Friday, January 28, 2011
Urgent and Quick Weight Loss Tips
My advice - aim to lose 3-6 pounds in the next 3 weeks by keeping a reasonable deficit of 500-1000 calories, eat real food, lots of veggies, avoid carbonated beverages and salty foods, and have a great time at the beach.
Drink tons of cold water. And I agree with the above post - lots of non-starchy veggies (anything green, except peas), no carbonated beverages or salty food. Protein shakes are good - just make sure it is not the kind that are loaded with sugar - I like the Biggest Loser brand (50 cals, and only one gram sugar per scoop). I know it may not sound right, but also want to get in some healthy fats so that your body does not go into starvation mode. Just cook those green veggies in some healthy oil (extra-virgin olive oil, walnut oil, or avocado oil) - but stay away from animal fat or butter - and eat a few nuts (like an ounce, not a bowl full.
This is a short countdown to the best tips for how to lose weight.
Number 5 - Drinking water is a big part of weight loss. It might not seem too important but if you think about it if you're not drinking water you will most likely be drinking soda or other high sugar beverages. With all that sugar you don't use up it gets converted to fat.
Number 4 - This is an obvious one but you need to eat better. Like with drinking, you need to cut out all the sugar and fat. I know you've heard this a million times but you need to eat fruits and vegetables, but don't just try the same boring fruits everyone eats, try and find new ones that you might enjoy more.
Number 3 - The next one requires a bit of work but is very beneficial. Building muscle doesn't just make you look and feel stronger muscle actually helps burn fat.
Number 2 - This is another obvious one you've heard countless times, Exercise. It can be a lot of hard work but you could make it fun and easy. Walking or running can be very tedious so go and find a sport that interests you. If you keep up with that, even a little bit a day, you will be a lot slimmer very soon.
Number 1 - The most important but what most people get wrong. You can't diet. It might seem good to eat less but in reality when you eat less your body starts to think that you have less food to survive so it will try keep as much fat to keep you alive. You know you have enough food but your body doesn't SO DO NOT DIET!