- Jared McDonald, 36, from Idaho shared his four weight loss tips on TikTok
- He advised to focus on health rather than weight loss
- McDonald’s also urged people to ‘stop exercising to lose weight’
A weight loss coach has lifted the lid on four things people should do to lose weight fast and keep it off, saying the key is to reduce stress in the body.
Jared McDonald, 36, from Idaho, is the founder of The Metabolism Reboot, a company that helps customers — especially women 45 and older — reset their metabolism and revise their eating habits to promote weight loss. of lasting weight.
He recently went viral on TikTok after explaining why he tells people to stop exercising and focus on their health, not weight loss, if they want to lose weight.
“You have to realize that stress is the problem. Stress causes your body to store fat directly in your midsection,” he explained. “Now the common approach to weight loss is to eat less and exercise more, which actually stresses the body more.”
With that in mind, McDonald’s first piece of advice is to “stop focusing on weight loss.”
He knows the advice “sounds crazy”, but he thinks people looking for permanent weight loss should “focus on health”.
WEIGHT LOSS TIPS FROM JARED MCDONALD
- Stop focusing on weight loss
- Eat real food
- Stop exercising to lose weight
- Drink water
Her program touts eating foods that help boost metabolism instead of counting calories.
Research has shown that calorie restriction can slow metabolism and lead to weight gain after people stop dieting.
“The things you do to lose weight usually stress the body more,” he reiterated. “But the things you do to be healthy will actually promote health and help you lose weight.”
McDonald’s second tip is to “eat real food”.
“Fake food, shakes, pre-packaged meals, none of this will really solve your long-term problem,” he insisted. “Most of the time they actually cause more stress.”
He noted that diet foods don’t teach people how to change their mindset and overcome stress through eating or other harmful patterns.
“When we talk about stress, we have to talk about toxins, inflammation, blood sugar and cortisol. Fake foods don’t actually solve that,” he continued. “Also, they are not durable. You can’t eat them forever.
McDonald’s third recommendation is to “stop exercising to lose weight.”
“I get a lot of pushback when I tell people that,” he said. “I’m not saying exercise is bad because it’s not.”
The metabolism coach explained that people who are already overweight and have changing hormones will end up putting more stress on their bodies if they focus on exercise.
“You might feel better, you might like it, you might get stronger, you might get some mental release, and those are all good things,” he said. “But that belly fat is going to stay.”
Intense exercise without adequate recovery can lead to high cortisol levels and low testosterone, according to Healthline. These hormonal changes are linked to weight gain and excess abdominal fat.
“So your number one goal shouldn’t be to exercise to lose weight,” he stressed. “It should be about nutrition and health. This is the key.
The fourth and final advice from McDonald’s is to “drink water”.
“I know we hear this often, but the reason is that one of the first steps in fat cell metabolism is called hydrolysis,” he said. “So you need water to actually burn fat, and most of us suffer from chronic dehydration.”
He added that sometimes drinking water alone is not enough and people also need to “stock up on electrolytes and minerals”.
The content creator noted in the comments that he wanted people to drink Gatorade for electrolytes. “Use lemon and limes, real salt or Redmond Re-Lyte,” he advised.
“As you start doing these four things, you’ll start to see results happen,” he insisted. “You can lose weight quickly. You can lose weight permanently. And, again, you can actually do it sustainably.
The McDonald’s video has been viewed more than 1.7 million times since it was posted in December and received hundreds of comments.
“I’ve done these things but can’t seem to lose weight. I think stress is definitely a huge factor for me,” one person wrote.
“I followed you (you) and your suggestions and I’ve lost 60 pounds since June,” someone else shared.
“I was really waiting for someone to say exercise for your health so you don’t (lose) weight… thanks,” another added.