Weight loss coach shares his top four tips for quickly dropping pounds
A weight loss coach has unveiled four things people should do to lose weight fast and keep it off, saying the key is to reduce stress on the body.
Jared McDonald, 36, from Idaho, is the founder of The Metabolism Reboot, which helps clients—especially women age 45 and older—reset their metabolism and change over Eating habits to promote sustainable weight loss.
He recently went viral on TikTok, sharing why he tells people to stop exercising if they want to lose weight and focus on their health, not weight loss.
‘You have to realize that pressure is the problem. Stress causes your body to store fat in your belly,” he explains. “The common way to lose weight these days is to eat less and exercise more, which actually puts more stress on the body. ”
Weight loss coach Jared McDonald, 36, from Idaho, went viral on TikTok after sharing his four weight loss tips
‘You have to realize that pressure is the problem.Stress causes your body to store fat in your belly,” he said, explaining that calorie restriction and exercise can lead to stress
Keeping this in mind, McDonald's number one piece of advice is to “stop focusing on losing weight.”
He knows the advice “sounds crazy,” but he thinks people looking to lose weight permanently should “really focus on getting fit.”
JARED MCDONALD'S WEIGHT WEIGHT TIPS
- stop focusing on weight loss
- eat real food
- stop exercising to lose weight
- Drink water
His show touts eating foods that help boost your metabolism, rather than counting calories.
Studies have shown that calorie restriction can lead to a slower metabolism and lead to weight gain after people stop dieting.
“What you do to lose weight often puts more stress on the body,” he reiterates. “But what you do to get fit will actually boost your health and make you lose weight.”
McDonald's second piece of advice is to “eat real food.”
“Fake food, shakes, prepackaged food, none of that will solve your problems long-term,” he insisted. “Most of the time, they actually cause more stress.”
He noted that diet foods did not teach people how to change their mindset and overcome stress eating or other harmful patterns.
“When we talk about stress, we have to talk about toxins, inflammation, blood sugar and cortisol. Fake food doesn't actually address that,” he continued. ‘ And they're not sustainable. You can't eat them forever.
The third suggestion of McDonald's is “stop exercising and lose weight”.
McDonald's first piece of advice was to “stop focusing on losing weight.” He believes people looking to lose weight permanently should “really focus on staying healthy”
MacDonald went on to say that people need to “eat real food” and “stop exercising to lose weight.”Exercise isn't bad, but it can add dress to the body, he points out
“When I told people about it, I got a lot of resistance,” he said. “I'm not saying exercise is bad, because it's not.”
The metabolism coach explains that those who are already overweight and have hormonal changes who focus on exercising end up putting more stress on their bodies.
“You might feel better, you might enjoy it, you might get stronger, you might have a mental release, and those are all good things,” he said. “But belly fat will always be there.”
According to Healthline, vigorous exercise without proper recovery can lead to higher cortisol levels and lower testosterone levels. These hormonal changes have been linked to weight gain and excess belly fat.
“So your number one focus shouldn't be exercising to lose weight,” he emphasizes. ‘It should be nutritious and healthy. That's the key.
The fourth and final McDonald's tip is “drink water.”
“I know we hear this a lot, but the reason is that the first step in fat cell metabolism is called hydrolysis,” he said. “So you need water to really burn fat, and most of us are chronically dehydrated.”
The fourth and final McDonald's tip is “drink water.” He added that sometimes drinking water alone is not enough and people also need to “replenish electrolytes and minerals”.
The McDonald's video has been viewed more than 1.7 million times and received hundreds of comments since it was posted
He added that sometimes drinking water alone is not enough and people also need to “replenish electrolytes and minerals”.
The content creator noted in the comments that he really wants people to drink Gatorade to replenish their electrolytes. “Use lemons and limes, real salt, or Redmond Re-Lyte,” he advises.
“When you start doing those four things, you start to see results,” he insists. ‘You can lose weight very quickly. You can lose weight permanently. And, you can actually do it sustainably.
Since its release in December, the McDonald's video has been viewed more than 1.7 million times and received hundreds of comments.
“I do these things all the time but can't lose weight. I think stress is definitely a big factor for me,” wrote one user.
‘I've been following [you] Lost 60 lbs since June with your advice,” shared others.
“I'm really waiting for someone to say that exercising is for your health, not [lose] Weight…thank you,” added another.