Everyone wants to look fit but getting rid of those extra pounds is not that easy. However, this does not mean that you cannot lose weight fast, naturally. If you are determined to lose that extra weight, there are a number of options available today to lose those extra inches without starving yourself to death and without seeking medical weight loss programs.
One of the first things you need to do is to manage your diet. If you have been eating a diet rich in starches and sugars, you need to cut back on those. Starches and sugars stimulate secretion of insulin by the body and insulin are the main hormone used by the body for fat storage. When the level of insulin goes down, it is easier for the body to burn the stored fat cells instead of using carbs.
There is another benefit of lowering the level of insulin. With lower insulin level, the body also sheds unnecessary water and excess sodium that helps in losing water weight. In fact, a lot of people have been able to lose up to 10 pounds within a week by getting rid of starches and sugars from their diet. Another benefit of lowering insulin level is that it will suppress your appetite which means that you are less likely to feel those hunger pangs.
Another change you need to make to your diet is to add adequate quantities of protein, fat and carbohydrates in your diet. In simple terms, the goal of the diet is to have around 20 to 50 g of carbohydrates each day along with high protein and adequate amount of fat.
As far as adding protein to your diet is concerned, you can have protein in the form of chicken, beef, lamb, pork, bacon, lobsters, salmon, shrimp, pastured eggs and other such things. Protein rich diet also helps in boosting metabolism which means that your body starts burning fat at a faster pace. Protein rich diet also helps in reducing hunger pangs, and you will automatically eat fewer calories each day.
Regarding vegetables, you can add cabbage, celery, kale, spinach, cauliflower, broccoli and other such veggies to your meals. You can eat these vegetables as much as you want and you won’t go over 50 carbs each day.
You can have butter, avocado oil, coconut oil or olive oil for fat. Experts recommend using coconut oil for cooking as it is rich in medium chain triglycerides that are more fulfilling and can also help in boosting metabolism.
Another thing you need to do is to exercise on a regular basis. The best way to exercise regularly is to go to the gym at least 3 to 4 times in a week. You can do light exercises such as stretching and lifting weights after warming up. If you are not sure about the exercises to do, you can ask a trainer at the gym for advice.
One of the most common side effects of fast weight loss is slowing down of metabolism, but if you exercise on a regular basis, it will help in preventing metabolism from slowing down. Even moderate amount of exercise will also help you in gaining some muscle and losing body fat. If you are not fond of lifting weights, you can always include cardio workouts such as swimming, walking or jogging in your routine.
In addition to the above, you also need to make sure that you drink adequate water. It will not only help in boosting metabolism, but it will also keep you full. Many people are not aware of the fact that sleep quality is one of the strongest factors when it comes to weight gain. Therefore, it is important that you enjoy good quality sleep each day for at least 6 to 8 hours.
As far as the pace of weight loss is concerned, following the above advice should help you in losing 5 to 10 pounds in the first seven days. After that, you can keep losing weight on a consistent basis by adhering to the same routine.