10 Tips for Fast Weight Loss

Fast weight loss is the ultimate dream. Everybody wishes to wake up to a slimmer self without much effort. It's one wish that remains in our minds all the time.

But if you have tried and failed at fast weight loss, then now is a good time to give it a try again. In order to lose weight quickly, most folks try crash diets or extensive workouts. But for some surprisingly odd reason, your fast weight loss planning did not work out for you. So we give you 20 tips for fast weight loss that'll clear the air for you, while helping you decide what your personal weight loss journey should be about. For starters, it should be about getting fitter, and not 'slimmer'. Let's begin...

1. Weight loss wish

Decide how much weight you need to lose - Most people start their weight loss journey by claiming to be xyz kilos overweight. This isn't a healthy way to project or aim for weight loss. Calculate your desired weight against your height by using reliable methods like the BMI, and set a healthy weight loss target. This is often half the battle won.

2. Reduce the calories

One gram of fat contains twice the calories of a gram of protein or carbohydrate. Avoid fatty foods, subtract the fats from your meat too. Include a lot of vegetables (full of fiber) and fruits in your diet. For fast weight loss, replace the oily paratha breakfast with a bowl of whole grain cereal or some lean protein and vegetables.

3. Drink more water

Doctors recommend that one must drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water in a day. Drinking more water helps the stomach feel fuller and reduces cravings considerably.

Take one glass of water before every meal, it is a good way to keep you from overeating.Substitute all your sodas, fruit juice, teas, coffee, and beer for a glass of water and you could lose weight fast.

4. Time management

This is quite often overlooked in weight loss programs. Decide which part of your day will be dedicated to exercise, when in the week you will stock up on groceries, and when you will do the cooking - all within your current work and home life routine. If you don't do this now, your days will be rushed and unplanned, and you won't be able to sustain your weight loss efforts.

Arnav Sarkar, our fitness coach unveils the biggest mistake we make to achieve fast weight loss: We believe spending hours in the gym will aid in fast weight loss, but the truth is, quality matters over time. Arnav says, "When it comes to training, you don't need to do 20 exercises in each workout, and neither do you need to spend 45 minutes on the treadmill." This sounds similar to what you want to believe.

5. Stock your kitchen

Keep your house well-stocked with fruits, vegetables, healthy meats, grains, cereals, spices, and flavourers. Follow our tricks to healthy cooking, cooking vegetables for the week, and low-fat cooking posts to understand how best you can stock your kitchen with healthy and delicious ingredients.These will help you avoid binging and aid in fast weight loss.

People whose diets are dominant in fruits & veggies tend to lose weight faster and maintain their weights much longer.

6. Watch portions

Instead of binging on the biggest piece of cake, choose the smallest slice or simply share it with someone. After all being guilt-free is half the weight loss battle won.

Chew everything you eat at least 8-12 times. Eat slowly. Your body doesn't realize that you've had enough to eat until several minutes after you've had it.

7. Stick to home-cooked meals

Whether it's you who's cooking, a family member, or house help, ensure that every one practises healthy cooking methods, and ingredients. Ask any person who's lost weight the healthy way, and you will always hear about how healthy homecooked meals were a big reason behind it. Use less oil, low salt, fresh produce, and you'll start seeing results in no time.

This habit not only helps in fast weight loss but it makes you healthy and fit from within.

8. Break the fast

After sleeping for 6 to 8 hours at night, your glucose level or blood sugar level is low. After you miss your breakfast, you let the body go into a hibernation-like state, which leads to no or minimum calorie burn.

Advice backed by scientific evidence: Through several studies it is suggested that more than 95% of overweight individuals, tend to skip breakfast - making it a common habit amongst those who are unable to manage their weight well.

Breakfast and weight loss: Each morning, your body needs to rev up its metabolic rate and breakfast does exactly that. It keeps your hormone levels stable and helps regulate your blood sugar level, burning more calories.

Stop unhealthy cravings: Are you a big snacker? Eating breakfast will help you curb your snack attacks a lot better. One of the biggest advantages of eating breakfast is that it helps stabilise your hormones and keeps potential overeating and bingeing at bay.

9. Cut the salt

Eating more than the recommended 2500mg (1 tablespoon) of sodium each day will cause you to retain water and weight gain. Sodium holds up to 50 times its weight in water. When you limit the amount of sodium you eat your body will begin to expel some that unwanted water weight.

The urge to drink water is a good indicator that your sodium intake is too high. As your sodium levels get high your body ask for more water to dilute the sodium by making you thirsty.

A lot of bars offer salty snacks such as peanuts and chips for free, after customers get thirsty they will order drinks to quench their thirst. So watch out for salty snacks!!

10. Start a cardio + weights workout

A healthy weight loss programme is incomplete without a good exercise routine, and weight training mixed with cardio is the best way to lose weight. Of course, variations and forms exist, but any workout that stresses on muscle tone and increased heart rate will always help you lose weight and keep it off. You can either start a home workout today, or rely on gyms for fitness training.

You'll get a much greater after burn effect from lifting heavier weights because of the high intensity and your body's metabolism will burn more fat to help your body recover from your heavy weight training workout.

Japanese researchers recently found that lifting weights first helps you release more growth hormone which in turn helps your body release more fat to be burned for energy while doing cardio or intervals.



Weight Loss : timesofindia.indiatimes.com
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