50 Ways to Lose Weight

50 ways to Lose weight intelligently without the use of drugs or unhealthy protocols.

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This essay is about losing weight but it also doubles as a guide on how to live a healthy lifestyle. Overall, you will lead a better life if you make your lifestyle look something like 1 through 20.

1. Eat a Grain-Free Paleo/Primal diet

Health and longevity are centered around eating  a Paleo or Primal diet (meat, leaves, berries). If you can’t go 100% grain-free Paleo (you can, BTW), you should, at the very least, be focusing on eating only unprocessed whole foods from nature. Eat real food in its real state.

Food is fuel. Only ingest the highest quality fuel you can find. Weight loss becomes effortless when you are eating real food.

2. Get lots of Sleep

I have clients that look at me sideways when I tell them they need to sleep 8+ hours a night. If you are one of these sleep-deprived zombies, I challenge you to try it for a week. You will be amazed by how you feel and where your body composition goes with this little experiment. You may realize that you have been in a chronic state of sleep deprivation your entire life.

3. Practice Intermittent Fasting (IF): Eat Less Often

I follow the leangains approach: a daily 8-hour feeding window followed by a 16-hour fast. Check it out: Leangains.com. Whether you follow a strict fasting protocol or not, you can definitely benefit by skipping meals on a regular basis. Contrary to popular belief, skipping meals can help you you build muscle (it also provides a ton of other health-related benefit).

Further Reading: MarksDailyApple, EatSTOPEat

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4. Eat Slow and Chew Your Food Thoroughly

This has done WONDERS for me. I used to inhale food like a whale gobbling up plankton. I would just swim right through the food until it was gone in a matter of minutes. Eating slow enables some important triggers for weight loss:

1. You reduce the insulin spike by slowing the release of glucose into your blood stream. This prevents insulin, a storage hormone, from storing calories in your fat cells–more insulin = more fat storage.

2. You eat less. Eating slow lets you feel full faster while also reducing how many calories you eat. We all hate that full, bloated feeling. That is the result of eating too fast and not allowing the full trigger enough time to tell your brain to PUT DOWN THE DAMN FORK.

5. Cook Your Food at Home

Restaurant food is just bad. Restaurants use cheap salt, sugar, sauces, thickeners, stabilizers and all kinds of other unnatural crap to reduce costs, stay profitable, and keep the food addictive.

The average restaurant margin is well under 5%. You better believe they do everything they can to cut corners and save on food costs. When this happens, the customer is the one that gets stuck with the health bill.

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6. Don’t Drink Calories

When clients cut out soda/juices/beer they usually see 5+ pound weight-loss results within the first week. Drinking calories elicits a similar negative response on insulin levels that eating your food too fast does. The calories enter your blood stream too quickly and cause an overload of insulin. We are made to chew our food. Avoid drinking calories in any form.

7. Go Completely Gluten-Free

This can be life changing. Clean out your pantry and be super picky when eating out (say no to the free bread). This could be the missing link to that lean body you’ve been trying to achieve.

8. Don’t Snack. Snacking is The Bane of Weight Loss

One of the reasons Intermittent fasting is so effective is because it regulates your hormone levels through balancing your body between the fasted and fed states. Your body is made to burn fat when in the ‘fasted’ state and made to store calories when in the ‘fed’ state. Every time you put calories in your mouth you are entering the ‘fed’ state and thus shutting off your bodies ability to burn fat by introducing insulin into your blood stream.

Next time you grab that bag of almonds thinking it’s a healthy snack, you should think again; you are actually doing your body a disservice. Eat only during your meal times.

9. Take High Quality Fish Oil With Every Meal And/Or Eat Sardines

Fish oil contains omega-3’s that help to balance out the omega-6’s that are prevalent throughout our modern diets (especially processed foods). Correcting this balance provides a major benefit to the body, especially weight loss. My favorite brand is Carlson. Further Reading: Read Robb Wolf’s post if you are interested in the science.

A better way to get your daily omega-3 intake is to eat sardines. My favorite brand is Season Sarinesseason-sardines

10. Take Vitamin D or Get Sunlight Every day

This could be the missing link in your weight loss efforts. Vitamin D is a hormone that is integral to many processes in your body. Take a vitamin D soft-gel or get 20 minutes of sunlight every day.

