Americans love to diet.
As we noted in a past blog, “a recent Food & Health Survey noted that the number of people on diets more than doubled in 2018 and nearly 16 percent were cutting carbs in some fashion as well, according to the Washington Post.”
The problem is most Americans are lousy dieters. U.S. News & World Report points out that the United States’ obesity rate just topped 40 percent for the first time — up nearly 12 percentage points since the turn of the century.
This is why Bang Energy CEO Jack Owoc is adamant that diets don’t work.
“… Dieting is NOT the answer to successful long-term weight loss,” Owoc writes in his soon-to-be-released book, The Bang Anti-Diet. To make his point, Owoc pointed to a UCLA study that showed roughly two-thirds of the test subjects gained back more weight than they lost.
“That’s right — approximately 67% of individuals who diet will end up being fatter than when they started,” Owoc said.
So, how does one lose weight? Here are 5 things every dieter should do:
1. Drink Lots of Water
Yeah, we know — on the originality scale, this rates right up there with buckle your seat belt before you drive, but it’s still sage advice. In addition to all the other benefits H2O provides, studies have shown that drinking water can boost metabolism by 24-30 percent over a period of 60 to 90 minutes.
Another study showed that drinking 17 ounces of water approximately 30 minutes before meals helped overweight/obese middle-aged and older adults lose 44% more weight than those who didn’t have any water.
2. Eat Eggs for Breakfast
Eating eggs for breakfast has numerous benefits — and they may help you lose weight.
In fact, a 2008 study showed that replacing a bagel breakfast, i.e. carbs, with eggs not only increased satiety (fullness) but also helped overweight/obese people trim their waistlines.
3. Drink Coffee or Tea While You’re Dieting
I’m guessing a lot of you are breathing a sigh of relief at this point — yes, it’s true, you can enjoy a cup of joe or, as the English say, a “spot of tea” with those morning eggs.
Studies have repeatedly shown that caffeine boosts metabolism and, by extension, fat burning.
4. Try Intermittent Fasting
As the name implies, intermittent fasting is a strategy whereby one abstains from eating for a set period of time, generally 16-20 hours. Outside of those hours, one can eat whatever they want.
A 2014 review study concluded that intermittent fasting can reduce body weight by 3-8% over a period of 3-24 weeks.
Furthermore, it may lessen the muscle loss typically associated with standard dieting.
5. Get Plenty of Sleep
We’re all really busy and, often, the temptation is to compromise on our sleep.
Don’t do it… if you know what’s good for you. No, that’s not a threat, it’s just that a good night’s sleep is so important to a healthy life. In fact, studies show that poor sleep is linked to a 55% increased risk of obesity in adults and an 89% increased risk of obesity in children.
A proper night’s rest also helps boost human growth hormone (HGH) levels. HGH has been shown to decrease body fat, particularly the visceral fat found around the abdomen.
Give these five things a try, and maybe replacing regular coffee with Bang® Keto Coffee for an additional metabolic surge. A recent study showed that subjects who drank Bang® Keto Coffee boosted their resting metabolic rate by 255 calories per day after just 30 minutes and an additional 116 calories per day following exercise!
Note: Remember to consult your doctor or a licensed healthcare professional before embarking on any nutrition program.