Best Way To Lose Weight

What is the ‘best’ weight loss strategy? | Peter Attia, M.D. & Layne Norton, Ph.D.

What is the ‘best’ weight loss strategy? | Peter Attia, M.D. & Layne Norton, Ph.D.

What is the ‘best’ weight loss strategy? | Peter Attia, M.D. & Layne Norton, Ph.D.

Watch the full episode and view show notes here:
Become a member to receive exclusive content:
Sign up to receive Peter’s email newsletter:


The Peter Attia Drive is a weekly, ultra-deep-dive podcast focusing on maximizing health, longevity, critical thinking…and a few other things. With over 40 million episodes downloaded, it features topics including fasting, ketosis, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, mental health, and much more.

Peter is a physician focusing on the applied science of longevity. His practice deals extensively with nutritional interventions, exercise physiology, sleep physiology, emotional and mental health, and pharmacology to increase lifespan (delay the onset of chronic disease), while simultaneously improving healthspan (quality of life).

Learn More:

Connect with Peter on:

Subscribe to The Drive:
Apple Podcast:
Google Podcasts:

Video for Dieting Is The Best Way To Lose Weight Effectively Essay
Dieting Is The Best Way To Lose Weight Effectively Essay youtube video content


  1. Always individual- personally low carb is my mainstay- I can eat more (2k calories) which is a lot for a post menopausal woman.

  2. For me what works the best is:
    Eat when I'm hungry but a small portion ( not completely fulfilling your hunger)…
    And no soda

  3. If you eat 4000 calories of fat and protein in a three hour window and fast the other 21 hours you won't gain weight. Try it.

  4. For the longest time, I always thought keto was the answer. I was never overweight myself, so I didn't have personal experience, but the only two people I ever knew that lost massive amounts of weight did so under keto.

    Then I tried eating oatmeal for late breakfast, baked potato for lunch, and limited meat and dairy. I weighed myself to make sure I wasn't gaining, and I actually lost like 5 lbs I never knew I had. Now I just don't even pretend to know what's right 🙂

  5. CICO cannot work long term for overweight. Counting calories works for people at a healthy. Professional athletes count calories, Lance Armstrong took it further and started weighing his food. But if your 5 stone over healthy weight -visceral fat, insulin problems, metabolic damage, low blood sugar tolerance, to lose all that weight will take 6-months to a year. Counting calories for that long, restrictive, hungry all the time, elevated cortisol levels, nobody has that willpower. You will crack and binge, and then Yo-Yo.
    Dr Attia is right, you need an restrictive diet and that diet will be specific to you. One universal thing though everybody needs to lose weight……..Exercise. Intervals followed by aerobic base days even walking is the best weight loss strategy with the proper diet.

  6. Wellll–I quit alcohol completely for 29 years now. I would never "just have one". Because, here comes the cravings….

  7. What’s restrictive to you may not be restrictive to me…I honestly like eating the low carb lifestyle because it also helps me feel like I wasn’t dieting while reversing my pre diabetes & other health issues….it really comes down to what is more important to you & what can you stick with long term..I’m 47 & take no meds & feel great so I feel less restrictive to actually not worry about meds & bad health outcomes like losing limbs because of diabetes like other family members , be blessed 😊

  8. Love this. I completely agree on the keto. Did it for 2 yrs and tried again several times after but only gained even more weight. Now I'm perimenopausal and the 20:4 is phenomenal and I need small treats every day. Keeps me sane… lol

  9. About 9 years ago they found arsenic in the water in the state where I lived a lot of the kids came down the diabetus.
    For 10 yr I gotten no sleep. I sleep great I have no problems falling asleep staying asleep. But I have some real Nocturnal neighbors That pace wash clothes in out all night opening closing door they live at night & they dont work.
    they're up from 11 until about 4:00am in the morning.
    For 10 years of it killing me, That life.

  10. hard to believe that these two boring dudes get so many views…I've watched a couple other of their talks and they don't ever come to any real, science-backed , conclusions…just a bunch of hot air

  11. It's simply about being in a calorie deficit but doing it in a way that's sustainable and so the body kind of doesn't notice! For me it's eating less carbs (especially flour based), eating less often and eating more protein and fat. Sleeping more also helps!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.