We’ve got some healthy tips how to lose weight and how to do it fast. If you are sick of fad diets promising too much and not doing anything for you, follow our tips.
First, results from diets never last. You’ll lose the weight but it will eventually come back. The most important thing is to adopt a healthier lifestyle, eat less calories and exercise.
How to Do It Fast
You have to burn 500 calories more than you eat, every day in a week and this way you could lose 1-2 pounds per week. If you want faster results, you should consume less food and exercise longer. For example, taking 1200 calories per day and exercising for an hour, it is possible to lose 3-4 pounds per week. It is extremely important to mention not to cut on calories further than 1200, it’s not healthy. If you limit starch and salt, it is possible to lose even more, but it will mostly be water weight, not fat. At this moment, you may have 5 pounds of retained water in your body.
Nutritionists and fitness experts recommend eating less added sugar, starches and animal fat from dairy and meat. For faster weight loss, most of them recommend to focus on fruits and veggies, eggs, soy, skinless chicken breasts, nonfat dairy, fish and lean meats.
Here are several tips:
- Eat veggies, they will keep you full.
- Drink a lot of water.
- Don’t buy junk food, if you have it – you’ll eat it.
- Always eat at a table, from small plate. No munching in front of the TV or computer.
- Do not skip meals.
Food journals can be helpful – write down everything you eat – it helps to stay on track. Besides writing what you consumed, also write how you felt just before the meal. This way, if you have problems with emotional eating, you will easily spot the patterns. If you do have emotional eating problem, visit counselor immediately.
In order to live a healthy life and lose weight in a healthy way, one should move more. Losing weight is hard and exercising requires at least an hour from your day in order to see results. Do not avoid strength training. Combine cardio like running in nature or on the elliptical with weight lifting or bodyweight exercises.
It is a common knowledge that cardio burns most of the calories and it is essential for weight loss, but strength training builds muscles important to burn more calories when the body is resting. Include several hours per week to do strength training.
Don’t do much at first, work your way up to prevent any injuries. If you had some health conditions, check first with your medical doctor if it’s safe for you to start the workout regimen. For awesome results, try HIIT (high intensity interval training). It consists of short bursts of high intensity, and it’s followed by a lighter pace or rest period and this pattern in repeated throughout the whole workout. It allows to burn many calories in a short period of time and it’s great for busy people. There are no excuses!
Do whatever it takes to lose weight, just do it safely. Don’t go under 1200 calories per day and don’t over-exercise.