How To Lose Weight Fast and Safely

Sick of crash diets and fad diets? Follow these healthy tips.

Did you know you can shed more than 3 pounds in 7 days if you eat a balanced diet and subscribe to a good work out regime?

Shed Those Pounds in No Time/Burn those Calories

Losing weight is far easier than you think, all it takes is a little discipline and a smart approach. In order to get rid of that weight, you simply need to eat less and exercise more. Eat smaller portions consistently, and eventually your stomach will adjust. For example, if you try to burn over 500 calories daily for 7 days ( exercise for about an hour each day)  then you are likely to shed around 2 pounds. However please do not lower your calories intake below 1,050, because that will put you at risk. Also try reducing your salt and carbohydrates intake and this will lessen fluid retention (fluid retention usually accounts for 5 pounds of your body weight.)

Eat a Balanced DietHow To Lose Weight Fast and Safely

We are always told to eat a balanced diet, but we often get very creative in circumventing such advice, but there is no fad or crash diet that will help you to manage your weight as effectively as a healthy diet. Get rid of excessive carbohydrates, too much sugar is more of an enemy than it is a friend and try to reduce animal fat.  In fact, if you want to see a significant reduction in your weight, ‘go green’; throw in those vegetables and then add more colors with your fruits and if you must eat meat, be sure to  get rid of the excess fat before eating it and try low fat dairy products.

Try some of the following:

  • Increase your vegetable intake to fill the gap
  • Have your fill of water
  • Step away from fattening food
  • Maintain an active lifestyle
  • Establish a routine of only eating around a table ( this will help you to give up ‘snacking’)
  • Eat 3 meals a day

How To Lose Weight Fast and SafelyKeep Abreast of What You Eat- This is Serious Business

Make a list of the things you eat and try to identify if there are some ‘comfort food’ that you resort to when you are going through a difficult time and what exactly do you eat when you are feeling happy.

Work Out, Work Out, Work Out

Get into the habit of working out and be sure to step up the pace with your cardio and then strengthen your muscles. Try not to make this a chore, listen to music while you are at or go running with friends. The trick is to get your heart rate up and going and make sure you break sweat, preferably for a duration of an hour. Ensure that you consult a physician before starting any regime and start slowly and evenly and then step up the pace as you go along. Try to get your heart racing, then take it down a notch with slower exercises, then speed up and be sure to repeat the cycle everyday.

Don’t Fall Prey to the Latest Fad

Avoid fad and crash diets because they will not always deliver, and detoxing, taking laxatives and habitually skipping meals and refraining from eating will do more harm than good. Be practical, be smart and maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle and the pounds will stay away from you.