Have you ever had to drop weight fast? I am ashamed to admit that I have tried this on many occasions, and sometimes it’s a great idea, and sometimes it’s not. We have consistently heard from experts that the key to sustainable weight loss is “slow and steady” but could the opposite be true?
There have been some recent studies that have shown that the old “crash diet” does in fact have some benefits. “Researchers found that eight out of 10 people assigned to a rapid 12-week weight loss program achieved their goal compared with just 50 per cent of steady dieters (who were allotted a 36 weeks to strip off the excess).”
Many of us will want to lose weight at some point in our lives, (read my recent blog post on why I recently gained weight) and often it can be a real personal journey to embark on. Whether you are hoping to get back in shape after having had a baby, or you have a special event like your wedding or a vacation that you want to look your best for, or maybe you want to boost your confidence, often weight can be the common denominator.
So I thought I would share with you some of the ways you can drop weight fast. Disclaimer time: I am not an accredited dietitian of any kind; just a regular dieter like you. Please do your own research and consult your doctor for advice.
Up your exercise
Yes, this is an obvious trick, but it works. Exercise is one of the biggest things you can do when it comes to losing weight. It physically can help you to get back in shape. Often exercising can be the hardest element to losing weight, especially in those early days where it feels more like pain than fun.
But once you break through the barrier you can really start to see the difference and how it can help you not just physically but also mentally. I am a big fan of incidental exercise, read about it here.
Change your diet
Combining exercise with a change of diet seems to be the natural formula for losing weight, and the food you eat can play such a significant part. As diet of sugar and junk is always going to be bad for you in terms of weight gain, as well as eating processed and convenience food.
Try and create a more balanced diet, eating all of the food groups and ensuring your body gets the right vitamins and nutrients it needs. Would a “very low calorie diet” (VLCD) help you? Read this post to find out more about rapid weight loss and whether it’s a safe idea for you.
Try supplements to help you on your way
Again, take proper advice from your doctor on this one. Sometimes supplements are great for you, and sometimes they are just a waste of money. However, for some conditions, weight loss supplements can really help your body break down the food in your system, and help you on your way to losing weight.
To learn more about them, you do need to ensure that this is the right method for you and so websites like https://www.isatonic.com.au/isagenix-uk/ could be a great starting point for you to look into this option. Research, research, research – and you might find something that helps.
Motivation and positive mindset
We all need to feel motivated to embark on this sort of lifestyle change. It has to be something you want to do and that can often be the only motivation you need. But a positive mindset can also go a long way to helping you feel your best and the outlook you have on life.
Negative thoughts can send you on the wrong path and cause you to lapse in the food you eat or perhaps allow you to feel less motivated to exercise or take action. If you need to focus on your mindset then websites like https://tinybuddha.com/blog/ could help you on your way.
Get the right support
Finally, having support around you while you are on this quest to looking and feeling your best can often be the secret ingredient. It is why many people join specific diets and groups so that they have the support of others around them. But often just having your friends and family there for support is enough to keep you going.
Drop weight fast but be realistic, ok?
I hope that these tips help you on your rapid weight loss journey. Remember, you are more than a number on the scales and dropping weight fast is unlikely to fix any deeper issues. Start with self-love and make sure you care for yourself, first and foremost.