Do you need to follow a specific diet to lose fat?

Rishi Dhingra

Rishi Dhingra

You do not necessarily need to follow a specific diet to lose fat, but having a well-designed nutrition plan can certainly help.

The most important aspect of a diet for fat loss is creating a calorie deficit, which means consuming fewer calories than you burn.  This can be achieved through a combination of reducing calorie intake and increasing calorie expenditure through exercise. To achieve a calorie deficit, you can either eat less, move more, or a combination of both.

That said, the type of foods you eat can also play a role in weight loss.

Eating nutrient-dense, high-protein foods can help preserve muscle mass, while eating fiber-rich foods can help you feel full and satisfied, which can make it easier to stick to a calorie-reduced diet.

Some popular diet plans for fat loss include:

Low-carb diets, like the ketogenic diet, which focus on reducing carbohydrate intake and increasing fat intake.

Low-fat diets, which focus on reducing fat intake and increasing carbohydrate intake. Intermittent fasting,  which involves eating within a specific time window (for example, only during an 8-hour period each day. 

It’s important to note that the best diet plan for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences. Some people may do well on a low-carb diet, while others may do better on a higher-carb diet. A registered dietitian or a certified nutritionist (program page) who can create a customised plan for you (program page) can help you determine the best plan for you.

Ultimately, the most important thing is to find a way of eating that you can stick to in the long term, as any diet you can maintain is a good one.

I’m a practising nutritionist, with a background in human physiology and nutritional sciences. I take a holistic & scientific approach to all aspects of health & wellness. I use food and lifestyle changes to optimize one’s nutrition to promote longevity & healthy ageing. So, if you want to hack your healthspan and be the best version of yourself, sign up for my 3 month personalised holistic health program today,   and become your own nutritionist! 

Formal Consultation and Blueprint

You’re super serious about your health goals and are eager to see results soon! Perfect!
A formal consultation is the first step in this process.

If you sign up for a formal consultation, you will receive a detailed questionnaire to fill out which I use to create a customised nutrition plan or formalised blueprint for you to follow.

I analyse your answers and the metrics you’ve recorded to define goals, calories, energy balance, macronutrients, deficits and surplus. I look at micro level detailing of your eating habits and patterns and suggest foods to add or delete based on your preferences, via a formalised blueprint.

The Blueprint will also include suggestions for eating frequency, windows and patterns. It will suggest pre and post workout nutrition options and recommend supplementation based on any deficits that show up in your questionnaire. Styles and frequency of training are also recommended.

The goal is to create a sustainable short and long term strategy to ensure you’re always in optimal health.

After creating the blueprint, a consultation call is arranged during which we go through the blueprint together. I explain macros and the role of hormones in overall health and take care of any comments, concerns or questions you may have. Once we’re aligned on the route forward, the Blueprint is sent to you.

This Blueprint will serve as the guide through your transformation journey.