Is a weight loss of 20 pounds a week realistic? Losing that much weight that quickly is doable, but not realistic. When it comes to weight loss it is a calorie game. You need to burn more calories than what you take in. With rigorous activity and healthy meal choices you can lose weight quickly.
Weight loss can be achieved in a reality short time frame. Dedication and desire are key to your success. In order to lose weight quickly start with the basics.
First clear your house of all processed food. Instead replace the fatty foods with lots of vegetables and fruits. Eggs, fish, and skinless chicken breasts are also good food choices. Replace your calorie ridden beverages with water or another low calorie substitute. Crystal Light is a great alternative for those who do not like water. There are many different flavors to choose from.
Many people believe they will lose weight if you skip meals. Do not skip meals if you are trying to lose weight quickly. Skipping meals will actually encourage you to eat more in the long run. How many of us have overate when we were extremely hungry?
Eat all of your meals sitting at the kitchen table. If you are sitting in front of the television you are more apt to eat a larger amount. Often we get lost in the television show and we do not realize when we are full.
Motivate yourself with a special event or treat. If you have an upcoming wedding than use that as your motivation. If you have no special event then plan one yourself! Hang a picture of the new dress that you want on the fridge. When you achieve your weight loss reward yourself and purchase the dress. Another added bonus with the dress being on the fridge is that you will see it each and every time you enter the kitchen in search of food.
In order to achieve weight loss quickly one must exercise. Unfortunately there is no magic pill to make you slim overnight, you will have to do the work yourself. When trying to lose weight quickly one must follow a vigorous exercise program. Fit in exercise whenever and wherever you can. Cardio is great to get your heart rate up and make you sweat. Just remind yourself; if you are sweating you are burning calories.
Have a daily weigh in. By weighing yourself daily you are holding yourself accountable for your daily exercise and eating habits.
In order to lose weight quickly you need to be self-motivated and disciplined.