Let's save some time - skip the fad diets. Their results don't last. And you have healthier options you can start on -- today!
You can safely lose 3 or more pounds a week at home with a healthy diet and lots of exercise.
If you burn 500 more calories than you eat every day for a week, you should lose about 1-2 pounds.
If you want to lose weight faster, you'll need to eat less and exercise more.
For example: If you take in 1,050 to 1,200 calories a day, and exercise for one hour per day, you could lose 3-5 pounds in the first week, or more if you weigh more than 250 pounds. It's very important not to cut calories any further -- that's dangerous.
Today, let's start with changing the way you eat:
Experts recommend a diet that minimizes starches, added sugars, and animal fat from meat and dairy foods. For rapid weight loss, focus on fruits, veggies, egg whites, soy products, skinless poultry breasts, fish, shellfish, nonfat dairy foods, and 95% lean meat.
Here are some tips that will help you transition to a healthier diet:
- Eat vegetables as in between meal snacks
- Drink plenty of water
- Get the 'tempting' foods out of your home (at least in the beginning)
- Stay busy - people tend to eat when they are bored, causing over eating
- Eat from a plate while sitting down at the table (no grazing in the kitchen or from the fridge)
- Do not skip a meal
What foods do you normally eat that you should be minimizing in your diet?
What foods are you going to avoid and/or limit in order to make the necessary changes for a healthier, thinner you?
What will you be replacing these foods with?