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How to Lose Weight Fast with the Right Weight Loss Programs and Weight Loss Tips

Updated on November 14, 2012

Losing Weight Fast is Possible


This is the second article in our series on surprising secrets to losing weight fast. We’ve included more weight loss tips and techniques to help you succeed in your weight loss goals. As with our first article in the series, many of these weight loss tips are amazingly simple to implement, yet often go unknown. They're easy to use and can help you stay on track!

You don’t have to struggle and wonder why the pounds seem destined to stay right where they are. You can lose weight, in fact, you can learn how to lose weight fast; you just need to equip yourself with these fat burning secrets and the pounds will begin to melt away.


How to Lose Weight Fast with the Right Weight Loss Programs


The Low-Calorie Diet

Starvation doesn't work.
Starvation doesn't work.

Weight Loss Tips

The low-calorie dieting myth –


The first thing most people think of when trying to lose weight is to eat less and exercise more. This has been the standard recourse for anyone trying to drop a few pounds and the intended calorie deficit, theoretically, results in pushing your body into burning stored fat.


It’s not always quite that simple; the body is far more complex than that. Your body needs fuel to perform the hundreds of functions that are going on at any given time, if it’s not receiving the fuel it needs from your diet, it will take it from the only other source available – itself. Your body may use some stored fat, but it will also start drawing on your bones, muscles and organ tissues, when this happens your body will go into survival mode and slow down your metabolism to protect itself.

Another fallacy in this low-calorie dieting is when people start to drastically cut calories, usually fat is the first to go. Fat has nine calories per gram compared to four calories per gram for protein and carbohydrates. We’ve also been conditioned to think of all fats as bad, but this is certainly not true. Our bodies need some fat to function properly. Getting healthy fats also helps to keep us feeling satisfied and controls appetite and food cravings, so cutting them completely does nothing but sabotage our weight loss efforts.

The truth is your body will stop clinging to its excess fat when it no longer fears starvation. Proper nutrition is the best way to signal your body that it doesn’t need to hold on to the extra fat reserves. This is not to say that you can just eat extra calories and be irresponsible about your food choices. Make sure you choose foods that are natural, nutrient-dense, whole foods; your body knows how to use these to their best advantage. Avoid processed foods, sugars, additives and preservatives; these hinder the body’s ability to process nutrients properly.

Properly nourish your body with natural, healthy foods and it will quit hanging on to stored fat.


Raw Foods Provide Needed Enzymes

Enzymes and weight loss
Enzymes and weight loss

The link between enzymes and weight loss -

As we discussed above, the body will hold on to fat when it lacks proper nourishment, so it’s vital to address this if you want to lose weight and keep it off. Another important factor is assuring the body of natural enzymes, when these enzymes are lacking, the body cannot make use of the nutrients it needs. This will of course trigger fat storage and the result in the stimulation of appetite, food cravings and weight gain – exactly what you’re trying to avoid.

We can provide our body with the natural enzymes it needs by incorporating some raw food with each meal. Some favorites that are high in enzymes are pineapple, avocado, grapes, papaya, and soaked or sprouted nuts and seeds. Obviously, the higher the quality of the food you eat, the higher the quality (and quantity) of the enzymes.

When you begin your weight loss program, it may be helpful to use a digestive enzyme supplement. Supplemental enzymes like lipase and protease encourage the break down of stored fat resulting in additional weight loss. The enzyme lipase helps the body break down and utilize fats, while protease is used in breaking down proteins and eliminating toxins.

Remember, as your body adjusts to consuming more raw foods rich in enzymes and enzyme supplements, it’s natural to experience fluctuations in appetite and energy levels. Your body will need time to adjust to being properly nourished and to heal from the build up of toxins that are being eliminated.


Fruits & Vegetables

Increase fruits and vegetables for weight loss
Increase fruits and vegetables for weight loss

Increase Fruits & Vegetables for Weight Loss –

Fruits and vegetables are low in calories, yet high in volume. They provide a sense of satisfaction and fullness and when the stomach is filled with high volume foods that are low in calories, there’s less room for the higher calorie foods.

Eating a diet rich in fruits in vegetables has the added advantage of curbing cravings for other types of foods, which short circuits the food addiction cycle and helps increase weight loss efforts.

Our body is designed to let us know when it needs nutrition to function or maintain itself. When we eat foods that don’t provide the needed nutrients, our body will continue to send us signals to eat more. When we eat fruits and vegetables, we consume the nutrients our body needs and it signals us that we are satisfied and can stop eating. Fruits and vegetables provide an abundance of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, fiber, antioxidants and protein which are all needed for optimum health.

When you start to increase the amount of fruits and vegetables in your diet, you’ll automatically decrease your intake of nutrient deficient foods and you will see a drastic change in weight and energy levels. To get the most benefit try to eat a wide variety at every meal and choose from the full spectrum of colors.


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  • Lamme profile imageAUTHOR

    Lamme 

    7 years ago

    Henry, thanks for reading and your nice comments.

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    Henry Dunlap 

    7 years ago

    Thanks a ton in the excellent content. As i anticipate examining more with you later on.

  • Lamme profile imageAUTHOR

    Lamme 

    8 years ago

    Hi Pamela, a good healthy diet is the foundation. Fruits and vegetables should make up the largest part of a healthy diet. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    8 years ago from Sunny Florida

    Great information and I already do most of this. I really like vegetables and fruit so I enjoy that part of the diet,

  • Lamme profile imageAUTHOR

    Lamme 

    8 years ago

    Thanks Irene. I think it's generally a good idea to consume fewer calories, but sometimes other methods are needed to get things moving in the right direction.

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    Irene 

    8 years ago

    Your hub was a great help. I've always thought eating less and work out more is the way to go.

    Irene of http://www.bodyslimmer.org

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