Many people embark on weight loss journeys each year, some successful, others unsuccessful. It can be difficult and isn’t as easy as some say. It takes a lot of discipline and consistency. However, sometimes, even with that, your body is designed in a complicated way—if you think this is you, you are not alone; so many people fall into this category. 

Luckily, there are alternative methods to losing weight outside the standard calorie deficit method. Some people turn to Tirzepatide and semaglutide (these are the top medications for type 2 diabetes and weight loss!). Others turn to intermittent fasting, while gastric balloons are another option. 


Below, we look into three different alternative ways to lose weight when your standard calorie deficit isn’t working, 

Trying intermittent fasting

Trying intermittent fasting could be an option if you struggle to lose weight. Intermittent fasting is when you swap between a period of fasting and eating. Several types of intermittent fasting exist, including the 16/8 Method, 5:2 Diet, and Warrior Diet. Look into each theory and see which is most realistic for you to succeed. 

Gastric Balloon

A gastric balloon, or intragastric balloon, is a non-surgical, temporary weight-loss device. It is designed to help you lose weight when you have tried the traditional methods, such as exercising and improving your diet. You can get a gastric balloon through your local healthcare provider or go private. If you opt to go private, you will often be seen much quicker than if you try to get it through your local healthcare provider, like the NHS in the UK. 


There have been some studies in recent times that have said that acupuncture can help with weight loss. It is said that acupuncture can reduce your appetite and improve digestion, which will help with weight loss. Suppose you research acupuncture in your local area. In that case, many trained professionals can do it for you, and you can ask for more information about acupuncture and weight loss. The treatment costs for acupuncture are often very affordable, although you may need multiple sessions. 

Along with the three methods above, you will find other suggestions when you research alternative weight loss methods. Our advice is to do plenty of research before deciding what method to use. Remember, what works for someone may not necessarily work for you. Sleep can also help you lose weight, as it is essential to your overall health

Is there an alternative method to weight loss that you are planning on trying? What’s your advice to someone who is trying to lose weight? Which of the above tips in our guide did you find most useful? Let us know in the comment box below; we look forward to hearing from you.