There are plenty of ways in which you can lose weight in a short span of time. However, most of these ways have one pre-requisite: stay hungry and be unhappy. The problem with diets that keep you from eating is that they are short-lived and, though their effect may show on the exterior, their internal effects are quite harmful.
3 Ways To Shed Weight Quickly
Losing weight does not necessarily have to be about staying hungry and unsatisfied to shed a few pounds. In fact, by being a bit cautious and keeping a few things in mind, you can not only lose weight without being unhappy but also make the change permanent.
So what is it that can help you shed pounds without going too extreme?
Say No to Sugars and Starches
The first step involved in this 3 step plan is to eliminate all sugars and starches from your diet as both of them are forms of carbohydrates. Both sugars and starches are harmful because they are the main source of insulin in the body. Insulin, the main fat storage hormone, is responsible for all depositing fat in the body that leads to problems such as cellulite if one is not careful about their intake.
Once you stop eating sugars and starches, your body will be in a better position to lose weight. With a reduction in one’s insulin levels, fat will come down fast. When the body will not get more insulin from carbs, it will then turn to the existing carbs stored in the body to generate energy and thereby assisting in the weight loss procedure.
Other than bringing a reduction in insulin, saying no to sugars and starches also help the kidneys in shedding excessive sodium and water from the body, thus reducing bloating and other additional water weight. Also, check out our best foods for losing weight on this page here.
Increase Vegetables, Proteins, and Fat
Every meal that you take in a day should contain a portion of protein, fat and low carb veggies. Having meals with these three will bring a drastic decline in your carb intake and therefore help in reducing weight. The best recommendation for protein sources is meat (beef, chicken, port, bacon), fish and seafood (salmon, trout, shrimp, lobster), and eggs (omega-3 enriched). On the other hand, low carb vegetables include broccoli, lettuce, celery, swiss chard, kale, spinach, and others. Lastly, the best source of fat is coconut oil, olive oil, butter, lard, and tallow.
On the other hand, you should never make the mistake of going too hungry. Instead, you should at least have 2-3 meals a day. Keep the meals small and healthy.
The last step involved in the 3 step diet plan is to exercise 3 to 4 times a week. Start exercising by warming up, stretching, and then lifting weights. It is not necessary to workout every day. However, make sure that you are consistent in all your workouts to bring a change and lose weight. Our recommendation is to focus on cardio as well as high intensity interval training (HIIT) workout routines.
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