How to Lose Weight Fast Safely and Naturally
One out of every three Americans are overweight, some may even be
categorized as morbidly obese. Being overweight is a risk factor
associated with heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, heart failure, and
diabetes type II. While most people know this, only some take action to
change it. With the kind of food readily available to most people, it's not
really that surprising that the statistics stand as such. A sedentary lifestyle
and high-calorie foods have combined to pose a health threat greater than
Some useful tips to lose weight safely and naturally
Eat smart - Lowering your calorie intake is the first step in losing weight.
The regular American diet is full of artery-clogging fat and sugar. In order
to lose weight quickly, you need to eat foods rich in fiber and low in
calories. It's easy enough to do an internet search of a list of great foods
to help you lose weight. The important thing is to stick to this sort of diet
and not get tempted to reward your good behavior with high calorie treats
like cake or ice cream. Doing so will defeat the purpose of dieting.
A high fiber diet has been found to be effective both in losing weight
quickly and keeping off those pounds. That's because fiber gives you a
feeling of fullness while helping to eliminate fat from your digestive tract.
Citrus fruits and spices also hasten weight loss and are great additions to
a diet that may otherwise contain only leafy vegetables and bran.
Eat Slow - Your mom was actually giving you weight loss tips when she
told you to chew your food. Eating slowly is a trick most body builders
employ to prevent themselves from overeating. It gives your stomach
enough time to send signals to the brain that it's full.
Don't Eat at All - Fasting is also a great way to lose weight fast. As a
matter of fact, it's used regularly in some cultures (such as Islam and
Buddhist) as a purification rite. People in these cultures have a
significantly lower incidence of obesity-related illnesses. Fasting also
gives your body a chance to get rid of accumulated toxins in the body.
Starting a healthy diet regime with fasting is like wiping the slate clean
for a healthier lifestyle.
Hydrate - Drinking eight glasses of water makes your body ditch the extra
amounts of water (as much as ten pounds even when you're dehydrated) it
keeps stored in your body. Also, a glass of water before or after meals
helps convince your tummy that it's full.