Everyone wants to lose weight fast! Fad diets promise these results time and time again, and have proved to be a consistent failure. Losing weight quickly is possible, but must be done in a healthy way. Crash diets such as the Cayenne Lemonade Diet, or the Cabbage Soup Diet are totally unhealthy, and will result in several negative side effects, as well as immediate weight gain after the crash diet is finished. A devoted dieter can safely and easily lose 4-5 pounds per week with regular, vigorous exercise, and a proper and carefully calculated diet.
Losing weight is simple when you understand the basics: Burn more calories than you are taking in. This is obviously easier said than done. By sticking to a low caloric diet of 1,000-1,200 calories per day, combined with at least one hour of intense exercise can create the rapid weight loss you desire. This formula can equal a weight loss of five pounds per week! For dieters over 250 pounds, expect even better results!
Have a wedding or high school reunion you are shooting to lose the weight for? For the first two weeks aim to eliminate as much starch and salt possible. Salts lead to fluid retention, and with initial dieting, can result in losing those first five pounds!
So what foods should you eat to achieve that rapid weight loss? Experts recommend making your diet consist of mostly, vegetables, fruits, egg whites, fish, and over 90% lean meat. Most vegetables have a caloric content of next to nothing. So fill up on your favorites! Of course and essential part to losing weight fast the healthy way is drinking lots of water. Most importantly, do not skip meals! Keeping your metabolism up is key!
Cardio burns the highest amount of calories. If you want the rapid weight loss you are dreaming of, experts recommend at least seven hours of cardiovascular exercise per week. Gradually increase your cardio tolerance. Not everyone can start out running three miles…. Start slow and hold yourself accountable for slowly increasing your cardio time and intensity.
Weigh yourself daily to keep yourself on track and motivated! Keeping a food journal helps you keep track of your meals and calories. Also, if you have to write it down, you are less likely to try and cheat!