Wednesday, October 11, 2006

10 Easy Ways To Knock Weight Off Quickly!

The tips below will help you lose weight fast and make sure that you do it quickly and in a healthy manner.
There are no fad diet tips below like the Atkins diet or no carbs all the tips are sensible and will help you lose weight fast be healthy and happy. So here are your proven tips.

  1. Use the cabbage soup diet to start
    We all need motivation and want to see results quickly and this diet that lasts for just a week is an ideal way to get started. It is guaranteed to help you.
    Many people knock off up to half a stone and you can to.
    This is not a long term diet, just to get you in the mood and show some quick results.
    Now your started, here are your tips.
    Note: Eat what you want within the guidelines and you will lose weight fast.
  2. Eat 5 meals a day. 3 main meals breakfast lunch and dinner and two snacks in between
    This will help you avoid hunger pangs. Make sure you eat breakfast, it’s the most important meal of the day.
    Man is a grazer not a binger and we need constant nourishment throughout the day.
  3. Portion Size
    While you can eat 5 meals a day keep in mind portion size!
    The way to guage portion size is look at your fist.
    Want some rice? Then that’s the amount you can have same goes for meat & fish and vegetables
  4. Drink water
    Drink two – three litres of iced water a day.
    Many hunger pangs are simply thirst pangs, so to keep you hydrated and full drink plenty of water.
    Water helps your body metabolize fat by helping the kidneys flush out waste.
    When you don’t drink enough water the liver which works to provide stored fat for energy also takes on the role of helping the kidneys flush out waste and is then less effective at metabolizing fat.
  5. Eat carbohydrates, protein and fat
    Don’t ignore any group.
    When eating remember to eat "naturally from the earth", the less processed the food is the better.
    What this means is eat healthy carbohydrates such as brown rice or potatoes, rather than pizza.
    With fat it’s the same unstaturated rather than saturated fats. When consuming proteins make sure its lean protein.
  6. Eat fibre and lots of it
    Eating lots of foods rich in fibre helps keep food moving through your bowels.
    Fiber bulks you up and makes you feel full.
    The average person could lose around 10 pounds a year just from doubling their fiber intake. Start your day with a high fiber cereal and keep eating all day.
  7. Lean protein
    Protein can help you lose weight fast tool because of the immediate satiety factor it provides.
    Protein also balances out carbs by stopping insulin spikes that can lead to low energy and sugar cravings.
    Finally, protein helps maintain muscle mass which is important in the fat burning process.
    At least 20% of calories per day should be in the form of lean protein.
  8. Keep healthy food on hand
    With our busy lives its easy to simply grab some junk food, so make sure you have healthy food always at hand so you can make a quick tasty snack.
    Canned fish is ideal such as tuna, mackerel sardines or Salmon. Open the can, do a baked potato in the microwave, add some vegetables and you have a quick nutritious meal in under 10 minutes.
  9. One day a week eat what you want!
    One of the reasons most people fail on diets and don’t lose weight fast is they are to strict.
    When you are deprived of something you want it even more, so one day a week ( it doesn’t matter which ) treat yourself.
    Fancy a pizza go ahead, two Big Macs maybe? Do it and don’t feel guilty.
    Keep dieting in perspective.
    If you are eating healthy food the majority of time treating yourself will do you no harm and also keep you on the right track.
    Eating is one of the pleasures of life so don’t deprive yourself totally of things you like.
  10. Be realistic
    If you follow the above guidelines you can eat what you want and lose weight fast.
    Keep in mind once you are doing the above your weight will go down quicker than with any fad diet.
    Don’t starve yourself this wont help.
    Crash dieting is unhealthy and the pounds soon come back on.
    Stay with the above and you will soon lose weight fast and reach the weight you desire in a healthy manner.

Source: Sacha Tarkovsky,