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How To Lose Weight Fast


Assalamualaikum.

I copied this from OutfitHaven and maybe it could be useful for me.

1. Motivation

It’s really important to ask yourself about why you wanted to lose weight. It is because at the first place, you’re not gonna be doing this for no reason. It could be because you wanted to improve your quality of life, improve your health or regain some self-esteem.

Motivation is a reason why someone acts or behaves in a particular way. Being motivated is the key in achieving your goals. It gives you the willingness and desire to do anything.

Have a goal for yourself but be sure to set a realistic one. You don’t want to pressure yourself to lose about 20-40 pounds in the next 2 months, right? Don’t push yourself too much because it might just cause you harm instead of losing weight. Your body might collapse and you might even experience severe problems. Remember this is to be healthy and beautiful. When losing weight, be sure you’re doing it safe and in a positive way.

Having a high level of motivation is not necessary. According to Joshua C. Klapow, PhD., a clinical psychologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, “The key to staying motivated is similar to fuel in a car – you don’t need the “motivation tank” to be full to drive, you just need to prevent it from running empty. This means that people should not waste their time and energy to be highly motivated because motivation has its own natural rhythm. Most people see a drop in motivation as a sign of failure but it’s clearly not,” he says.

If you notice that your motivation is waning, give yourself a break from your diet or exercise plan for one to three days, Klapow says. “The problem with motivation is that the more people try to ‘catch’ it, the more elusive it becomes; by allowing it to run its natural course and at the same time having a set of habit-changing skills (such as a meal plan for the week), you’ll stay on track and your motivation levels will run their natural course.”

2. Cut The Soda Out Of Your Diet

A high percentage of obesity is caused by drinking sodas. If you want to lose weight, giving up your soda consumption is really one of the best beginning moves.

Aside from the fact that it serves no nutritional value, it has high amount of calories. It also contributes to tooth decay, diabetes, and weakened bones not to mention a great risk to your wiehgt. It is the culprit of the depletion of Vitamin A, calcium and magnesium – all nutrients necessary for the body’s natural weight loss.

Consuming soda also has a profound effect on the taste buds. Researchers say that soda, including the diet soda, can actually make you feel hungrier because of the artificial sweeteners that signal the brain to crave for more food.  This really makes losing weight a lot difficult. If you’re really into losing weight, you need to drink plenty of water instead. I assure you within weeks, you’ll see a big difference on your weight.

3. Veggie Salads

Most of us find vegetables really gross and not tasteful especially those green leafy ones. We don’t think about the essential nutrients we can get from eating it. It might not taste good, but trust me; it’s really healthy for you. It contains a lot of vitamins and minerals that could be beneficial in losing weight. Also, try to add a little amount of cheese and dressing to it so that you’ll be able to enjoy its taste. If your main goal is your weight, better start changing your food eating gradually, start from eating vegetables in the morning then make it a habit.

4. Don’t Skip Breakfast!

Many believed that skipping meals is one of the effective ways to lose weight very fast! Yes, it’s definitely true because by doing it you reduce your intake of carbs but sad to say that it’s definitely NOT a healthy way. Your body needs the nutrients provided by a healthy breakfast. Imagine yourself going to school or work with empty stomach. I’m sure you’re not going to be able to think and focus because you don’t have the energy and you’re just feeling hungry all the time.

It’s not good for your metabolism to skip meals. So you should eat a healthy breakfast with carbs and proteins. Our body needs carbohydrates because it serves as our energy to perform daily tasks. Proteins help in our muscle and growth development. Eating with moderation is very important. Don’t ever skip meals because that’s really unhealthy.

5. Use Smaller Plates

There are many options available for you to change the way you eat and can affect your weight. One of which is changing the size of your plate. It is a simple way to take advantage of the way your mind works and alter your eating patterns without actively thinking about it. Psychologically speaking, if you put a small piece of food on a large plate, your mind will automatically tell you to put more food on it. However, if you put the same piece of food on a small plate, your mind will tell you to stop adding your food.

Either way, you are consuming the same amount of food. Forcing yourself to add more food on a large plate decreases your motivation and willpower. It feels like you’re depriving yourself. On the other hand, the small plate with the same amount of food feels bigger and more filling.

6. No to Fast Food and Junk Foods

This one’s a no-brainer, clearly. Junk foods don’t give any nutritional value to your body. These contain calories and sodium that may affect your health and weight if you continue to eat them. Consuming too much of these foods may be so hard for your body to burn off. Instead, you should try to eat fruits e.g. apples, watermelons, or peanuts! Fast foods are loaded with preservatives and the preferred cooking method is deep frying which makes the food excessively greasy. They may contain bad cholesterol that will eventually lead to a heart attack if you always eat these foods.

7. Little Things Count

No more excuses! If you hate exercising then try to do other things like parking a little bit farther to make you walk a little more, taking the stairs instead of the elevators, or even do 10-15 sit-ups while a commercial break comes on. These little exercises would be so helpful and beneficial for you in the long run. But if you really want to put an extra effort for it, try to work out at the gym! You can try yoga or use those machines available at your local gym. Don’t get intimidated by those people who are fit already, because like you they just want to be healthy too! Everyone starts at different points, so why not take your first few steps? Your main goal is your weight.

Thanks and assalamualaikum.

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