Ask the Trainer: How do I lose wight quickly and safely?
CARLA YEE SING, BEST LIFE
How do I lose weight quickly and safely?
If you burn 500 more calories than you eat every day for a week, you could lose 1 to 2 pounds in a week. If you want to lose weight faster, you'll need to eat less and exercise more. For instance, if you take in 1,200 calories a day, and exercise for one hour per day, you could lose 3 to 5 pounds in the first week, or more if you weigh more than 250 pounds. It's very important not to cut calories any further - that's dangerous. Limiting salt and starches may also mean losing more weight at first -- but that's because when you reduce sodium and cut starches, you reduce fluids and fluid retention, which can result in up to 5 pounds of fluid loss when you get started.
These tips will help you stay on track:
- Eat vegetables to help you feel full. Don't skip meals.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Get tempting foods out of your home.
- Stay busy - don't to eat just because you're bored.
- Eat only from a plate, while seated at a table. No grazing in front of the 'fridge! Keep a food journal - writing down everything you eat can help you stay on track.
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