The Ladyboss is one of the popular diets which no one can’t deny how they deliver results and makes thousands of women happy and healthy. Grocery lists, meal plans, and cooking tutorials are included in the program, which of course food lovers absolutely adore! They teach the concept of flexible eating–still enjoying food like pizza and ice cream, not counting calories, eating flavorful, healthy dishes, and a variety of interesting, nutritious food–is it’s secret to success since nutrition is 70% of weight-loss results.

Its effectiveness is based on the fact that it’s like most diet programs. It tells you what you should and shouldn’t eat. This doesn’t work for most people, however. Because what happens if you take away that guide? What happens if you take away the thing that tells you what to do? What really works is if you’re taught how to rewire your mindset, so that you will eventually be able to choose the right things independently and succeed on your own.

There are effective ways in which you can lose weight without being dependant on a constant guidance. Here’s what Ladyboss doesn’t tell you:

Intermittent fasting.

Intermittent fasting is a style of eating where you have a time window for eating and a time window for fasting. This simply means that your meals are timed. There will be a few hours when you won’t eat, there will be a few hours when you can eat.

There are several ways in which you can do this. An example is to fast for 18 hours and eat within 4-6 hours. You take advantage of your already fasted state upon waking up. So you would have fasted for 8 hours while you were asleep, add an additional 10 hours to that by skipping breakfast up until lunch, then start eating again by early afternoon, finishing your 4-6 hour eating window.

During your fasting hours, you can drink low-calorie drinks such as black coffee, tea, and water.

This method is very effective in burning fat especially when your body has grown accustomed to your regular diet. Changing your routine would help in boosting your metabolism. In it’s fasted state, the body burns stored fat as fuel. Not only that, since your body isn’t busy digesting food all the time, you allow it to focus more on other functions such as cell repair and fighting off diseases like cancer. It can also help reverse metabolic diseases, obesity, and diabetes. Once you get used to it, you will have fewer hunger swings, higher metabolism, and you’ll become more efficient at utilizing nutrients.

You know what’s even more awesome? There’s no restriction as to what you can eat during your eating window. You don’t count calories or cut off any food group like carbs or fat. You can eat whatever you like but of course, it’s still advisable to consume nutrient-rich, whole foods to get the full benefits of your eating window.