Last Updated on May 30, 2022 by Latrice
Weight loss really isn’t as complicated as we’ve all made it seem.
It isn’t the easiest thing to do, but it can be simple. And it’s actually the simplest when you’ve got more weight to lose.
Below, I share how to lose 100+ pounds with a diet that’ll be simple and satisfying.
And highly effective if you stick to it and let it work its magic.
Keep a journal and or planner just for your journey
Trying to lose weight without a lifestyle that supports weight loss is a sure way to fail… quickly. Trust me. I’ve tried.
You end up struggling with your willpower, being easily thrown off by triggers, and not being consistent enough to develop new habits and get the results you want.
What helped me was to design a healthy lifestyle.
I got clear on my goals, determined what action steps I will need to take to achieve those goals, and then I turned those action steps into habits that I tracked with a habit tracker.
And to manage my new lifestyle changes, I created and kept a chic weight loss journal that helped me get motivated and inspired especially on those tough days when I needed it.
If you’re looking to give this method a serious try, check out my Weight Loss Journal by clicking here. It includes essential planning and tracking steps I took to develop a healthy lifestyle.
It is available in letter, A4, and A5 sizes as well as for the Happy Planner classic and big sizes.
Cut out all highly processed foods
Cut out all the CRAP (carbonated drinks, refined sugars, artificial foods, processed foods).
This simple, first step can knock off 10 pounds in a week if you let it.
These foods cause water retention, blood sugar dips and spikes, increased appetite, cravings, overeating, and addictive behaviors.
It is the highly processed foods that lead to weight gain. Removing them is what’ll let the body start moving the extra weight off.
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Focus on eating all real foods to start
So what is there to eat now?
Before even going into caloric restriction, cutting back on carbs, intermittent fasting, or going full-blown keto, let your body detox from the Standard American Diet first with some good ol’ fashioned real foods.
If you don’t and jump right into something intense, you could struggle with sugar withdrawals and intense detox symptoms you really don’t have to struggle through to lose weight.
You can transition comfortably and still lose weight.
Plus you increase your chances of sticking to it when you do since you’ll be in less pain. (From my experience)
Focus on eating meat, vegetables, fruits, root vegetables, raw nuts, and healthy fats.
Discipline yourself to eat 3 meals of nutrient-dense foods daily
Eating 3 meals a day, when you’re hungry, helps you establish healthier eating habits, get enough nutrients to cut cravings, and regulate your appetite.
You also learn to get out of the habit of snacking and emotional eating.
Sticking with 3 meals a day is how I transformed myself from a hungry-all-the-time type of gal to a woman that actually forgets to eat occasionally.
I’m still a foodie, but I no longer have the type of “hunger” that interrupts a really focused time.
Feed your body with real foods of simple meals and witness your appetite change to support healthy weight loss.
Lower carb intake once comfortably eating 3 meals a day
Once you’ve detoxed from highly processed foods and are comfortably eating 3 meals of real foods a day, you can begin cutting back on carbs.
To begin cutting back on carbs, remove all types of potatoes from your diet, cut out high sugar fruits like bananas and apples, quit eating beans, cut out starchy vegetables like carrots, and limit raw nuts.
Instead, eat meat, low-carb vegetables, and healthy animal fats.
Although healthier choices, high-carb real foods can still cause cravings, an increased appetite and unhealthy blood sugar regulation. They can stall weight loss.
This is why low carb, keto, and carnivore diets have been working well for so many. They remove even more of the foods that can lead to weight gain.
Start implementing therapeutic intermittent fasting
To start intermittent fasting, cut out breakfast or dinner, but most of all listen to your body. If you don’t need to eat dinner, but have gotten into a habit of eating dinner although you’re not really hungry, cut it out.
Same with breakfast, if you don’t need it, don’t eat it. (that rhymed)
What I’ve experienced is a natural “slip” into intermittent fasting once I detoxed from the standard American diet and lowered carbs.
My appetite decreased so much that I started needing to eat less food. I went from needing to eat 6 times a day as a very hungry woman to needing to only eat once or twice a day. The appetite transformation is real.
Intermittent fasting gives your body time to relax, use what’s on it, and take advantage of the benefits.
Become a fat burner
Going through these steps, you’ll transition from being a sugar burner to being a fat burner.
You can tell you are a sugar burner if you experience symptoms like hunger headaches, moodiness, and the jitters if you go too long without eating.
When you become a fat burner, you can go longer without eating because fat is a more sustainable energy source that takes longer to “burn.”
As a fat burner that’s intermittent fasting, and eating a low carb or keto diet, losing 100+ pounds can be done in a satisfying, simple, and relatively quick way.
What makes all this simple and satisfying
It removes what causes weight gain, increased appetite and cravings and implements practices that cause weight loss like low carbs and eating less frequently.
Weight loss can be a really simple process of becoming a fat burner and then extending that fat burning with intermittent fasting.
Need more tips?
If you’re looking for more information on weight loss and healthy living, I’ve put together resources full of action steps, tips, and tools: