The biggest misconception about losing weight fast is that you can either diet or you can work out, and that will be enough. That’s a complete lie. Unless you cut out food altogether as your “diet”, you won’t lose weight fast at all. The same thing goes for just hitting the gym every day. That water weight might fall off, but it’ll take a lot more work to actually reach your weight-loss goals if you aren’t eating right. Creating the perfect combination of the two is what you really need to get fit and firm in no time.
Make a PlanBefore you get started, you need to make your own game plan. People who make their own plan and set their own goals instead of relying on a ready-made diet plan tend to lose weight faster. You’re doing things your way, and that alone will help you truly commit. Sit down for an afternoon or an evening, and write out your plan. First, write down your goal weight at the very top of your plan, so you can keep it in mind at all times. Then you need to plan out a gym schedule, as well as a menu. This way you don’t have to worry about trying to scrounge up meals on the fly, and you’ll know exactly what you’re doing when you get to the gym. People without a set plan are much more likely to flake out on their weight loss regimen, so just take the time to create your own. Make copies – put them on the fridge, by your work desk, and anywhere else you spend a lot of time so you can keep your goals in mind.
Take Time for Cooking
The worst part about trying to eat better is actually taking the time to eat better. This might be easy on the weekends, but if you have a full work schedule, healthy food is hard to get ahold of. It might take extra time when you’re off work, but make meals that can be packed into lunches so you can grab them and go without having to cave and get something fast and fattening instead. Bento boxes are a great way to portion out your lunches while still including healthy and colorful ingredients. If you can, make frequent grocery runs so you can have fresh ingredients, but twice a week will do if you’re busy. Cut out all the processes foods you can, because those only pack on the pounds.
Work Out DailyNow, this doesn’t mean you have to spend hours at the gym every single day. In fact, most people lose weight just fine even if they can only manage half an hour a day. Go after work, first thing in the morning, or whenever you can make time, just be strict about going every single day. If you can’t make it, then work out at home for double the time. This might be hard at first, but after a few weeks it’ll just become a habit. Besides, you’ll want to keep it up when you start noticing the weight dropping off.
No matter how badly you want to lose weight, your top priority should always be safety. Injuring yourself at the gym can come with a lifetime of consequences, and unhealthy eating habits can be just as harmful. Trust in yourself and your will power – you will lose the weight if you combine your diet and exercise faithfully. It’s all a matter of staying committed – the more you work at it, the faster you’ll lose weight. Also keep in mind that you’ll lost more weight right at the start because the water weight will go away quickly. A lot of people get disheartened when the rapid weight loss slows down, but just keep the water weight trick in mind. After that, you’ll be cutting down on real fat, and this way will help you keep it off for as long as you like. Obviously once you hit your goal weight you can lighten up on the constant gym visits and purely healthy eating, but don’t let those habits just die. Even loosely following your old regimen will help you keep off the weight and maintain a healthy body.