These days, everybody is looking for the “magic cure” to lose weight and to lose weight quickly. There are various pills, powders, and crazy fad diets out there that claim to take you from flab to fab in just a few days time. However, these don’t work. Usually, you won’t lose any weight at all and, if you do, it is just water weight or weight that you will put back on as quickly as you lost it. The only way to truly lose weight and to keep it off is to change your eating habits for good. In fact, we suggest not even focusing on losing weight but instead on making a lifestyle change or decision to live a healthier, better life.
First of all, figure out how many calories you need to consume to lose weight. Online calorie calculators can be very helpful. You can also visit with a doctor or a nutritionist to determine your ideal weight and how much you need to consume to get there. Make sure you follow these guidelines carefully, being sure to not go under or over the recommended amount. Going over is bad for obvious reasons, and going under will slow down your metabolism and will likely cause you to end up binging later on. Eat the right calories and from the right places. Skinless lean meats, as many vegetables as you want, good complex carbohydrates, and lots of fruits and natural foods are the way to go. Also make sure you get plenty of water and work out at least thirty minutes three times each week.