By Star Smith
It’s come to this.
You’re checking yourself out in the mirror and you wrinkle your brow at the reflection staring back at you.
Oh my . . . Have I gotten that fat?
How can I loose weight fast?
Sometimes it’s hard to look in the mirror and admit to yourself that you have to lose a few pounds. Okay, maybe a lot of pounds. You’ve come to the point where you just can’t ignore it anymore. Yeah, maybe you should’ve done something about it before now, but it’s too late to go back in time.
You need to get rid of those extra pounds and you gotta do it quick!
I know the feeling. I bet those pounds feel like a big, fat weight hanging around your mid-section (or thighs) that you just wish you could take a match and burn them up like a pound of bacon fat in a hot frying pan.
Can your fat really melt off that easily?
Sure it can. Our bodies are like little engines. Food is the fuel that makes the engine run. Right now your fat is clogging up that engine, so it’s running real slow. The key to shedding those pounds is to get that engine fired up again by raising your metabolism. Your body’s metabolism is like a fire – the hotter it burns, the more fat it will melt.
The best way to get your metabolism zooming again is by eating certain foods and doing some moderate exercise. Now I know you may be under a lot of pressure to try some quick solutions like diet pills or the latest fad diet. I hope you won’t go this route.
Those solutions are just temporary fixes and aren’t even good for your body. They can even be down right dangerous. You know this is true – you’ve heard the horror stories.
So, let’s assume you’re going to approach this quick weight loss thing from a healthy perspective. Losing weight while staying fit and healthy should be your main goal.
What can you do to loose weight fast?
Here are some ways for you to safely drop those unwanted pounds:
Start off the morning with a healthy breakfast
A lot of people skip breakfast in the morning because they wrongly assume that one less meal means less calories to worry about. Not true. In fact, breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. It’s the first food fuel that your body gets and you need this fuel, because it causes your body to burn more calories at a higher rate. Meaning, your metabolism is creating those fat burning flames that melts fat away.
Besides, skipping breakfast will deplete you of energy. You’re more likely to be moody and think less clearly.
Eat low calorie fast food for lunch
In the real world, a busy schedule means you may have no choice but to grab a quick meal at your favorite fast food place. This doesn’t mean you have to buy a fatty hamburger and fries. You can opt for a big salad, grilled chicken, a low-cal sub, juice, water, yogurt, and even fresh fruit.
I know those fries smell good, but this is where you’ve got to remember your goal. Visualize yourself wearing that new outfit and getting lots of compliments. This should get you past the temptations.
Go for a walk and get some fresh air
If you’re blessed with two functioning legs, then get out there and use them to get some much needed exercise. Walking is not strenuous (unless you want it to be) and is the easiest exercise you can do.
Instead of sitting in the break room or cubicle during lunch, go out for a 15 minute walk. You can take a quick walk during your break time as well. If you can’t walk during the day, then walk around the block before or after dinner. You will be amazed at how energized you feel.
Quit munching while watching TV
This is where a lot of folks gain extra weight. Sitting on the couch eating chips, dip, cookies, ice cream and other fattening goodies while watching TV.
Instead of eating, hop on the treadmill or pick up a coloring book, sketch book, knitting needles, etc. Anything that will keep you busy so you don’t mindlessly put junk food in your mouth.
Drink a bottle of refreshing water
Buy a water bottle and keep it with you. Every time you feel a hunger pang for a candy bar or snack chips, take several sips of water instead. Water will fill you up and curb your appetite.
If you follow a good weight loss plan and remember to keep your metabolism going at maximum speed, you’ll be sure to lose that unwanted weight in no time
at all. A month from now you’ll be looking in the mirror with a big smile on your face.
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