Nowadays people expect all things to fast and usually instant, which much of the time is not good–like fast food. With regards to weight loss many people say that losing weight fast is also unhealthy but I would beg to disagree within in reason.
There is nothing wrong with losing weight rapidly as long you do it the right way. In other words, what matters is how you go about your weight loss strategy.
Losing weight is a simple mathematical formula: you need to burn more calories than you consume. This means that if you want to lose weight faster, you’ll need to eat less and exercise more.
Experts say that you can lose weight fast if you eat 1,050 to 1,200 calories (this is dependent on your own circumstances) and exercise daily. With this scheme, you could potentially lose 2 pounds each week. Eating the right types of food in the right proportions and regular exercise is the healthy way to lose weight fast.
Tips To Help You Maximize Your Weight Loss
1. Limit salt and starches.
Salt and starch are the best friends of water they are like sponges that attract water and retain it in your body. Some of the saltiest foods out there include cured meats, cheese, snack foods and salad dressings while white rice, potatoes, pasta and flour are the foods with highest starch composition. Reducing your intake of these salty and starchy foods can help you to lose up to five pounds of fluid weight initially.
2. Eat plenty of vegetables.
Eating lots of vegetables allows effective and efficient weight loss without causing hunger pangs. Their fiber and water content provide a sensation of fullness which prevents overeating. Vegetables also prevent dehydration that can occur during a weight loss regime. Try these vegetables for weight loss are: broccoli, spinach, cabbages, collard greens and carrots.
3. Drink plenty of water.
Water has no fat, no calories, no carbs and no sugar which makes it a great tool for weight loss. Research suggest that because the body finds it rather difficult to differentiate hunger from thirst, people are likely to mistake thirst for hunger and eat more than what they really need. This is why staying well-hydrated is particularly important if you are trying to lose weight.
4. Never skip meals.
If you skip meals when you’re trying to lose weight, you’re doing yourself more harm than good. Skipping meals can cause your metabolism to nosedive; lead to blood-sugar spikes; and increases your urge to binge. So feed yourself well throughout the day by eating six small meals. This will help you keep away from eating too much on your next meal.
5. Downsize your plate.
Dinner plates used to be an average of 26cm (10 inches), but now they are often 32cm (12 inches) or more. As a result of the increase in plate sizes, our waistlines have also grown in the past 20 years.
Why? Because we serve ourselves more on big plates and we have this practice of clearing everything on it. By downsizing from a 12in (30cm) plate to a 10in (25cm) plate, not only can you shed off some pounds but you can also save money.
Many people turn to diet pills and crash diets to lose weight fast. Yes, these methods may cause you to shed off pounds fast but they have been proven to be unsuccessful in the long run because they fail to address the multi-faceted nature of what successful, permanent weight loss entails.
Studies have shown that along with the health hazards that pills and crash diets bring about, often the shedding of pounds through them is a temporary event followed by a steady regain of lost weight. So instead of choosing these unhealthy options, try out the diet tips I have shared above and you might just find the success that you are looking for.
Really important final note consult your physician before commencing any exercise or diet regimen and results will vary.
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