Losing weight is a journey that many embark upon but few succeed in. The reason for this is often a lack of comprehensive understanding of how our bodies work. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the key steps you need to take to lose 50 pounds or more, based on my years of medical practice and research.

Step 1: Get Your Lab Work Checked

First and foremost, you need to get your lab work checked. This is crucial because if you have any underlying issues such as thyroid problems, adrenal fatigue, or hormonal imbalances, you won’t be able to lose weight effectively. Obesity is often caused by abnormal hormone actions and imbalances in your body. So, before you even think about diet or exercise, make sure your hormones are in check.

Step 2: Review Your Medications

Many people are unaware that certain medications can either make you gain weight or prevent you from losing it. If you’re on any medications, consult your doctor to ensure they are not hampering your weight loss efforts. I have a separate video discussing medications that can affect your weight, which you may find useful.

Step 3: Fix Your Diet

The next big step is to fix your diet. Over the years, I’ve tried various diets and weight loss medications with my patients. The one that stands out is the ketogenic diet. This diet helps you shift from burning carbs to burning fats, which is essential for weight loss.

Step 4: Intermittent Fasting

Combining the ketogenic diet with intermittent fasting creates a synergistic atmosphere for weight loss. This combination will make your weight loss journey easier and less hunger-inducing than any other diet you’ve tried.

Step 5: Ditch the High-Carb, Low-Fat Diet

If you’re constantly hungry and eating, it’s likely because you’re on a high-carb, low-fat diet. This not only cuts into your productivity but also prevents you from losing weight. You need to burn the fat stored in your body, and that’s impossible if you’re constantly consuming carbs.


Weight loss is not just about calorie deficits; it’s a complex interplay of hormones, diet, and lifestyle. By following these steps, you’ll not only lose weight but also improve your overall health. Get your labs checked, review your medications, fix your diet, and embrace intermittent fasting. Your body will thank you.