Curious about how to lose weight fast? Is it even possible? It definitely is–I know, because I managed to do it. I planned a last-minute trip and had to drop 15 pounds quick!
Find out how I did it here by reading this blog! Oh, and don’t forget: You have to actually work out for this to work!
Drink More Water to Lose Weight Fast
If you’re trying to lose weight fast, you have to consume more water. Make it a point to kick soda and other sugary drinks out of your diet.
You should be drinking at least 6 to 8 glasses of water a day. If you struggle with drinking water, then try to find alternatives that best suite your taste buds.
Green tea is great. It offers a burst of energy and has way less sugar than your loaded iced coffees.
I struggled with this tip when I first started my weight loss journey. However, if you must have coffee, try to drink it black. Black coffee packs a strong punch without all of the empty calories.
Lately, I’ve also been enjoying the powder packs that you can add to your bottled water. They come in all types of flavors. Opt for low sugar and low-calorie mix-ins for optimal weight loss!
Do Away With Milk
I’ve never been a big fan of milk. I used to drink it as a child, but I’m really not big on it now. If there are other breakfast options, then I’m most likely going to avoid any involving milk.
If you’re trying to lose weight fast, go with an alternative like goat’s milk, or nut milk. There are so many milk alternatives these days, it’s crazy.
They have almond milk, coconut milk, rice milk, and even soy milk. There are literally all types of milk to suit whatever dietary constraints you may have. I mean, seriously… The other day, I saw something labeled oat milk.
All of these are great milk alternatives. They have less sugar and calories, but still, have a similar consistency to milk.
Consume More Lean Protein for Weight Loss
The hardest part of this transition for me has definitely been the dieting. I love food–all kinds of foods! It’s so hard to say no to a plate that’s right in front of me. In order to lose weight quickly, I had to make some difficult dietary changes. I had to learn to say no and push the plate away.
My best advice is to make it a point to only buy healthy foods. By buying healthy foods, you will be forced to eat just that. In an interview with HuffPost, nutritional biochemist, Shawn M. Talbott, Ph.D., states that weight loss is mostly about dieting.
“As a rule of thumb, weight loss is generally 75 percent diet and 25 percent exercise. An analysis of more than 700 weight loss studies found that people see the biggest short-term results when they eat smart. ” – Shawn M. Talbott, Ph.D.
Lean protein consumption is a must for fast weight loss. If you are serious about losing weight, you have to keep this in the forefront of your mind. This means eating lots of vegetables, low sugar fruit, and lean meats.
Get used to eating salads, lean beef, turkey, chicken, eggs, and fish! If you get tired of this, tofu and other soy foods are always an option. Try to keep a bag of nuts around you for snacks in between meals.
Avoid Foods That Are High in Starch
For faster weight loss, avoid foods that have lots of starch. This includes avoiding potatoes, pasta, rice, cereal, crackers, bread, and trans fats. It’s tough to make this change, but the results that you will begin to see will only motivate you even more.
When I stopped eating starchy foods, I noticed less inflammation. My stomach seemed to instantly flatten. My face looked skinnier. I even had less acne. All of this because of a simple reduction in starch consumption. Okay, this is a change that I can deal with.
Commit to Your Weight Loss
To lose weight fast, make a commitment to your fitness. Join a gym if funds allow you to do so. The gym is basically a community in itself. Once you get into a routine of going, you’ll start to connect with more like-minded people.
There are plenty of Youtube videos that you can watch to fulfill an at home workout regimen. My favorite fitness Youtuber is Annabelle Hayes. She blogs and makes videos showing you what to eat and what workouts to do to drop weight quickly.
Another way to really commit to your weight loss is by joining a supportive community. I’m in several Facebook groups myself. We often share pictures of our progress and details on how we are meeting our goals.
You can also try joining a Meetup group or a fitness boot camp. There are even apps that assist with dieting and weight loss. There are many types of communities out there. Ultimately, it’s great to see what others are doing to achieve maximal fitness.
Reward Yourself for Weight Loss
Set goals for yourself. Once you meet a goal, treat yourself to a new fitness perk. It can be anything from new shoes to an infrared sauna treatment, to new workout clothes, or even a new water bottle.
The possibilities are endless when you are treating yourself. Accordingly, you will start to meet goals more consistently.
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