12 fast weight loss tips

by Hara Hagikalfa · 0 comments

If you are wondering how you can lose weight fast then you need to take into account some tricks and tips to help you out. Most of the fast weight loss tips presented below are easy to follow and implement and for sure will present immediate results. It is not enough to lose weight fast, you need to be able to lose your weight in a healthy way.

Treat food like a medicine

You should treat food like a medicine since eating the wrong type of foods can cause problems to your body and organism. Possible health problems may include heart diseases, stroke, diabetes and some forms of cancer. In addition eating the wrong food types will make you overweight which besides the visual problems it can also cause other problems like insomnia and problems with the bones and joints. So, if you want a fast and healthy way to lose weight that will give you a lot of health benefits in the long run you should be careful on what you eat and drink. You should not only think about the calories that food contains but also their nutritional value.

Do not eat when in a rush, better sit down and enjoy your meal

You should always sit down while eating. This is because when you seat down to enjoy your meal, you will eat slower and you will enjoy every bite. Also, eating slower will help you lose weight fast because your brain will have enough time to get the signal from your stomach that you are ‘full’. This process usually takes 20 minutes and can save you from eating a lot of unnecessary calories. Also it is proven that when you eat while driving or walking around you will end up eating more calories than you actually need.

Protein is very important and should be part of your daily diet

Protein is very important for your body, especially your muscles, and should be present in every meal. Protein is needed by your body to repair and growth muscle mass which is turn can help and accelerate the calories burning process.

Try to eat at least 1 gram of protein per pound of your body weight. For example if your current weight is 165 lbs then your should eat at least 165 grams of protein per day. When selecting foods rich in protein make sure that they are also low in fat. Such lean sources of protein are:

Chicken or Turkey breast, with the skin removed
Eggs (white)
Fish Fillets and Tuna
Low-fat cottage cheese

Clean your house from food temptations

If you want to lose weight fast then you should keep your self away from food temptations. Food temptations have the ability to destroy your weight loss efforts. The only way to keep away from them is to remove them completely from your house. If you plan on starting a weight loss diet then start by cleaning your house with all temptations. Remove all chocolates, sweets, pastry, chips and biscuits and replace them with fresh fruits and vegetables.

Reward yourself when you meet your targets

When you set targets you need to reward yourself when you reach a goal. You should start by setting small goals at the beginning that are easy to meet and stick to them until you succeed. The goals should be short term usually lasting for one or two weeks. When you meet a goal make sure you have a reward for yourself for the great work and effort. The reward can be something small just to remind you that you have met your goals and give you more courage to continue.

If you really need to cheat your diet then better do it wisely

There may be times during your weight loss diet where you will not be able to resist to a sweet temptation. This is normal and you should not be disappointed for doing so. A tip you can follow to save yourself from the extra calories is to be selective on how you will cheat on your diet. You can prepare in advance and buy some sweets or snacks that are low in fat with a reasonable amount of calories and have them at home so that when you need to cheat you use them instead of falling into the trap and eating full fat products with lots of calories.

Some suggestions you can use are:

Low fat free frozen yogurt (low sugar) instead of Ice cream
Frozen grapes instead of candy and chocolates
Low-fat cheese instead of regular cheese
Low sugar protein bar instead of chocolate bar

Frozen grapes are one of the best replacements for sweets and candy

As mentioned above when you feel that you need to cheat on your diet then you better do it wisely. One such choice is frozen grapes. Frozen grapes can give you the sweetness you need and at the same time save a lot of calories. This is because of fructose, which is natural sugar, found in grapes and in many other frozen fruits.

Always control the portion of your meal

Many times when you do not see the size of the portion you are eating, you may end up eating more than you need. A tip you can use is to always put your meal into a plate so that you can see the size of the portion. Especially when you order for a take away do not eat directly from the food container. This prohibits you from seeing exactly how much you are eating.

Vegetables = Fast Weight loss

We cannot stress this enough. Your best friends during a weight loss process are fruits and vegetables. Vegetables can fill your stomach with valuable nutritional substances and at the same time save you from a lot of calories. You can have the vegetables any time of the day at any quantity without having to worry about destroying your weight loss efforts. If you not a good friend of vegetables you should at least try and have some as a side dish, accompanying your main meals.

A fast weight loss process starts from the morning

Breakfast is very important when you are trying to lose weight. A good breakfast can safe you a lot of calories during your main meals. This is because you will not starve until it is launch time and then eat a lot of food. In addition, breakfast should be your largest meal of the day. While sleeping your body stays with out fuel for 6-10 hours and needs to re-fuel in the morning in order to cope with the activities of the day. Established research proved that obese people find it much more easier and quicker to lose weight when they eat a good breakfast.

Use the fork-dip trick

A great weight saving tip is to use your fork to dip into the salad dressing when you order a salad in the restaurant. This tip helps you not eating more salad dressing than you really need. Salad dressing is what gives your healthy salad calories, and this is where most people fail with their weight loss. They tend to eat salads because they have less calories but they also eat the salad dressings which are full of calories. Using the fork-dip trick you save yourself from consuming a lot of extra calories. You just eat the calories needed to give your salad a great taste.

The secret for weight loss success is to change your dietary habits

When you are on a weight loss diet you should not just think about what you should eat and what you should not. You should try and change your dietary habits to select more healthy and low in calories foods and drinks. It is necessary to create a step-by-step plan to change your lifestyle and create permanent healthy habits. If you do this properly then you will not only see faster results but also you will be able to keep away the weight you will lose.

The fast weight loss tips presented above can help you accelerate your weight loss process in a healthy way. Try to follow the above tips and very soon you will see the results.

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Hara Hagikalfa
About the author

Hara Hagikalfa completed her BSc(Hons) in Health and Exercise Science, Sports Science and Medicine. She is a certified Personal Trainer and Pilates instructor. You can learn more about Hara and connect with her on Facebook

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