How to Lose Weight Without Dieting

If it seems like everybody you know is on a diet, it’s because they are.

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 same survey showed that the most popular diets were “intermittent fasting, Paleo, gluten-free, low-carb, Mediterranean, Whole 30, high-protein, vegetarian/vegan, weight-loss plan, cleanse, DASH and ketogenic/high-fat.”

But do any of these diets actually work?

Well, the short answer is yes. Initially, most of them work just fine… however, there’s a catch.

As Bang CEO and Chief Scientific Officer Jack Owoc notes in his highly anticipated new book, The Bang Anti-Diet, dieting is more apt to help you gain weight than to lose it.

“… Dieting is NOT the answer to successful long-term weight loss,” Owoc writes, pointing out that “University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers wanted to examine how many people suffered from the problem of putting weight back on after a diet. The researchers reviewed 31 long-term studies and concluded that dieting is a consistent predictor of weight gain!

“Roughly two-thirds of the dieters regained more weight than they lost. That’s right — approximately 67% of individuals who diet will end up being fatter than when they started,” Owoc notes.

There are many reasons for this, but it often boils down to a slower metabolism resulting from an extreme reduction in calories and the restrictive nature of the diets themselves. Simply put, if the diet you’re following is too different from what you would normally eat, it’s probably not going to work long term.

Don’t get us wrong: If you normally eat cake and ice cream all day, you’re going to have to make some radical changes — there’s just no getting around it. But going from a reasonable diet to, say, kale and carrots is just not realistic over the long run. This is why such diets tend to work initially and then fail in spectacular fashion.

Of course, we realize that — at least so far — we haven’t exactly been beacons of great hope and confidence when it comes to dieting. So, what do we suggest for those trying to lose weight?

Well, the Bang Anti-Diet is great, because it’s not a diet — it’s a lifestyle. And that’s really the key to losing weight and keeping it off. Whatever you do, has to be nearly as reflexive as breathing. In other words, it shouldn’t require a lot of thought.

So, with that in mind, let’s look at some simple techniques that can help:

1) Intermittent Fasting.

True, this was presented as a diet earlier, but it’s really not — the food you consume is not restricted, only the times you consume it are. Most experts agree this is why intermittent fasting works. It’s less about the fasting and more about the limited eating window, which leads to a reduction in calories.

A 2014 review study concluded that intermittent fasting can reduce body weight by 3-8% over a period of 3-24 weeks.

2) Take It Slow

This is one of the overarching themes of The Bang Anti-Diet — slow and steady rather than fast and foolish. The reason for this is simple: You don’t want to lose lean body mass!

As Owoc points out in The Bang Anti-Diet, lean body mass helps keep your metabolism revved up; hence, the idea is to retain as much of it as possible, while, at the same time, shedding fat.

“I have spoken repeatedly about the absurdity of rapid weight loss. More than likely, if you are losing weight rapidly, you are losing hard-earned lean body mass as well,” Owoc writes. “Listen closely: this is the opposite of Body Remodeling. Therefore, losing weight is not our objective.

“Here is why: one study examined the effects of two different weight-loss programs on strength and performance. One group was assigned to a slow-weight-loss group where participants slowly lost weight over twelve weeks; they lost less than half a pound each week. A second group was assigned to a rapid-weight-loss protocol where participants lost weight rapidly over a twelve-week period; they lost more than 1.5 pounds per week.”

Here’s where it gets interesting. Owoc points out that “the fast-weight-loss group decreased their calorie intake by an average of 30%, while the slow-weight-loss group decreased their calories by an average of 19 percent. At the end of the study, both groups lost a similar amount of weight (5.6 percent for the slow group and 5.5 percent for the fast group).”

However, the “slow-weight-loss group experienced a 31% decrease in body fat while the fast-weight-loss group only experienced a 21% decrease in body fat,” Owoc notes.

3) Eat More Protein

Not only is protein crucial in maintaining lean body mass and keeping your metabolism humming, it is also great for losing weight, partly due to its ability to reduce appetite.

😱💥 Which Protein has the Greatest Impact on Reducing Appetite? By Jack Owoc ⬅️‼️​​.​​Protein has been shown to be more effective at prolonging satiety and suppressing appetite than carbohydrates and fats. Subjects consumed 50 grams of protein from either:​​*Tuna,​​•Turkey​​•Egg White, or • Whey Protein.​​.​​Whey protein had the greatest effect on reducing appetite. Whey protein had the highest levels of phenylalanine and tryptophan which have potent appetite suppressing effects​​Whey protein ingestion resulted in the release of several gut peptides involved in satiety including CCK, glucagon-like peptide-1, and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide. If you are looking for a great ready to drink protein, try our new Keto Coffee. It has 20 grams of high quality whey and milk protein loaded with potent muscle building and appetite suppressing peptides.​​.​​#energydrink #Caffeine #bangenergy#preworkout #BCAA #Keto #KetogenicDiet#Muscle #Bodybuilding #Protein #Energy#Workout #Fitness #coffee #MCT #Ketosis#Ketones #Diet​​.​​Pal S, Ellis V. The acute effects of four protein meals on insulin, glucose, appetite and energy intake in lean men. Br J Nutr. 2010 Oct;104(8):1241-8.

Posted by BANG Energy on Sunday, February 10, 2019

In fact, whey protein, like Zero Carb® SRO™ Whey Protein Isolate, has been shown to prolong satiety (the feeling of fullness) and suppress appetite better than high-protein sources like tuna, turkey or egg whites.

So, there you have it — three things you can do to lose weight without dieting. Of course, exercise is always great too!

Give these three things a try and tell us what you think!

4 thoughts on “How to Lose Weight Without Dieting”

    1. That is such a broad question, because there are a lot of factors. Age, sex, general fitness level, body type, current diet and dietary restrictions — the list goes on.

      There will be blogs on many of these topics coming up, so keep an eye out. But the key is this: whatever program you choose must be amenable to your lifestyle. Fad diets and tricks have a very short shelf life.


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