Further Reading: MarksDailyApple

11. Reduce Stress at All Costs

Do everything you can to reduce and avoid stress. Every time you get angry, stressed, or freak-out about something it is like taking a bite out of a candy bar. Stress releases cortisol and insulin into your blood stream just like taking a bite of your favorite candy bar.

As we discussed earlier, the extra release of insulin halts fat-loss and promotes fat-gain (cortisol also messes shit up). That’s a bad combination don’t you think? Take a chill pill and BREATHE.

12. Practice Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the act of focusing on a single object or task and turning off the rest of the noise (thoughts, worry, stress) going through your head. This helps with number 11 in lowering and preventing chronically raised cortisol and insulin levels. Our hormones get all out of whack as a result of our mind tormenting us with worry, stress, anger, resentment, jealously, and all kinds of other shit we shouldn’t be worrying about.

Techniques for being mindful: Counting your breath (breath meditation), sitting in a quiet place and emptying the mind (meditation), going outdoors and focusing on the sights and sounds (a form of meditation). I’m not a pro here, just a student, so I suggest you do some more research on your own. A little practice goes a long way.

Recommended book: The Power of Now

13. Eliminate Sugar

It’s the absolute worst thing you can eat. Remember, fat doesn’t make you fat; sugar, seed oils, and processed grains are what make you fat.

14. Eat lots of High-Quality Fat

Fatty fish, grass-fed beef, lamb, bison, coconut oil, olive oil (I prefer it unheated), Kerrygold butter, avocado oil, macadamia oil, ghee, lard (make your own), tallow (make your own).

Fat is the most neglected nutrient for most people because of all the misinformation and anti-fat dogma that started in the 60’s. As a result, the majority of people still don’t understand how important fat is to the human body (especially for women and their wacky hormones).

Let me tell you something that is going to blow your mind: YOU SHOULD BE GETTING MOST OF YOUR CALORIES FROM FAT. Yes, this means 40%, 50%, and up to 60% of your total calories should come from quality fat sources.

Next time you sit down to eat, look at your plate. Are half or more of the total calories from fat? If not, go in the kitchen and grab more.

15. Eat lots of High-quality Animal Products

Keywords include: grass-fed, free range, pastured, organic, all-natural, hormone-free, humanely raised, family farms, local.

Your diet should look something like this:  

Protein 30-35% of calories or more

Fat 35-60% of calories or more

Carbs in the form of starches/veggies = ~25% or less

Remember, these are just averages. Everyone is different and some will prefer lower carbs while others will do well on higher carbs. Tweak and experiment to find what works for you.

16. Perform Resistance Training ~3 times a week

You probably already know why this is beneficial. Just do it.

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17. Perform High-Intensity Conditioning ~3x Week

Think intervals; short, fast, and hard. Avoid long distance and moderately paced exercise as the bulk of your training.

18. Walk Everywhere

Take the stairs, park at the end of the parking lot, walk the long way. We are made to move at a slow pace often. Get up and get moving.

19. Play Sports

Great for overall health, mental relief, muscle building, mobility, social development, etc. We have been playing games since the dawn of man.

20. Get Outdoors as Much as Possible

It just works

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Check out the book based off of this article with more tips and expanded explanations of protocols!

The first 20 are the fundamentals to living a healthy life. As you adopt more and more of this list, you will notice that you become a fat-burning machine, and you’ll soon realize how easy it is to tweak your weight based on what you do or don’t do. I recommend you incorporate these habits a little at a time until they become routine. Don’t try to adopt them all at once or you will probably get frustrated and fail.

More Tips For Weight Loss:

21. Drink a full glass of water before each meal

You will feel full faster and eat less as a result.

22. Eat your protein before your carbs and fat

Protein is very satiating and will fill you up fast.

23. Eat a bit of  healthy fat 15 minutes before each meal

Fat triggers the release of hormones that signal your brain that you are full. You can kickstart these hormones by nibbling on some nuts or dark chocolate before your meals.

24. Eat hot and hearty soups and stews

Soups and stews are filling. Eat them HOT and slow (prevents overeating).

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25. Sprint

Fast, intense, full-body exercise like sprinting has insane thermogenic and EPOC effects on the body. Basically, it turns your body into a calorie-burning furnace. Sprinting also builds massive muscle (compare a pic of a sprinter to a marathon runner…scary).

