What should I avoid when losing weight?
The most important part to cut off in your diet is carbohydrates (starches). Here's why...
Insulin is the body's hormone that is responsible for storing your fat. Insulin is triggered when you eat too much sugar that comes from starch or carbohydrates. The more sugar you eat, the more your body releases insulin, and the more it stores fat.
In contrast, when insulin goes down, your body doesn't have a lot of chance to store up on fat, and has to burn more to fuel your body instead.
Another benefit of lower insulin level is that it allows your kidneys to do its job properly - getting rid of excess sodium and water from your body. Excess sodium causes you to bloat up and store water as excess. This condition is known as water retention.
As soon as you get rid of carbs on the first few weeks of your diet, you will notice that you are losing more weight than expected.