A Healthy Way to Shed Some Pounds Without the Crazy Schemes
In a recent report, it was stated that 34.9% or 78.6 million people in the United States are Obese. This is according to the CDC. And while these numbers are high, they do not really reflect on the number of people who are struggling to combat their weight which is even higher.
Now there are a ton of at “lose weight fast” programs which are wildly available and highly marketed, but the problem is that many of them focus on overly restrictive diets and extremely demanding exercise routines for which eventually you will give up on.
If you want to lose weight quickly, then your diet needs to change. Taking steps that do not require you to starve yourself or to give up everything that you love to eat is the key. Think about it. If you are on a diet which starves you then you will be more apt to binge eat. If you have to give up every sweet treat and comfort food, you are very apt to regress on the diet. So the trick is to target not the foods that you eat but what is in the foods and what you will do with what you eat.
Step One: Reduce Sugars and Starches
You have probably heard it said that you need to cut back on your sugars and starches. The thing is that no one really tells you how to do this. So we’ll tell you. Foods extremely high in starch include:
- Frosted/Sugar Cereals
The good news is that you do not have to completely give up these foods. Moderation is key. Yes, it would behoove you to stop consuming at least one or two of these items, but realistically if you do not have a strong will power taking all of these from your diet is a bad idea. Personally, I would cut out sodas as they have no nutritional value and only add to the waist and other health issues. Of course you can inquire about EOS’ free nutritional planning to have a customized plan recommended to you.
By removing or lowering the amount of sugars and starches, you limit the secretion of insulin in the body. As insulin is the main fat storage hormone in the body, disabling it to produce will result in weight loss, sometimes as much as 10 or more pounds in a week.
Step Two: Eat Meats, Fats, and Vegetables
Unlike the common belief that all meats are bad, you do need to have proteins in your diet. Ensure that you do not go overboard with the sodium (salt) content and again, eat in moderation. Fats should be natural fats not fats such as lard or butter. Of course, vegetables are filled with those vitamins and minerals that your body craves, so those should be eaten in abundance. Besides, what goes better with pork than a good green vegetable?
Proteins are essential to losing weight. Meat is the main way in which you can get protein. Also, by increasing your protein in your diet you increase your metabolism. As metabolism is what breaks down your food, I would say that it is pretty important in the diet. Foods which are great in protein include:
Step Three: Exercise
Eating healthy is only half of the plan. You have to be active in doing something. The best way in which you can burn fat quickly is to lift weights 3 times a week. It is best that you ask a trainer the best routine for your body type and your endurance. However, a general rule of thumb to follow is that light weights trim and tone while heavy weights build and bulk. This means that if you want to lose the fat in your arms and legs, do not try to lift the max level. Instead pick a comfortable weight and do a few reps.
If you prefer not to life weights or workout alone, you always join an exciting group fitness class to workout alongside friends and family!
You will lose weight quickly but not all at once
When you follow these steps you will see a quick drop in your weight. It is your body reacting to your new way of living. Do not be surprised, however, if the weight goes back up for a short time. Your body has to get used to the adjustment (that and water weight will cause your weight to fall a good bit). Remember that the weight did not accumulate on you overnight and so removing it will not either. Stay with it and adjust your diet slowly and you will see results.