You know the stuff when it comes to how to lose weight easily — take in fewer calories, burn more calories. But you and I also know that most quick weight-loss diets have about as much effect that are commonly failures. You are better off trying simple things you can do on a day to day basis — following the fundamental rules of eating more greens and less fat and getting more physical activity. Together, they should send the scale numbers in the right direction as gravity: down.
Habits- Control that sweet tooth- that’s the hardest part. The quickest way to get rid of writer’s block is to raid the fridge at the slightest excuse for some munchies. That is when this die-hard habit does the most terrible damage! How can one curb this appetite and suppress this natural urge to tear open a bar of chocolate when one feels run down? Only steel will and commitment can be that effective, but for how long?
How about being conscious of our eating habits 24 hours? That means carrying a notebook everywhere for at least 3 weeks. By forcing a written note on each foodstuff that enters our body, it helps in allow us to be aware, conscious of what poison or good stuff that goes thru our body. Studies show people who maintain a diary wind up eating less by up to 20% less food. That’s the way to go for how to achieve quick weight loss.
A huge factor is to consider the time we eat before dinner. It means stop eating at 7pm to 8pm. Why? This is because our body starts to shut down when we sleep at nite and whatever food is automatically stored as fat. That is weight gain and if continuously leads to a bigger tummy that is not so easy to get rid off.
These tips are pretty good, but some of you guys leaving this blog ends up with self-inflicting comments e.g. who cares what you look like, don’t be too obsessed with weight, bigger tummy means prosperity, enjoy your youth whilst you can etc. But just think how much less your legs, your heart will need to work, if you were to lose say 20 lbs? Then you can see how much healthier, fresher and younger you look!
But wait, there is a simpler way to lose 20 lbs. of body-fat in 30 days by optimizing any of three factors: exercise, diet, or drug/supplement regimen. For more info read here, www.4-hour-body.com .
The author, Tim Ferris, writes from personal experience and using his body as a test, so that you don’t have to. Here he recommends a “slow carb diet”. That means in six weeks, he has cut from about 180 lbs. to 165 lbs., while adding about 10 lbs. of muscle, that constitutes a total loss about 25 lbs. of fat.
His rules are simple, only 5 rules.
Rule #1: Avoid “white” carbohydrates
Avoid any carbohydrate that is — or can be — white. The following foods are thus prohibited, except for within 1.5 hours of finishing a resistance-training workout of at least 20 minutes in length: bread, rice, cereal, potatoes, pasta, and fried food with breading. If you avoid eating anything white, you’ll be safe.
Rule #2: Eat the same few meals over and over again
The most successful dieters, regardless of whether their goal is muscle gain or fat loss, eat the same few meals over and over again. Mix and match, constructing each meal with one from each of the three following groups:
Proteins: Egg whites with one whole egg for flavour Chicken breast or thigh Grass-fed organic beef Pork
Legumes : lentils, black beans, red beans, soybeans
Vegetables: Spinach Asparagus Peas Mixed vegetables.
Eat as much as you like of the above food items. Just remember: keep it simple. Pick three or four meals and repeat them. Almost all restaurants can give you a salad or vegetables in place of French fries or potatoes. Surprisingly, I have found Mexican food, swapping out rice for vegetables, to be one of the cuisines most conducive to the “slow carb” diet.
Rule #3: Don’t drink calories
Drink massive waters and unsweetened tea, coffee or no calorie-low calorie beverages. One or two red wine every evening is fine.
Rules #4 Don’t eat fruits
Exception is tomato and avocadoes, though in moderation.
Rule #5 Take one day off per week
I recommend Saturdays as your “Dieters Gone Wild” day. I am allowed to eat whatever I want on Saturdays, and I go out of my way to eat ice cream, Snickers, Take 5, and all of my other vices in excess. I make myself a little sick and don’t want to look at any of it for the rest of the week. Paradoxically, dramatically spiking caloric intake in this way once per week increases fat loss by ensuring that your metabolic rate (thyroid function, etc.) doesn’t down regulate from extended caloric restriction. That’s right: eating pure crap can help you lose fat. Welcome to Utopia.
Tim has written quite a voluminous volume on this “4-hour-body”, and quick weight loss is but one idea he’s well versed. Others include
“How to prevent fat gains whilst bingeing”
“How to increase fat loss 300% with a few bags of ice”
“How to gain 34 pounds of muscles without steroids”
“How to sleep 2 hours per day and feel fully rested”
“How to produce 15 mins female orgasms”
“How to triple testosterone and double sperm count”
“How to pay for a beach vacation with one hospital visit”
Quite a fella, I would say, but please don’t just read this blog, go read the actual stuff itself here, www.4hourbody.com,