What’s the best way to slim down? More and more studies, including a large review published in 2013 in US Endocrinology, show that the key to losing weight is keeping your calorie burn high through plenty of daily exercise and physical activity and eating quality calories to properly fuel that activity. Whole, minimally processed foods supply the energy you need while also helping regulate your appetite and reduce hunger levels, which will spur weight loss.
Obesity researchers call this approach maintaining a “high energy flux.” That scientific term simply means that you should aim to burn a high number of calories while also eating a high number of quality calories. Here’s how you can amp up your “energy flux” and kick your weight loss into high gear.