Think about this for moment: Nobody ever put on 10kgs in a week. It’s just not really possible. The weight gain process is gradual even though you think it creeps up on you, it doesn’t. It’s progressive. It takes at least a few of months to put on 10kgs for most.
So with that in mind, how realistic is it to think you’re going to suddenly lose 10kgs in a week, or two weeks, or even four weeks? It’s not realistic at all. Just as weight gain is gradual, so too is weight-loss.
Some brands on the market promise a quick-fix solution if you buy their product, usually using advertising that shows a success story of someone who "lost an incredible 30kgs”.
These products might work for some, but not for everyone, not the same anyway. And if the brand promises fast results then there’s a good chance it contains a scheduled drug. This means that it will force a certain unnatural chemical reaction in your body that might fool your body briefly into a process that will shed some weight fast. But because it’s an unnatural process, it can’t be sustained and if it is, it’s not healthy.
The bottom line is the lasting weight-loss isn’t something that happens fast. It’s also something that needs to happen as natural as possible. And the best way to naturally shed weight is to burn more calories than you consume, eat the most balanced, healthy whole food diet you can; and do regular exercise.
And if exercise isn’t your thing at all, then you’ll have to be extremely disciplined in following a calorie-controlled diet.
Here are some realistic ways to help you reach your weight-loss goal without making dramatic changes to your lifestyle:
• Consciously eat slower. It takes time for our brains to register that our stomach is full. If you eat slowly, you give your brain time to know when it is satisfied, rather than over full.
• Never clean your plate. Always leave something with every meal, even if it’s just a very small amount. Many people over eat because they were brought up to eat everything on their plate no matter how full they feel.
• Eat at least three pieces of fruit per day. Fruit is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, low in calories, and fills you up. It’s a great natural snack for between traditional meals too, keeping your metabolism ticking over. Try to stick to ‘healthier’ fruit like pineapple, green apples, papaya and bananas.
• Reduce your intake of sugary drinks. The calories in drinks can soon add up, especially if you add sugar and cream to coffee. Even fruit juices contain a lot of calories. Try drinking at least eight glasses of water per day and opting for sugar-free drinks.
• Add CLA
to your supplements. It’s a proven natural body-toner that also offers other health benefits such as being a powerful antioxidant.
• Get active. Try to find some exercise that you enjoy – that way you are more likely to stick to it. Some people love going to the gym, other people love playing competitive sport. Ask a friend or family member with similar lifestyle constraints to you to join you. Meeting someone makes it more likely that you’ll both do the exercise as planned.
• Read food labels. You’ll be amazed that perception of ‘low fat’ can simply be low for that type of food product, such as mayonnaise. Low-fat mayonnaise is still around 40% fat.
• Incorporate supplements into your diet to help fill the deficiencies. With so much processing of even so called ‘natural’ foods, a modern balanced diet can be low in nourishment. Taking a fat-burner like Phedra-Cut Lipo XT
also helps you get into an eating routine, which encourages six small meals a day, the most healthy way to structure your eating.
• Don’t be extreme. Most who become super strict with their weight-loss do so against their normal character and eventually crumble, returning to where they started. Make one lifestyle change per week so that it’s easier to deal with and sustain.