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The Secret To Lose Weight Fast

Nov 25, 2007
A very common question dieters are asking their fitness trainers is this: How do we lose weight fast? Losing weight is not a very simple task. It involves certain sacrifices like having to give up on the foods you have loved for so long, especially if they were rich in fat and sugar, or having to give up the time you used to give being a "couch potato" and put those idle muscles to work. It takes a lot of self-determination and some "mind over matter". You should necessarily believe that it is possible and can be done.

Oftentimes, when you hear the word diet, you often associate it with starving yourself, taking in less food as possible. If that would be the case, how could your body function well? Your body needs a significant amount of energy it gets from the food you take in order to carry out its normal functions. This misconception about dieting often pushes dieters to reduce their food intake during the early phases of losing weight. By doing so, most of what is lost is fats and not calories.

You need to understand that the goal in weight loss is to lose unwanted calories and not fats. Fats are a source of energy needed by your body to function well. In order to be effective in this goal, you need to be conscious on the amount of calories you take in. You need to monitor them daily. This is the primary principle of dieting but sad to say that there are only a few people who are following this principle though a significant number is aware of this. It is important to note that the fewer calories you take in, the more pounds or kilograms you lose. Cutting down on food may rob the body from its daily dose of essential nutrients such as protein, vitamins and minerals. Vitamins and minerals are important to normal metabolism. Proteins are the building blocks of your body. They are also essential to the body's main structure as well as the production of antibodies and helpful enzymes that your body needs. These nutrients are therefore needed in reasonable amounts in order for you to have high metabolism so that you will lose weight fast.

A few tips:

1. It is important for a dieter, in order to lose weight, to reduce calorie intake and substitute them with low fat foods. He or she may try eating fresh fruits and vegetables.

2. Dieting was never about starving or having to skip meals. Eat regularly but sparingly.

3. Diet and a sensible exercise always go together. You can never achieve proper weight loss if you lose one of these elements.

4. Set a goal and stick to it. Always think about that goal and keep yourself motivated to reach it. Stay focused and work hard for it.

The sacrifices you make today will surely reap its rewards later on. Your body may react in some way to the changes you decide for it to have. But always remember that you are moving towards a goal of a more healthy way of living.
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