Chances are your schedule is already so loaded that you cringe at the thought of trying to add another item. Having a set meal plan, however, can make it easier to lose or maintain weight. There’s no need to set an alarm, though: Check out these easy-to-follow eating menus to find the one that works best for your goals, lifestyle, and food preferences.
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A straightforward strategy popularized by Brad Pilon’s book Eat, Stop, Eat, all you have to do here is not eat for 24 hours two days a week—then you can eat freely (in moderation, of course) the other five days. Not only for weight loss, this method of fasting can also help you maintain your figure if you adjust the total time you are fasting each week (less fasting for weight maintenance and more for weight loss).
Works best for: While the idea of having anything you want when you can eat is appealing, be sure you’re also okay not eating for long periods of time.