Many people are familiar with the phrase, “I need to lose weight fast”. We hear this all the time. The fact is that it is simply not possible to lose weight safely in an extremely short period of time. Any improvement to your fitness must occur over a number of weeks and months. However, you can certainly improve on most people’s results and in a relative sense lose weight fast and safe by following a few basic guidelines and techniques. Here are some tips to lose weight fast:
High Intensity Training (HIT) with Weights
Having lots of muscle helps us burn calories, and a pure cardio workout does not necessarily help with this. Some long-distance runners are very lean, for example, due to their burning both fat and lean muscle tissue. In order to build up muscle and stay toned as well as thin, high intensity weight training is a good solution.
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) for Cardio
This is an excellent way to get the benefits of cardio without the drawbacks. Possible drawbacks include the aforementioned muscle loss along with the frustration of having to do a lot of work for relatively little payoff. High intensity interval training means alternating between jogging and sprinting every so often in order to make your exercise more efficient.
The “Zone Diet” is intended to be comprised of 30% fat, 30% protein and 40% carbohydrates. This is achieved through eating a variety of fruits and vegetables along with grilled meats. It is inspired by the function of athletes, and can be a really great boost to your fat-loss regime. However, although what you eat is important, the question of how you eat should also be addressed, particularly how often. Many people find that the practice of eating six smaller meals each day as opposed to the more traditional 3 large meals can help improve their metabolism considerably.
Of all the tips to lose weight fast you might see, these are some of the most important. A combination of weight and cardio training and a correct approach to diet will invariably achieve the best results. It is important not to be swayed by tales of miracle cures, which are the equivalent of get-rich-quick schemes. In reality, steady exercise and moderate amounts of good food combined with a lot of hard work is key to improving your fitness, which will help you lose weight fast and safe.
I go much more in depth about this in my book, “Fat Burning Secrets” on Amazon.com.
Good health to you,