How to lose weight fast and safely when (literally) everything around you encourages against it. Sounds like a pretty tough nut to crack doesn’t it? Well that is simply because you are letting your imagination get the better of you! Think about it for a second, how much time did it take for you to go from a lean 140 pounds to a not-so-lean 300; must have taken months, maybe even years to get to that point right? There is an old adage which goes – keep a frog in a pot of water and start to boil it very slowly, the frog will boil to death rather than jump out; I think you get the point.
All metaphors aside, let’s get to the point, how to lose weight fast and easily. Here is a little secret that I doubt any of the experts out there will be willing to share with you: while Tobey Maguire can wake up one fine morning with a ripped six pack physique, I am really sorry but you can’t! Michael Dasinger, MD to NBC’s The Biggest Loser says that “the truth is someone could drop as much as 20 pounds in a week if they follow an ambitious eating and exercise program.” He also admits that not everyone is ready to make the kind of commitment needed to lose weight like that but can still accomplish a lot with a little motivation and help. I am sure you must be beginning to get the picture now; if not here it is in bullet points:
a. Big results require big effort: The faster you want to lose weight the more you must be willing to put in. The best way to lose weight fast and safely is to set realistic targets for yourself depending on how much effort you can put in, don’t get carried away by the infomercials.
b. Set up a weight loss plan: The regular recommendation of low starch, sugar and animal fats applies. Your diet should mostly consist of fruits, vegetables, fish, skimmed milk/dairy products, lean (meaning without saturated fat) meats etc. You can also consult a physician for setting up a diet program for you.
c. Motivate yourself: You must motivate yourself everyday for the same reason you must bathe everyday; it just doesn’t last! Make it a point to motivate yourself before you set out to accomplish that day’s target. It helps, big time!
d. Seek professional help: This can cost you a bit I am sure the results you will get will justify it. Make sure to get “recommended help” and not just any help.
You now know how to lose weight fast and safely, get to work, step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself! Simply the confidence you will get from having accomplished something big will justify all the effort and investment you are about to commit.