How To Lose Fat Quickly – Is Fasting the Best Way? Or Is It Coffee?

It seems that everyone who wants to lose some weight always wants to lose it as quickly as possible. Of course, that includes me, too. Over the years since I’ve been trying to lose weight (and believe me when I say it feels like centuries!) I’ve seen more than my fair share of advertising promising to help me drop 20 pounds a month without having to do anything other than take a pill. There are plenty of cases where people have lost weight with very little effort, but the truth is that there are only a few ways to quickly lose weight that aren’t going to severely hurt your body. I can show you a diet and the secret to fasting, which are the closest things to true weight loss miracles.

Healthy Fat and Coffee

Using caffeine is a secret to quickly losing weight. I’m sure that may seem strange to you, but it’s true. For this diet, you are going to be drinking something known as Bulletproof coffee and nothing else.

Bulletproof-coffeeBulletproof coffee is a combination of two cups of coffee, two tablespoons of butter, and two tablespoons of coconut oil. This is a combination of two of the best things to help you burn fat. Healthy fats and caffeine cannot be beat when it comes to losing weight. The fats will slow the release of caffeine, giving you a sort of time-release caffeine buzz that makes sure that your metabolism is ramped into high gear. The healthy fats are going to put your body into a state of ketosis, which forces your body to run off of fat instead of carbohydrates.

One large cup of Bulletproof coffee in the morning will keep you full for hours. No joke. Once you start slowing down about 2pm you can have another cup to fill you back up and keep you energetic. No food. That sounds scary, but I promise you that losing a pound a day will convince you that this is the way to go. If you can keep this up for a week or two you will have a great jumpstart on your weight loss journey.

The rapid weight loss is great, but when you switch back to actual food you will still lose weight fairly quickly. The Bulletproof diet involves the coffee for breakfast, but also a type of intermittent fasting. You can only eat between 2pm and 8pm. During that time, any amount of protein and fat you want to eat is fine and you should still avoid carbohydrates. A ketogenic diet like this shows a lot of promise for helping people focus, stay motivated, and feel better when other diets have failed.

Is Fasting The Best Way To Lose Weight Quickly?

fasting-weight-lossMany people try to eat as little as possible for a week or so to try and kick-start their weight loss. If anorexic women have so much success, why not you? The truth is that your body doesn’t like not having any food in it. Who would have thought? Once you go below a certain daily amount of calories, your body will work to preserve the tissue that it already has. This means it will slow down your metabolism radically as a way to conserve energy especially in the form of fat. There is a way to trick your body into not going into preservation mode, which I’ll cover, but attempting to lose weight purely by starving yourself is not going to work.

You might be saying, “But anorexic people are skinny!” but take a good look at them. After a time in preservation mode, your body has to burn something to stay alive. That something could be fat, muscle tissue, or it might just shut off an organ or two. You can lose weight fasting for extended periods, but you can’t control where that weight will come from.

Fasting Done Right

Fasting can be helpful, but on in controlled amounts. A 24 hour fast won’t shut down your metabolism and it will have a dramatic impact on your weight loss. Choose one day of the week. I tried this for a while and used Sunday. Have your last meal Saturday night and then do not eat until that same time Sunday night.

You have to make sure that you do not overeat when the 24 hour window is finished, however. When done properly, this can help you lose an additional pound a week as well. That isn’t exactly fast, but it is a rapid drop to do in just one day.

Any Other Weight Loss Secrets?

stop-drinking-sodaIt turns out, one of the biggest keys to losing weight quickly is to stop drinking soda. I lost 10 pounds in a month after I stopped drinking 3 Cokes a day and switched to Diet Coke. Most sugar-filled sodas contain huge amounts of processed sugar and high fructose corn syrup, another diet killer. Rather than filling your body with sugar throughout the day, drink water. Water is going to help clean your system out, keep you hydrated, and make sure that your body is capable of actually burning off the fat that your diet is supposed to.

Another easy to follow secret is to keep track of what and how much you’re eating. Buy a small notebook and write it all down. Be brutally honest with yourself. Remember, even if you don’t track it, it still has calories in it and it still counts. Keeping track of what you eat and when you eat it, even how you are feeling as you reach for the bag of chips will help you start to spot trends. This can be an unbelievable tool if you are an emotional eater, like me.

Losing weight fast isn’t easy but it also is not impossible. Iit takes a good deal of self control. This is hard for a lot of people because self control issues are what got them to their current state in the first place. If you are willing to take charge of your diet, actually put in the work, and give fat loss an honest shot, you can surely see results from these kinds of protocols. I wish you the best of luck and hope that you enjoy your new, leaner body!

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