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Is Accelerated Fat Loss Healthy

by Ron George

Many people need to lose some weight, that's become a fact of life. All you need to do is walk around where people hang out, you'll notice the fat overweight people where ever you look. Maye you should even look in the mirror, unfortunately for most you'll likely see it there too. If you've made fast weight loss your goal, keep a few simple things in mind to take off the pounds quickly and safely.

Skipping meals is one of the first things people often think about when they want to lose weight. Hey, if eating fewer calories is the goal then why not skip breakfast or lunch. Fewer calories means losing weight, right? Yes, but skipping meals is a mistake, not the right way to reduce calories. Your body thinks it's being starved when you skip meals. It goes into starvation mode. It starts to retain fat to counteract what it perceives as a food shortage.

This could lead to binge eating. Skipping a meal plus binge eating, then, will likely result in eating more calories and the body gaining even more weight from those calories than normally. It's the worst of both worlds. Don't do it.

Know how much to eat. Portion control is just as important as eating the right food. Too much of even a healthy food still results in weight gain. It's hard to do when large portions are so common. Restaurants and even most people in home cooking serve portions far larger than needed. Sources such as the FDA list recommended daily allowances. And remember portion size when you eat at restaurants, especially fast food restaurants. Don't eat the full portion served at the restaurant, or order less than a full meal, such as soup and a salad.

Eat more whole grain foods, skip the white grains such as white bread, sugar and white rice. Whole grains are lower in fat and higher in nutrients. The fiber in whole grains helps you become full faster, and feel fuller longer. Also whole grains contain many nutrients that are often lacking in people's diets.

Drink more water. Replace juice and soda with water since that juice and soda adds 90,000 calories to an average person's diet every year. Drink it between meals as well. In fact, the goal is 8 glasses of water each day so you might consider carrying a water bottle with you. It seems like a lot, but it's not. Drinking water also promotes health in general by keeping you well hydrated and cool.

Make sure if you snack in between meals that the food is healthy. The body requires food every 3 to four 4 to maintain the correct blood sugar levels. Eating healthy snacks, such as fruits, helps control eating at meal times.

Fast weight loss isn't impossible with a little knowledge and planning. It won't be long before you're slimmer and trimmer. - 21609

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