Fast Weight Loss

Fast Weight Loss

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There are many reasons why you may wish to lose body fat. Among the top are to simply look better and improve your overall health. Losing weight should always be regarded as a long term proposition. Quick weight loss plans can help you lose weight but will not give you the longer term results you crave and deserve.

I want “instant” not “fast”!

Fat will be lost in any diet where the calorific intake is lower than expenditure. However these “crash” diets and low-energy diets will result in a muscle loss in addition to the fat burned. It is estimated that the maximum fat a typical human body can burn in any one week is 2 pounds. This means that any weight loss over and above 2 lbs in a week will be mainly muscle or water.

Crash dieting slows down your metabolism . If you don’t eat enough food your ancient survival instincts take over and the body enters “starvation mode”. In this mode the metabolic rate slows to conserve energy and thus the speed at which weight is lost is reduced. Thus ultimately less fat is burned using “crash” methods.

In addition the body has lost muscle during this crash phase. Muscle burns calories and the more muscle, the more calories and burned. Crash dieting therefore delivers the double whammy of a drop in metabolic weight and a drop in calorie burning muscle tissue.

This is the reason why so many dieters who rely upon fad diets regain weight quickly after losing it. The only safe reliable and long term way to reduce weight is to do it over a period of time.

A gradual reduction in calories maintains muscle tissue, burns only fat and allows you to maintain a healthy lower weight in the future.

Right Weight Loss Plan – How Important Is It

Right Weight Loss Plan – How Important Is It

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Weight loss and keeping it off has been one of the most difficult things I have done in my life. And chances are, since you are reading this article, you have also found it has been a constant struggle for you. One of the reasons for this is we have have not been able to find the right weight loss plan that will work the most efficiently and effectively for us. Not all weight loss plans will work for every one.

In the next few paragraphs you are going to find some of the things I have found, which have helped me win my battle against excess weight and made my life so much better.

You and I both know in order for the right weight loss plan to work for us, it’s not only going to include dieting and exercise, but it means we are going to have to be sure to pick the most healthy food available. Now not only do you have to pick the right food, but you must prepare it properly.

For instance two of the best meats for you are chicken and fish. These 2 foods, as well as any meat, should be grilled or baked to help you effectively lose weight and keep it off. Remember you have your spices that can take away the blandness of the meat when you bake it. Chicken and fish or even beef and pork (in small portions), can be prepared in a healthy manner and combined with other healthy food groups, turn your body into weight losing machine.

This not news to you, but one of the healthiest foods you can give to your body are the food groups which have whole grains in them. We are talking about foods such as brown rice, whole grain breads and even those that are not 100% whole grain or healthier than white bread and rice. In addition you have many cereals, which can contribute to weight loss as well being healthy for your heart and other organs. Furthermore you have pastas, which are a very quick energy fix; when needed. Yes! Even a pasta salad will have the carbohydrates your body needs and a low calorie count as long as you are careful with choice of spices or a low caloric salad dressing.

When trying to find just the right weight loss plan for you; be on the lookout for those which exclude sugar completely from the diet plan.
Your body must have small amounts of sugar to keep your energy levels up. And those that exclude it, can lead to health problems down the road, as well as cause you mental, emotional and the inability to carry out normal task during your daily routine.

Perhaps one of the most effective food groups you can use in a diet for losing weight are fruits and veggies. These types of foods are nutritious and can fill the need for the necessary vitamins that we would not otherwise get while dieting. In addition many of the fruits can help satisfy our craving for the sweet deserts our body cries out for while trying to lose weight.

Lets face it for some of us it takes more than exercise and a healthy diet for us to lose weight and keep it off. In addition we may need some sort of supplement to help us subdue our appetite successfully. However, prior to taking a supplement, it is important to check with your doctor or dietitian to be sure it is safe for you to include this addition to your weight loss plan.

You must face the fact that not every weight loss plan out there will be effective for you. Once you have the right weight loss plan, which works for you, it is vitally important for you to stick with it. Without consistency and determination, your chances of losing weight and keeping it off, are almost next to nothing. Stick to your plan and you will accomplish your goal.