How to lose weight fast?


Introduction and background

Having those extra pounds slowing you down is everybody’s worst nightmare and everyone would love to lose them fast…and permanently. The best way to handle this is not to engage your body in extensive abrupt exercises or starvation practices since the body loves a slow change. Having ideas to lift weights all day and engaging in crash diets is a wrong move and will not only lead you into hitting your record fatigue levels but also not enable you to see the end of your slimming mission. So here are some tips to help you get to your destination faster.

Take more water

The energy drinks you constantly stop to buy, alcohol and even smoothies have high levels of calories, probably 100 or more but the funny thing is, they never bring the satisfaction of a hundred calories of food. Sodium and carbohydrates in the drinks also increase the water retention capabilities of the body thereby fattening you up. All these can be prevented just by just soaking up more water to replace these fluids. Yes, every time you take a morning lap and want something to drink, avoid the coke. Water contains null calories and additionally rids the body of excess water by kick starting your metabolism.

Increase your activity levels

The body needs a way to use up the stored fats and sitting on the couch all day wouldn’t make it a worthwhile experience. Keeping your activity levels on the rise is another assuring way to lower your weight. Simple enough? It should be, but here’s where some go overboard with the intense training. A 30 minute cardio exercise would burn up to 300 calories and these include kickboxing and even spinning and every time you talk a walk or race to be in time for your son’s birthday, that’s burning calories. Just start slow and then gradually increase the running or gym exercise and in no time, you’ll adore your mirror reflection.

Reduce your calorie intake

It becomes hard for the body to reduce in size yet the food intake is at its peak, especially if we talking about cakes, sweets and the like. It’s not that cakes are evil, but that many calories would simply restock your fat reserves and keep you in the same shape and size despite your vigorous training. Get to know how many calories you intake on a daily basis and make it your business to reduce them by around 300, this would lead to a decrease of probably 1-2 pounds that week. This is because changing your diet suddenly can be a huge blow and once you are used to the new diet, you can increase the calorie deficit target. Simple activities like not using sugar in tea, eating less quantity of meals in a day and ignoring the unhealthy treats would do you much good.

Hire a personal trainer

A helping hand would help a lot in the long run. Whether you are just starting out or you’re well deep in your training exercises. A personal trainer’s immense experience in the field will assist you a great deal. The trainer can adjust your program and give you more creative and effective workouts that would also fit right in your busy schedule and make the probability of achieving your goals a breeze. On the plus side, having an accountability partner would build that motivation required to push through the self imposed limitations you set on yourself and will make it much harder to miss a session.

Eat only when you’re hungry

In most cases we find ourselves briskly walking to the fridge for a bite not because the pangs of hunger have made their strike but because of boredom, stress or even nervousness. These impromptu meals build up the calorie levels in your body and eventually end up making you gain a few pounds, or maybe a lot. If you’re only interested in a specific food kind, then you’re just experiencing a craving and should probably let it go. Eat when hunger strikes that is, when you won’t mind gorging down any brand of meal you come across.
Develop a health plan

Get yourself a daily healthy schedule that you should follow. This plan should have your food triggers (activities that increase the chances of snacking like watching the TV) and how to handle them. You should also have your exercises well planned out for the week whether it’s visiting the gym or taking a walk. This plan should also incorporate your meal plan and it’s important to ensure you have a balanced diet with a good quantity of vegetables and low fat meals. List your targets weekly concerning the foods to avoid like chocolates and know how much to reduce or completely cut off. Write down the plan and adhere to it strictly. If possible have a partner that can help you stick to it and after a short period you should find your clothes oversized for you.

Patience and perseverance

Patience is a factor you should have in consideration when going about your adjusted meals and programs. You really don’t expect working out and changing shape overnight, in fact it may take about two weeks to see a slight steady change. The super vigorous exercises and extreme diets may make you lose that weight fast, but its effects don’t last. Immediately you stop the starvation practices, you’ll poof up in a snap of a finger. The steady change of diet and denying yourself the treats of your life can have you feeling lost but just soldier on and remind yourself that the aftermath is worth it.



Losing those extra pounds can have you feeling fitter and boost your self confidence when roaming the streets and effective measures should be undertaken to ensure the process is as smooth as possible. Losing weight also reduces the risk of contracting serious illnesses in your near future including heart attacks and cancer and will spare you the extra costs in treating these diseases. Remember, time flies pretty fast and in no time the future you thought was so far would be smacking you in the face, you really don’t want that to happen when you’ve got extra weight on yourself.