How to lose weight by eating whatever you like

Losing weight eating whatever you want? That’s the bold claim made by The Fast Diet, the new bestselling book by UK-based authors Michael Moseley, M.D., and Mimi Spencer, who say for five days a week you can pretty much go for it, milkshake and fries included. And lose approximately 1–3 pounds per week. So, you really want to lose weight eating what you like?

The only thing you need to properly do is to fast for only two days a week.

More specifically, on two non-consecutive days, you must reduce the number of calories you normally enjoy by 25 percent. That’s approximately 500 calories a day for women, and 600 calories for men.

While the weight-loss claims may sound impossible, the diet, which is also known as “5:2” or alternate day fasting (“ADF”), is actually gaining credibility with some researchers and medical professionals, and several new studies suggest it works.

If you’re reading this I know you’re longing to learn how to lose weight easily eating anything you want, so without any further ado let’s begin.

The Secret to Easy Lose Weight with eating what you like to eat!

Counting calories is exactly what it says – you count (or track) how many calories you consume daily. You have a daily “calorie budget” that you aim to hit. The goal is to not go over the budget. If you do go over your budget from time-to-time, that’s okay. The main thing is you consistently hit or stay under your budget more times than you go over it.

With this weight-loss method, you can literally eat anything you want as long as you hit or stay under your daily calorie budget (the majority of the time). It may also include:

  • Fried cheese sticks
  • Fried chicken
  • White rice
  • Pasta
  • Grilled chicken
  • Fried fish sticks
  • Lindor milk chocolate truffles
  • Peanut butter M&M’s
  • Chocolate dipped macaroons
  • Buttered popcorn
  • Vodka (with 7up of course)
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These aren’t just occasional indulgences but you can consume them on a regular basis.

It’s important to point out, however, do not consume ALL those foods every day and try to = eat some healthy foods as well.

Second, Eat everything in moderation! Take cheese sticks, for example. When you eat them, only have two or three and eat them once in a day. If you eat three, that will be 190 calories. Typically aim for around 500 calories for each meal – breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

How Many Calories Can I Eat to Lose Weight?

The daily calorie budget to lose weight will vary from person to person, but on average during the weight loss phase an adult will be allowed to consume 1,500 – 2,200 calories per day. It depends on your sex, current weight, and desired weight loss goals. 

Does Counting Calories Really Work?

YES! It works every time it’s tried, and you can eat or drink anything you want. There are thousands of living proofs.

Is Counting Calories Healthy?

There is nothing inherently healthy or unhealthy about counting calories. After all, counting calories is simply the practice of tracking and recording the calories in the food you eat. The real question is, is eating whatever you want while counting calories healthy? That is the million-dollar question.

If you chose to follow a healthy diet and you counted calories while you were on the diet, I think you’d agree it would be healthy. What if you counted calories following the Twinkie Diet? You’d still lose a lot of weight, but would you be healthy?

If you read the article about the Twinkle Diet experiment, the professor that conducted the experiment was really torn on the issue because all the data suggested he was perfectly healthy after his experiment.

“His bad cholesterol, or LDL, dropped 20 percent and his good cholesterol, or HDL, increased by 20 percent. His triglycerides, which are a form of fat, decreased by a whopping 39 percent!”

How could he be healthy eating mostly junk food? He didn’t have an answer

The Pros and Cons of Calorie Counting to lose weight

There are pros and cons to every weight loss plan. In order to outline, in detail, what we believe are the pros and cons of counting calories.

The Pros, or Benefits, of Counting Calories:

  • Be able to have what is liked.
  • A higher chance of weight loss success
  • You know about the foods you’re eating (and will eat better because of it)
  • You learn how to eat in consideration
  • Your craving to eat will disappear
  • You’ll find yourself naturally eating healthier foods
  • You’ll lose weight slowly and naturally
  • It’s cheap to do
  • It’s easy to start

Let’s briefly expand on each of these benefits.

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We have already covered this point extensively but it’s worth repeating. With this weight loss plan, you don’t have to restrict yourself to a certain type of food. You won’t have to avoid fats, carbs, etc.

You have higher chance of weight loss success

Because you have the freedom to eat what you want, you have a far greater chance of sticking with the weight loss plan. You won’t feel deprived and you won’t crave your favorite foods because you’ll be eating them! Which weight loss plan do you think you would stick with longer – one that says you can’t have any carbs or one that says you can eat whatever you want so long as you don’t go over your daily calorie budget?

You learn about the foods you’re eating.

Before you start counting calories you will have no idea how many calories were in anything. After tracking your food, if you didn’t know the exact calorie count in a given food you could guess and be very close. By knowing how many calories are in foods without having to look them up, you will be able to make wise food choices “on the fly.”

You learn how to eat in control

After counting calories for an extended period of time, you’ll learn how to eat in moderation. You’ll realize you can’t have a piece of chicken, a helping of potatoes and gravy, a biscuit, and a glass of milk for dinner! You’ll learn that if you want to enjoy all these foods you’ll have to eat small portions of each, or you’ll have to cut something out – maybe the potatoes & gravy. Once you are aware of how many calories are in food, you will consciously or unconsciously make better food decisions and eat in moderation.

Your craving to eat will disappear

You would think you’d be hungry all the time if you restricted your calories. After a short adjustment period, you will rarely feel hungry. In fact, you could even do intermittent fasts from time-to-time and you won’t get hungry at all. For those of you unfamiliar with intermittent fasting, that’s when you go an extended period of time, usually less than 24-hours, without eating. When you do these, you can have your last meal at 6:30 pm and then not eat again until noon or 1 pm the next day.

The science behind what happens when you restrict calories is still unclear, but it is suspected your body gets used to functioning on fewer calories and adjusts accordingly. It adapts. You need to drink a fair amount of water every day so that will help too. Either way, you will rarely get hungry. When you do, it will mostly be at night and you could just eat something light like an apple or some cottage cheese.

You’ll find yourself naturally eating healthier foods

While your daily diet may still consist of what people call junk food (i.e. fried cheese sticks, fried chicken, etc.), You can dramatically improve your diet for the better – and not just because you’re eating less. In your desire to stay under your daily calorie budget, you’ll found foods that you could eat more of and still stay within your budget.

You’ll find that as you start losing weight and feeling better, coupled with your desire to stay within your daily calorie budget, you’ll naturally seek out healthier foods.

You’ll lose weight slowly and naturally

As long as you don’t cut your daily calories to the point where you lose weight too fast, which would be losing more than 1 1/2 pounds per week, you will slowly and naturally lose weight. Calorie counting is NOT a quick weight loss plan! It is a totally slow and natural way to lose weight.

You don’t have to be that aggressive to make this plan work for you. In fact, if you’re okay just losing one pound per week, you’ll be able to eat a lot more food every day which will make it even easier to stick to the plan!

You can also try Yoga along with in order to shed pounds as well!

It’s cheap to do

Counting calories doesn’t require you to join some fancy weight loss program. It also doesn’t require you to buy special meal plans or weight loss supplements. It doesn’t even require you to go out and buy expensive organic foods or load up on fruits and vegetables. These would be great foods to include in your diet if you like them but by no means are they necessary.

It’s easy to start

Because you don’t have to join a weight loss program or buy special foods, you can start right now with the foods you currently have in your refrigerator or pantry! It doesn’t get any easier than that.

The Cons, or Negatives, to Counting Calories

There are a few negatives about counting calories. They include:

  • Counting calories can be a pain
  • The first 7-10 days can be challenging
  • May be unrealistic for some people to follow

This is it! Now, buckle up and be ready for eating whatever you want and lose weight at the same time!

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