If you are one of those people who have had difficulty losing weight and have resigned themselves to being fat, there is hope; let me show you. You can succeed at being fit strong and firm; you don’t have to give up hope. Would you like to find out what would make a quick weight-loss program work for you? Let’s go ahead and start with the assessment of your current situation. If you are overweight, how much? Are you looking to simply lose 20 pounds, 30 pounds? Are you active every day or are you a couch potato?
I’m going to show you a quick weight loss program that contains seven basic steps.
When you start the program, you need to eat specifically to fulfill your calorie needs for at least 3 to 4 weeks. You should never starve your body of calories; depriving yourself only causes your body to slow down its metabolic engine.
Your body will hoard fat for protection if it thinks that it might be starving to death. Pick a short term weight loss goal and focus on it for the time you’re planning to take action. Goals that have a start date and an end date are easier to focus on and complete.
For instance, if I knew I had to lose 10 pounds to compete in a bodybuilding event I start by calculating my start date and end date accordingly. I then calculate how long it would take me to lose 10 to 15 pounds; given my activity level, metabolism and calorie intake.
My experience allowed me to have confidence in the plan and stick to it because I was able to track it every step of the way. Start by eating six small meals that total your daily calorie requirements. This allows you to distribute nutrients evenly throughout the day for optimal calorie consumption.
This method also satisfied any feelings of hunger you may have and balance out your blood sugar levels. Protein is an important component in this program because it feeds muscles and helps you to burn fat. Many foods rich in protein efficiently increases your metabolism while helping to curb your hunger it will also help to stimulate hormonal levels.
Exercise vigorously with strength training programs. This is necessary to stimulate your growth hormones and fat burning hormones as well. I tend to use the analogy of brushing teeth but it’s an appropriate one, I think. Going a day or two without brushing your teeth can leave your mouth all fuzzy and uncomfortable. When you go an entire month you’re putting your health at risk through gum disease and worse. Daily exercise operates on the same principle of prevention.
You can keep your entire body working well through moderate exercise each day. As you work out consistently you’ll find that your accumulated activity helps to keep your muscles, blood circulation and organs healthy and strong.
Drink a lot of water. The benefits of water are numerous; most important is hydration to keep your cells healthy and strong. Water also aids in burning fat. It is important for your blood supply as well as digestion and elimination. Remember an adult body is over 60% water.
Getting rest in order to recover properly is very important both for your diet and your muscular development. Although fitness trainers emphasize this component, many people ignore this basic advice. When you rest your body goes to work to repair the damage caused by working out and dieting. These few diet tips will help you to achieve quick weight loss; just get started and keep going.
My last article can be view here: Four Top Carbohydrate Sources For Your Fat Loss Program
Keep Moving, Stay Fit,
Martin Bolduc, CPT, ACE, BCRPA
Lean Body Challenge Champion
** Martin Bolduc is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Express Fat Loss and the winner of the Lean Body Challenge 2008. Martin is a Certified Personal Trainer ACE and BCRPA and a natural bodybuilder. Martin helps hundreds of clients to reach their goals. Get your Special Report on Express Fat Loss
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