How Can You Lose Weight Quickly?

June 27, 2019
Increase intake of fiber, lower carbohydrates and avoid fats. Remember to drink two liters of water a day and combine your nutritional plan with physical activity to obtain results quickly.

On many occasions, we desperately want to lose weight quickly. We may have an important engagement for which we want to look our best; perhaps we want to fit into that beautiful dress that’s been sitting in the back of the closet for too long. But quick tricks to lose weight are often unhealthy and ineffective.

Fortunately, some forms of achieving that weight loss do exist without putting our health or well-being at risk.  In addition, they don’t have the rebound effect. This means you won’t regain the unwanted weight easily.  Let’s learn about a few healthier ways to reach your weight loss goal in less time.

Tips and tricks to lose weight quickly but in a healthy way

Drink lots of water

It’s very important to avoid fruit juices (from packets), soft drinks, energy drinks, beer, and whatever other drink that’s high in calories, sugars, sodium, and carbohydrates. Those drinks can make your body retain liquids and they don’t reduce your appetite.

The only drink that really quenches your thirst, doesn’t make you retain liquids, and isn’t high in calories is water.  You can drink 8 glasses of water a day and you’ll notice the changes immediately.

Glass of water to drink and lose weight quickly

Reduce your food intake

Not only should you preoccupy yourself with the amount of calories you consume, you should also learn to control the quantity and quality of nutrients you ingest in each meal.

Another important point you should take into account is that in order to reduce your calorie intake, you should not skip a meal. Many people make this serious mistake, thinking it is the best way to lose weight. The only thing they achieve is that the next time they eat, they’re so hungry that they eat twice the amount they should.

So, it is not worth the effort they make to skip one of the daily meals. Everyone should eat three times a day, but in smaller portions, and drink water in between meals.

Exercise every day

If you want to lose weight quickly, you must exercise quite a bit; ideally twice a day to achieve the desired effect sooner. You can go running in the morning and in the afternoon, or, if you prefer, go to a good gym. In the end, the important thing is that you move your body and reach your goal.

A woman sitting in her living room after exercise

Less carbs and more fiber

One very important measure to take is to try to consume a lot more fiber-rich food and fewer carbohydrates; foods containing good quantities of fiber help the digestive process and eliminate toxins. This way,they make it easier to lose weight quickly.

Another important point to take into account is that if you want to improve your muscle tone you should add protein to your diet, which can also be useful in burning fat more quickly while exercising.

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Foods you must avoid

It is vital that you avoid foods containing high quantities of fats (like oils, butter, and cheeses), as well as potatoes and fast food. Also limit desserts -especially chocolates- like ice cream, bonbons, and in general, all sweets. Do this at least during the period for which you are trying to lose weight.

Remember that the most important thing is your health. The desire to lose weight is very valid, but it is better that you do so while thinking of your health. Think about how if you weigh less, you’ll feel more energetic and the risk for suffering illnesses will greatly reduce as well.

Don’t forget to read:

5 Unhealthy Foods to Avoid for Breakfast

Lose weight for health reasons, not for vanity. Although a thin person looks nice, they don’t need to overdo it, nor try to imitate anyone else. Everyone is who they are; remember that you can love yourself; respect your body and don’t feel bad for being a little overweight.

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