Thursday, November 13, 2008

5 Tips to Lose 5 Pounds Really Fast

Want to lose 5 pounds really fast? Sometimes the best way to "jump start" a fitness/weight loss program is to go after a relatively small goal first. Make a few simple changes that will result in quick and healthy fat loss.

By taking this approach -- going after a small "win" early on -- you're less likely to feel overwhelmed by the process. Then, after you've built up the motivation and momentum that comes from losing those first 5 pounds, it will be much easier to continue on the path to a lean, fit, great-looking body!

Here we go...

5 Tips to Lose Five Lbs Fast

1. Cut out processed foods for a week.

Try to eliminate all processed foods from your diet for just a week. That, for the most part, means eating nothing that came in a box or a bag. It especially means eating nothing that contains refined sugars, flours, or fats.

I can almost guarantee that you'll look and feel 100% better at the end of the week!

2. Eat an apple before every "big" meal.

Before every "big" meal -- for most people that means lunch and dinner -- eat a large apple. If you don't like apples, pretty much any type of "watery" fruit (e.g. oranges, melon, grapes, etc.) will work. This is a proven diet trick that can help to dramatically reduce appetite and allow you to eat far fewer calories.

More importantly, you'll make better food choices and avoid the calorie-bombs that make it almost impossible to lose those 5 pounds fast.

3. Drink a gallon of water per day.

Water is one of your best friends when it comes to lose pounds fast. Drink lots of it and the process of losing weight quickly becomes much, much easier. Besides revving up your metabolism and boosting your energy, drinking water constantly throughout the day keeps your belly full and greatly reduces hunger.

For best results, try to drink at least a gallon of water per day. You can flavor your water with lemon or lime juice. Also, sugar-free teas -- especially green tea -- are good choices.

4. Snack often.

High-fiber snacks are a great tool for losing pounds quickly. They keep your metabolism boosted and your appetite suppressed, making it less likely that you'll "overeat" at your big meals. Every 2-3 hours eat a small snack that includes protein, fiber, and a small amount of healthy fat.

A handful of nuts and raisins is a good example of a healthy snack. Apple slices dipped in natural (no sugar added) peanut butter is another. Half a sandwich made with lean turkey, low-fat cheese, tomato, lettuce, and 100% whole-grain bread is one more. You get the idea...

5. Do a short morning workout 6 days a week.

Do short, refreshing workouts first thing in the morning, most days of the week. Morning workouts are proven energy-boosters, metabolism jump-starters, appetite controllers, and fat-burners. If you workout on an empty stomach you're more likely to burn some extra fat, since your body will be forced to tap into its fat stores for energy.

The best thing about morning workouts is that they're proven to help people develop the "exercise habit" faster. Research has shown that people who workout in the morning are much more likely to stick with a fitness/weight loss program than people who workout later in the day. After just a couple of weeks, many people begin to "crave" their morning exercise just as much as their morning coffee!

So there you go: 5 tips to lose 5 pounds really fast. These tips are 100% proven to help you lose those 5 lbs quickly and in a healthy way. Give them a try and you'll see just how well they work!

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