Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Fastest Way to Lose Weight

Don't let anybody fool you. The fastest way to lose weight has nothing to do with crash/fad diets or miracle "fat burning" diet pills. Likewise, no fitness gadget or home workout program, by itself, is going to provide you all you need to lose body fat as fast as possible.

The fastest -- and best -- way to lose weight is to combine the 7 steps outlined below into one comprehensive "all out" weight loss program. Ready to change your body fast? Then here we go...

1. Mind Programming

Program your mind for success by creating a powerful goal statement, focusing on your one most-important fitness/weight loss goal. Read it often. Repeat until it's practically the only thing you think about. This kind of focus is the real "secret" to achieving difficult goals in a very short amount of time.

2. Fat Loss Jumpstart

Jump start your fat loss by doing a 1 or 2 day fast and/or "all raw" diet. A great fasting option is to consume nothing but spring water with organic lime or lemon juice squeezed into it for at least 24 hours. Another option is a raw diet where you only consume raw fruits, nuts, and seeds -- along with plenty of spring water -- for at least 24 hours.

These detoxifying steps are important to get yourself mentally and physically prepared for an intense weight loss program. They also help to boost your energy, "cleanse" your system, and possibly even let you lose a pound or two!

3. Develop an Exercise Habit

Regular exercise is vital to both fast fat loss and long term weight loss. Start doing some form of refreshing exercise every morning. It will soon become as important as your morning coffee... and you'll love it!

4. Paleo Dieting

The best diet for fast and healthy weight loss is a "paleo"-style diet, where you eat little or no processed foods and focus on lean proteins, fish, vegetables and fruits, nuts and seeds, and healthy natural fats. You should eat like this for at least a couple of weeks, then begin to "cycle" or "rotate" starchy carbs (e.g. rice, potatoes, and grain products) into your diet in a way that keeps your metabolism off-guard and burning fat.

For the fastest results possible try to eat a small meal or snack every 2-3 hours.

5. Strength Training + HIIT

The fastest way to lose weight is to combine strength training with high-intensity interval training, aka "HIIT." Strength training burns tons of calories and builds muscle tissue, which boosts your resting metabolism so you burn more fat even when you're sleeping. HIIT is an incredibly powerful form of cardio exercise that's proven to burn fat and stimulate the metabolism better than just about anything else out there!

6. Take the "Big 3" Diet Supplements

Forget about the miracle fat burners. The only diet supplements proven to assist with fast, healthy weight loss are: whey protein powder, omega-3 fats, and a good multivitamin supplement. These inexpensive supplements will boost your energy, allow your body to recuperate faster after hard workouts, optimize your metabolism, and protect your health.

7. Build Momentum... and Keep it Going!

Building and maintaining momentum is vital to losing weight quickly... or achieving any other difficult goal. You can build momentum quickly by going after "small victories" related to diet and exercise. For example, if you make it a goal to workout at least 3 times a week, and then do it for even 2 weeks, you'll have gotten a small victory and built your momentum dramatically.

A great way to continue building momentum (and keeping your momentum going strong) is to seek the advice of a fitness expert and/or join some form of fitness/weight loss support community.

There you have it: the fastest way to lose weight. Good luck!!

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