26. Make things difficult for yourself (on purpose)

Why would you ever do this? So you can move more, DUH!

The more movement you perform, the more calories you burn. Instead of always taking the easiest route, try this: grit your pussy willow lip and get moving.

27. Buy some Chuck Taylors or Reebok Olys

The more weight you move, the more calories you burn and more muscle you build.

28. Drink green tea

Green tea is full of antioxidants and a bit of caffeine–both good for fat burning.

29. Chew More

Chewing has been linked to improvement in digestion and breakdown of food through the release of the saliva enzymes amylase (starch breakdown) and lipase (fat breakdown).

30. Drink black coffee (in moderation)

Coffee offers many benefits to the body, one of which is fat burning, but there are some caveats. You should drink black and organic if possible (or try Bulletproof coffee, it’s amazing). Only buy the best Coffee beans as they are one of the most heavily sprayed crops in the world.

31. Take a digestive enzyme, probiotic, and/or eat fermented food regularly

These products improve gut health and digestion. The better you digest your food, the better it is utilized in the body and the less likely it is to be converted into adipose tissue. Adipose tissue is FAT ladies and gentlemen, the jiggly, cellulitely, unpleasant kind of fat.

32. Perform heavy, complex, functional movements

Anything that trains the body as a whole is going to eat up calories for fuel. If you are stuck in isolation-land, I implore you to start picking up, carrying, and moving heavy shit on a regular basis. Go big and compound, or go home.

33. Avoid liquid food

And yes, that includes protein shakes. You should avoid liquid calories in any form if you are trying to lose weight. We know that drinking calories produce a large insulin spike and we also know that insulin is a storage hormone that signals our body to store calories. Well, do you know where those calories get stored? Yup, as fat.

Disclaimer: If you drink a shake in lieu of eating a meal, then I say it’s not that bad as long as you keep it simple and low-carb. Avoid those 500-calorie oat, peanut butter, and fruit smoothie concoctions (those are for weight gain). If it keeps you from eating shit and you want to drink a shake, then stick with water and whey and drink it slow.

34. Skip the condiments

How did I lose 10 pounds and finally carve out my abs after many years of frustration? Dropping ketchup. I used to drown my chicken breasts in ketchup; they were swimming. Eliminating this single product allowed me to bust through a stubborn plateau.

Store bought condiments are filled with sugar and other processed crap. There is no reason to include them in your diet, especially considering how easy it is to substitute them with a homemade or organic option. These seemingly small tweaks are what separate those that have abs from those that don’t.

Stick with organic mustard or homemade ketchup.

35. Drink lots of water

You don’t need to drink as much water as the pundits would have you believe, but for reducing cravings and making you feel full more often, water is useful. Listen to your thirst; it’s there for a reason.

36. Think hard – Use your brain

Your brain’s primary fuel source is glucose, so obviously it is beneficial to use up as much of it as possible so there isn’t any leftover to be stored as fat.

37. Perform Tabata intervals

A Tabata interval is 20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest. Pick a movement—Air squat for example—and start a timer. Perform as many air squats in 20 seconds as possible, and then rest. Go after 10 seconds of rest. Repeat until 4 minutes is up and 8 rounds have been completed. The Tabata Interval is a brutal, effective, and simple exercise protocol that you can do with any exercise or movement.

38. Replace soda, juice, sweet tea with a soda water and lime (sparkling and seltzer also work)

This is how my sister and I weaned off soda (a long time ago). It allowed us to satisfy our craving for carbonation without the calories or sugar. You can even fake it at the club with a soda water and lime—you will still look super-cool and no one will know you are just sipping bubbly water.

39. Do NOTHING

Relieve stress by turning off your brain and laying around like a fat-lazy Jabba the Hutt. This is something some of us do well (or too much) and others do terribly (never relax).

Examples of doing nothing include: watching mindless TV, movies, people watching, lying on the beach, napping.

40. Take naps

Sleep is one of the top 5 techniques for living a healthy life. Naps consist of sleep. Thus naps do a body good (milk does not).

41. Get social

Humans are social animals that have survived for thousands of by staying together. The benefits of enjoying time with friends and family are enormous. Anything that improves happiness and makes us feel good will help us lose weight by reducing stress.

