Now that I know how weight loss really works, I can lose it fairly easily when I want to.
However, it wasn't always that way. Sometimes it took me months to lose about one
pound. That's because I had no idea how weight loss actually worked. For example, I
thought that if I just went hungry, that would cause fast weight loss.
However, I didn't know that caused my body to go into “survival mode” where it tried to
hang on to as much body fat as possible. So yes, there are safe ways to lose weight that are even easier than going hungry. However, many people go about them all wrong.
First there is no such thing as a permanent and safe weight loss shortcut. You can try a bogus body wrap, sweat suit, etc, but with these all you loose is water weight.
You can also try to use other hopeless fast weight loss shortcuts like diet pills, herbs, teas, patches, lotions, muscle contractors, etc.- but again, all that's going to happen is you're going to waste money and time- time you could be spending losing weight safely and permanently the real way.
If your skeptical about weight loss shortcuts not working because all the advertising promises that say they do work, just keep my least favorite statistic in mind: Nearly two out of three Americans are overweight or obese, while spending over 40 billion dollars annually on weight loss products. So if anything you could buy really made you lose weight permanently, would this many people still be overweight?
So what is safest way to permanently lose weight?
You have to burn off that fat. Nothing else works. You have to use more calories that you consume. The faster you burn them off, the faster you will lose weight. It really is that simple. Let me give you an example of how weight loss really works:
Several years ago there was a a cable documentary about a man that lost fourteen
pounds in around twelve hours. How? He swam the English Channel. Since he didn't
eat while swimming, his body had no choice but to use fat stores for energy. Calories
consumed as energy depends on the person and the activity. In his case, around
49,000 calories of energy were consumed from fat in twelve hours.
Now note I'm not saying you should try this. This guy was is really good shape. As a
matter of fact, he put those extra pounds on intentionally, because he knew fat was
going to be needed for energy. I'm just providing an example of how rapid weight loss
works in the real world.
If you want to lose weight permanently, you can do something similar, just not so extreme.
The first thing you need to do is change as many weight gain habits as possible over to
weight loss habits. The more habits you change, the faster the weight will be burned off.
If you don't have any interest in giving up double cheese supreme pizzas or going for a
jog instead of sitting on the sofa- then you're wasting your time. You have to burn off as many calories as you can- while you reduce the calories that are coming in [without
going overboard and throwing your body into survival mode].
So no, don't try to starve yourself, just eat food that fills you up with far fewer calories.
So to lose weight as easily and safely as possible- you need to keep an eye on calorie density. This just means instead of filling up on Big Macs, you fill up on healthy natural fibrous foods like fruits and veggies, along with natural foods that are low in carbs and high in protein like cold water fish, lean meats, eggs, etc.
Don't go overboard and cut out carbs, your body needs carbs for energy. However, it
does NOT need the man made carbs that come in cake, candy, donuts, chips, sodas,
energy drinks, etc. You are trying to burn fat for fuel. If you fill up on junk food, your body will NEVER tap into your fat stores for fuel.
So eat natural carbs, just keep an eye on them while you are in weight loss mode.
Here's some of my favorite “safest ways lose weight” tips:
Eat your natural carbs early in the day. That way you have the entire day to use them up.
Eat NO carbs after around 6 PM- especially the carbs in junk food- or bread and pasta.
Do some cardio before you go to sleep, this way you burn off any left over carbs and
don't store them as fat when your metabolism slows way down as you sleep.
Do at least a 20 minute cardio workout first thing in the morning on a empty stomach- or
with a very small amount of protein, say 25 grams max. Then wait about an hour before
you eat. If you can, don't sit down for that hour. Then eat nothing but protein- like eggs
or lean meat- for breakfast. Do you see why this safe and natural weight loss tip works so well? You wake up with little or no carbs in your system, so when you get active, your body has no choice but to burn fat for fuel. See what you are doing here? You're going about permanent and safe weight loss the way it REALLY works. If you don't do what works- you CAN'T succeed.
If you want to make weight as easy as possible, let food do the hard work for you.
Eat unprocessed foods and stop drinking colas and energy drinks, switch to water and
green tea [green tea supposedly has a small amount of natural fat burning qualities]. Eat three or four natural snacks a day. When you go to have your main meals, eat bulky and fibrous foods first- like fruits and veggies. This way you get full before you eat too many
calories- and the more calories you eat, the more you have to burn off.
Be careful and use your common sense. In my humble opinion, talk to your doctor
first. Tell him / her what you have in mind. Your doctor knows your health history better
than me, and will able to give you specific advise on how many calories you can safely
cut back on- and how much physical activity you can tolerate without hurting yourself.
There are many ways to safely and permanently lose weight. The "trick" is to find ways that are easy for you personally. This way you won't be tempted to give up.
Don't fall for weight loss scams! The diet products sold by the giant weight loss industry are proven NOT to work. You have to burn off more calories than you consume- nothing else works. Here's some weight loss product reports.
As annoying as this is going to sound, I now lose weight as sort of a “hobby.”
Before you go postal on me, I want to remind you that I failed at losing weight for over
thirty years. However, now that I know exactly how to change my habits around, I can
choose my weight right down to the pound.
As I rather small framed person, I'm always in the process of trying to add muscle mass.
This is another subject entirely, but to do this you must eat constantly [trust me, it's not
as fun as it sounds] and you need to lift heavy weights. When you add muscle, you
almost always add fat. So every several months you take a break from the heavy weight lifting and switch over to cardio [and less calories] to burn off the fat you put on. [What
bodybuilders call “bulking and cutting.”]
My point is, I've done the fat loss phase so many times that I know exactly how to lose
body fat as easily as possible. It just took a little trail and error to learn how to quickly
and safely lose weight in a way that worked for me. Since I'm not very athletic and can't stand going hungry, I had to learn unique fat loss “tricks” that worked for my life.
And no, there are no "real" weight loss tricks or secrets, they're the common sense things that I just told you about- that work in the real word- and also fit with my older body and busy schedule.
It's nothing you won't be able to learn too. Safe and permanent weight loss is just like trying to learn any new skill, like swimming. The slowest and most frustrating part in the very beginning. After that, it's easy. You can learn how to lose weight the way it works for you in my book, New Body New Life. It comes with a 60 day money back guarantee. If you don't like it, you get your money back- and you get to keep it. How's that for a no brainer jump start to making weight loss safe AND easy? See it at NewbodyNewLife.com