Sunday, February 7, 2010

Lose 10 Pounds: The Fastest, Easiest, Simplest Ways!

Are you looking for the best ways to lose 10 pounds fast? That's good, because that's exactly what you're going to get in this post! Below are 10 of the fastest, easiest, and simplest ways to lose ten lbs in a relatively safe and healthy manner. No starvation diets or "tortuous" exercise routines. No expensive weight loss pills or dangerous "fat burner" supplements. Just 10 of the best methods for boosting your metabolism, burning fat, and getting rid of pounds of ugly flab fast. Sound good? Then let's get started...

10 Tips to Lose Ten Pounds as Quickly as Possible

1. Be Aggressive

You're not going to be able to lose 5 or 10 pounds in a matter of days without going "all out" and being very aggressive in your thoughts and actions. Big action gets big results, little action gets little results... so forget about the "small changes" approach for now. Research actually shows that making big, sweeping changes in diet and exercise habits all at once works much better than the typical slow-and-steady approach to weight loss, mainly because you get to see the fruits of your labor very quickly (and therefore get a big motivational boost)!

2. Get Laser-Focused and Highly Motivated

Laser-like focus and motivation are HUGE when it comes to achieving fast, healthy fat loss. You've got to know exactly what you want, write it down, review it daily, and focus as much of your energy as possible on attaining it rapidly. The more focused you are the faster you'll drop those unwanted pounds (and the easier it will be!). Boost your motivation by visualizing success, looking at photos of people with fit, lean, sexy bodies, listening to motivational music, watching motivational videos, and basically doing whatever it takes to get yourself "burning hot" with desire to lose fat fast!

3. Get Energized

People with high energy levels tend to lose weight, get fit, and change their bodies much faster and more efficiently than people with low energy. Boost your energy naturally by getting plenty of sleep (at least 7 hours for most people) and drinking a lot of water every day (at least 60 or 7o ounces daily). Also avoid simple sugars, processed junk food, and alcohol as much as possible. Finally, consider taking a healthy energy booster supplement, at least on your workout days.

4. Juice Fast (or Raw Diet) Your Way to Success

Simple and short 1, 2, or 3 day raw juice fasts can be a big help. They provide a safe, natural, healthy cleanse (or "detox") that can boost your energy and improve the way you feel while helping you drop a few pounds quickly and easily. If you don't want to do a juice fast, a simple "raw food" diet where you eat only raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds for 2-3 days can be nearly as effective.

5. Develop the Morning Exercise Habit

Get into the habit of doing at least a little bit of vigorous exercise first thing every morning. Just 10-15 minutes of quality exercise can give you huge benefits for the rest of the day. You'll jumpstart your metabolism, burn more fat, boost your energy, and be much more likely to eat healthily for the duration of the day.

6. Eat a Paleo-Style Diet

The best diet for the fastest weight loss results is a paleo-style (or "caveman") diet based around whole, natural, unprocessed foods. Lean proteins, healthy fats, and good carbs should make up at least 90% of your calorie intake. Avoid refined sugars, processed flours, grains (bread, cereals, pasta, etc.), rice, corn, potatoes and any other similar carbohydrate. Most of your carbs need to come from vegetables, fruit, and beans/legumes. This simple eating style -- by itself -- can help you lose 10 pounds in 2 to 4 weeks!

7. Do Full-Body Circuit Training

There are many forms of exercise that can help you lose 10 pounds in the fastest and easiest way possible. But the best exercise for rapid fat loss is probably full-body circuit training. This involves doing short, high-intensity workouts based around several different compound, multi-joint resistance exercises with several brief rounds of cardio thrown in (normal or "HIIT" style, depending on your conditioning level).

Besides burning fat incredibly well, this type of workout causes powerful metabolic changes in your body that will cause it to continue to burn fat for many hours after the workout is completed. Best of all, as long as you're eating enough calories and protein every day, you won't lose very much lean muscle tissue and your metabolism won't be slowed down!

8. Do Smart Cardio

Most people, when they want to lose 5 or 10 lbs quickly, just start doing massive amounts of typical "slow" cardio exercise. Long, slow, and boring cardiovascular training is not the best way to reduce body fat levels and lose pounds fast. Doing short workouts based around high-intensity interval training (HIIT) exercise is proven to burn fat more efficiently while also helping to preserve that vital lean muscle mass. HIIT (as well as most forms of interval training) works so well because it burns lots of calories but also elicits a powerful hormonal response from the body that sets it up to continue burning fat for many hours, even when you're sleeping!

9. Take Good Support Supplements

You don't need to buy any expensive diet pills or fat-burner supplements to lose weight fast. But you should take a few safe, proven, and relatively inexpensive "support" supplements: whey protein powder, a good multi-vitamin/multi-mineral formula, omega 3 fatty acids (e.g. fish oil), and possibly a healthy energy booster. The whey is a simple and ultra-healthy way to bump up your quality-protein intake. Whey protein shakes should be a stable of your diet and definitely consumed immediately after tough workouts to enhance/speed up recovery. The multi-vitamin and omega 3 fats help to ensure your body has all the vital nutrients it needs for a strong, healthy metabolism. The healthy energy booster is great for boosting intensity (and motivation) for your workouts.

10. Use the Power of Momentum

One of the few real "secrets" of achieving fast success in any fitness or weight loss-related endeavour is to use the power of momentum. Think about trying to push a heavy boulder down a flat road. At first it's incredibly difficult and requires huge amounts of effort. But once you get the thing moving and you're warmed up it gets easier and easier. Fast, healthy weight loss works similarly. If you can force yourself to just get started and dive into an "all out" attack on your body fat, you'll find that things become a lot easier and simpler from that point on. Take massive positive action for several days in a row and you'll quickly develop the kind of unstoppable momentum -- and good habits -- that will allow you to lose 5, 10, 15, or even 20 pounds in the next few short weeks!

So there you go: one of the fastest, easiest, and simplest ways to lose 10 pounds. These tips are all proven to work incredibly well so please do give them a try. If you have any questions or comments leave them in the space below. Thanks and GOOD LUCK!!


Anonymous said...

Nice job! I'm not fat, but striving to live a bit healthier lifestyle and not "eating the chips out of the bag." Thanks so much!m

Anonymous said...

i want to lose weight without doing work, sory your site doesnt help

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much this has helped me ALOT I've been struggling with my weight since I had my son..... 6yes ago what would you suggest as an alternative to the protein power/energy booster/whey powder that is more raw or whole food?????