces of diet supplements just give your diet a day off. I call this “Dieters Gone Wild” day. On this day eat whatever you want with no restrictions. You will find me crazy on this but doing this one day in a week dramatically increased my weight loss percentage by ensuring that my metabolism didn’t downregulate from extended caloric restriction.
If I can do it then you can also do it, all you need is to believe and get going on your daily health routine.