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How to Lose Weight Quickly?
If you want to know how to lose weight quickly, you have to understand one thing – there is no easy answer. Losing weight – quickly or gradually – takes work, dedication and discipline. There are a million diet pills out there that promise fast and dramatic weight loss and some of them actually deliver on that promise. The problem with those pills is that they are very seldom healthy and the trade off for your fast weight loss is a myriad of side effects that will probably make you wish you had decided to take another route.
A healthy diet and good exercise routine are both vital if you want to lose weight quickly. You don’t have to live in the gym and you can eat more than just lettuce and celery, but you have to cut out the junk food and fast food. If you have a fast food meal more than twice a week, you need to stop. Right now. Put down the potato chip bag, put away the take out menu and pull away from the drive-thru window. Yes, fast food is easy, convenient and tasty but it is also so ridiculously high in fat that you’ll lose weight just cutting out that junk alone.
Not eating fast food does not mean you have to get off work and spend an hour slaving over your stove. Instead of the fast food restaurant, however, hit up your local grocery store on your way home. There are many excellent (and healthy) frozen entrees you can just pop in your microwave and be enjoying just as quickly as a fast food meal. In addition, these entrees are much less expensive than the typical burger and fries and can be just as filling. Fine something you like and try out the different flavors. Read the packaging. The healthy choices often list the nutritional information directly on the box. Easy, convenient and tasty – just like a burger and fries.
Potato chips are easy as well and make a great snack for settling in for a night of TV watching, but the salt content alone is enough to make you gain weight, not lose it. When snack time comes, choose fresh fruit or veggies or air popped popcorn with little or no salt. You can buy vegetable or fruit trays that come pre-sliced and washed making them every bit as convenient as a bag of chips and every bit as delicious.
As far as exercise goes, invest in home fitness equipment. If you don’t have a lot of extra money – and these days, who does – scour local yard or garage sales, the internet classifieds or the classifieds in your local newspaper. You don’t need something top of the line. You just need something you can use to get in shape. Don’t work out any more than three times a week with at least a day in between your workouts. This gives your muscles time to heal and gives you the most fitness benefits.
Above all else, check with your doctor and see what your doctor recommends. This is a surprisingly fast way to lose weight and will get you looking and feeling better in no time.