As you get older it seems that losing weight becomes harder and harder with every day that passes. When we were younger it was much easier to stay fit and thin, but as we age our metabolism slows down and weight loss becomes a bit of a challenge. There are many quick weight loss plans on the market today and it can seem quite daunting when faced with the task of choosing one to follow.
Quick weight loss plans and bogus claims
The problem with many quick weight loss plans is that they can be quite harmful to your health. In fact, many fad diets do nothing more for you than to lose vital muscle tissue and water weight. This is how such claims exist in the weight loss community; for eg., lose 20 pounds in 20 days. Very little of those 20 pounds will be body fat.
Don't let this discourage you though, there is a way to lose weight that is not only effective but it is safe and will not result in muscle tissue or water weight loss, but actual fat loss.
Everyone is searching for that magic bullet, the quick weight loss plan that will "do the work for them" so to speak. And I don't blame them, it is human nature to seek out the easiest route. But the only problem is, quick fixes don't exist. But don't let this discourage you. There is a way to lose weight, fast effectively and safely, however it will take some effort on your part.
A way to lose weight, without the B.S.
The first thing you need to do, is to start eating more often. This may seem counterintuitive, but the practice of eating four to six times a day will communicate to your body that you are not in starvation mode and to speed up your metabolism.
What kinds of foods you eat? Lean proteins, good starchy carbohydrates, fibrous vegetables and healthy fats. Don't bother with counting calories, many people do this and quit because it becomes too difficult to keep up with the counting. Just make sure your portions relatively small.
You must also exercise three to four times a week. Choose a fun form of cardio, for e.g. swimming, cycling or playing a sport. Jogging is not a healthy form of exercise. A form of strength training is also advised, either body weight calisthenics or weight training.
The most important thing is discipline. Keep your goal in mind at all times and whenever the temptation arises to stray from your plan. Remember that it will all be worth it in the end. So remember, the next time you see a quick weight loss plan that tells you that you can lose 20 pounds in 20 days, know that it most likely isn't true.