How to Lose Weight Fast Without Feeling Deprived!
How to Lose Weight Fast!
Losing weight can be difficult, there’s no getting around that. One of the difficulties is knowing how to go about it. There is so much conflicting information out there that it can become confusing. I believe the best way to lose weight quickly is to follow a steady, manageable plan.
1. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
This one may seem obvious, but it’s important to drink lots of water throughout the day. Not only will it keep you hydrated and full of energy, it can also help you lose weight. Water acts as an appetite suppressant. It keeps your muscles fed with nutrients and oxygen, and cleanses the body of waste. Try to drink at least half your bodyweight in ounces for optimal hydration.
2. INCREASE CALORIE OUTPUT THROUGH EXERCISE
Even if you’re eating healthily, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to lose weight quickly without additional exercise. Working out will make you look and feel better. Once you start looking and feeling better, it gets a lot easier to improve your diet. When it comes to choosing what type of exercise you do, the most important thing is that it’s something you will stick to.
3. DON’T CUT OUT ALL OF ANY SINGLE FOOD GROUP
The best way to reduce weight and maintain the weight loss is by simply eating a balanced and healthy diet. If you do cut out foods, you need to make sure your diet is still balanced. It’s important you are getting the nutrients your body needs from other sources. The likelihood is that the more simple carbs you eat, the more you’ll end up eating overall. When you consume fewer calories, your body can go to your fat reserves for energy, rather than just burning off the food you’ve eaten.
4. DECREASE CALORIE INPUT THROUGH DIET CHANGES
A common pitfall that many people experience when trying to lose weight is that as they start exercising more. This makes them feel like they need to eat more to keep their energy levels up and consequently fail to see results. Instead, we recommend adapting your diet to get the most out of your calories. All foods have different energy densities. Foods like fruits, vegetables and whole grains have low energy density, which means you will get fuller faster when eating these than you would high energy density foods. Consuming the same amount of calories as you are now (or fewer if possible), but getting more nutritional value from them will help you feel fuller for longer and lose weight more quickly as a result.
5. ACHIEVE A CONSISTENT CALORIE DEFICIT
Essentially, losing weight comes down to achieving a consistent calorie deficit. That is, you need to burn more calories than you consume. If you eat 2,500 calories in a day – the recommended daily amount for a man, although of course this amount can vary wildly depending on your height, weight and frame – and burn 3,000, you are in a calorie deficit. The fastest way to lose weight is by improving your diet and upping your exercise game to achieve a calorie deficit.
One final tip I’ll stress is that you need to give your body time to lose weight. Don’t expect immediate extreme results, but do expect that you’ll see results fairly soon after beginning to focus on exercise and diet.
I promise that if you throw yourself into cardio, weight training and healthy eating, you will see your body and wellbeing improving, and the numbers moving in the right direction. Need a personal trainer? Call us today (505) 261-1253.