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The short answer is no. At least not for everyone. There’s nothing that works for everyone, and some things are easier for some people than others. So while calorie counting or portion sizes might work wonders for your friend, it might not be what’s best for you.

There are tons of different ways to eat. We’ve put together a quick summary of some of our favourites:

High Protein 

What it is: Eat more protein and a little less of everything else.
The nitty gritty: Protein is tougher for your body to break down, so you stay fuller for longer without having to eat more.


What it is: A high-fat, low-carb diet
The nitty gritty: Cutting back on carbs and increasing fat intake means that your body is forced to rely on fat for energy. This puts your body into a state of ketosis so that you burn more fat than you normally would – what a win!


What it is: 2 days of restricted calorie intake, 5 days of regular calorie intake
The nitty gritty: Limit the dieting to just two days a week with a fasting diet around a third of your usual calorie intake. The rest of the week eat the recommended intake. It’s that easy!

Calorie counting 

What it is: More calories out than in
The nitty gritty: All foods contain calories, and all exercise and everyday movement expends calories. Focus on cutting your calorie intake so it’s slightly less than the recommended daily intake to shift extra pounds sustainably.

So there’s the round down – which one is for you? The Lifesum app has a handy tool to help you decide. Under the plans tab, right at the bottom of the page, there’s a ‘Take the Test’ button. Take the test to figure out what kind of eating plan is most suited to your personality, your needs, and your lifestyle.

What’s your eating style?

Femi A-Williams is a health and fitness convert trying to reconcile a healthy lifestyle and a happy food life. She is 80% whole grain and 20% donut.

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