Monday, 15 October 2012

How To Lose Weight Fast

How To Lose Weight Fast


Losing weight is difficult if you don't know how to approach weight loss or you're confused by the concept of how to lose weight. The concept is pretty simple, if you consume fewer calories than you expend, you'll lose weight.

It really makes sense when you think about it. If you find someone that's slimmer than you and you follow them around for 24 hours for a week, you'll realise they either eat less than you or do stuff that's more physically intensive.

Great I got the concept! But how do I lose weight?

The most important part for weight loss is actually your diet. A weight loss diet will naturally have fewer calories in it compared to a maintenance diet.

First off, you have to figure out what category does your daily diet falls in.
  • If you're gaining weight, you're on a weight gain diet.
  • If your weight has not changed for a month, you're on a maintenance diet.
  • If your weight has dropped then you're on a weight loss diet.
Now compare what you want with which category you're in. You won't need to change your whole diet if you want to lose weight. The first part of losing weight is to actually eat less.

Even if you exercise a lot but you're on a weight gain diet, you'll still end up gaining weight. Diet always comes first when it comes to losing weight.

Now that you're on the right diet, it's time to sweat a little. Exercise will help you reach your goal of losing weight faster. Cardio exercises are great if you're interested in pure weight loss. If you'd like to gain some muscle as well, then strength training will work well for you. If you'd like to do a mixture of both, exercising to lose weight and to gain muscle at the same time, try high intensity interval training (HIIT).

There are many different types of exercises that you can do, but always make sure that you pick something that is achievable for yourself. And also something that you enjoy doing and will do consistently.

Consistency is very important when you're trying to lose weight. Giving in to temptations and binge eating can very easily undo all the work you've done. To avoid this, look for substitutes. For example, if you love snacking, try snacking on cucumber. It still fills you up but it has way fewer calories than lots of other snacks.

I can see you're motivated to lose weight through diet and exercise. And you're going to be an absolute warrior, but don't forget that your body is going to be under a lot of stress because of the cut in your diet as well as from exercise. Make sure you have at least 8 hours of rest every night.

Tips for losing weight fast:
  • Drink two glasses of water before every meal
  • Eat slowly
  • Always have at least one handful of salad with every meal
  • Drink lots of water during the day
  • Eat as soon as you get hungry
Drinking two glasses of water before you have your meal helps fill your stomach and helps you eat less. Eating slowly makes you feel full faster. Eating faster on the other hand makes you able to eat more.

Salad is a great way of making sure you don't end up eating too much calorie dense food. And it's healthy too!

Drinking lots of water makes you feel fuller especially during the initial drop in your diet.

Eating as soon as you're hungry might seem counter productive, but if you only eat when you're starving, you increase the possibility of eating way more than you need or intended.

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