Losing weight is never easy. If there was a magic weight loss pill out there then we would all be in the best shape of our lives. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. There is no magic pill that will give you promising results in time for that cruise you have coming up. However, there are plenty of other things that will help you lose that extra weight as fast as humanly possible. Follow these 15 Killer Tips for Rapid Weight Loss and you’ll be healthier, happier and thinner just in time for summer.
- Drinking water
Every wonder why those super fit people always carry around a gallon of water? Believe it or not, there is reasoning behind this. We all know water it isn’t as flavorful as those sugary drinks, but that is why it helps you lose weight. Substitute water for sodas and fruity drinks to eliminate the extra calories, carbs and sugars. Drink 16oz of water before every meal to reduce appetite and burn more calories.
We have all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day… but why? Your metabolism slows down as you are sleeping. In order to speed your metabolism back up, you need to eat. This is why you need to eat breakfast within 30 minutes of waking up. The quicker you get your metabolism up, the more calories you will burn.
- Eat More Meals
Much like breakfast explained above, eating more meals throughout the day will help upkeep a fast metabolism. Eating 5-6 meals per day will increase your metabolism which will lead to less food stored as fat. This doesn’t mean eat 5-6 cheeseburgers a day, but rather small portioned lean meats and veggies.
Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) is a fatty acid that has been shown to cause fat loss in many studies. CLA works to stimulate the break down of fat and is now one of the most popular weight loss supplements in the world.
- Green Veggies
Your mother was doing you a favor when she would force you to eat all your veggies. Green veggies are packed full of nutrients including antioxidants and disease-fighting elements. These veggies are important in your overall health and add fiber to your diet.
- Plan Ahead
Convenience is one of the main reasons why we eat the way we do. Ordering fast food sounds way easier than spending an hour in the kitchen cooking your own food. However, it would nearly impossible to lose weight if you are eating at fast food restaurants everyday. Take the time each night to cook your own food and bring it with you. This way you know exactly how the food is being prepared and what it is being cooked with.
- Lean Meats
Ever heard the phrase “eat clean”? Chances are when you hear this phrase, the person is referring to eating lean meats for their meals. Lean meats such as chicken breast, white fish and ground turkey are rich sources of proteins used to build muscle.
- Fish Oil
Another supplement you may want to add to your cabinet is fish oil. Fish oil is made up of omega-3 fatty acids (much like the CLA supplement mentioned above) that aid in maintaining healthy cholesterol levels.
- Build Muscle
The more muscle you have, the faster you will burn calories. Similar to the effect that drinking more water has, building muscle tissue will increase the rate at while your body burns calories. 10 pounds of muscle will burn almost 2.5 times more calories than 10 pounds of fat.
- Cut The Simple Carbs
Cut out the simple carbs and replace them with complex carbohydrates. Simple carbs are things like baked goods, cookies and cereal. Complex carbohydrates are sweet potatoes brown rice, and whole wheat bread.
- Don’t Starve Yourself
Similar to the tip we gave you earlier about eating breakfast and eating more meals, starving yourself will only slow your metabolism. The slower your metabolism, the slower you will burn calories.
- Fasted Cardio
Take a quick run in the morning before you eat your breakfast. This is what we like to call “fasted cardio”. Fasted cardio will target stubborn areas of fat such as your thighs and hips.
- HIIT Cardio
Want to make even more out of your fasted cardio routine? Make it a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) cardio session HIIT is a form of interval training that combines short periods of anaerobic exercise with a short recovery period.
- Don’t Drink Alcohol
Alcohol converts to acetate, which slows your metabolic rate by 73%. The slower your metabolism, the more fat your body stores. Basically, the more alcohol consumed, the less fat burned.
- Be Consistent
Last but certainly not least, be consistent. Maximum results don’t come in a day, or even a week. Being consistent with your diets, workouts and supplements is going to be your number one successor. The more self-disciplined and consistent you are, the faster the weight loss.
Remember- there is no “magic pill” for weight loss. Follow these 15 tips consistently and you will finally have that body you have been wishing for.