We’ve all been there, we need to lose that little bit of weight or a lot of it. Losing weight is a constant in life, and while there are many ways of making it work for you, from working out to eating some kind of balanced diet, but the fact of the matter is, it’s hard, however you go about it. And this is something that we have to get into our minds before we embark on any type of diet or eating plan. If you're embarking on a “diet,” you are depriving yourself in one way or another, but if you're going for a “lifestyle change” it will help as it’s not a temporary measure. And as far as weight loss methods are concerned, try these, but please be warned, they are very difficult to see through, the reasons will be explained in due course. And before going on any type of extreme diet, please get checked over by a medical professional!
This is a very common weight loss method doing the rounds, and with good reason. And the health benefits are not just reduced excess weight, it will pump up your Human Growth Hormone (HGH), develop your resilience but also, after a while, you won't feel the hunger as bad as you used to. In the beginning, it’s very difficult, and you can have water or black coffee to help with the hunger, but ideally, you should fast for at least 18 hours a day to see the benefits. For more information, check out http://www.prevention.com/food/i-tried-intermittent-fasting-for-a-week/ for an unbiased view on intermittent fasting. Remember that it’s not as scary as it sounds, as many cultures take part in fasting, such as Muslims during the season of Ramadan.
The HCG Diet
A relatively unknown one, the HCG diet relies on a 500 calorie intake every day while consuming HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) droplets, which is a hormone found in predominately pregnant women and consists of 244 amino acids. For a breakdown of the diet, have a look at http://hcgdiet.com/hcg-diet-protocol/ for more information. But as the hormone results in burning your fat stores as well as curbing your appetite. As with any diet that restricts your calorie intake, the beginning is always the hardest, and it can take a lot of focus to see it through.
Also known as low-carb, high-fat, this is a very common thing on paleo forums. The no carb rule, or limiting it to 50 grams per day, while filling up on foods that are high in fat, from butter to cream, has got a lot of support in the paleo community. While filling up on fat certainly has its advantages over starving yourself, there are still some people who are in the fearing fat camp, and while there are still countless studies being undertaken on the LCHF diet, there is still an underlying concern about what it is doing to your heart. Although depending on who you speak to, these claims are unfounded.