The first piece of advice is to talk to your doctor before you start any diet or exercise plan. Only he can tell you what you should, or shouldn’t, do based on your unique health issues.
Once that is out of the way, here are some other ideas that will help you find the best way to lose weight fast:
1. Eat. That sounds kind of counterintuitive, doesn’t it? But most of us now realize that our parents had it wrong. If you want to lose weight you don’t starve yourself. That does not work.
Your body is smart. It was created to do everything it could to survive. When you start cutting off its food supply your body thinks it is starving to death and will start to shut down as much as possible. Your metabolism actually slows way down to conserve energy.
A slow metabolism is the last thing you want if you are trying to lose weight. You want to keep your metabolism burning hot all day every day to get the optimum weight loss results.
Make sure you give your body all the lean protein (chicken, fish, seafood) it needs along with plenty of fresh fruit and fresh vegetables and a lot of water every day.
Don’t skip any meals at all, especially breakfast. You need to jump-start your metabolism first thing in the morning and keep those fires stoked all day long.
2. Drink, water that is. Actually, stay away from drinking alcohol (it’s loaded with calories) and soda (ditto), and even cut back on the amount of coffee you drink. Instead drink more water. Try to drink at least half of your body weight in ounces of water every day.
3. Be merry. Well, at least go out and have some fun. Any kind of fun is fine as long as you’re moving your body. Skip, run, swim, bike, hike, fly a kite… whatever. Just get some exercise.
If the idea of slogging off to the gym for 30 minutes of cardio makes you want to cry like a baby, then don’t. There are hundreds of ways for you to get the exercise you need. Exercise doesn’t have to be boring or dull. It can be fun if you let it.
None of this information is exactly what you would call revolutionary, I know, but that doesn’t mean it won’t work. Try to get out the idea that losing weight and getting in shape will be some monumental, difficult undertaking.
Also, as hard as it may be, try to stay away from all the quick-fix promises around. If you have ever picked up a bottle of supplements that promise you will lose 10 lbs. in 30 days and you read the fine print, you will see it says to use the pills “in conjunction with a healthy eating and exercise plan” or something like that. It may not be the pills at all!
Instead think of it as some simple day-to-day changes that can help you get in better shape, quickly, and stay that way for the rest of your life. That is the best way to lose weight fast that I can think of.