Seven Healthy Ways to Lose Weight Fast Without Getting Sick or Losing Your Mind
Most people want to lose weight, but not everyone is prepared to pay the price to lose weight. Not eating or deliberately starving yourself is NOT an effective method to lose weight.
Rather, it is important for you to exercise regularly, sleep adequately, drink enough water as well as eat foods rich in protein iron and fibre.
This article helps you to lose weight fast and quick.
- Ensure You Get Enough Sleep Every Night
It is important to get adequate sleep, at least between 7 – 9 hours of sleep every night, and is it more important to stick to this schedule daily.
A disrupted sleep pattern is capable of disrupting your metabolism and ensures you add weight.
However, when you get adequate sleep, you will feel energized and strong enough to face the challenges for the next day. This is because the more energy you can get the more fat your body will burn. Ensure you get enough sleep every night.
- Ensure You Eat Lots of Protein, Fats and Fiber
When you eat right, you have the tendency to lose weight. Ensure that you eat food in small portions. Often times, eating food in small portions of 6 small meals; rather than having 3 heavy meals, each day, would have an impact on your weight.
Ensure that you eat foods that are high in protein, fiber and iron as well as healthy fats. Such food as, sea foods, nuts, lean meats, fish, healthy grains, green vegetables as well as fruits fall into healthy food categories.
In addition, some saturated fatty foods – sometimes in cooking – are great in losing body weight, as they help to boost metabolism. Some of these healthy fats include, coconut oil, avocado, olive oil, nuts and fatty fish as salmon, mackerel and trout.
- Completely Reduce or Eliminate Carbs and Sugars
Refined carbs and sugars have been found to boost insulin levels only. Insulin is the storage for fat in the body.
By reducing or completely eliminating refined carbs and sugars, it helps to burn fats faster leaving your metabolism to speed up, you feel less hungry, less craving for foods and increases you energy level. It is important to note that this process could be difficult at first, but with persistence, you will do away with carbs and sugars.
- Ensure You Eat Apple Cidar Vinegar and Water Twice Daily
Consuming apple vinegar helps to reduce weight loss as a result of the acetic acid content which prevents body fat from accumulating. It also assists in the absorption of nutrients and resists infections and also treats digestive-related issues.
For effective weight loss results, mix 1 to 2 teaspoons of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in a glass of chilled water and drink once in the morning and evening. Ensure you take about 4 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar daily.
- Ensure You Drink Lots of Water Daily
The benefits of drinking water daily cannot be overemphasized. Daily intake of water helps you to lose weight quickly. Ensure you drink a glass of water about 30 minutes before each meal and 30 minutes after each meal, as it helps to eliminate toxins from the body, helps in digestion and makes you feel fuller.
Water also helps to boost your metabolism since it contains no sodium and has zero calories.
If you do not like to take water in its plain form, you can spice it up a little by adding lemon or lime, or cucumber slices or mint leaves. It is also recommended that you drink about 8 – 10 glasses of water daily.
- Ensure You Do Not ‘Drink’ Your Calories
Smoothies, fruit juice, energy drinks as well as diet soda, can be good for you. However, they are high in calories, sugar and sodium. Each of them contains nothing less than 100 calories. Rather than take these, you should drink water.
If you are addicted to taking coffee and/or tea, try all you can to reduce its intake. Rather, replace them with green tea, which helps to naturally boost your metabolism. Alcohol also, should be avoided, in your quest to lose weight.
- Ensure You Engage in Lots of Exercise
To lose weight, you must engage in exercise. All forms of exercise would do, either at the gym, to yoga classes or sporting activities. Not all exercises work well with your body. Not everyone will be a sports athlete.
Neither will everyone become professional dancers. You need to determine which exercise works best with your body.
It is therefore, recommended that every week, if not daily, you engage in about 30 minutes of cardio. Again, find out which exercise works best for you. You could choose to cycle, engage in aerobics, or swimming or dancing. Just find out what works best for you and engage in it.
Exercises help to boost your body metabolism, increase your energy levels and brain activity.
Other recommended tips to help you lose weight quickly include:
- Eat healthy foods, such as vegetables and/or fruits or nuts
- Eating smaller portions of food in small bowls or plates
- Avoiding driving, but instead choosing to walk
- Avoiding fried, fatty and processed foods
- Rather than using elevators, make it a habit of using the stairs
- Do not eat when you are bored. Rather, go for a walk