Fortunately, it’s possible and extremely satisfying when you achieve weight loss. What’s more, once you develop the healthy habits, and put the following tips into place, you’ll never look back.
If you do it right you won’t just be discovering the best way to lose weight fast; you’ll be developing a new lifestyle that will keep you healthy into old age! Along the way, you can make some great new friends like those at the Fit Father Project.
The Risks of Losing Weight Fast
Before you start your weight loss journey it is important to understand the risks involved in losing weight too fast.
- Water Loss
On most crash diets you’re simply losing your water. It will make your weight plummet but you won’t lose fat and you will become dehydrated.
Dehydration can lead to headaches, fatigue, and even kidney stones.
- Disrupt Heart Function
Your body is very good at adapting to change but if you make too many changes too quickly it struggles. An extreme diet causes your sodium levels to drop. This can push your blood pressure up or down and lead to heart irregularities.
- Metabolic Slowdown
To effectively lose weight you need to burn excess calories. A crash diet does the opposite, seriously restricting your calorie intake.
The result is a slowdown in your metabolism and a need to store fat as your body goes into starvation mode. The weight you lose is water and muscle; not what you want to lose!
It is common for people to experience gallbladder issues, gout, and even constipation when you try to lose weight quickly. This is due to the sudden restriction of carbohydrates which can also leave you feeling tired and stressed.
It is also important to note that losing weight too fast almost always results in the weight reappearing after you’ve finished your diet.
Best Ways To Lose Weight Fast
Implement the following tips and you’ll soon see the weight dropping off:
Get Your Sleep
Sleep is one of the most important elements of a healthy lifestyle and the best way to lose weight fast!
No, this isn’t an excuse to stay in bed all day!
But you do need to make sure you’re getting between 6 and 8 hours every night. This gives your body the chance to regulate hormone activity, decrease your appetite and even build and repair your muscles.
Set yourself a bedtime and stick to it; even at the weekends.
Water is essential to your continued health. It keeps your cells hydrated; allowing them to function properly.
But drinking plenty of water also helps you to feel full all day long. This means you won’t be tempted to snack when you shouldn’t.
To find the number of ounces you should be drinking every day, take your body weight, divide it by two, then ad 32. Example: 200 lbs/2=50+32=82 ounces per day.
Try the free 1-day meal plan. This will give you an idea regarding the way you should be eating.
The aim is to drop the processed foods and stick to the perfect plate. This will help to ensure you are getting all the nutrients you need without overstocking on carbs and sugars.
It is important to note that you should eat when you are hungry; depriving your body can place it into starvation mode which is not a good thing. But don’t eat just for the sake of eating!
Try Intermittent Fasting for Quick Weight Loss
A great way to lose weight without having to count calories every day is to use intermittent fasting.
There are many different strategies when it comes to intermittent fasting. We recommend fasting for 16 hours and eating during an 8-hour window.
For example, if you go to bed at 10 pm, don’t eat the following day until 4 pm. You can eat several small healthy meals during that window, or just one large meal, so long it falls within the 8-hour window.
Fasting for 24 hours can also be helpful, but admittedly, fasting is not everyone. It’s just one additional tool that can be potentially used to lose weight fast. Check out the video below for more information.
Exercise is absolutely one of the best ways to lose weight fast, but you need to choose the right exercises to get the best results. It’s important to remember that weight loss is as simple as eating fewer calories than you need to function (your maintenance level).
Of course, exercise increases your calorific burn and helps you to lose weight faster. Here are some tips to get you going:
High Intensity Interval Training means you do a burst of exercise for up to 2 minutes and then take a break for between 30 and 90 seconds. Then repeat the exercise.
Alternatively, you can complete a set of reps and pause before doing them again. The aim is to keep starting and stopping, putting maximum effort in each time until you can’t physically do anymore.
Rest for 24 hours before starting again to allow your muscles to heal and grow.
Don’t forget muscle burns more calories than fat; helping you to use up your daily calories; creating a deficit to encourage fat loss.
The 24-Minute Workout
Try our free 24-minute workout and commit to it 3-4 days a week. Join the thousands of other successful men who have obtained their weight loss goals with our programs. Our workouts are not only proven to be effective, but they’re also designed to maximize results for the amount of time and effort that’s needed.
Push Your Limits
The key to the best way to lose weight fast is to choose an activity that you enjoy and push yourself to your limits.
If you haven’t exercised for a while then walking is a great way to start but push yourself to go further each day at the same time. You can then graduate to running, cycling, cross-training or even try the 24-minute workout.
Use The Weights
You don’t need to hit the gym to start doing dumbbell squats or other exercises with free weights. But you do need to start doing them!
These exercises will push your limits while helping you to burn fat and build muscle. That means you’ll burn more calories, torching your fat every day; even when you’re not working out.
The great thing is that weights can be added to virtually any type of exercise; whether you’re running, swimming, skipping, cross-training, boxing or even doing yoga.
Anything that gets your heart rate up will burn calories and help you lose weight; just remember to change your routine regularly to keep your body guessing. It’s surprising how quick it can adjust to a workout!
Summing It All Up (Or Down!)
The best way to lose weight fast is to have the motivation to do it. This will usually come from the realization that you’re overweight or the desire to look good for an event.
But, if possible you should choose to lose just 2 or 3 pounds a week. It may take 4 or 5 months to lose the 50lbs but you’ll be able to develop a healthy habit and attitude towards eating and exercise. This can be carried on for life, not as a chore but because you enjoy it.
You should also never underestimate the power of good support. Join the FF30X program today and get access to the 1-day meal plan, the 24-minute workout and an array of information designed to help you become the best you can be.
The Support of the FF30X will help you to achieve your goal and stick to your new healthy lifestyle; just like me, they’ve all been where you are today.
Your new friend & health coach,
Head Training Staff, The Fit Father Project
Brotherhood Nickname: “The Fit Brit”
Bragging Rights: 16 Years in the fitness industry, Author of ‘The Easy Fitness Guide’, Father of 4 boys and Husband to a Venezuelan beauty.
*Please know that weight loss results & health changes/improvements vary from individual to individual; you may not achieve similar results. Always consult with your doctor before making health decisions. This is not medical advice – simply very well-researched info on conditioning workouts.