It might seem to be an impossible mission to lose 50 pounds rapidly, particularly with the overabundance of diet foods and fads available. However, if you could follow a few simple tips, you can achieve your goal more easily and maintain yourself at a healthy weight. First off, you need to consult your physician prior to any kind of fitness program.
1. Be active.
Don’t be afraid if you are not a regular exerciser. You do not need to join a gym or buy some expensive exercise equipment. Good, simple and cheap ways of exercise include walking, gardening, swimming and riding a bike. Many doctors suggest getting a 30-minute cardiovascular exercise each day and you can also cut it into three 10-minute sessions.
2. Eat more meals a day.
Although it may sound odd, consuming foods four to six times per day can help a lot in losing weight than the traditional three-meal plan. If you cut out too many calories, your body is going to choose to consume the lean muscle instead of fat. And of course, having more meals a day means that you should cut down on the actual size of each meal, and hence snacking is very important in your meal plan. Some good snacks you could consider include fruit, nuts and yogurt. Also, keep one thing in mind, never skip your breakfast—just like what your mother always tells you. It is essential to provide your body with a high-protein breakfast so that you are able to control your appetite for the entire day.
3. Enjoy your favorite foods.
Every now and then, we need a day off, even if we are on a diet. Some health professionals encourage dieters to cheat a bit to discourage “rebound” eating. Apparently, the key is to enjoy your favorite foods in moderation. Thus, instead of having a whole box of cookies, just eat one.
4. Let others know your plan.
You should never be embarrassed about the fact that you are on a losing weight program. As a matter of fact, it is an even better way to keep yourself on track to let others know your plan because you will receive encouragement and recognition if you succeed. You can start with your family and friends, or you can join a website like The Biggest Loser Club to connect with others who would like to share your goal all over the world.
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