Like many people, you may be interested in dropping a few pounds and in some cases, you may be doing it for a very specific reason. For example, perhaps you have a wedding coming up and you want to ensure that you fit into the dress properly or maybe you are trying to look your best for an upcoming class reunion. In any case, if you are trying to lose weight quickly, you may be wondering if it is actually possible.
First of all, there are certain principles that govern the ability for fast weight loss and in some cases, it certainly is possible to drop a few pounds quickly. It really depends on the type of diet that you are doing and how strictly you are willing to follow it. Let’s take a look at a few of the principles to see how it can help you to drop the pounds as fast as possible.
One of the principles of weight loss is calories in, calories out. You only burn so many calories on a daily basis but you can increase the number of calories you are burning by doing some exercise or perhaps putting some lean muscle mass on your body. Any food that you eat is going to reduce the deficit, so reducing the number of calories that you eat every day is going to make a difference in the amount of weight you are losing. Going on a very low calorie diet (VLCD) of 800 calories per day or under can help you to lose weight, but it is also a shortsighted prospect.
Another principle for fast weight loss is to balance the body and make it as healthy as possible. When you reduce inflammation in the body by removing certain types of foods from your diet it can help your body to shed weight very quickly. Some of the foods that will need to be removed include dairy, wheat, oats, barley, red meat, pork, processed sugar and any food out of a can or box. It may seem restrictive (and it is) but if you want to lose weight, it is one of your best options.
Along with going on a fast weight loss diet, you can also pay attention to your health in other ways to help the pounds come off. One of those ways is staying hydrated, and you should be drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water every day at a minimum. You can also get some healthy exercise every day and try to avoid stress if at all possible. Getting enough sleep every night can also help with your weight loss efforts.
So is fast weight loss possible? Yes, it is possible and many people have lost a significant amount of weight in a very short amount of time. The real key is, are you going to be able to maintain that weight loss and perhaps follow through with the new lifestyle that will end up with a trimmer, healthier you? That is the real goal.