Many people wonder whether fast weight loss can really be achieved or not. Some claim it is a myth, merely created to sell expensive weight loss products while others say it is indeed possible to lose weight fast and safe. In the end, it is possible to lose weight fast if you abide by some common principles and guidelines. In this article we will look at how you can achieve this with ease.
Fast weight loss myths exposed
If you are anything like me then you would have had your fair share of weight loss marketing bombardments over the years. Everywhere we look we see adverts for "wonder" products; products that promise to shed our excess weight in days rather than months.
We learn of pills, shakes, pre-made meals and everything in between in those ads. Sadly though, these highly praised methods of losing weight rarely work long-term. They are a quick solution to ruin your health and body if you so wish. The reason being, they are losing you essential body fluids, rather than fat, making it look as if you lose weight in the process.
As you can see, fast weight loss is an illusion with these products because the minute you stop taking your pills, shakes and meal replacements, your excess body weight creeps back on; and often the merrier.
How to beat the fast weight loss merry-go-round
Beating the fast weight loss merry-go-round, the endless up and downs of y-yo dieting is not hard with some knowledge and understanding of how your body works. To start with you have to understand that nutrition is key to health. The same goes for balance in your diet. Anything in excess is detrimental to your weight loss efforts and will only serve to counter your efforts.
Eat a balanced diet
The first step in beating the yo-yo behavior most of us have is to eat a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, protein rich meats and seafood, pulses and healthy fats such as olive oil, avocado, etc.
Losing weight comes natural when you learn to stop over-indulging. Stick with foods that are low in salt and sugar and avoid carbohydrates for most of the time. We eat far too much bread and sweet things and that is one reason why so many people are obese. Not to mention fast food.
Drinking water is essential for your brain to function and your body to run at its optimum performance. You can easily survive a week without any food, but your body will break down if water is sparse. Remember, alcohol, coffee and sugary drinks do NOT count as water intake. In fact, these drain your body of liquid. Herbal teas on the other hand are fine, as long as you lose the sugar.
Fast weight loss can be achieved by following these basic principles of nutrition. Add regular exercise into the mix and you are well on your way to lose weight fast.