If you want to lose weight, you're not alone. Almost half of the worlds population are trying to lose weight at any given time. While there are many things you can do to shed pounds, Loosing weight too quickly can be dangerous. Fad diets, diet pills, and fasting may help you reduce the number on the scale, but these methods can cause severe health complications. However, if you are generally healthy and you're determined to drop several pounds quickly, there are some techniques and tips you can adopt to help you reach your short-term goals.
You should always consult your healthcare provider before beginning any kind of weight loss program to make sure your body can take the added strain to its system. Some fad diets include.
The Water Diet; This involves drinking a daily total of about 64 fluid ounces (8 cups) of cold (preferably refrigerated) water, at regular intervals.
Juice Detox Diet; Although there are many variations on a juice detoxification fast or crash diet, they generally last for one to three days.
The juices are meant to help your body flush out toxins and eliminate several pounds of (mostly) water weight from your system.
Maple Syrup Diet;This fad diet is a liquid-only diet.
The Cabbage Soup Diet.; This diet claims it can help you lose up to 10 pounds in one week.
Some of the quick weight loss fad diets above BUT from experience change general nutrition and lifestyle habits. Choose meals that have a healthy balance of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy, and lean proteins. A typical dinner plate should be filled with half vegetables or fruits, half whole grains and lean protein.Plan your meals in advance. This can help you incorporate more nutritious foods into your diet and limit your calorie intake.Keep a food diary write down every meal, snack, and drink you consume as well as the approximate quantities for an entire week.Identify your food triggers and plan accordingly. Careful planning can help you avoid trigger foods and empty calorie traps you may have identified in your food journal. If you don’t purchase these foods or if you plan meals in advance, you will be less likely to sabotage your diet when pressed for time. Watch your portion sizes. Don’t skip meals. Eating a healthy breakfast increases your rest metabolic rate earlier in the day, keeps your energy levels high, and may help you resist the urge of high-calorie snacks throughout the day.
Swap potato chips and candy bars for snacks that are nutrient-rich and low in calories and fat. Avoid processed and packaged foods when possible.Choose lean meats Poultry and fish are naturally low in fat, and certain fish like salmon , sardines, and fresh tuna are an excellent sources of antioxidants and Omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial to your health.
Prepare your meals at home instead of buying fast food;
I would recommend a slow and steady weight loss of 1 to 2 pounds per week through a combination of healthy diet and moderate exercise.Be realistic but stay optimistic.
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