We all know that the route to health and fitness is not a short one. In order to live a long and healthy life in a body that you are happy with, it requires making long-term changes to your lifestyle. This could be exercising more, such as going to the gym a few times a week or even something as simple as taking the stairs! Or, it could mean cutting down on junk food and embarking on a healthy eating plan. Implementing long-term changes slowly but surely is one of the best ways to achieve long-lasting results. But, there are some circumstances in which this might not be possible, and you want to lose weight fast. Maybe you have a huge event round the corner (such as your wedding) and you have limited time to shift those last few pounds. Or, perhaps you have been unable to exercise as you would have liked due to injury, and therefore your weight loss process has been significantly slowed.
Whatever the scenario, here are some tips on quick ways to lose weight before you can get back on track with your usual routine.
Cut out the booze
It's no surprise to any of us that alcohol is bad for you. If you are already trying to take care of your body, chances are you will already have reduced your alcohol intake for health reasons. But if you want to lose weight fast - such as in a matter of weeks - it's best to lay off it completely. Yep, a total booze ban might seem a little over the top. But the effect it will have on your body may make you consider doing it more often. Alcohol is often referred to as having 'empty calories', meaning that it can cause us to put on weight without actually filling us up. This is also why so many of us tend to reach for greasy, carb-laden food after we've had a drink. Cut it out completely until you reach your goal and you'll be amazed at the difference it makes.
See your doctor
If you need to lose weight fast, or want to speed up your weight loss process, it may be worth visiting your doctor. Most doctors are also trained in basic nutrition and they will be able to advise you on safe and healthy ways to shed the pounds. For example, certain types of food and drink are said to help kick-start your metabolism, which can result in faster weight loss. Or, if you are looking for a more drastic result, why not visit a medical aesthetic doctor?
Change your eating routine
You may be used to having three meals a day - after all, most of us are. But combined with a moderate to active exercise routine, it may actually be beneficial to eat more frequently throughout the day. Swap your three meals a day for five smaller portions every few hours, and make sure they are high in fibre and protein. It's still important to have carbs with your food, but adding in a good amount of fibre and protein will help you feel fuller for longer. Start adding interval training and HIIT classes into your gym routine for a sure fire way to eliminate fat fast.