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How to Lose Weight Quickly

The holidays are just around the corner, and huge number of people are searching for tips on how to lose weight quickly and effectively so they can have that perfect beach body to show off when they go on vacation. The problem with losing weight is that if it is done too fast, then there may be negative results such as muscle loss or organ harm. With all the latest crazes out nowadays, it’s hard to know what and who to believe regarding losing weight. Some say that the treadmill is the way to go, others swear by the secret pills they’ve been taken. I honestly recommend neither, and would instead advise you to take the safe route of losing weight quickly and do it the proper way even though you might spend a bit of extra time to accomplish your goal.

Before you start exercising and cutting back on the calories, though, I would recommend that you set yourself clear goals. That means you should exactly what you want to achieve and when you want to achieve it. For example, you might decide that you want to lose 10 pounds in one week. Believe me, it can be done, and the thousands of others that have done it will tell you so. Just give your goal the proper time and dedication it deserves and I guarantee that you will be able to lose as much weight as you’d like.

One more thing before I begin giving you tips on how to lose weight quickly, understand that your main goal shouldn’t just be to lose weight in 2 weeks only to gain it back once again after a few months. Looking good is no doubt a very important thing, not just to you, but to me and millions of others as well, but being healthy is much more important than having the best body at the beach. Because even though you may look good on the outside, that doesn’t necessarily mean you feel good on the inside.

Oh, and don’t deny yourself of that occasional craving for something tasty you might get every once in a while. People think that going on a diet to lose weight means they aren’t allowed to touch chocolate ever again, but that’s not true. You can burn fat while still eating your favorite foods, just understand that everything you eat now, you will have to burn off by exercising later. You know the saying, “No pain, no gain”. (Fine, this doesn’t apply if you decide to lose weight without exercise, which can be done.) Finally, remember that you can’t lose weight in just one place. (In other words, you can’t choose to just lose weight in your face, for example.) It’s either all your body or nothing.

The first step in burning fat quickly is to determine the amount of calories you intake per day. You know those small labels on the wrappers, ya, well those actually have some useful health information and aren’t just interesting to read when you’re bored. Carry around a small notebook or paper around with you wherever you go everyday and write the amount of calories in the food you eat. Add up the total amount at the end of the day and then put a big circle around it. That number is how many calories you are eating everyday. If you want to find out how much your body really needs, use one of the many available weight loss tools online to check.

Next you need to identify which foods are the source of the most calories in your diet, and you have got to work on cutting back on those or replacing them with better/healthier alternatives. Take salad dressing as an example, many people know that salad is very healthy, what they don’t know though is that salad dressing is actually the biggest source of fat there is. You also need to cut back on all the foods that are very high in calories, such as fizzy drinks, candy, butter, and high-sugar foods in general. Once you’ve identified the foods that are the highest in calories, start finding alternatives for them and promise yourself that you will stick to them. Hot tip: Replace fizzy drinks with green tea. Studies have shown that you really can lose weight with green tea.

Instead of ordering a huge coke next time you go eat out, replace it with a water instead. You can also eat mustard instead of going for the harmful mayonnaise. Don’t even think about getting an upsize, eating out is bad enough, you don’t need to upsize your food as well. I mean, it’s common sense, what may seem as a bit more fries and cola is actually a huge increase in calories. As for eating out, if you do that often (though you shouldn’t, dining in at home should always be your first choice), you should always go for the low carb meals or special “diet” meals. Salads are also great choices (many people find that out when they’re searching for guides on how to lose weight quickly naturally), and you will regularly find many fast food places that offer special salads for people on diets. Take advantage of those offers I assure you that you will lose weight quickly without exercise doing just that.

Now you move on to the next part, which is exercise. They say that an average person loses one pound of every 3,500 calories he burns. So if you want to burn forty pounds, you’re going to need a lot of exercise. But don’t be discouraged, starting with short sessions and then extending them gradually is the best weight loss tip you will ever hear. Jogging for about half an hour a day is a great start, then take that up a notch and do it for an hour after a week or so. Swimming and riding a bike are two other great ways to lose weight while having fun. Pick something you’re good at or have friends that you can do it with and then stick to it. Exercising and watching what you eat are probably the only two weight loss tips that work you need to hear, there really is nothing else to it.

One final thing, although doing exercise to burn calories is a great way to shed some pounds, it’s easier to limit those calories at the beginning then consuming them and getting rid of afterward. It’s kind of like getting sick. I mean, sure, you can get sick and then take medication to cure yourself, but wouldn’t it just be easier to not get sick in the first place (We’re assuming that you knew how to avoid it.) The same principle applies to losing weight, instead of gaining it and then going through hell to lose it again, why don’t you just stop it from the beginning. Makes sense, right? Too bad nobody uses common sense these days!

I seriously hope that you have enjoyed my weight loss tips that I’ve provided you with. If you still don’t understand how to lose weight quickly and look good, then perhaps you may want to rethink your priorities once again. The only thing (or person, in this) that is holding you back from that amazing body you would like so much is you. Yup, you read that right. Nobody else can force you lose fat fast, and if you don’t force yourself and push yourself to the limits then you will most probably remain the same way you are right now for a very very long time. I hope I didn’t discourage you with this last paragraph, my intention was to merely magnify the importance of taking action.

Kevin Bender

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