This article is intended as a quick weight loss center, a hub of the best ways to lose weight now. At the end of the article you will find a series of links to different resources that are meant to help you lose weight quickly. From diet tips to fitness secrets, you will find them all here. I recommend that you read everything until the quick weight loss resources. That way you learn some simple dieting tricks and how to choose the best exercises for you. Let’s get started:
Simple tricks for a successful diet and quick weight loss
You just declared war to those extra pounds. Depending on the weight loss diet you have chosen to follow you can eat certain foods and other foods are forbidden. You also have a series of dieting rules you have to follow.
I recommend you choose a balanced weight loss diet. A good weight loss diet will give your body all the energy and nutrients you need to get through the day and stay healthy at the same time. Usually all weight loss diets have a reduced fatty intake, below 30% of all the calories you eat daily. The distribution of calories is very important.
You should strive to eliminate almost all trans fats from your diet. They are really unhealthy, being known to increase the risk or arteriosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases. Use virgin olive oil in your cooking. It’s much more healthy.
While dieting to lose weight you should also change your eating habits. By changing your eating habits you make sure the pounds lost stay lost for longer. Get a much more healthy lifestyle and you will enjoy more health for a long time. Here are some simple healthy habits you can adopt:
Stop drinking diet sodas or any soft drinks: according to a study made by the American Dietetic Association if you drink a diet soft drink daily you increase the risk of being overweight by 65%. Other studies say that the artificial sweeteners can stimulate your appetite making you eat more. Usual soft drinks are full of sugar which is really fattening and has no nutritional value. Instead of drinking soft drinks drink water, tea or fresh natural juices.
Create a meal schedule and eat smaller meals more frequently: if you eat chaotically you will overeat and give your body more calories than it needs. Your body also doesn’t know when the next meal will come and it will hold tight to whatever you stuff in it. It packs fat. Get into the habit of eating 5-6 small meals per day at fixed hours. Make sure there is a 3-4 hours interval between the meals and snacks. Eating small meals frequently is the secret of most successful quick weight loss diets.
Drink green teas daily: green tea contains half the quantity of caffeine found in coffee. And besides caffeine green tea also contains some substances that stimulate your metabolism making it burn more fat. The more active your metabolism is the easier you will burn calories. But don’t go overboard. Moderation is always good. Drink at most 3 cups of green tea per day.
Eat 3 servings of grapefruit daily: you can eat 3 grapefruits of or 1 and a half grapefruit daily. The grapefruits help you lose weight. According to a study made by Ken Fujioka form the Scripps Clinic of California in 2004 the grapefruits are fabulous at reducing the level of insulin and determine weight loss through lowering your appetite. Grapefruits also accelerate the burning of fats in your body.
Go shopping with a full stomach: while dieting you should buy and eat only healthy foods. Foods that are light and help you lose weight. If you go grocery shopping or any kind of shopping on an empty stomach you will be tempted to eat something while in town. And the chances are that you will not choose something healthy and waistline friendly.
Make sure you always have at an arm’s reach healthy weight loss food like fruits, vegetables and nuts. Any foods that will help you lose weight are good to have around. You should buy only healthy food. If you have only weight loss food you will drastically reduce the chances of being tempted of that box of cookies you bought yesterday on an impulse. This brings me to the next important point: always shop with a list and buy only what is on the list. If you go shopping while you are hungry you will also have the tendency to buy more food than you need.
Eat warm food as often as possible: warm food spreads it smell faster. The smell of the food will stimulate certain parts of your brain that control the feeling of fullness. You will feel full faster if you eat warm food that spreads it smell faster. Have you ever got full and lost your appetite just by cooking food. You didn’t eat that much food but all that delicious smell make it so that you need much less food to feel stuffed. If the food is a little hot you will also eat it slower. This gives your brain more time to send the message “Stop eating! You are full. Do something else.”
How to choose the best physical activity for you that helps you lose weigh quickly
A good weight loss diet will help you lose weight but for really quick weight loss results you have to work out frequently. There is nothing like physical activity to help you melt those stubborn last excess pounds (Note to self: exercise more). Here are some tips to help you choose the best physical activity for you that will burn many calories.
