Why You Shouldn't Lose Weight Fast
Many overweight people are on the hunt for the miracle lose weight fast diet. It's perfectly understandable since you want to start looking and feeling better NOW and not in a few months. However, there is a very strong case against quick fix diets. While they may allow you to reach your goals in the short-term, the long term effects can be disastrous. Besides just being unhealthy, they may eventually cause you to gain back even more weight than you lost.
So, how can you start making a significant difference in your weight without doing it the unhealthy way? First of all, it's a good idea to speak to your doctor about your goals. He or she can probably offer you a little bit of advice that can suit you personally.
Next, start keeping track of what you eat. This will allow you to see daily progress, not just in terms of your weight but in your whole attitude towards food. While you probably have a general idea of what you take in every day, writing it down will make it much clearer.
Many people are surprised to see what they eat at the end of the day. A sweet snack here and a salty snack there can really add up over 12 hours. Write everything down, no matter how little or big. And be honest about it. Writing this kind of information down helps you keep track of how many calories and carbohydrates you consume in a day. This is a great way to monitor yourself along with your goals too. It keeps you on track and also gives you confidence in what you're doing.
While you're in the writing mode, make sure that you compile a separate list of all those foods you need to avoid. Of course, examples of these are potato chips, cookies, fatty meats, etc. Personalize the list to include those things that you tend to go for even when you know you shouldn't.
You're probably aware of this but one of the easiest ways to lose weight fast (but not too fast) is to eat a lot of fruit and vegetables which contain all of those healthy vitamins and minerals. All fruits and vegetables are good but the brighter the color, the better they are. Brightness signifies extra detox properties.
Another great method to follow is to eat six small meals a day instead of three large meals. Or you could break it up into three medium sized meals and two or three healthy snacks (like cheese, nuts or fruit). Get the right amount of protein, fiber and carbohydrates in your daily plan.
Once you have your goal weight in mind, start writing everything down right away as you eat your healthy meals/snacks and do your light exercise (don't overdo it). This is a way to feel that you lose weight fast without doing in the unhealthy quick way.
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