But, according to SWNS, the 44-year-old wasn't motivated to lose weightuntil his wife talked about a friend who went through a complete transformation. Using this weight loss tool he was able to count calories, track his exercise, plan his meals, and set personal goals. He became a Premium member of the app, and incorporated it into his daily routine. Because the diet isn’t as restrictive as a traditional vegan or vegetarian diet, it may be simpler to stick with — hence its No. 2 ranking inU.S. News & World Report’s Easiest Diets to Follow category. Because you’ll be eating meat some of the time, you may also be at a lower risk of the aforementioned nutrient deficiencies that vegetarians and vegans may face. “Intermittent fasting can be really challenging if you have an ever-changing schedule,” adds Hultin. If the runner wants to keep losing weight, they will need to change something about their routine. They could run 2 miles, run 1 mile faster, or reduce calories.