You have to take in consideration any chronic diseases that you might have and the general state of health that you have. If you have heart, breathing or nervous problems you should consult your doctor or a qualified professional before engaging in any physical activity. Get a professional to help you create a personalized workout plan. A fitness trainer is great for this. It will recommend you the best exercises for you and he will also make sure you follow through with your workout plan.
If you want to lose weight quickly then cardio exercises are for you. Any aerobic exercise is good and a super good fat burner. An aerobic exercise is any exercise that forces you to lose most of your muscles constantly following a rhythm.
Cardio exercises tap into the fat resources your body has and uses fat as the fuel they burn. To maximize the effects of your aerobic workout you should do some anaerobic exercises fires. The anaerobic exercises will burn the carbohydrates form your body. That way your body will have to rely more on the fat deposits it has for energy while doing the aerobic exercises. This is very important if your goal is to lose weight quickly and see results fast. This is a less known and even less used workout secret.
Some aerobic exercises you could try are: jogging, bicycling, rollerblading, swimming and even walking. Anybody can walk more. Park your car further form the places you want to get to. You can also use the stairs more.
If you have been on many quick weight loss diets your metabolism is probably much slower than it used to be. It is a ingrained protection mechanism our bodies has. Your body doesn’t know you are trying to lose weight. Your body think there is a famine. The more famines it experiences the more your body will try to pack more fats on as reserves. That is why most people get fatter after they lose weight using a super drastic weight loss diet.
Working out is a must. Dieting and exercising go hand in hand in any healthy and permanent weight loss program. There is no way out so start exercising more.
In any weight loss attempt you will hit the dreaded weight loss plateau. That is when you are still dieting and doing everything under the sun to lose weight but you just can’t lose even a measly pound. This is when increasing the time you dedicate to working out is crucial to get you out of the weight loss plateau. Being stuck for a long time on the weight loss plateau can be very demoralizing. I was stuck for 1 whole yea on a freaking weight loss plateau and it sucked. Exercising more was the key to get past it.
Here is a list of the most common physical activities and exercises you can do with the number of calories they help you burn:
- -low intensity aerobic exercises burn 149,9 calories
- -high intensity aerobic exercises burn 210 calories
- -bicycling burns 299 calories
- -stationary bikes help you burn 210 calories
- -rollerblading burns 374 calories
- -jogging burns 239 calories
- -dancing burns 134 calories
- -swimming burns 299 calories
- -table tennis burns 119 calories
- -tennis burns 239 calories
- -walking burns 110 calories
- -walking up the stairs burns 449 calories
All the above mentioned calories burned are calculated having in mind a person who has 120 pounds and exercises for 30 minutes. If you weight more you will burn more calories but you will also need to eat more calories daily. Use the above list to pick a physical activity that you might like and that will help you lose weight quickly.
Your body transforms the excess calories in fat as an emergency source of energy. The more fat you have on you the more calories you will burn doing aerobic exercises.
If you are trying to lose 30 pounds or more you will lose a lot more weight faster. If you are trying to lose just a couple of pounds it is possible to burn less calories after working out than a more overweight person can. Your body will hold for dyer life on the few fat reserves it has. You have to have patience and take your time. You will succeed eventually. I am in this phase now and I know it can be a little tricky and infuriating. But I will conquer my fat deposits and I am sure you will too.
Here are some additional weight loss resources you should check out:
–How to Lose Weight Fast: the best way to lose weight is fast
–The Fastest Way to Lose Weight: fast weight loss tips and secrets
–How to Lose Belly Fat Fast: the guide for losing belly fat easy
–How To Stop Binge Eating: regain control over your eating habits
–The Dangers of Any Quick Weight Loss Diet and How to avoid them
-For lots of diets and dieting tips browse the Diet and Nutrition Weight Loss Archives
-For exercise and workout tips and secrets check the Exercise and Fitness Weight Loss Archives
-For more motivation and health browse the Health and Motivation Archives