Weight Loss Diets for Men – Which one will you Choose?

As a man, you have a lot of emphasis placed on the way that you look. In most cases, this is going to mean that you probably want to get rid of that beer belly that you’ve been hanging onto for the past few years, or more. There are all kinds of diets floating around the internet and it’s hard to know just what you’re looking at. I’ve tried a couple of the diets that I am going to show you, but as a man, there are extra benefits that you are going to get from these kinds of protocols.

The Bulletproof Diet

Bulletproof-dietWhen it comes to angry responses on the internet, very few diets are more associated with them than the Bulletproof Diet from Dave Asprey. The diet centers around the combined use of Bulletproof Coffee and a paleo like diet.

Bulletproof coffee is a blend of coffee, grass fed butter, and coconut oil. This combination supplies your body with healthy fats for fuel, a steady stream of caffeine, and an incredible amount of focus. Stay with me, I was wary of that idea at first. You then eat only between 2pm and 8pm. During that time you can eat as much protein and fat as you like, but should avoid any processed carbohydrates. You will create a ketogenic state that tells your body to run off of fat rather than carbohydrates. Listen, I know you’ll be hungry when you wake up in the morning, that is what the cup of fat is for when you have your coffee.

If you attempt to only have bulletproof coffee and fast the rest of the time, you can jumpstart it and lose up to 1 pound a day in some cases! In general, though, you can expect to lose 2-3 pounds a week, optimize your hormones, and build muscle without the risk of adding fat as well.

The Paleo Diet

Paleo-DietWhen it comes to manly diets, the Paleo diet is the one that usually comes to mind. What is more masculine than going back to the diet that a caveman would have had? Back before Cheerios and Coca Cola, men were tall, athletic, and muscular. My, my how times have changed!

When you get started with the Paleo diet you will completely get rid of any sugar in your diet. No sugar, no grains, no processed foods.

Here is what you can eat:

Meat: All grass fed – Chicken, turkey, beef, wild fish, duck

Eggs

Vegetables: Any vegetable that isn’t fried

Oils: Olive, coconut, avocado

Fruit: Any fruit is OK, but you should still limit them since they contain sugar.

Nuts: Almonds, peanuts,Brazil nuts

You can eat as much of any of these foods as you like. Without any foods to turn to fat, you can eat all you want and not worry about gaining weight. In fact, this is perfect if you are trying to build muscle, but would rather not pack on fat as well.

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting is similar to the Bulletproof Diet. Personally, I have had a hard time with intermittent fasting, but many men find that this yields some almost unbelievable results. Take a look at these different IF protocols:

  • Leangains: For many men, Leangains is a godsend. This is designed specifically for muscle building workouts and can help you bulk up without getting fat. The idea is to fast for 16 hours a day. Nothing but coffee, tea, and other zero calorie beverages. During your 8 hour eating window you can eat as much protein as possible, but on days that you workout you can add carbohydrates. Those carbohydrates are replaced with healthy fats on the off days. You will also eat immeweightloss-diets-for-mendiately after your workout, a meal which should makeup 50% of your entire daily intake.
  • Eat Stop Eat: Eat Stop Eat is a great option for people who eat a healthy diet, but want to have some of the benefits of IF. One day a week, a day that you don’t workout or do too much physical activity, you will fast for 24 hours. If you eat your last meal at 8pm, you cannot eat until the following day at 8pm. I recommend having your meal later in the day because going to sleep hungry can be a nightmare. This will give you a lot of the benefits, but without having to stick to a rigid schedule throughout the week.
  • The Warrior Diet: This is the manliest of the manly. Back in the early days of man, you had to hunt all day in the hopes of a dinner that included some protein. That is what you are going to replicate here. One massive meal at the end of the day. You’ll have a 3 hour window to eat, if you like, though. A small amount of fruits and veggies throughout the day can get you through, but the only time you have any real sustenance should be at your end of the day meal. Lots of protein, lots of nutrients.

Choosing One

Choosing the best diet for you is up to you alone. None of these options are bad for men and really it all comes down to your daily schedule. Choose one that works around your own needs and stick to it. If you stay on one of these diets, I can assure you that fat will start falling off and you will feel stronger than ever.

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