Regardless of where you are on your health journey, it’s hard not to obsess about losing weight this time of year—there’s just something about the thought of wiping your health slate clean and starting over. But where to begin? From the Caveman Diet and juice cleanses to CrossFit and Spinning, countless methods abound, all promising incredible results. Trying to figure out what program to trust and where to invest your time can be so overwhelming that many people give up before they even start.
That’s why I went on a personal mission to find the Holy Grail of weight loss: The most effective and efficient behaviors we need to incorporate into our lives to lose the most amount of weight in the least amount of time. With the help of scientists at three top North American universities, I poured over decades of weight-loss research and then reviewed two decade’s worth of client notes from my work as a nutritionist and personal trainer. Once we had zeroed in on the most promising habits, I began testing them—first on myself, and then on my clients.
The result? A weight loss program that’s so simple, it doesn’t feel like a program at all. I call it the “My 5 Plan” because all you have to do is follow five easy steps for five days to lose five pounds. That’s it. No wasted time. No wasted money. No wasted energy. Just results.
And now I want to share it with you.
Step Three: The Power of 10,000 Steps
Step Five: Disconnect From These Devices to Drop Pounds
For some of you, dropping five pounds will be the end of your weight loss journey. For others, it will be just the beginning. Either way, should you need extra support, you can find the information above—along with lots of additional meal and exercise ideas—in my book, 5 Pounds: The Breakthrough 5-Day Plan to Jump-Start Rapid Weight Loss (And Never Gain it Back!). I hope it will be the resource you need to make getting fit not only doable, but more importantly sustainable.
This article is not intended to substitute for informed medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or condition. Always check with your doctor before changing your diet, altering your sleep habits, taking supplements, or starting a new fitness routine.