A Weight Loss Program that Works! Effective Ways to Lose Weight
What’s the quickest way to lose weight?
For many people the number one spot on their New Year’s resolution lists is held by ‘lose x number of pounds’. You probably already know that most health professionals advise a slow, steady weight loss program, both for nutritional concerns and keeping the weight off over time. However, there are a number of sensible approaches that qualify as a quick weight loss program while remaining nutritionally sound. It’s important to note that, before you jump into any of these weight loss options you need to consult with your physician to be sure it’s safe for you, given your individual health conditions. Remember always follow your physician’s advice!
One way that you might begin your weight loss program is with a 3-day juice fast. This program helps clean out your body while giving you a jump on shedding those first few pounds. A juice fast can also be used as a simple ‘spring cleaning’ for the body, without the intent to lose weight. In order to avoid problems of dehydration you’ll need to supplement your juices with plenty of water. The so-called ‘sports drinks’ are also good for maintaining your electrolyte balance, which can be disrupted with any exercises that causes you to perspire heavily. Taking a good multi-vitamin supplement is a good idea during this stage of your program. The liquids will help give you a feeling of fullness which allays your hunger pangs. Your stomach will shrink a bit too. This way, when you begin your weight loss regime, your appetite won’t be quite so voracious. Many people report feeling more energetic by following a 3-day juice fast. This is due to all the toxins they’ve flushed out of their bodies.
When you’re talking about the quickest way to lose weight, you must realize that quick weight loss doesn’t allow for cheating or coddling yourself. To achieve your goal, you’ll need to make some radical changes to your normal eating patterns. Psych yourself up to be disciplined and strict in executing your weight loss program to a successful conclusion.
When losing weight quickly, you need to exercise daily, unless you want a bunch of flabby skin hanging off in a most unattractive manner. Talk to your physician about weight lifting exercises appropriate to your particular condition of health. Weight lifting exercises help tone your muscles, burn fat and avoid the residual flab.
When it comes to food, you’ll realize the fastest weight loss by sticking strictly with 4-ounce portions of lean meats and large portions of high-fiber produce. The more fiber content, the better, because digesting the fiber not only cleans your digestive system, but also can burn as many of the calories the produce contains. Avoid caffeine, alcohol and sodas. Your beverages should consist of water and herbal teas.
Make your menus at least a week in advance. Get a calorie counter and add up your daily count. When you’re ready to shop, eat an apple, banana or cucumber salad dressed with low fat yogurt, before you hit the grocery store. This way while you’re shopping you’ll be able to stick to your list.
By now, you can see why you need to psych yourself up before beginning any of these quick weight options. Without a doubt, you’ll be tempted to eat a little more along the way. A diverse choice of fruit and vegetables along with and tasty recipes will greatly help your resolve. Stay off the scale and weigh yourself just once a week. Your results will vary from week to week, due to your adjusting metabolism and, for women, monthly variances in water weight loss and gains. Keep at it. The rewards are there and fabulous! Make this year the new you!
Wil Dieck is the founder of Total Mind Therapy a combination of hypnosis and NLP and a number of e-courses including a “Weight Loss Secrets” program that you can have for no charge or obligation.
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