Q) Hey Akash, Which is the best diet plan to Lose Weight? Thanks. Ankur.
Me) Best Diet Plan to Lose Weight?
I launched fabulous body to simplify things for people. And I’ll try and do just that.
I am a big proponent of 80/20 rule. I apply it in every facet of my life. This rule means that 20 percent of activities gives 80 percent of the results. When compounded only 4 percent of activities can give 64% of the result!
Now that’s profound!!
When it comes to creating the best diet plan to lose weight, calorie is King.
If you eat more than your TDEE, you will gain weight and if you eat less than your TDEE you’ll lose weight.
Yeah I know, the type of calories also matter i.e. whether it is coming from healthy food courses like oats, eggs, milk, coconut oil, ghee and so forth or is it coming from simple sugars like donuts/pastries etc.
So how much less should one eat after they have calculated their TDEE?
Anything starting from 10% <TDEE upto 30% should be the range.
Anything more than 30% less than TDEE can be categorized as a starvation diet. In short term, you may lose a lot of weight but eventually, your metabolism will shut down, your hormones would be imbalanced and you’ll end up gaining more weight in the long term.
You might want to check the Ten Step processwhich will help you to create a perfect fat loss plan for you.
Besides figuring out your TDEE and then a number of calories you plan to eat (10-30% less than your TDEE) one of the most important things is consistency with your diet plan.
I know many people who plan, prepare, visit the grocery store, keep all their ingredients stock up, but when it comes to cooking the meals and then sticking with the diet plan they created for themselves is a big problem.
What goes wrong?
First, they are not really clear what their fitness goal is?
Sure people want to lose weight, but for most, it’s just wishful thinking!!
They haven’t had written down their goals. Even if they have written it out in a diary or in the notes section in their iphone, after a week that statement gets lost somewhere.
The practice that I am about to suggest is this:
Have a written statement of your goal. You can borrow this ‘Me Myself & I commitment form I stole from my Diet Planning Mastery 2017 course. Here it is:
Write down your exact goal. For example I Ankur, commits to losing 3 inches from my belly which equates to roughly 6kg of pure body fat by 29th December. This step is not complete unless you paste this statement where you can see it every day few times a day and really internalize it.
We all get excited at the start of any project, be it losing weight or starting a business. But when reality sets in, when going gets tough, when life gets in the way, we give up.
But when you have this statement as a reminder of why you started in the first place, it gets you thinking. It allows you to bring forth all the reasons why you want to lose weight:
-To look good
-To fit into your favourite dress or jeans
-To have increased libido
-To feel good-better digestion, improved immunity
or just to prove someone wrong that you can do it!
Planning, preparing, grocery shopping even cooking the recipes is possible only when your reasons for wanting to lose weight is strong enough and it with reminding your subconscious mind with a written statement that can be seen every day.
Hope this helps:)