Everywhere you look there is a new fad, state of the art pill, powder, or drink mix to make you lose weight quickly. But, should you? Is Fast weight loss actually safe for you, your body, your organs, and most of all your mentality?The answer might surprise you. Some companies promise that you can lose up to 10, 20, or sometimes even 30 pounds within just a few weeks. These promises all sound great, don’t they? However, they are in fact, unlikely to happen. Not to mention that prolonged and quick weight loss can be more harmful to your system than losing the recommended 1-2 pounds a week.
Why do some people following new fad diets lose more than 10-15 pounds? This question has been studied, researched, and mulled over by the best dieticians in the nation and the answer is clear – determination. When you are determined to Fast weight loss, your first step is to order a fad diet product of choice and begin the process. At the beginning, you strictly follow your diet plan by eating all the right foods, drinking water, exercising, and keeping an eye on everything you do. As the pounds come off you become secure in what you are doing and realizing you can do it, you then start to slack off a bit. Before you know it, you have stopped losing weight and in far too many cases, you have now begun gaining again. It is at this point where one might develop “buyer’s remorse;” you stop buying the new fad diet products and move to a new one. This is because the new one promises better results! It is a vicious cycle that attacks almost every overweight or obese human being in the nation.
Dieticians and nutritionists alike realize people’s struggle to lose weight. There are safe ways to do this that may still result in quick weight loss; just a much safer way to achieve the results you are looking for.
First of all, count calories. If you want to lose weight and want to Fast weight loss it is recommended that you start by shaving 500-1000 calories from your daily intake. Once you begin this process, you may very well be shocked at the amount of calories present in the food you eat. Let’s put this into perspective. A regular cheeseburger at a famous fast food chain has 300 calories. To burn off those 300 calories you have a few options: you can either walk for 78 additional minutes, jog for 34 minutes, swim for 25 minutes, or bicycle for 40 minutes. That only covers the cheeseburger; not the fries and drink you would have inevitably enjoyed with it as well.
Medically speaking one pound equals 3,500 calories. So ultimately, if you only eliminate 500 calories from your daily intake, you should expect to lose from half a pound to one pound a week. Now, if you introduce exercise into that change of lifestyle, you can expect to double that weight loss.
There are most definitely some additional options you can begin with as you are striving to achieve a healthier lifestyle. You can start by increasing your level of exercise, eliminating sweets and candies by replacing them with fruits and vegetables, reducing your fat intake by 25-30%, and even reducing portion sizes.
If you have been cleared medically as not having any type of medical condition that makes it nearly impossible to Fast weight loss, you are the only one holding yourself back. Realize that being a tortoise when it comes to losing weight is crucial because ultimately, losing weight ‘slowly and steadily’ is much healthier than any quick weight loss regimen any company, friend, or relative can offer to sell you. Hence, there is no safer way than to lose weight gradually; however, losing weight quickly can be safe, if done the right way.