What’s the best diet for weight loss?

The most common question that comes up in conversation when talking about nutrition to people I’ve just met is “what are your thoughts on [insert diet here] for weight loss?”

As someone who has been reading these emails for a while, you would be familiar with the necessity of an energy deficit to elicit weight loss, which isn’t always the case for people I don’t know.

No diet facilitates an energy deficit any better than another diet, but some people find it easier to create an energy deficit with certain styles of eating/diet than another.

This week, I want to run through the top-four diets that people ask about and go into some more detail to help you determine what might be best for you, if any.

When it comes to picking a diet, the key is to find that will give you the best chance of adherence.

My preference with a client is to not use a diet per se but to make changes to the current regime to progressively decrease energy intake and increase exercise.

But many of you who are managing your own system like the structure and guidelines that come with a particular diet, which is very understandable.

So this week we will be taking a look a the paleo, ketogenic, low-carb and flexible nutrition strategies to help make your choices that extra bit informed.

Tom Fitzgerald