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5 Quick Tips For Fast Weight Loss!

May 13, 2008
It just doesn't seem fair...

Some people can eat whatever they want, not even exercise and keep a toned, fit body. They don't have to worry about fast weight loss at all... they never get fat.

Trust me... they are very few in number. For most of us, not getting fat means sticking to a weight-loss plan.

The problem is that there are so many false-beliefs about how to lose fat and get fit.

The good news is that when you do things right it's easy to experience fast weight loss.

Here are 5 quick tips to help you achieve fast weight loss that will amaze your friends within a couple of weeks.

Fast Weight Loss Tip #1: Always Eat After 7pm

What? Eat after 7pm for fast weight loss? How is that possible?

Aren't you supposed to NOT EAT after 7pm?

Let me explain...

When you stop eating before 7pm you go all the way until you eat the next morning... or even worse, lunchtime the next day. This slows down your metabolism because your body is reacting to a potential 'starvation mode' and it will then try to use the next usable calories (your next meal) as immediate fat storage to protect you.

The trick is to keep a steady stream of amino acids (the building blocks of protein) to the muscles while you sleep. By feeding them while you sleep your metabolism stays revved up and capable of burning more fat.

Use should eat or drink something with casein protein late at night. This is a slow-burning dairy-derived protein that will provide just the right nutrition while you sleep to burn more fat.

Fast Weight Loss Tip #2: Exercise for Short Periods of Time

Forget those 2 hour workouts you hear about. Who has time for that? Besides, anyone who is in the gym for 2 hours isn't working hard enough.

The truth to achieving fast weight loss with your exercise is using short, progressive strength training workouts. By short I mean in 35 minutes or less. When you do a proper strength training workout you will get better fast weight loss results... better than you would from longer workouts.

The key is to make sure that your workouts are progressive. That means that you strive to do more with each successive workout. I'm not talking about trying to become a powerlifter. I mean simply asking your body to do just a little bit more than it did before. That might mean an extra repetition of an exercise. It might mean a little bit more weight. It might mean the same workout in less time as well.

This is a frequently neglected form of intensity that does wonders for allowing your body to use more fat for energy and leaving you with a stronger, leaner body.

Fast Weight Loss Tip #3: Eat More Fat To Lose More Fat

Don't get scared about this one. It seems hard to believe. How on earth can you experience fast weight loss by eating more fat? It seems counter-productive. But it's one of the best things you can do to burn a lot more fat.

Fat is absolutely essential for regulating your body's systems. It allows for hormone production. It is food for your brain. It is also a useful energy source for the body.

The key is to slightly reduce your carbohydrates while adding more unsaturated fats. These are fats that come from oils, nuts, avocados and more. Egg yolks are a saturated fat but are very healthy and effective during the process of fast weight loss.

Try a meal plan ratio of 40% lean protein, 30% carbohydrates, 30% fats to lose more fat. The key is to make sure that you are consuming the right amount of calories for the day. The perfect ratio of macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, and fats) will still make you fatter if you're eating too much.

Fast Weight Loss Tip #4: Limit Your Cardio To Burn More Fat

If you want to lose more fat and experience fast weight loss you don't want to do too much cardio. When you do too much cardio and spend hours on the treadmill, bike or jogging, your body will experience a situation similar to if your body was starving. It will start holding on to more fat, while it uses your muscle for energy.

In the short term, you'll experience weight loss when you do too much cardio. But over the long run you'll slow down your metabolism and add more fat than ever.

Cardio is important to fat loss when used sparingly however. I have my fitness consultation clients do cardio that 'never exceeds the strength training workouts in terms of frequency or duration.' In other words, don't do cardio longer than 30 minutes, or more than 3 days per week.

Just make sure your cardio workouts are hard. Forget the slow, read the paper cardio workouts.

If you do shorter, more intense cardio workouts you'll burn a lot more fat and experience fast weight loss.

Fast Weight Loss Tip #5: Don't Cut Out Carbohydrates

I'll be honest with you. If you want to experience fast weight loss you can do it by cutting out your carbohydrates. It works. You'll weigh less on your scale within 3 days....

BUT... you will pay the price. You see, your body needs carbohydrates. They are its preferred source of fuel. If you cut out your body's main source of fuel it will look for an alternate source of fuel. The premise beyond low-carbohydrate dieting is that the body will then burn fat for energy.

But it never really works like it's supposed to.

When you lose weight by cutting out your carbohydrates your body will react by initially dropping water weight (each gram of carbohydrates holds on to 3 molecules of water). It will then begin dropping 'some' fat. It will really start to use your muscle protein for energy though. This is the worst thing you can do. You will slow down your metabolism, become weak, and set yourself up for a complete rebound of weight gain later.

The key is to keep the carbohydrates complex and fibrous. That means they should be from whole grain sources, fruits and vegetables.

Stay away from the bleached, enriched or processed types. They are the 'bad ones' when you want fast weight loss.
About the Author
Steve Preston is one of the nation's leading fat-loss consultants and the creator of the 100% free 7 day ecourse '7 Ways To Lose Fat Faster Than Ever!' e-course.
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