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Lose 50 Pounds in 90 Days With This Proven Approach, Says Expert

Eating during these hours will help you lose a lot of weight. 
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Losing 50 pounds in 90 days sounds downright preposterous. However, according to one expert it's not only doable – but not as hard as you would imagine. Adam Potash (@adampotashapproach) is a diet and fitness influencer and coach who has amassed a massive following for his weight loss technique. He claims you can lose 20 pounds in 30 days and 50 pounds in 90 days by using his method. In one viral TikTok video he breaks down how to do it. 


Keep Enjoying Your Food

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"Alright guys, here's how you're going to lose 50 pounds in the next 90 days. It's actually going to be a lot easier than you think," he says in the viral video. "You're going to lose 20 pounds in your first month. You're going to lose 15 pounds in your second month. I'll buy another 15 pounds in your third month." He goes on to explain that intermittent fasting is the way to do it. "I'm going to give you some of the basics and if you can follow this, you can eat out anywhere you go with your girlfriends. This isn't going to feel depriving or restrictive in any way. I want you to enjoy food."

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Eat Your First Meal at Noon


"Your first meal's going to be around 12:00 PM," he says. "You want that to be a big, hearty meal. That meal is going to contain protein, vegetables, and good carbs. So no processed carbs, no breads, no pastas. Most other carbs are okay," he says. 


Fruit Snack a Few Hours Later


A few hours after that, "between three and four, you're going to have a healthy snack," he says, suggesting an apple, "but you can have really any fruit, mixed berries, melon, mango, and trail mix as well," he says. "Totally up to you. You can even go as far as have a yogurt, even hummus if that's your thing."


Last Meal at 8 PM

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"Your last meal is going to be before 8:00 PM," he continues. "So three meals within an eight hour window. For the last meal he recommends protein and vegetables, avoiding carbs as "most of those carbohydrates" should be in your lunchtime meal "when you need it most."


From 8 PM to Noon You Can Only Drink Water or Black Coffee


"Here's the kicker," Adam continues. Between that last meal and your first meal water and coffee are the only acceptable drinks. "That coffee must be black. No artificial sweeteners, no Splenda, no stevia, nothing like that. And of course, no creamers of any kind," he concludes. 


How Does Intermittent Fasting Work

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Intermittent fasting works by "prolonging the period when your body has burned through the calories consumed during your last meal and begins burning fat," explains Johns Hopkins Medicine.

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What Does Science Say About Intermittent Fasting

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However, one July 2017 study out of  University of Illinois at Chicago and published in JAMA found that Intermittent fasting is no more effective for weight loss than daily calorie restriction. They also determined that it was less sustainable, as more people were likely to stop doing it than those simply restricting calories. 

💪🔥Body Booster: Intermittent fasting helps some people lose weight, ultimately by restricting calorie intake into a designated feasting time. However, not everyone finds the method as sustainable as simply cutting calories. 

Leah Groth
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