March 25, 2015 3 min read

When it comes to weight loss, many of us want to drop it fast. While there are some ways to do this, it does not work because when we jump into a get-thin-quick scenario, we seldom solve the problem, which could be:

  • Emotional eating
  • Negative peers
  • A sedentary lifestyle

There are ways to drop weight fast. By exploring them, we can recognise their benefits and downfalls.

Losing Water Weight Over the Course of a day or two

The quickest way to drop weight is to sweat it out. However, this is not effective for net losses because once the fluids are replenished, the weight will go straight back. The kilogram worked out of the system is right back in it.

This is not to say that you should not get a good healthy sweat going; in fact, it is greatly encouraged because as you burn calories, you engage in a better form of weight loss.

Burn More Calories Than you Take in

Believe it or not, we burn calories merely for existing. This is known as one's Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR). Your RMR varies based on your weight, height, and age. For example, an 86 kg male of average height in his early 30's will burn approximately 2,000 calories per day.

This means that if he was to consume only 1,750 calories with no exercise, he would lose roughly 33 grams of mass of body weight as his body makes up the difference from stored fat reserves.

Over the course of a month, almost a full kilogram will be lost. If exercise were to be incorporated into the daily regimen, the weight loss could be even more significant as aerobic and resistance training speeds up the metabolism while burning additional calories.

Dropping Inches Quickly

While most readers are looking to achieve a net weight loss, some want to look good with the lost weight as a bonus. This can happen with an increased amount of intense exercise while consuming the calories we burn.

Since weight loss is all about caloric balance, exercise alone will not be enough. However, exercise has its value because an increase in muscle will raise your RMR, meaning that if you lost 4 centimetres off your waist last month, but remained at 86 kilograms, weight loss will eventually come to your new shape if you maintain the same diet because of the increased RMR.

A true diet plan is all about consuming fewer calories than are needed. Dropping 3 kilograms in a sauna would not stay off, and it would be pretty dangerous to boot.

Weight Loss As Part of A Balanced Healthy Diet

Ultimately there are no ultra quick weight loss plans, and the ones which profess to be usually come with side effects. Side effect from extreme dieting can vary from putting the weight straight back on, to severe health risks, such as internal organ damage from malnutrition.

Weight loss where possible should be part of an overall balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Finding ways to manage body weight, while making lifestyle changes that are sustainable is a sure way to achieve and maintain ideal body weight.

Natural Healthy Weight Loss Supplements

Nature provides a few shortcuts, or cheats as it were that make losing weight easier. Chia seeds and holy basil seeds both provide intense satiety benefits, that ease hunger cravings while providing nutrition.

Green teas and herbal teas provide the body with antioxidants that induce the body to use stored fat. Inducing fat burning is a start, using herbal and natural weight loss supplements can only be part of your weight loss diet plan.

A well-rounded diet plan is essential to successfully losing weight, the plan should include nutrition, exercise and sleeping goals. Once again, sustainable weight loss is only possible as part of a balanced, healthy lifestyle and diet.

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