Weight Lost in 15 Days

Losing excess weight is essential for a healthy life. Being overweight or obese puts a restriction on many activities a person may simply love to indulge in. Maybe it’s a favorite sport or maybe fitting into your dream dress, but the overweight problem is a kill joy! Also going on long diet plans that will take months to show results may actually end up de-motivating the person before the diet is over. So a good way to stay motivated about losing weight is to start of with a plan that shows results sooner, this way there is motivation to keep going. Often after dropping significant pounds in weight, people tend to shift towards healthier more nutritious life styles and focus on maintaining the weight as well growing lean muscle. Now that’s temptation.

So can you lose significant weight in 15 days? That’s 2 weeks. I don’t recommend going on a starvation plan, as chances are you’ll end up breaking it and then just go overboard overeating. Also remember that losing weight means to lose ‘fat’ stored in our body. Don’t try to lose weight by whatever which means, as you may end up losing muscle mass instead. Here are a few simple diet changes that you can make which will show amazing results in just 2 weeks. Before implementing them, please discuss them with your doctor and get his or her approval. Your guiding star for 2 week weight loss is;

1. Calculate your Ideal Weight: your ideal weight is the weight which is considered normal for your age, height and gender. Now take the difference between your current weight and normal weight. These are the number of pounds you’re looking to lose.

2. Drink Lots of Water: drink up to 96 ounces of water every day. This is about 3 quarts. In addition to this, you should take 6 ounces of water for every pound of weight you’re overweight. This means that if you’re 150 ponds over weight, multiply 150 with 0.6, which equals 96 ounces or 1 ½ quarts of water. If you exercise, or if the weather is exceptionally hot, as in mid summers, then you should increase your water intake by another 20 ounces or so. Water is a natural appetite suppressant and will help you immensely in your weight loss.

3. Aerobics: take up an aerobics class or do aerobics at home for about 30-45 minutes daily. The key is to build up a sweat and increase your heart-beat. Be sure to warm up correctly before the exercise and also cool down afterwards.

4. Lift weights: Lift weights till you feel a burning sensation in your muscles. Weight lifting doesn’t mean you go for e the 200 pond barbell; a simple rule is ‘if you can do 12 reps, the weight is too light, if you can’t do 8 reps, the weight is too heavy.’ Weight lifting increase s your metabolism and helps build muscle. The more muscle mass you have, the more your body will tend to burn fat.

5. Measure: either use fat calipers or a tape measure to see how much fat you’ve shed in a week. Don’t rely solely on the weight machine because we don’t want to just lose weight, we want to lose fat!

These methods are essentially safe and have helped people lose up to 15 pounds in 2 weeks. But that’s not a standard because every body has its own chemistry and make up. You may lose more or less. But you will see results in2 weeks time. Keep on this track, and you will keep on losing weight at the expense of the excess fat stored in your body.

Fasting & Weight Lost! What’s the Secret?

The fasting weight lost on a proper fasting diet is the icing on the cake of the most pleasurable and affective diet on the planet.

Please understand that I am not talking about long-term fasting. Long-term fasting is neither pleasurable nor affective. Long-term fasting will slow your metabolism and have you gaining your weight back (usually more than you started with) when you’re done. It is not sustainable, nor is it a healthy way to approach weight loss.

However, intermittent, short-term fasting is another story.

Intermittent Fasting – The Only Way To Go!

The fasting weight lost, when done properly, cannot be beat over the long term with proper intermittent fasting. Here’s why:

The real secret to losing weight is simple: burn more calories than you eat and you will lose weight…no matter what you eat! That’s why intermittent fasting works so well.

That’s really simple, isn’t it? The reason most diets don’t work is that they are too complicated. They are hard to follow and hard to stick with. They limit what you can eat and they just are not enjoyable.

Intermittent fasting is different!

With intermittent fasting your fasting days cause a huge calorie deficit, allowing you to enjoy what you like on your eating days and still lose weight. You will always lose weight as long as you burn more calories than you take in. And that’s easy to do with this type of diet.

You can eat fried chicken, cake, pie or whatever you want…and the principle still works.

As a matter of fact, I know of a person who ate nothing but cherry pie and hard-boiled eggs for 30 days and lost a bunch of weight. That’s not a good idea for health reasons, but he did lose weight. Why?

He still burnt more calories than he ate. Intermittent fasting is the key. Yes you can lose weight while eating what you like.

