Fast weight loss diets can be done without any harmful side effects if you only use this kind of diet for only a few weeks. Anything longer than this will result in some side effects that you do not want, such as,
Fatigue and irritability, constipation, lower metabolism and nutritional deficiencies. What I will tell you in this article is some tips to guide you in the right direction to lose weight.
Losing weight can be summed up in 4 things that you can do for the rest of your life and it will keep the extra weight off.
Here are the 4 facts.
1. Goals, You will need to set some realistic goals so you will have a target to shoot at. When you decide on the amount of weight you want to lose, go a little farther with it and break the amount on down into how much you want to lose each month, down to how much weight you want to lose each week. Then break it down into how much you will lose per day.
When you get your goal broken down this far you can tell if you have a realistic goal or not. Now is the time to decide what you can be able to do, then as the weeks start going by you can always change your goal up a bit.
2. Diet, this will be the next step to take in your weight loss plan. Figure out the foods you like the most and research them to find out the calories and fat contents in them. By doing the research you will be able to come up with a diet you can live with and not starve yourself. Just be health conscious of what you decide on.
Include many foods that have fiber, because fiber will help greatly in the digestion of your food. Select lots of fruit to snack on between meals and do not forget to add more water to your diet plan. Plenty of water in your body will make things run a whole lot smoother
3. Exercise, without this you will not lose weight, because you have to burn up more calories than you take in. Think about things you like to do outside, like walking, raking leaves. Instead of riding the lawnmower get out the old push mower, you will certainly burn up some calories using that kind of mower. Some people have a more enjoyable time exercising if they go to a gym.
By joining a gym you can include weight training which is a big metabolism booster. But a word of caution here, you really need to check with your doctor before taking on weight training or other exercises. He can help you out on the area of exercise you need the most and make sure your body can take the extra work.
One other thing about weight lifting, if at all possible do it the first part of the day. The reason is weight training gets your metabolism revving and it will be in high gear all day. If you wait until late evening then you stand a good chance of having a restless night of sleep. Your body will be all charged up and your mind will want to go to sleep.
4. Consistency, for all of this to work in your weight loss plan you will have to stay consistent with it. The more you stay with it the more benefits you will receive, like getting slimmer, fitting into that new pair of jeans or that new dress that is a size or two smaller.
Normally, when you start a program like weight loss it take 3 months before you start seeing or noticing any results. Just remember the more consistent you are the better the benefits.