Diet Design for Weight Loss: 7 Dos & Don’ts

Stop trying to cut corners by focusing on stupid shit that doesn’t make a big difference

Egis R.
5 min readAug 5, 2023
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Losing weight is not an easy ride. It’s a long, boring, and repetitive process. And for many people, things rapidly go to excrement simply because they do things that they shouldn’t do. So let me teach you 7 diet design dos and don’ts.

1. Keep it simple

DON’T jump on “magic” diet regimens or a diet that asks you to measure ketone levels by pissing on a stick. Most diets are just too complicated and based on fear-mongering — inflammation, carbohydrates, gluten, and the godfuggingdamn insulin. As James Fell wrote in his book,

“I often wonder how people come up with their hyper-convoluted diet plans based on … God knows what. Was the guy who wrote about choosing foods based on your blood type suffering from a rectal-cranial inversion? Did he have a look around up there, then pull that diet out of his ass?”

DO focus on the basic shit you know you need to do but you’re not doing it cos, you know, there are flashier diets such as low glycemic index dumbfuggery. Eat more nutritious foods such as veggies, fruit, and lean protein, establish a consistent day-to-day meal pattern, adjust portion sizes based on your results…



Egis R.

I’m Egis, an online weight loss coach who has heightened BS sensors for fitness & nutrition. Only evidence-based & sustainable fat loss.