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How To Lose Weight Fast and Safely

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If you’ve been trying to lose weight for sometime, the chances are, you are feeling overwhelmed with the quantity of health information available on weight loss — weight loss pills, low-fat diets, low-carb diets, counting calories, counting carbs, you name it, they have it. To be exact, you’d get over 40 million answers on Google just on how to lose weight fast.

How To Lose Weight Fast and Safely

Your best hope is that one of those hits would provide a credible, actionable and practical guide that will help you lose the unwanted pounds and body fat fast as they promise. But instead what you get is outdated weight loss tips or heath experts who can’t seem to agree on what actually works and what doesn’t. That’s even without advice on fad diets, weight loss pills and quick weight-loss plans that you already know don’t work as they promise.

This makes losing weight feels like mission impossible. Not being able to find easy and simple answers to healthy, safe and permanent weight loss is frustrating. We get it. That’s why we created this simple guide on “how to lose weight fast” with only science backed, safe and sound weight loss tips. It’s practical and actionable, so you can finally start losing weight, burning unwanted body fat and living the life you always wanted in the body you deserve.

Keep a Food Diary:

Let me kick off this list with one simple trick that’s neither exerciser nor food restrictions. Best of all, it can double the weight you lose. According to one study conducted by The Kaiser Permanente’s Center of Health Research, people who keep a food diary lose twice as much weight as those who don’t. The findings were from one of the largest and longest running weight loss maintenance trials ever conduced.

Keep a Food Diary

Keith Bachman, MD, a Weight Management Initiative member adds that “writing down what you eat doesn’t have to be a formal thing. It can simply be posting a note to yourself or sending yourself a text message. What’s more important is that the process of reflecting on what you eat and how much you’re eating that helps us become more aware of our habits and prevent mindless munching.”

In addition to keeping a food diary, participants were asked to follow a heart healthy DASH diet which is short for (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension). The DASH diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, low-fat or non-fat dairy.

Takeaway:

Tap into the power of keeping a food diary. By doing so, you’ll become more aware of what and how much you’re eating.

Writing down the foods you eat is a good first step towards developing healthier eating habits and getting rid of unhealthy ones that are blocking your weight loss.

Count Calories:

When embarking on a weight loss journey,one of the first questions people ask is how many calories should I eat? or something like how many calories in a pound?.

Count Calories

Or if you are one step ahead and already know your overall calories count for your weight loss goal, you may be asking more specific questions like how many calories in a banana and how many calories in an avocado?

Whatever your calorie questions are, Emma Bryce can best answer how to determine the calorie count that’s right for you in great details here. If you haven’t already noticed, the process of counting calories actually takes several steps and involve a bit of math, which may be a bit difficult to get a full grasp just from the video. For those looking for a step-by-step guide on how to determine your calories and how to count calories, there is a practical guide later on in this section, so Keep reading.

Should I or Should I Not Count Calories?

Counting calories is a hot topic in weight loss with so much controversial. And it’s also one task every dieter loves to hate. If you are confused whether you should or shouldn’t be counting calories, think about this.

Should you budget your finances?

Yes. Especially, if you are a reckless spender. Yes, but maybe not as much if you are a cautious spender. Calorie counting is at its very basic, it’s a food (energy) budgeter. More you have problem keeping your portions in moderation, more counting calories takes importance and makes an impact in your weight loss. But if you can’t bear the idea of counting calories day in, day out, there is another way.  And that is what calorie counting opponents suggest. Eat like a caveman – and follow a diet that primarily focus on fruits, veggies, lean protein and healthy fat.

Because all these foods tend to be lower in calories, calorie counting becomes less of an importance, and you don’t necessary need to know exactly “how many calories to lose weight”. Despite a growing popularity in this type of diets such as Paleo, most of us don’t necessarily follow a particular diet that completely eliminates the need for counting calories. So for the majority of us trying to lose weight, counting calories is still one of the most scientifically backed and effortless ways to go about losing weight. So let’s take it from the beginning.

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