FoodThe doctor sheds 15 lbs in 12 days with no extreme diet or fasting, and explains how

The doctor sheds 15 lbs in 12 days with no extreme diet or fasting, and explains how

The doctor about his weight loss method
The doctor about his weight loss method
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10:11 PM EST, January 13, 2024

Losing 15 lbs in 12 days may sound akin to the promises of a last-minute diet regimen, yet this was no particular dietary plan, but his regular diet. Remarkably, the reduction didn't involve many alterations to his food habits. In his interview with Dr. Schulze shared his experience and process. Importantly, he didn’t resort to strict fasting during this period.

Shedding 15 lbs in 12 days - the doctor’s approach

Intriguingly, Dr. Schulze didn’t drastically cut his caloric intake. As he revealed, he only limited a few food items. Primarily, he curtailed his regular intake of cappuccino, not because of its high-calorie content, but due to the insulin surge it led to. Instead, he shifted to plain coffee without any additives.

"I partially cut down my carbohydrate intake, and replaced pasta with potatoes or rice whenever possible," he shared. "My primary diet consisted of lots of vegetables and meats. Also, to avoid fructose, I started consuming less fruit and added more carrots and peppers to my meals.”

The doctor said he consumed between 0.8 and 1 gallon of water daily and adhered to a 16:8 intermittent fast. This meant fasting for 16 hours a day and spreading his meals over the rest of the eight hours. He also committed to two weekly gym sessions, alternating between endurance and strength training.

"For instance, I cycled in the gym for about 30 minutes at 250 watts, targeting a high pulse rate in the range of 130 to 140 beats per minute," he added.
The doctor was on an interesting diet.
The doctor was on an interesting diet.© Pixabay

The doctor’s viewpoint on why people struggle with weight loss

Dr. Schulze also shared his insight on why people often struggle with weight loss. He observed that people often don't exert enough during exercise and, therefore, don't burn significant calories. Afterward, they may compensate by having high-calorie snacks or drinks, which ultimately have far more calories than what was expended in the workout. As Dr. Schulze points out, people tend to overestimate the energy they burn during physical activity.

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