Trying to lose weight can be really frustrating; the scales don’t budge even after months of exercise—so something’s wrong somewhere. Fad diets don’t work—the secret is in consistency—eating less and exercising more regularly- that’s the way to lose weight faster. Eating less doesn’t mean that you continue to cut calories – that’s dangerous as you need about 1100-1200 calories every day.
The first rule is never to skip breakfast; introduce protein and whole grains-that way you stay fuller and tend to snack less throughout the day. Rather than increasing your carbohydrate intake at lunch and dinner, filling your plate with vegetables helps you remain full longer. Drink lots of water and get rid of those tempting foods that spoil your diet plans.
Always have low-cal snacks at hand such as roasted sunflower seeds, flax seeds, unsalted peanuts and even walnuts. Eaten right, these are good healthy options that will keep you full throughout the day. Having fruit twice a day fills you up in a healthy way—fruit has good carbohydrates and lots and lots of fiber. Five servings of fruit and vegetable every day will keep illnesses at bay and make your feel healthier and lighter.
While exercising, be sure to do the kind of things that you like rather than forcing your body into contortions that you detest. Exercising shouldn’t be a chore; it should be something that you actually look forward to. Kickstart the day with exercise and the healthy endorphins released in the process can do wonders. They energize you and make you feel good about yourself. Exercise regularly and you’ll see the results in no time.
While you are exercising, do keep in mind that if the fat converts into muscle, your scales may tell you that you’re not losing weight. The truth is that you can shed those inches around your waist but still weigh the same, because as is believed “a pound of fat is still the same as a pound of muscle, because muscle is lean and smooth.” When you build muscle, your metabolism increases, you lose more calories and lose those extra inches too. The way your clothes fit will tell you more than your scales.
Avoid alcohol in any form—the hundreds of calories every glass has is not going to help you lose weight fast. Treat yourself once in a way, but stick to a glass of wine maybe.
Anytime you find yourself faltering, just picture yourself in clothes that are a size smaller than what you’re wearing just now– it helps to keep you more focused on your goal of losing weight fast.
In Conclusion: Eat right, eat healthy, exercise well, get adequate sleep, drink lots of water and watch those pounds of fat dissolve.