Fad diets generally don’t work (or they don’t work well), but there are safe and effective methods of melting away excess pounds quickly. With the proper plan you can drop dress or pants sizes in a short period of time without starving yourself or without feeling deprived at all.
If the biggest question on your mind when you look in the mirror is “how can I lose weight quickly,” simply adopt some (or all) of the simple behaviors below. You’ll begin to look and feel better and you’ll have more energy while the other dieters are busy struggling with cravings and feeling miserable.
Eating out at restaurants is a regular habit of bust people and one of the biggest sources of unnecessary excess calories and fat. When you order out you aren’t controlling the portion size and you have no way of gauging exactly what you are putting into your body.
If you make the conscious change to eat breakfast at home, pack a lunch for work and cook a healthy dinner you can begin to see dramatic results in your body in no time. If you can’t go completely cold turkey when it comes to restaurant food, try to limit it to one time a week and order sensibly (instead of fried foods or a pasta smothered in cream sauce, opt for a spinach or kale salad topped with diced white meat chicken or lean beef, with light or no dressing).
If you don’t stock up your cabinets and refrigerator with high fat, high sodium snacks they won’t be there to trip you up when you’ve got a craving. Odds are high that you won’t run out to the convenience store every time you want a cookie, but if that cookie was a few feet away in the kitchen you might very well fall off the wagon. Keeping temptation out of reach while you are dieting is critical if you want to lose that weight quickly.
Create a balanced plate with proper portions of lean protein and vegetables and eat just what is on that plate. Having a giant serving dish of scalloped potatoes in the centre of the table is an open invitation to keep scarfing down calories that you don’t need.
If you’ve taken your time and chewed each bite on your plate thoroughly and are still legitimately hungry. Make the seconds a low calorie, healthy and filling option like broccoli, spinach or kale.
Lots of dieters fail because they turn to food when they are bored. If you keep your mind, hands and body occupied during waking hours (and drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration) you won’t feel the urge to snack as much. This will keep calories consumed down and help you create the deficit you need to lose weight.
It is possible to lose weight without exercise, but you will definitely lose that weight faster if regular workouts are part of your routine. In order to make the biggest difference, make each moment of your workout count.
Mix strength training and cardio into the same short workouts and move with intensity. Choose compound, multi-joint resistance exercises like squats, deadlifts and bench press that tax multiple muscle groups at the same time and finish your workout with some high intensity cardio on your favorite machine (indoor cycle trainers work very well for HIIT cardio that will help melt body fat quickly).
It isn’t possible to completely transform your physique overnight, but it is possible to see dramatic results and lose weight quickly in just a few weeks. Stay focused and dedicated with the tips above and you will begin to see serious fat loss results in as little as 2-3 weeks depending on your current condition.