Permanent, sustainable fat loss (rather than rapid-but-temporary weight loss) is really the ultimate goal of most people trying out a diet. Health is an integral part of fat loss however, and should not be ignored. There is a compelling body of information around losing “fat” while maintaining nutritional balance and health.
As a diet and health coach from 2012 through 2020, I have had valuable experiences in helping over 400 people to fat loss and health improvement. I have found that the most sustainable diets (or lifestyles) include:
- A low carb diet (many nuanced approaches on this lifestyle)
- A slow carb diet (aka 4-hour body from Tim Ferriss
- A Pesco Mediterranean diet with a plant-based focus
- Low carb Mexican cooking
Low carb, slow carb, and Mediterranean diets can fit into many types of fat loss approaches. Each of these approaches focuses on avoiding sugar and processed foods and focusing on metabolic health through proteins, good fats and vegetables.