I disagree. I dropped a lot of fat and I do not look a lot older. Granted, I'm 26 and my fat loss was more on the lines of 20 lbs of fat lost (while adding 15 lbs of muscle back on), but it's not even funny how much better I look these days. People look haggard with weight loss because they don't do it right. They don't eat enough calories, they don't eat enough fat or carbohydrate (one is typically restricted), or the fat or carbohydrate they do get is from poor sources. If you're eating a lower calorie diet made up of just meat and vegetables, sure you'll lose weight quickly, but you'll really pay the price for such a restrictive diet. Your body wants a little bit of everything. It doesn't like spending long periods of time surviving off secondary metabolic processes. Give it good quality fats, good quality carbohydrates and good quality proteins and you'll lose the weight in the least stressful way - it won't have to convert something excess into something it doesn't need. Low fat diets have too many carbs, low carb diets have too many fats - give it a moderate amount of everything and you'll be happiest.
Originally Posted by Sunnivara
Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.