At some point in their lives, almost everybody’s will be interested in weight loss. Maybe it’s after having a child, or perhaps it’s before an upcoming wedding (maybe your own!) or social engagement, or maybe it’s a just a realisation that the the years have gradually taken their toll and the kilos have built up to a point that’s unacceptable.
None of these situations are bad or anything worry about. On the contrary, it’s a positive that you’ve taken the first step in acknowledging that it’s time to get down to a more healthy weight. The longer you leave it, the harder it is, and now-a-days many people seem to be leaving it a hell of a long time.
If you have decided that you need to shed some pounds, your next thought may well be what’s the quickest way to lose weight? This is quite natural – if you have a date on the horizon that you want to look your best by, or if you’ve put the weight on for reasons somewhat outside your control – having children or stuck on a residential long work contract where the diet wasn’t great and it was tough to exercise.
The first thing to think about is your motivation. Why do you want to lose weight quickly? Do you want to lose weight and keep it off, or are you looking for a quick fix that won’t really benefit you in the long run? Losing weight, fat and flab and keeping it off is hard work, so before you start, make sure you have a solid plan.
Find yourself a calorie controlled diet that suits your lifestyle. There are lots out there, ranging from the 2000 or 1500 calorie diets that allow you to eat regular healthy low fat meals, to the juice diets like the lemon and cayenne pepper diet or fruit and vegetable juice diets that don’t permit the consumption of any solid food for a number of days. If you do choose a juice only diet, which will really kick start your weight loss and cleansing, be sure to then have a second diet plan to continue on once the juice diet is over.
Exercise is also key to weight loss and a healthy liefstyle, so plan out a weekly exercise regime to compliment your new healthy eating plan. Good luck!