42. Fast before you train and/or after you train

The longer you go without food in your body the more you will burn stored fat. Training increases your body’s need for fuel. Your body will utilize fat stores for fuel if there is a lack of glucose in your blood stream. Fasting helps keep glucose out of your bloodstream so your body can burn off fat instead.

43. Watch your carb intake

This includes sugar, rice, potatoes, fruit, and grains (hopefully no grains). Even good carbs can become bad if you eat too much of them.

44. Take ZMA before bed (Zinc, Magnesium & Vitamin B-6)

ZMA is hands down my favorite supplement. Not only does magnesium aid in weight loss and a host of other bodily functions, it improves sleep as well. You will sleep deeper, fuller, and longer. This should be a standard supplement in everyone’s program.

Recommended product: Natural Stacks MagTech

45. Do HIIT Training 

Seriously, everyone can and should do some form of high-intensity interval training. You can do more WODs, Less WODs, strength-bias, endurance-bias, gymnastics-bias, powerlifting-bias, etc. It is great for GPP (general Physical Preparedness) and it results in a sexy bod.

46. Utilize active-rest days

Those days where you can barely walk and your back feels like a giant bruise (I heart that feeling) are days that you should avoid training. This is the perfect time for an active-rest day.

An active rest day looks like this: Work mobility, do some light rowing or jogging, work on Oly technique with an empty barbell, foam roll, stretch, etc.

Go at a slow and easy, yet deliberate, pace. This will improve recovery, reduce stress on your body, help recover your CNS, and get your body moving. This also improves fat burning and muscle building.

47. Opt for gluten-free hard cider over gluten-filled beer, and opt for liquor+soda water over sugar-filled mix drinks

Beer and mixed drinks are the Antichrist to your abs. A long island ice tea has 780 calories and about 40 grams of sugar.  I used to drink those [Smacks forehead]. Try this drink recipe by Robb Wolf.

48. Avoid artificial sweeteners

This includes Splenda, aspartame, and other ‘naturally flavored’ sweeteners.  Sweeteners spike your insulin levels because your brain can’t tell the difference between them and sugar.  Thus the body response ends up being the same. They also might cause cancer. It just makes sense to avoid them.  *Stevia is ok but I would still go light with it.

49. Don’t overtrain

Avoid overtraining at all costs. It saps weight-loss efforts and promotes fat-gain via the huge amount of cortisol release you release into your body. Read “8 Signs You Are Overtraining”

50. Plan ahead/pack a lunch

The best way to avoid falling off the wagon and eating junk is to be prepared.  Always have something healthy with you. One-pot meals, the crockpot, and large roasts are great for making meals ahead of time.

How to Implement

Step 1: Be patient

Your new habits will take time to implement, and to show results. The people who get shit done in life are the one’s who stay the course. Stay the damn course.

Step 2: Test, Tweak, Test, Tweak

You must test and tweak regularly to find what works for you. All of these techniques will work for everyone to varying degrees if implemented in their purest forms, however, the dose and result can be vary wildly from person to person.

No matter what, we will always be learning, growing, and improving if we put in the effort.

Now get your ass in gear and get to work! Download the Printable PDF of this post.

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37 thoughts on “50 Ways to Lose Weight

  1. I was suggested this blog by way of my cousin. I’m not certain whether or not this
    post is written by means of him as nobody else understand such exact approximately my
    trouble. You’re amazing! Thanks!

  2. I wanted to know if you EVER cheat or incorporate diet cheat days, and if so, how often, and what would you cheat with?

    • Becca,

      I absolutely cheat. Studies say it’s better to indulge every so often instead of trying to be 100% perfect and ultimately crashing. There are also some physiological and psychological benefits.

      I stay away from gluten and go with gf products like ice-cream, dark chocolate, etc.

      I cheat probably 2 meals a week. Usually closer to weekends.

      I would stay away from cheat days, you just feel like crap afterwards and that can seep into your next day. No point in ruining a weekend just for a food fix.

      Stick with a meal here and there as a part of a balanced, and not 100% perfect, diet.

      Hope that helps!

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  4. Amazing blog and information !!!
    I don’t eat beef or ham so I will be using my own version of the diet. I think I will be good if I stay gluten free, eat 80% home cooked meals and staying away from processed sugar.

  5. Amit,

    Thanks for the kind words!

    What you are doing sounds completely ok. There are many versions of “Paleo” or “primal” there is no one true diet.

    Keep it up!

