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  • Best way to lose body fat?

    After reading Sundays blog post on The Biggest Loser and how after awhile all the they weight lost comes back on.
    Can someone tell me the best way to lose body fat? I believe the problem with these folks is that they concentrated on losing weight and not body fat.
    I need to lose a lot of body fat and do not want it coming back in three years.
    Thank you for your help.

  • #2
    Check out It's a $25 investment for the ebook --- but its a great program.
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    • #3
      It's a long term battle for those that have been overweight or obese for several years. In fact, you will likely have to always monitor your food intake. Not necessarily calorie counting, but avoiding triggers that lead to binging and overeating. A lot of it may be emotional/psychological healing that needs to take place, which may require some counseling or therapy.


      • #4
        Adopt a lifestyle that includes both a diet and activity level that can be sustained forever, whether in weightloss mode or not. Primal Blueprint comes to mind.

        Be happy as long as you're going in the right direction, whether the loss is rapid or slow.

        Get plenty of sunshine on as much skin as the law permits.

        Avoid cortisol forming, stem cell killing, overly exertive exercise.
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        • #5
          My opinion, T, the biggest issue is neither the desire to lose weight or body fat, but to do it as fast as possible. Based on stuff I've read and my own personal experience the BL approach is insane and not sustainable for the long haul. Sure, you can grind off pounds fast with non-stop physical exertion and severely limiting food. But if it has taken a person a whole lifetime to get to their current over weight condition, the idea that you can kill off all that fat in a couple of months and expect to do it without messing up your body chemistry just seems ludicrous. This has been the result for many of the BL contestants.

          I think you will be much, much better off simply pursuing the "plain vanilla" primal lifestyle. Eat right, get your sleep and your exercise as described in the "start here" info. If you are indeed too heavy, Primal should knock your weight down more slowly, but will give your body time to adjust to the continuously smaller you. You'll also pretty quickly get over whatever transition issues you may have and find that you feel better with more energy, and see your clothes get too big fairly quickly. So a year from now you may be 50+ pounds lighter, a definite improvement, and one you will likely be able to maintain.

          For an interesting contrast to BL, there was the ABC show "My diet is better than your diet" that wrapped up a few months back. Abel James brought his "wild diet", a paleo plan that appears to be very close to Primal and his guy Kurt had amazingly good results and by most any view of how the contestants did, he did the best, with a huge reduction in his body fat. He didn't lose the largest % of weight, but he did have the biggest BF drop. This link is an interview with James and has links to the show.

          There have been several MDA blog posts on the Biggest Loser, the first one listed is currently active, the others a little older:

          The Buck stops here. I am responsible for my past and my future. So for today: I choose to be happy. I will seek wisdom. I will be a servant to others. I will greet this day with a forgiving spirit.


          • #7
            If you're thinking of trying to lose fat, the tips above will be helpful but remember to check with a doctor before making any big changes to your diet or exercise routines. And also remember to check with yourself to make sure your goals for physical fitness match up with your goals for your mental health and lifestyle.


            • #8
              I had fatty liver. One tip that personally worked for me, besides the medicines I was regularly taking, was drinking warm water with few drops of lemon. I used to take it daily morning empty stomach.