The Kaufmann Diet is an excellent choice for those looking to lose weight naturally and easily. Weight loss is still a journey, however, and here are some tips to help get you through.
Many people learn about The Kaufmann Diet, because they are looking for a good, natural, and healthy way to lose weight. The Kaufmann Diet is an excellent tool for weight loss, and many people have lost significant weight––and kept it off––as a result of going on the anti-fungal program.
If you are looking to use The Kaufmann Diet as a way to lose weight, here are some tips to make the diet maximally effective.
Think About Lifestyle Change, Not Dieting
In a nutshell, lifestyle change is long-term, whereas dieting is a short term solution. But the problem with dieting is what happens when you “finish” your diet; many people go right back to eating in a way that caused them to gain weight to begin with. Even though the Kaufmann Diet provides an excellent platform for weight loss and many people lose weight in a relatively effortless way while on the diet, if you do not alter your lifestyle in a meaningful way long-term, the weight will likely come right back when you ditch the diet.
Use Metrics Other Than Just The Scale
Although your scale can provide a good, objective measurement of your progress, it can also be frustrating and even misleading. Weight fluctuations don’t always simply reflect fat loss or gain. So it is very possible you have made progress that the scale simply is not reflecting on a regular basis. Think about other metrics, too though: How do you feel? How do your clothes fit? Do you have more energy? These more personal metrics are just as important as the number the scale reads, especially as you are in the process of trying to lose weight.
High protein, low carb diets are known to be effective for weight loss, and this is exactly what The Kaufmann Diet is. The Kaufmann Diet is a low-sugar, low-carbohydrate diet designed to starve pathogenic yeasts and fungi; one result of this diet for many people is effortless weight loss. Doug Kaufmann has written on fungi and yeasts’ ability to make us gain weight, so in some ways, it is unsurprising that when you address underlying yeast problems, weight problems seem to resolve more easily.
Fiber is important for many aspects of health; it is good for heart health and regularity. Fiber also contributes to feeling full after a meal. Many people mistakenly assume that the Kaufmann Diet is a low fiber diet, but this is not entirely accurate; fiber should just come from vegetables, nuts, and certain fruits instead of the “whole” grains many people assume that dietary fiber should come from.
Exercise is key for any weight loss program; this does not mean you need to buy expensive clothes, shoes, or even join a gym. Simply walking briskly for 150 minutes a week has been shown in studies to confer the benefits of exercise. That is simply 30 minutes, 5 days a week of walking. This is a great place to start. The better you feel and the more weight you lose, it may be beneficial to consider higher intensity exercises and resistance training, which have also been shown to be helpful in weight loss.
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