The Key to Weight Loss is… Eating More? (3 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Nathan Ferreira

Founder & Owner of: Apex Fitness Co.

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Healthy Living Writer

I currently work at a nutrition store in Massachusetts and its amazing to see how ill-informed people are regarding nutrition. I have been here for 3 years and the number one question I get is “How do I lose weight? Especially in the stomach area.”

Every single one of those customers want a fat burner, or a thermogenic. People tend to believe the hype of new products and have faith in the bogus claims that these nutrition companies make regarding their products. I always tell people that it is not what they think it is, and that these products are not necessary. I tend to steer customers away from fat burners since i myself have had bad experiences with them. Anything that brings up your heart rate like some of these products do is unnecessary and dangerous depending on the person. In my personal opinion, the key to weight loss is eating more. I realize how contradicting that statement sounds but the idea is to eat more frequently rather than eating more during your typical 3 meals a day.

For example, I currently am on a diet plan that I personally created that requires me to eat 6 times a day. Every 2-3 hours a day that I am awake, I eat. The key component in these meals is the amount of protein that I consume. I typically try to take in 200-225 grams of protein a day, 30-45 grams of protein per meal. I try to keep carbohydrates lower than usual, but i never do away with carbohydrates at any point. I like to keep a 2:1 ratio of protein to carb intake per meal. Protein is the most important macronutrient in weight loss due to its “thermic effect of food”, which refers to the energy we use to digest food into small, absorbable portions. Protein has a higher thermic effect on foods than fats and carbs. These means that you burn more calories digesting protein than you do any other macronutrient. Another bonus to increasing your protein intake is that it slows down your digestive system. This means that you feel full for a longer period of time, this eliminates the need to snack on unhealthy foods or drink. The typical plan that people should follow is to take in your bodyweight, or your goal bodyweight in protein. Females should consume 20-30 grams of protein per meal 6 times a day. While a male should take in 30-40 grams of protein 6 times a day.

Before I end this point I am going to add one more crucial element to the conundrum that we call “weight-loss”. People do not understand how important it is to stay hydrated. I once drank a gallon of water a day for roughly a month and lost 13 lbs with minimal tweaking to my once hideous diet. Water is the most pure diuretic that we can put on our bodies. Think of it this way, when you are dehydrated, your liver will come to help your kidneys filter out your blood and help produce urine. However, one of the livers main jobs is to break down fat and use said fat for energy. Yet when the liver has to focus its time on filtering out your blood since you are dehydrated, the liver cannot focus on breaking down fat. This makes your liver less efficient in getting rid of fat. With that being said, I challenge you to a 30 day challenge of drinking 3/4ths to a gallon of water a day for 30 days. Whether you are a male or female, I challenge you to do just that. I guarantee you will feel amazing and more energized than ever before. I want readers to post comments regarding their journey in this challenge.

To help reach your protein intake goal, try using a meal replacement to replace a meal or two each day. Below I will provide a link to Optimum nutritions gold standard whey protein that is a must use due to the high quality, fast digesting isolate protein within each scoop.

Article Credits: Nathan Ferreira

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor

(For Body Building, Beauty, Food Bloggers & More)

73 thoughts on “The Key to Weight Loss is… Eating More? (3 min read)”

  1. Great post! It is better to eat more smaller meals rather than 2-3 all you can eat buffets. Your body never gets hungry and you wont eat many snacks.


  2. Great read, Nathan! It’s nice to see somebody else following almost exactly the same “macro logic”! I also try and stay around 220-250g of protein even though I weigh in at 185 and I keep my carbs a bit lower than my maintenance to ensure proper body fat reduction through “fat-burning foods” – protein sources are known to cost about 30% of the calories they provide in order to consume them. As far as fat burners come, it’s legitimately the only product format from the industry that I cannot stress as to how much I hate! Most of them are scams and definitely as you mention completely unhealthy for your cardiovascular health – but because they offer an easy alternative and a simple way of losing body fat people eat that crap up, smh.

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  3. Amazing post! And I am proud to see more blogger write about the real deal.
    I own a wellness center with multiple locations and online weight loss program. I compare my clients data and scans and analyze them on weekly basis. Doing so gave me great insight on what is the right way and what works in the long term.
    Amazing how science can never catch the experience.
    Again thanks a lot for you true post and I wish you the best on your blogging 🙌🏻

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  4. Wow! I know water is important but you just raised it to a new level for me. I drink approximately 60oz of water daily. I’ll have to ramp it up. I’m trying your challenge. I’ve definitely already cut down on carbs and eat more protein. Any protein ideas besides chicken? I also have a 20 grams of vanilla muscle milk drink. Is putting fruit inside good or bad? What’s the best snacks. I usually have a banana or an apple. Any other suggestions? Thanks for letting me see a different side to health and fitness.

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  5. Great post! I find that a lot of people think the best way to lose weight is to eat less, but it is actually to eat less junk and eat more healthy foods!


  6. I did not know how big an effect water could have, adding that to the my tracked metrics. I have been experiencing the benefits of a hogh protein diet. I am not feeling hungry all the time even with a significant calorie deficit



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