  6. You’ve compiled quite a list here Colin. It is the smallest things that make the biggest difference, and I am sure this post will help many people out there on their goal of losing weight.

    Keep up the good work,

    Bruce

  7. It is great to hear your 50 tips and I feel that your tips will help people.

  8. I have heard a lot of diff things about eating such as grazing throughout the day big meal first ect wouldn’t fasting like that slow metabolism? As well as burning muscle with the fat?

    • Nope, grazing just spikes insulin, which is a storage hormone, and keeps you fat. You also get ZERO of the benefits of IF. Check out leangains.com for more info on this subject. He’s got a leangains gudide that is great for just starting out.

  9. Colin,

    I love your advice, and have enjoyed reading your articles. I’m excited to start applying it to my everyday life.

    I started cross fit 6 months ago and have been eating an on and off paleo diet. I feel as if I have gained muscle but not lost a lot of fat for how much I bust my butt in the gym. I’m guessing this is because of not being strict paleo. Anways, I am interested in the IF, but am confused if I should be fasting before and after my work outs or if I can be using my progenex recovery & more muscle?

    I also have my first cross fit competition in 2 months, and I am going in as a team. What would be your main suggestion on how to train within the next 2 months?

    • Madison, are you a male or Female?

      How much sleep are you getting? I would def start If, try slipping breakfast and eating your first meal after training. Then your last meal 7ish hours after your first. Go to Leangains.com to get the basics down.

      As far as training goes, id recommend doing a ton of skill work on your weaknesses and reducing your wods to 2-3 days a week as well as your strength. Give your body time to heal and get stronger with a bit less volume.

  10. Great tips, Colin! These really are useful information. I myself is guilty of over-training and not getting enough rests between workouts. I’ll try to pace myself better. Thanks for the pointers!

    • You’re welcome Julie! Rest is def important and I think we all run into this problem (I do anyways)!

  11. Wow, this is an amazing list! Will definitely make use of it – though it will take me a while to get through. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Great tips to lose weight. It will help to achieve weight loss goal as well as it lead to heathier lifestyle..

  13. This is really inspiring. Though I’ll be having problems with cutting down on gluten and sugar. I always have cravings! I’ll try all your tips little by little. I do hope I could lose at least 2 lbs this month.

    • gluten is the easiest to get rid of first in my experience. Sugar, not so much. Just keep working towards it, a little bit at a time, and you’ll eventually get there. BTW, 2 pounds a month is extremely doable. Go gluten-free and you got that in no time!

  14. I really like your way of expressing the opinion and sharing the information. Thanks for a marvelous posting! Iquite enjoyed reading it, you happen to be a great author.I will remember to bookmark your blog and will eventually come back later in life.I want to encourage yourself to continue your great work, have a nicce afternoon!

  15. Hi, Colin
    I wanted to know apart from controlling eating habits which I have already started doing after reading your blog, I want to built some muscle also with weight loss but don’t want to go to a gym. One of my friends told me about adjustable dumbbells, I found some information about them on http://www.adjustabledumbbells.info while searching and liked the bowflex selecttech 552, but not sure about it. Can you please guide me? Are these good for me?

    • I would stick wtih dumbbells and kettlebells. Buy a 25-30 KB and something like the adjustable dumbbell would be good or even a few 10’s, 20s and 30lbs would do the trick for a large amount of exercises.

        • i would just amazon and search for one then check reviews. Whatever the top seller is is usually a good place to start

          • thanks for the suggestion colin, 🙂

  16. May I ask what qualifications you have to be referencing some of these suggestions? Interesting that your top tip is to eat a “Paleo Diet”. From an archaeological scientific perspective, humans have no known anatomical, physiological or genetic adaptations to meat consumption – most of our adaptations are for plant consumption, and that’s a fact, based on biomolecular investigations of archaeological dental calculus by scientists who study long-term trends in human diets. Paleolithic diets didn’t consist of big slabs of red meats from cows; if anything, it would have been small, lean and gamey, and infrequently consumed. The majority of research in this field suggests that diets of paleolithic peoples consisted primarily of plant materials AND legumes, barley, fruits… GRAINS!!!

    I would also be interested to know if you hold any specialised qualifications as a nutritionist, and how much research you have done on ‘no snacking’ and the effects on glucose changes? Because if you had done any, you would know that what you’ve mentioned is simply not backed up by scientific fact.

