What diet type is best for fat loss?

I run/jog twice a day for 15 minutes each session. I am trying to lose fat, especially around my stomach. Which of these diet types would be most suitable?

Low Calorie
Low Carbohydrate
Low Fat
Low GI

Feel free to give food suggestions.

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4 Responses to “What diet type is best for fat loss?”

  1. J said:

    none will work in the long term. You have to eat healthy 5-6 meals a day to speed up your metabolism. the faster your metablism the more fat you will burn. use this for the healthy foods to eat. i did this and got a six pack in 2 months ( along with weight training and cardio)
    http://www.absdiet.com/uof/absdiet/withemail/power12.html

  2. Maleena Cute said:

    Low Calorie

    this one is best for your weight loss

  3. skittlesss said:

    Count calories!!
    1200-1600 calories a day for girls
    2000-2500 calories a day for guys
    Low Carb, High Protein.

    — Eat 5 SMALL meals a day, instead of 3 big ones. each “meal” should have some protein in it as well…. but make sure you are counting all the calories (make sure you are eating in your daily allowed amount of calorie intake!)
    — Drink lots of water throughout the day (studies have shown that often when we think we are hungry, we are actually thirsty! so drink alot of water throughout the day)

    Green smoothies for breakfast. recipes from youtube:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpVwPTAYlMw
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFm9_6BTCHM&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-stAb1Pkgg&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsWKcXf4dlE

    1-hour walk every day (faced paced).

  4. Cindy in Texas said:

    Studies have shown that some people can gain fat stores even on a semi starvation diet of 1000 calories a day – if it’s composition is high carb, low fat. So obviously, calories aren’t the key to fat loss.

    I am adamantly opposed to low calorie dieting because most people lose a good portion of lean tissue (including vital organs like the heart) along with fat stores. There is no nutrition in fat stores, only energy.

    You can lose more body fat eating protein & fat (don’t eat protein alone) than not eating AT ALL. To lose weight fast, eat all you want, but nothing but meat, eggs, healthy oils, mayo, butter & half an avocado a day (for added potassium). Keep the calories high & the fat percentage high, at least 65% of calories. Green vegetables & some cheese will continue weight loss but at a slower pace.

    The first 2 weeks eat several cups a day of (mostly) lettuce & celery, cucumbers, radishes, mushrooms, peppers & more variety of vegetables thereafter – add 5 grams per day additional every week (20 grams day first 2 weeks, 25grams 3rd week, 30grams 4th week etc) til you gain weight, then subtract 10grams. That will be your personal carb level (everyone is different & depends on how active you are.)

    Start with meat, fats & salads for 2 weeks and then slowly add in more green veg, wk4 fresh cheeses, wk5 nuts & seeds, wk6 berries, wk7 legumes, wk8 other fruits, wk9 starchy veg, wk10 whole grains. You will learn how your body reacts to different foods.

    The first week is just water weight but fat is lost thereafter if you keep your calories high enough. Otherwise the body will strip it’s own lean tissue for nutrition. Although that may look great on a scale it will make it MUCH easier to accumulate fat in the future (since all that pesky lean tissue burning up calories will be gone). The body won’t release fat stores if you lower calories below what it needs. It will slow metabolism to compensate & store every spare ounce as fat. If you continue lowering calories, it will continue lowering the set point, til it can survive off nothing & store fat on anything. The body will only release it’s fat stores if it knows there is plenty of nutritious food.

    Eating carbs while trying to lose body fat is terribly inefficient. When in glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) you have to lower your calories (which slows your metabolism) & exercise heavily to deplete your glycogen stores before burning body fat.

    The core of Atkins program is converting the body from glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) to ketosis (burning fat as fuel). Dietary fat levels need to be at >65% of total calories, if not, the body will still remain in glycolysis by converting 58% of excess protein into glucose (via gluconeogenesis).

    It takes minimum of 3 days to convert a body to ketosis, (but only one bite to convert back to glycolysis). People feel sluggish the first week but most feel better than ever thereafter.

    Carbohydrates (sugar, flour, bread, cereal, pasta, potatoes, rice) trigger insulin, the fat storage hormone. Protein triggers the fat burning hormone glucagon.

    Simple carbs are addictive & can be disastrous to health. The best way to break the addiction is NO carbs for 3 days. Make a huge batch of deviled eggs, eat one every time you want “something” – have huge omelets with bacon, sausage, peppers, mushrooms & cheese. Pork chops smothered with peppers, mushrooms & cheese – pork rinds & dip or tuna/chicken/turkey/egg salad – steaks – a huge sugar free cheese cake. Eat so much you won’t feel deprived of anything. By the 4th day, the addiction will be gone & you can start making healthy choices.

    High insulin levels promote inflammation, weight gain, hunger & unbalance other hormones. Controlling insulin levels will balance out other hormones & allow human growth hormone (HGH) to be produced naturally so lean muscle will be gained even without exercise. Any exercise will greatly increase muscle mass with high HGH levels.

    Ground flax seed (4 Tbsp) 1/4 cup water, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg – let sit 10 min. to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle & nuke 2 minutes. Suggested for daily fiber needs.

    As long as you have <9grams carbs per hour, you will maintain insulin control & shouldn't gain weight, no matter the calories because insulin, the fat storage hormone is not activated. Many people gain weight on high carb, do low carb to lose weight & then are shocked when they return to high carb & gain weight. Many people can return to moderate carb levels but very few can really eat all they want of sugar & maintain weight or health.




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