There are some real secrets for successful weight loss. Do you want to lose weight fast, transform yourself, and improve your life? Then read on, this is for you!
Nearly everyone that’s overweight has tried to burn fat and shed pounds at some time in his or her life. They try this by either eating almost nothing or engaging in activities that produce heavy sweating for long periods of time. But, are these really the most effective ways to lose weight fast?
Everyone who’s fat wants an effective weight loss solution, but getting rid of fat often seems to be pretty hard. Most dieters have probably heard about the golden rule that helps you to achieve rapid weight loss: “Eat fewer calories than your body needs and you will lose weight.” In other words, take in fewer calories and burn more. Of course, it helps to exercise and continue moving most of the day.
But what else can you do? Here are a few things that will help:
- Get a pedometer or start to use a fitness app to keep track of your daily activity. This can help a lot. A pedometer may be one of the most powerful motivators, short of a Marine Corps drill sergeant screaming at you. Studies now show that sedentary people who wear pedometers and set a daily goal become more active all day. They see improvements in overall fitness and loss of body fat that’s comparable to people who do more structured exercise.
- Seek company and share your results with your family and friends. Accept challenges and/or be a part of a weight-loss community to establish more accountability. It might be even better to get a real-life weight-loss partner so you can motivate each other. Everything seems so much easier if you don’t have to do it alone.
- Take every chance you can to get some exercise. Get a gym membership, walk, or bike instead of driving whenever you can. Do some yoga during the commercials when watching TV. Balance on a fitness ball. Get up and move around while talking on the phone. Climb the stairs instead of taking an elevator whenever you can, five minutes of this activity can burn up to 100 calories. Stand up and walk around every half hour if you work in an office.
- Eat healthy, nutritious foods. Try to eat some type of vegetable with every meal. Calculate what your daily maintenance caloric needs are. Find out how many calories a person with a similar BMI (body mass index) should expend in a day. Keep it honest and stick to your set goals.
- Avoid saturated fats and trans fats, refined sugars and white bread. There are plenty of healthier alternatives. Remember to never starve yourself. You can lose a huge amount of weight by skipping meals or doing a liquid fast. However, it is mostly water and muscle weight, not fat. What is even worse, when you begin to eat normally you are likely to gain back all of the weight in a short time.
- Drink plenty of water. It helps to clean out your body. Stay away from booze. Most alcoholic beverages, especially cocktails and mixed drinks, contain a massive amount of sugar and are high in calories. If you really want to drink something other than pure water choose wisely!
- Take it easy and don’t be obsessed with the scale. Your weight does not define who you are! How you feel should be the main thing that matters. Do your clothes fit? Are you healthy? Do you feel confident in your own body?
If you do your best and persevere, you will finally get the results you desire. Avoid any weight-loss pills. They are unlikely to work and can cause many serious side effects. Try drinking green tea or coffee instead.
Remind yourself often that each of us has the inherent power, within ourselves, to create the life we want. It’s not just about our careers and how much money we earn but also improving our body image. Tell yourself you’re gorgeous. If you don’t think you look good, you’re never going to look your best.
* Medical Disclaimer: This blog article is for informational purposes only. The information discussed here does not take the place of treatment from a licensed physician or healthcare professional. The author expressly disclaims responsibility from any adverse effects arising from the application of any information contained in this blog. All information is anecdotal – based solely on the opinions, observations, experiences and interpretation of data available to the author.