    Although you raise some good points, a lot of your article lacks research and thoughtful consideration for what we know in science regarding healthy weight loss and management. I think people need to have informed choice about lifestyle changes, and I don’t think you’re giving them enough information to make that choice.

    • Taylah,

      You want to poke holes and cite “science” without actually citing anything yourself?

      You are wrong about your point on our ancestor’s diet. The singular way that human beings evolved to grow big brains was an access to omega-3 fatty acids, which came in the form of fish, but which is also found in red meat in ample supply.

      Humans have eaten grains since the dawn of time, yes, but they have no eaten grains the way nearly EVERYONE eats them in our modern food culture. That is a fact. IF you were to go in the wild and find some wild grains, then take them home and process, soak, bake and all that jazz yourself then yes, you could say that grains are a part of a natural diet. Other than that, in any form whatsoever, they are not. Period.

      I also agree with you that meat is not something we ate everyday. I also believe that we didn’t eat as many calories as consistent as we do nowadays, which is why i like to fast and am trying to skip entire days without food. Also, snacking is fine if you are trying to maintain weight, after all you are putting food in your mouth on a regular basis. That said, it’s still not healthy to keep chronically elevated hormonal levels, which is basically the state that every fat and sick person in society is in today.

      The “science” around fasting all point to the same thing: that is good for your health, improves hormonal levels and regulates appetite.

      But you know what i think about science? Especially when it comes to food? I say fuck it.

      Science, when it comes to nutrition, is inconclusive bias dogma that people like you use to support your own opinion, which is really just a justification to stick to your own reality because you are too scared to consider another option.

      That said, here’s my scientific method that has been fully proven in my life, and in coutless other lives I’ve seen FIRST HAND:

      Eat a colorful paleo-based diet full of animal proteins and fat, pastured butter, fruits, veggies while avoiding processed and refined foods, grains, most beans and legumes, and all seed oils and this happens:

      Weight-loss, improved lipid profile (that’s blood work), better sleep, sex and overall feel-good health.

      Do we need some dude in a lab coat to write everything down on paper and publish it in some journal for this to be clear as day?

      NO.

      I don’t cite articles or research on my site because there’s Google for that AND because my message is one that will save lives: stay away from processed and refined foods and eat healthy animals and plants.

      At the end of the day, i don’t care if someone is eating grains, legumes and barely if they are eating it as close to nature as possible, ALA, if it is in its Real Food state. You can be healthy on just about any diet of real food as long as you are getting enough omega-3s and b vitamins (which, again, are almost only found in animal/seafood products).

      Blood work doesn’t lie, and you can compare just about anyone eating a paleo diet to those eating a vegan, vegetarian, or meat-less diet and the results will speak for themselves. Plus, those of us that eat healthy animals don’t need supplements to maintain our natural balance of nutrients, the way you absolutely MUST do if you are not eating animals.

      When this discussion comes up, all I see is dogma and cognitive biases. Really, that’s all it is. The evidence is overwhelming, and the typical scapegoat of citing research is just a means to support that dogma. Fact is, there’s been more research funded to prove why grains and the host of other processed crap sold by the big food companies isn’t “bad” or even, “that bad” for you because they have an agenda. Plain and simple. Give it another 5-10 years and the research will be overwhelming. Of course, I don’t need to wait around for that to share what’s worked for me, my family, my clients and my friends. IN fact, to not share it would be negligent.

      (This was not proofread, excuse errors.)

      • I like your tip number 22. People usually carb up more than consuming protein . Then they wonder why they still have belly fat despite all the effort.

  17. I have a question….I want to lift but I have a lot of weight to lose also. I am currently 5′ 5″ and weigh 207lbs. Should I wait to lose 50lbs, before beginning the lifting, or start now? I started Paleo about a week ago, so my energy level is pretty low. I know that will change soon, though. Any advise you can give me would be great!

    • You should absolutely start lifting immediately. Just go slow and with super strict form. Once you find yourself fatiguing with external weight, move to bodyweight exercises to finish your workouts out.

  18. Hi I think eating the least amount of processed food you possibly can is a great tip, whether it’s following a paleo diet or not. Great tips!

  19. Really that was unrepeatable to Angel at school trying to lose weight but I can’t HELP ME NOW PLEASE.