Discovered eat for heat a while ago and after being a chronic exerciser, binger and even bigger binger, I’ve never felt better than when I let me drinking 3l min of water daily habit go. HOWEVER, to fertility treatment I need to have a BMI of 29. It’s currently 42 (am presuming you do BMI in America?) either way I need to lose 6 stone to qualify. So for me the weight loss is necessary. Does anyone have experience of amending the plan to incorporate weight loss whilst not destroying improvements to their metabolism?
I appreciate that in some ways it contradicts Matt’s advice, but I’m desperate not to have to return to a diet and eat fat free everything.
I’ve dropped from a BMI of 32 to 25 without resorting to unpleasant “health foods” or starving myself. My advice would be to just keep eating whatever foods you’re eating now, in the same quantities, but gradually increase the time you spend exercising every day. The exercise will create a energy deficit and lead to weight loss, as long as you don’t eat more.
Once you can burn 250 calories a day (say, a 3-mile walk), you’ll lose 1/2 a pound a week. When you can burn 500 calories (say, a 4-mile run), you’ll lose a pound a week. And so forth. The advantage of this method of weight loss is that you don’t have to restrict calories to deficiency levels, but also that you’ll build up your fitness level. The downside of the method is that it takes patience and hard work.
My own experience was that weight loss was very slow at first because my exercise capacity wasn’t that great. I got tired before I burned many calories. As I got in better shape, however, I could work out longer, burn more calories, and lose weight more rapidly. I lost more in the last three months than in the six months before that. It gets much easier if you stick with it.
You can lose weight on a perfectly normal diet (of whatever you like to eat), and without restricting calories, as long as you make exercise an important part of your daily routine. You still have to moderate portions, but you don’t have to do anything extreme.