At one point in our lives, we find ourselves looking for that magic pill that will allow us to lose the weight we need to lose, quickly. Maybe it's for our significant other, a reunion or just a day at the beach. We all want to look our best and will always look for that miracle weight loss pill.
There are other ways to drop the weight and get in shape. It's called diet and exercise. We urge you to consult with a doctor prior to beginning any diet or exercise regimen. Listed below are a few tips to help you in fighting the good fight.
Water is nature's purifier and the more water you drink, the more contaminants will be flushed from your body. You'll also notice that your hunger level subsides after a cold glass of water, helping you to curb your appetite.
Remember that during an exercise routine you will lose a good amount of water, so to keep from being dehydrated, keep a few bottles of water with you and continue to sip the water while you exercise. To also save you money, get a water filter system (around $25.00) and you will have an endless supply of good clean water for your water bottles.
Rid your refrigerator and diet of processed food sources. Processed food has most of its nutritional value removed and a lot of added salt so that the shelf life is increased. All of that added salt may also affect your regimen.
Look to fresh fruits and vegetables. When cooking, try to use fresh (not canned) foods as they will not only taste better but be better for you. The cost difference is also not that much more than the frozen or canned varieties. Case in point is pineapple. Did you know that pineapple is great for ailments and diet? But not the canned variety as it includes tons of sugars and other preservatives. Do this, get a whole fresh pineapple and a can of pineapple -- you will certainly taste the difference.
Don't starve yourself
Though it might seem counterintuitive, make sure that you don't start skipping meals. You do need to kick-start your metabolism, so make sure you start off with a healthy breakfast that is high in fiber and good-for-you sugars. Take some time to make sure that you eat often; you may find that you are eating more often, but the important thing is to eat healthily, even if you end up eating more.
Take some time to really think about what you want, and don't forget that even if you are interested in healthy rapid weight loss, you should realize that this can be a great way to springboard to healthier eating in general.