I titled this article “Fasting Weight Lost! What’s The Secret?” Okay, the secret is that with intermittent fasting you create a calorie deficit that allows you to eat what you love on your “eating days” and still lose weight. Of course, you can’t get carried away and have six donuts for breakfast and a couple of Big Macs for lunch. If you eat reasonably, you will lose weight.

Tips For You Weight Loss Program

If you are in the process of starting a weight loss program, there are some things that you can add to the program that will help you keep motivated. Usually people start a weight lost regime without a thought, as to how hard it may be. They forget that the are probably going to have to stop eating their favorite food. If you start a weight lost regime without a plane you are likely not to finish it.

There are some things that you can do that will help you to stay motivated and doing the right things.The common cause of failure to lose weight is usually the change of diet, when a person is used to eating certain, foods and certain amounts it can be very hard to suddenly change from this to a completely different eating routine.

If you really want to lose the weight the number one thing to have is motivation, you will also need desire and patience, if you dont then you will most probably fail.

Things you should really consider when starting a weight loss program –

1- You will need to know that weight loss means that you will have to decrease your calorie intakes, this can be mind blowing for some, because if you don’t have the right foods to replace the food you’re not eating, you may feel too hungry to continue.

2- Most failure when losing weight is the inability of the person to pass the hunger stage, as they think it is too hard.

3- Another common cause of failure when dieting is that people just don’t like the food that they have to eat. So it’s important to start a diet with food that you like.

4- It is a myth that you will be able to eat food that you don’t like when trying to lose weight, this just doesn’t happen.

These are just a few important things to consider when starting a diet to lose weight. Before you start any diet it is important that the menu is right, and if they are thing that you will actually be able to eat through the diet and after, its over. Happy dieting

How To Maintain Weight Lost And Still Enjoy Life

One of the most difficult things to do when you lose weight is maintaining that weight lost. You are looking forward to finally going back to your regular diet but Wait! wasn’t that the reason you were overweight to begin with. You want to enjoy eating again but you don’t want to regain the weight you worked so hard to get off. Only half of the battle is won when you reach your target weight. You look good and feel good but now you switch from a short term activity to a long term one. In some ways it is more difficult to maintain your ideal weight over a long period of time then it was to initially lose weight because of the time factor. I didn’t want to go off my diet after losing 45 pounds because I didn’t want to regain the weight I had worked so hard to get off. I actually lost an additional 10 pounds then I needed to because I was reluctant to stop dieting.

What got me back to my ideal weight and maintaining that weight was the realization that I could enjoy eating and not gain weight. The whole key to maintain an ideal weight and enjoying life is substitution rather than sacrifice. You need to make long term lifestyle changes and be OK with those changes. There is nothing more difficult than trying to maintain a diet that consists of foods that you aren’t thrilled with. Eventually, you will just get tired of sacrificing which is why you need to focus on foods that are healthy and that you enjoy. There are plenty of foods that are healthy and will maintain your weight loss including eggs, low fat yogurt, grilled meat or seafood, beans, most vegetables, nuts, and dark chocolate to just mention a few. In a lot of cases, what makes a certain food unhealthy is the way it is prepared so by making a few adjustments you can enjoy the foods you like and still maintain your weight loss. Instead of enjoying fried chicken try grilled chicken or try grilled vegetables rather than soaking them in butter.

I also can not stress enough how important it is to evaluate what you eat and why you eat. There are lots of reasons people eat with hunger being only one reason. If you eat ice cream every time you get depressed try eating something you like that is healthy or maybe go for a walk. If you have a pet take them for a walk. My dog just lives to go for a walk and I can’t think of anything that makes me feel better than playing with her so I concentrate on that activity rather than seeing how much I can eat.

I also have tried to substitute all the things I enjoyed with more healthy alternatives. I substitute whole grain bread for white bread, Canadian bacon for American bacon, nuts for chips, wine for beer etc. It is OK to go off your diet occasionally as long as you compensate for it and you keep close tabs on what your weight is so you don’t gain back most of the weight you have lost. When I first switched from losing weight to maintaining the weight loss I gained weight every time I traveled and then I would resort to an extremely restricted diet for a week after I returned to get back to my ideal weight. It worked but after doing this a few times it got old and I really evaluated everything I ate when I was on travel. Is it really worth it to have desert every time I go out to eat when I know what I will have to go through when I get back? You begin to make choices. You learn pretty quickly which foods are worth the sacrifice you will have to make by eating them. I now no longer have those delicious rolls they serve at restaurants before they serve the meal because it just isn’t worth the weight gain.