Want A Weight Loss?

Did you know low-fat diets aren't the panacea that nutritional experts make them out to be? When you need to lose weight, the hardest thing to do is not to lose the weight, it's figuring out what information is accurate and what information is baloney. Fortunately, you don't need to be a nutritional expert or a scientist to know how to eat healthy and lose weight.

It's Not Just About Weight

Many people focus on just losing weight, but there's much more to it than that. Some skinny people are unhealthy, because they've starved their bodies of vital nutrients trying to lose weir. A more important measure of being healthy is low body fat and optimal vitamin and mineral uptake coupled with controlled cortisol levels (low stress levels). You'll have to get a few blood, urine, hair, and saliva tests done to verify whether you are actually healthy or not. A home scale just won't cut it.

Eating Healthy

A healthy diet is one that is rich in animal-based protein, animal fats, vegetables some fruits, and some nuts You might be surprised by the inclusion of animal-based protein and fat. What might be even more surprising is that no studies have ever shown a strong correlation between saturated fat intake and heart disease. Actually, fat intake is necessary for the proper absorption of many vitamins since some vitamins are fat soluble. That means that you can't absorb them very well without the presence of fat. 

Living A Healthy Lifestyle 

Lifestyle is the other component to losing weight and becoming healthier. You might be tempted to go for a jog or do some long-distance running However, steady-state cardio can actually increase cortisol levels in the body, increase stress, and cause your body to hold on to fat stores.

Increasing muscle mass, however, is always a recipe for reducing body fat since muscle requires energy to use, build and maintain. This means getting into the gym and lifting weights Mike Rippetoe's "Starting Strength" is perhaps the best guide to weight lifting and training you can buy. The more muscle you have on your body, the less fat you'll have. Your body will eat the fat and use it for fuel to grow and maintain your muscles

Even women can benefit from lifting weights. Women don't have enough testosterone to build big, bulky muscles like men. Instead, most women find that they lean out and becomE very toned through heavy lifting.

Give your body plenty of time to rest. Over-training will only result in injuries. Most people don't need to be in the gym more than two or three times per week. After a bout of heavy lifting, you probably won't want to return to the gym more often than that.


It's important to get regular blood, hair, urine, and saliva tests that will measure nutrient levels and hormone levels like cortisol when you're first starting out. This will help you track your progress and ensure that you're decreasing body fat without sacrificing your health.