You can lose weight by a number of ways. There are extreme methods as well as moderately extreme methods. However, most of the methods make you feel always hungry and more often than not the results are reversed than expected. But anyone who has gone that road knows that it is not easy and most people give up on their plans within days.
However, with this tested 5 step plan that I am going to share you will be able to lose weight fast with as little problems as possible.
Briefly this plan has the following outline:
- Gradual reduction in your appetite
- Helps you lose weight quickly without feeling extremely hungry all the time
- Improving your metabolism and general overall health at the same time for long term effects
1. Cutting Back on Carbs and Sugars
The concept is very simple. When you give your body less carbs, you do not feel as hungry as before and as a result you eat fewer calories. Another benefit is that your body will be forced to use fat based energy.
When you are eating less carbs, your body will also excrete more water because of lower insulin released by it. This may help you to lose between 7 to 10 pounds in the very first week.
2. Eat More Protein, Greens and Fat
When you eat a balanced meal comprising of all these three sources, it will immediately bring a reasonable decrease in your daily intake of carbs. Some of the good protein sources are fish, eggs and white mean.
High protein diet not only increases metabolism rate of the body but it also suppresses food cravings. In fact studies have shown that you end up having about 400 fewer calories every day by just adding reasonable protein to your diet.
Some of the best low carb vegetables are spinach, broccoli, cabbage, tomatoes, cauliflower and cucumber. One of the best benefits of vegetables is that you can eat to your heart’s content and still you will remain within a calorie count of under 50 per meal. Plus vegetables also supply you with rich variety of vitamins which are health boosters.
At the same time, do eat healthy fats from olive oil, butter or avocado because you can not sustain your weight loss plan if you do give up on carbs and fats at the same time. Fats are healthy if you eat in moderation.
3. Calorie Deficit Diet
The key for losing weight is that you not only change the nature of calorie intake but also the quantity. The direct result of giving up on high carb foods and drinks is that you end up eating less calories during the day. But at the same time you still have to burn these calories. But if you become sedentary then even this diet will not help. So you have to get moving and do aerobic exercise at least for 30 minutes and on three days a week. Also supplement it with lifting weights for two days a week and you will on a fast road to weight loss.
4. Watch your Sleep
If your sleep patterns are all disturbed and you are not getting enough sleep, the result will be failure of the whole plan because lack of good sleep is one of the biggest factors for weight gain. Therefore, it is important that you take a minimum of 6 hours of peaceful sleep everyday.
5. Eat Unprocessed Foods
Most of the processed foods are loaded with fats and salt. Their calorie count is also very high. Therefore, even a small burger may add more calories to your diet than a full protein based meal. More salt means your body will retain more water which causes increase in water weight.
Therefore, try to eat home cooked food. You will not only eat less calories but you will also feed your body healthy food.
If you follow the above five simple steps for fast weight loss, you will be losing about 4 pounds a week without feeling hungry or low on energy. Yes, it is possible to lose weight without starving yourself.