Lose Lots of Weight (Safely)
Need to shed 50 or even 100 pounds?
You don't have to go into the operating room.
Everybody has a different plan for
But no matter what diet pro you ask, they'll all agree on a few tips that
will help you lose lots of weight without putting your health in jeopardy.
So if you're ready to transform your body into the sleek and slim shape
you've been dreaming about, start reading and prepare to change your life.
Get Medical Before, During, and After
Losing lots of weight shouldn't be done alone. You'll need the support of
your physician as you're on your journey. There are many reasons to stay in
touch with your doctor throughout the
process. First, your physician can work with you to determine which
weight-loss strategies will best meet your needs. Your doctor can also help
you adjust to your new body. If you've been living with lots of extra weight
for a long time, the weight-loss process can be shocking to your body. By
keeping your doctor by your side, you'll be able to make sense of any
unexpected reaction your body may have to thinning down.
Cut Back on Your Meal Plan
or obese comes about for a number of reasons. One of the most common is
overeating. To battle this obstacle to your thinner future self, you'll have
to cut out some of the food you consume during the day. Start with a goal of
reducing your caloric intake by 250 or 500 calories a day. If the thought of
tracking calories is overwhelming, do something a little easier, like
cutting out dessert after dinner. It may not add up to 250 calories, but
it's a start. And every bite you don't take counts.
Listen to Your Body
Once you get used to eating fewer calories, you can begin to consider a more
difficult step: listening to your stomach. While you may have grown
accustomed to eating thousands of calories every day, your body doesn't need
that extra food to function. Actually, those extra calories do nothing but
slow your body down and put your entire body in danger of bad health. Begin
paying attention to your body's signals and stop eating when your stomach
Exercise with Fervor
In addition to cutting back on the amount of calories you eat, you'll have
to beef up your
exercise program to shed pounds quickly. Not currently in any kind of
exercise program? Then you'll see dramatic results when you begin.
Regardless, you can expect to lose a lot of pounds in the blink of an eye if
you have the time and dedication required. For the most rapid
get a personal
trainer and spend a minimum of an hour every day working out intensely
gym. For slower, more methodical
shoot for 30 minutes of moderate
exercise five days a week.
If You Crash, You'll Burn
and obese individuals have tried multiple crash
Unfortunately, as you may know, crash diets usually have the same result:
you get burned. When you're serious about losing lots of weight, a crash
diet may be appealing. But beware: Diets that sound too good to be true
usually are. And if you find a
doesn't require a lot of sacrifice on your part-careful watching over your
calorie intake and plenty of
exercise-it is, indeed, too good to be true.
Calorie Counting by the Pound
So you want to start counting calories, but you're not sure what a good goal
should be. A great way to have a ballpark estimate of your ideal caloric
intake is to take your weight in pounds and multiple it by seven. This
number is the amount of calories you should eat every day.
Once you know this number, you can work with your physician or personal
trainer to determine the best way to spend these calories.
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