In the fitness sphere, losing weight fast is often perceived as an impossible task. Experts often say that you need to give time to your body to react to the diet and exercise. Slowly and gradually does the body then shape itself, being influenced by enhanced metabolism and fat-burning. However, new studies show that there are sure shot strategies you can adopt to lose weight fast and stay slim for the better part of the rest of your life.
So, without wasting much time, let’s understand these strategies in brief and what you can expect from them.
Can You Really Lose Weight Fast?
If you are the type of person who questions everything – every norm about fitness, every diet plan, every exercise effect – then let us enlighten you first. Losing weight fast is directly tied to a controlled diet, a fixed exercise routine, and few side activities that we will go through later in this article.
Without the combined effect of these practices, undertaken as religiously as possible, you will be as good as when you started. Therefore, it is important to follow all the strategies at the same time to get the result that you want.
Our report essentially evolves out of several tests and combinations that we carried out over the past weeks, seeking data from health-related studies carried out by US’ National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). This enables us to list the following strategies that can help you to lose fat quickly and naturally.
How to Lose Weight Fast Naturally?
Following are the three main strategies developed by Mean Muscles:
Exercise Using Weights
First, the good news: if you are a beginner, we don’t recommend exercising every day. Start with 2-3 days a week and then gradually increase it. This tactic works even when you are trying to lose weight fast.
Although normal home-based exercises like crunches, squats, and push-ups are fine, if your end goal is to get slimmer quickly then you need to lift weights. According to NCBI, lifting weights has a tremendous effect on your metabolism and prevents it from slowing down.
The idea is to stress the body into perspiration, and thereby give rise to improved metabolism, fat burning, and loss of water weight. If lifting weights is out of the question when you start then you can depend on jogging and swimming/cycling.
Cut Down on Carbs
And by carbs, we mean sugar-based food and starchy products.
There’s a reason why bodybuilders prefer starchy products and food supplements for gains. It helps them in building muscles.
Although our goal is to not turn our back to muscles, we do not want our body to depend on carb-based foods for energy. We want it to take that from the stored fat – around the hips, in the thighs and belly, and in our core. When you cut down on sugar and starch, your body automatically resorts to the stored fat.
It might be wishful thinking to give out numbers, but we are confident to say that a low-carb and no-sugar diet can help you lose up to ten pounds in less than 2 weeks. That’s a great number, right there.
Now if you are confused about what to eat, you can check out Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle, which is a fantastic guide for losing weight fast and building muscles.
Eat Natural Foods
Exercise? Check. Cut down on sugar? Check. What to eat then?
Well, we know what you might be thinking now: if I cannot eat sugar- and starch-based products, then what do I consume on a daily basis? We have the answer for that.
If you want a quick answer, then let us direct you to the natural foods: fruits, vegetables, and meat. All of these have great amounts of protein, which will give you all the requisite nutrients as well as the energy to exercise. In fact, eating healthy, natural foods and lifting weights go hand in hand when you are trying to lose weight fast. Follow your usual meal routine but include the following foods in them instead of getting a takeaway from that Chinese restaurant.
Broccoli, cucumber, kale, spinach, bananas, blueberries are some of the best foods for this purpose.
Eating unprocessed, organic foods, getting 7-8 hours of sleep, and drinking a lot of liquid are other minor things you need to focus while practicing these strategies. Learn to make your own special recipe using the foods mentioned above and you will soon have your own diet plan.
Losing 10 pounds in 2 weeks may sound difficult but it’s not impossible. With or without exercise, just focus on these three strategies and you will lose weight fast – faster than you gained it in the first place.