Quick weight loss may not be healthy and it could interfere with your ability to maintain a healthy weight for life.  A significant cut to caloric intake slows the metabolism, which means that you burn fewer calories when your body is at rest.

On the other hand, making changes in your diet, eating healthier foods, avoiding some of the “bad” foods and including more of the good ones in your diet, while increasing your level of physical activity and including strength training exercises, can help speed up your metabolism.  Building more muscle will allow you to burn more calories while your body is at rest. 

Overdoing it is not necessary.  You don’t have to spend hours doing aerobics.  In fact, you should do no more than 30 minutes of aerobics on a daily basis.  If you want to work out for an hour, do 30 minutes of aerobics and 30 minutes of strength building.

Most dieters focus on the number of calories in a meal or eaten during a day.  What you really want to focus on is fat and insulin levels.

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With quick weight loss diets, you might lose pounds, but most of them won’t be pounds of fat.  You lose more water than anything else during the first few weeks of a calorie restricted diet.  If you lost 10 pounds in two weeks, two of them might be pounds of fat.

You can lose inches faster than pounds by working out and building muscle.  The composition of your body will change.  As you lose fat, you will be building muscle, so the changes on the scale might not be that significant.

Building muscle will increase your energy levels.  It will be easier for you to walk around during the day.  So, instead of quick weight loss, you actually want fast fat loss. 

Here are just a few simple changes that you can make, in addition to working out on a regular basis. 

·         Switch from coffee to green tea—green tea is a natural fat burner

·         Drink water instead of sodas (even 0 calorie sodas may have an effect on your appetite)

·         Eat fish instead of beef—because of the heart healthy omega-3s

·         Eat 7-10 servings of fruits and vegetables every day—the fiber and nutrients will fill you up, but the calorie content per serving is much lower than in other foods

Surely, you have seen actors and celebrities talking about their quick weight loss techniques.  But, you also see that they have difficulty maintaining a healthy body.

You can change your body composition, relatively quickly, by eating more nutrient rich foods and building muscle.  Remember that you need protein, in order to build muscle.  So, instead of counting calories, count the grams of protein in your diet.

You need at least a half gram of protein per pound of body weight per day.  As you lose pounds, you can cut back on protein.  Just remember to focus on your long-term goals, rather than a quick weight loss plan.  You’ll be more successful if you do.
 


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