It’s not just losing the weight, but keeping it off.
Most diets for fast weight loss call for you to spend hours working out each day or to start counting every single calorie you consume. While these strategies often do result in rapid fat shedding, you are also likely to fall off the wagon the minute you reach your target weight. The good news is that there are better ways to lose weight quickly. Not only can the right lifestyle changes help you to drop pounds fast, they can keep you from regaining them.
1. Drink Lots of Water
Energy drinks, alcoholic drinks and even coffee with sugar all contain a ton of calories but without being as satisfying as food with that same amount of calories. In other words, they are a waste. Liquids that are high in sodium and carbohydrates also cause your body to retain water, which results in bloating. Since it has no calories and no sodium, water is the perfect beverage for losing weight. It also prevents water retention and kick starts your metabolism.
2. Avoid Buying Snacks at the Grocery Store
If you stop getting candy and salty snacks when you buy your groceries for the week, you will have to make a trip to the store to get them. The inconvenience of having to go to the store just for snacks can sometimes outweigh your cravings.
3. Prevent Water Retention
Potassium helps you to purge water so potassium-rich foods like bananas and oranges can help you to avoid water retention and bloating. You should also avoid produce like broccoli and peppers that make you gassy and cause bloating.
4. Completely Avoid White Bread and Pasta
Cutting all white grain from your diet will cause you to slim down rapidly simply because you are doing away with simple carbohydrates. These foods cause weight gain because of how quickly our bodies digest them. Fast digestion means that you get hungry a short time after eating. Replacing them with vegetables allows you to feel full for longer since they contain complex carbohydrates that take more time to digest.
5. Get Adequate Sleep
Start by trying to get at least an extra half an hour per night. Not only will this help you to feel more refreshed for your workouts, it can help you to make better dietary choices as well.
6. Do Compound Exercises
Bodyweight exercises that target multiple joints simultaneously are excellent for weight loss. Exercises that target the lower half of your body are especially effective since they work the three largest muscle groups: your quadriceps, gluteus maximus and hamstrings. Working your largest muscle groups makes your body burn more energy during and after the workout.
Above all things, remember that shedding pounds quickly is not just about changing your diet. You must focus all areas of your lifestyle on losing weight, which includes your sleep and exercise habits. The tips above provide you with the lifestyle changes that you need, not just to lose weight quickly and healthily but to keep it off as well. – E. Wong