Three Keys To Fast Easy Weight Loss No matter what your age, shape, weight or fitness level, there are three essential components to attain fast easy weight loss. These incorporate what you put in your mouth, how much physical activity you do, and one which is often overlooked - how much rest your body has. Let's discuss how you should be utilizing these three important components: 1. Food Eating healthy, nutritious food is the foundation to safe rapid weight loss. Firstly, choose foods that are low in saturated fats, salt and refined sugar and high in nutrients. Ensure you include plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, lean protein, whole grains, nuts, seeds and plenty of water to keep hydrated. Also, avoid eating starches such as pasta, rice, noodles, potato or bread in the evening. If you wish to eat any of these starches, eat them only for breakfast or lunch. Choose wholegrain versions, such as brown rice and whole wheat pasta or noodles and always keep the portion sizes small. If you really want the fastest weight loss, avoid alcohol at all costs. Alcohol is very high in calories and has no nutritional value. It also blocks the absorption of vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids and weakens the immune system. 2. Exercise If you want to change the shape of your body you do need to put in the effort and exercise. It is recommended that you participate in regular exercise at least five days a week. Be sure to choose an exercise or sport that you enjoy as it will become a major part of your lifestyle. It is important to include a combination of cardio, resistance or weight training, and stretching or flexibility training, for overall fitness and a balanced body shape. Cardio training increases your fitness and helps you burn body fat, whilst the weight training will increase your metabolism and lean muscle mass and help shape and tone your body. Flexibility training or stretching will prevent muscle soreness and increase your flexibility which reduces the chance of injury. It will also help you train better. Whatever type of exercise you do, make sure you vary your routine and keep it interesting to prevent boredom. Keep setting new goals to challenge yourself. A good rule of thumb is to exercise for 60 minutes per day - even if you have to split it into two sessions of 30 minutes each to fit into your daily schedule. Aim for 3 to 4 of your workout sessions to be more difficult and challenging and the other 2 or 3 workouts in the week to be lighter sessions. Make sure you listen to your body. If you feel your body is tired, take a day off and go for a walk or just do some stretching instead. Although you may experience some soreness when you first commence your workouts, this will soon decrease over the first few weeks as your body adjusts to the new routine.
3. Rest Good quality sleep and relaxation are essential for the body to recharge and repair itself. Studies show that people who do not get enough sleep have more difficulty losing weight; therefore, learning to relax can help reduce stress which is also a contributor to weight gain. A healthy body and healthy lifestyle need balance. Take time out to relax and pamper yourself. Relaxation techniques such as massage, yoga, meditation and deep breathing can help you focus and stay calm. Massage is excellent for your circulation and for reducing stress. Even just enjoying regular holidays or relaxing activities, such as fishing or walking in nature, is calming for your mind and body and a great way to eliminate stress. Make sure you get at least seven to eight hours of quality sleep every night. It is extremely essential for your body and mind to rejuvenate whilst you sleep. So there you have it. Three key components that you cannot overlook if you want to achieve fast easy weight loss. About The Author I am passionate about regular exercise, healthy food and relaxation. Through combining these three things our bodies can become whatever we want them to be. Take the step toward better health here: Strip That Fat Review or, check out more here: Rapid Weight Loss Diet
Published on Oct 7, 2010
A good rule of thumb is to exercise for 60 minutes per day - even if you have to split it into two sessions of 30 minutes each to fit into y...