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Weight Loss

From the effects of the hormone cortisol to the role of genetics in weight loss, this category is packed with everything that you need to know about losing weight the healthy way.

The Fastest Ways to Lose Weight


So you want to know the fastest ways to lose weight so you can fit into your old high school jeans? You’ve come to the right place. We’re going to break it down and show you some of the easiest and fastest ways to lose weight.

Switch to water and nothing else to drink

One of the fastest ways to lose weight is to cut out beverages that are high in sugar. A sports or energy drink, fruit smoothie or light beer — each serving contains about 100 calories. These beverages won't satisfy you the way 100 calories of food does, so they're a complete waste. Other liquids may be high in sodium and carbohydrates, which trick your body into retaining water and puff you out.

Strength training is very important

One of the fastest ways to lose weight is to stick with a dedicated strength training plan. Try lifting weights three times a week for at least 30 minutes to see results. But make sure you space out your visits to the gym to avoid straining or injuring your muscles.

Lack up your running shoes

One of the fastest ways to lose weight is to run your butt off. Try running for 20 minutes each day for two months. You’ll have tons of energy and if you pair it with healthy eating habits, you’ll start to see results.

Start eating a healthy diet or try a diet meal plan

One of the fastest ways to lose weight is to cut out empty calories and processed foods. If shopping for healthy ingredients, selecting recipes, cooking and cleaning is unrealistic for you, try a diet meal plan. It’s easy and convenient.


Don’t try fad diets and other gimmicks that promise you extreme results with little effort.


Try a program that will really show you results. Our program is based on the science and research of our founding weight loss physician who has over 20 years of medical expertise in her field.


Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D., works with our team of Registered Dietitians to ensure that the nutritional requirements for healthy and long-term weight loss are being met in every bite you take. This means that every bite you take follows this proven approach for healthy weight loss. Our program provides 1,100-1,400 calories daily with 40-50% total caloric intake from lean, adequate protein, 20-25% of calories from healthy fats, and 30-35% from complex carbohydrates.


Some diet meal plans expect you to sacrifice taste for nutrition, but not us. We have over 200 delicious recipes and a customizable menu so you should have no problem satisfying your taste buds.


It just takes a few weeks to see results. What do you have to lose?


We have two programs to choose from. After you select the men or women’s program, choose five-or-seven-days’ worth of delicious entrees shipped right to your door. They range from $130-$160 and you’ll also have the option to include EATS, our essential and tasty snacks for $1.50 per snack. Women receive two snacks per day and men receive three snacks per day.

Written By bistroMD Team. Published on May 22, 2013. Updated on August 16, 2013.


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