Quick weight loss is somewhat of a misnomer as weight loss is rarely quick, and when it is, it’s rarely sustainable. The far better and more realistic approach to losing weight is to do it slowly. Now, many people may not want to hear this, but the truth is that when you lose weight gradually, over time, you have a far greater chance of keeping that weight off permanently.
Several steps can be taken, however, to speed up this process and make it a quicker weight loss than you’d otherwise be capable of achieving.
Among these aids to quick weight loss (diet pills notwithstanding) are:
o smaller portions
o more frequent smaller meals per day instead of 3 larger ones
o a steady supply of clean drinking water throughout each day
o regular amounts of exercise, both cardiovascular/aerobic and strength training/muscle building/anaerobic
o eat slowly and chew your food well before swallowing
o don’t eat standing, in bed, while reading, talking on the phone, watching television, or doing chores – just eat when you eat
o don’t starve yourself (or skip meals) as the body will immediately become inclined to convert all of your next meal to stored fat in case the perceived “famine” reoccurs
o take a daily multivitamin supplement to ensure you get your full range of daily required nutrients and therefore don’t fall prey to cravings that come about purely to provide you with the missing nutrient(s)