But the right mind-set is also very important. That is definitely needed to be successful in your quest to get the weight off fast. So try to work on a positive mind-set to help you on your plans to get rid of all the extra weight.
There are many diets that work quickly, but some are very strict and difficult to follow. Also, you need to incorporate exercise into your weight loss plan Exercise is very important to a well-round approach to weight loss. It will help tone you and improve your flexibility as you age.
Take Atkins, if you love carbs this will be a hard diet to follow, but it has been known to take off 15 pounds in the first 2 weeks. A lot depends on you. You have to follow this diet to a T. No cheating or it won’t work.
My husband was on this diet a few years ago and lost 35 pounds only to gain most of it back when we went on a cruise.
If you are not familiar with Atkins, you basically eat protein, fat, low carb vegetables, salads and that’s it.
Phase 1 Induction
You start out on induction for at least 2 weeks or longer, but at least 2 weeks. The induction plan is more restrictive than the other phases, but you can stay on the induction as long as you want until you are fifteen pounds from your goal. Then move on to phase 2.
Ongoing weight loss usually until you are within 10 pounds of your goal weight. This phase is to help you find your personal carb balance.
Starting at 25 grams of net- carb intake daily, you increase over-all in 5 gram increase to find your own personal balance.
Pre-maintenance is until you reach your goal and maintained it for a month. Trim your final excess pounds and find your tolerance for carbs while maintaining your weight.
Gradually increase your daily carb intake by 5 or 10 gram increments introducing new carb foods and continue to lose weight.
Lifetime maintenance. This phase is to help you find the right formula to control your weight for the rest of your life.
The Atkins plan is fairly easy plan to follow after the first week or so when you are over the cravings for carbs. You are never really hungry, but you will have carb cravings.
South Beach Diet
South Beach is another low carb diet with fast results. It’s similar with a few different twists. On this diet you will be consuming the “right fats,” “the right carbohydrates, “lean sources of protein,” and “plenty of fiber.” You are also allowed low fat dairy and fruit.
The first 2 weeks will kick-start your weight loss efforts as you learn what foods you can enjoy and which to stay away from. You will eliminate all starchy food including pasta, rice, bread and processed foods.
You will eliminate all sugar, including fruits and juices.
In phase 2, hopefully your cravings will have disappeared, you will gradually add more of the right carbs like whole grain bread, whole wheat pasta and brown rice.
You can also introduce fruit at this phase. Add these foods slowly and monitor your weight. If you continue to lose keep enjoying these additions. But if you stop losing or start gaining, go back to phase 1.
Once you reach your ideal weight, you’ll enter phase 3. By now you should have reached your ideal weight and know how to maintain it. It’s possible to have a treat now and then. Remember to watch your weight closely, so all your hard work is not lost. And keep up your exercise routine.
Cabbage Soup Diet
Have you heard of the cabbage soup diet. I think most people that have a weight problem have heard of this diet.
It’s very restrictive, but suppose to work.
Cabbage Soup Diet
Day 1 Cabbage soup and all the fruit you want, except bananas. For liquids, just unsweetened teas, cranberry juice and water.
Day 2 Have as much as you want of raw and cooked vegetables, especially leafy green vegetables. Stay away from high starch vegetables like peas, corn, and dry beans. You can have a large baked potato with butter for dinner and your cabbage soup. No fruit on this day.
Day 3 Mix together day 1 and day2.Eat as much as you want of the soup, vegetables and the fruit. But no baked potato today.
Day 4 Bananas and skim milk. You can eat up to 8 bananas and as much skim milk as you want. Also you can have your soup. This day is suppose to help you lose your cravings for sweets.
Day 5 Beef and tomatoes. Have from 10 to 20 ounces of beef and as much as 6 fresh tomatoes. Drink at least 6 – 8 glasses of water to rid your system of uric acid. You can substitute baked or broiled chicken for the beef, but no chicken skin. You can also substitute broiled fist on one of the beef days only. Not both days.
Day 6 Beef and vegetables. Use leafy vegetables and eat soup at least once .
Day 7 Brown rice, no sugar, fruit juices and vegetables. Mostly green and leafy vegetables. Eat soup at least once.
Do not follow this diet any longer than 7 days.
The cabbage soup diet is a high-fiber, low-fat diet that will jump start a weight loss to help you lose weight quickly to get you motivated for a long-term eating plan. Remember to check with your health care provider before you embark on any weight loss program.
Juicing is another quick way to lose weight!
Juicing is another way to lose weight fast. I did a 7 day juice only fast and lost 10 pounds in that time. It really works, but you have to be careful when you do go back to eating.
If you don’t monitor your food intake you will gain the weight back quickly. Doing a juice diet is a little involved, in that you need a GOOD juicer or a Vitamix 6300 blender. Either one will do the trick. Make sure you use the 80/ 20 ratio. 80 percent vegetables to 20 percent fruit. You want to keep the sugar to a minimum, so 20 percent fruit and you need the nutrients of the vegetables.
So there are a few different quick ways to lose weight. But once one of these diets jump-starts your weight loss, remember it has to be a life-style change in order for you to have lasting results. So good luck and much success in your weight loss journey.
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