Weight loss is a practice that everyone loves the idea of, but not the work required for it. Hard exercise, saying a goodbye to our favorite fatty foods, and of course the large amount of time and dedication needed. That last factor alone is what makes most of us give in. Our brains enjoy seeing fast results, and for most of us it will take around a week or so to shed only 2 or 3 pounds. Two pounds really doesn't make a noticeable difference, we need to shed far more weight to start getting compliments. Here, we will go over many different solutions and plans to get the weight gone fast, and possibly even get some of those old jeans out of the closet!
The first step is motivation. What are your reasons for wanting to lose weight? Picking out the motivators behind what you are doing can really help you in making it a reality. You might also try setting weight loss goals. Write down how much weight you would like to lose each week, develop a plan that works for you, and try to schedule time for you to exercise each day. Walking is certainly one of the best forms of exercise for those who want to lose weight. Try to pick a route that you like and walk it each day for about 30 minutes. Parks often have walking trails as well, so take a look around and find places you like. Of course, if you would rather stay indoors, treadmills are a great option. Get an MP3 player and load it with your favorite tunes to give you inspiration along the way.
If you want to lose weight fast, you'll have to put the hammer down on the things you eat. Experts recommend a calorie intake of 1000 to 1200 calories a day, and at least an hour of exercise. Using this plan you can effectively lose 3 to 5 pounds the first week, and even more as you continue. If you are above 230 pounds, you can expect to lose even more than that at an even quicker rate. This is a rather strict plan and you must take care to make sure you still have enough calories to carry you. Most experts recommend you have about 500 calories left at the end of the day. Also, try to lower the starch and sodium content you take in as these cause your body to build up fluids. By cutting down on your intake of these, your body can get rid of a lot of water losing you even more weight a week. Don't give up on whatever plan you decide to take on, and your dedication can land you some real results!