If rapid weight loss is what you have in mind, then the important thing is to be safe about it, as opposed to foolish. Always bear in mind that you do not want your health to suffer for the sake of losing a few pounds.
With that said, rapid weight loss is something that can be accomplished. Do not beat yourself up if you have some weight to lose however. Are you aware that your rate of metabolism has an impact on the weight you are? It does. Individuals with slow metabolism have a more difficult time losing weight because more fat is stored. There are other people who suffer from hormonal imbalances.
The most common causes of weighing too much are a lack of exercise and eating too many of the wrong foods or simply eating in an unhealthy manner. If rapid weight loss matters to you because a special event is coming up then the first thing you need to do is to start consuming more water on a daily basis.
Drink six to eight glasses of water a day (full glasses that is). In particular you should start each morning with a glass of water. This helps to jumpstart your metabolism. Water is not only good for you when it comes to losing weigh but it is good for the body in general.
Eat as organically as possible. Start your day with an apple, banana, whole grain, plain yogurt and raw honey. Other foods that you should eat as often as possible include carrots, peppers, tomatoes, and wild smoked salmon. Rapid weight loss can only be accomplished if you eat as healthy as can be.
Always eat your supper approximately four to five hours before you go to bed so it has time to digest properly and will not just lie there in your stomach, or worse, be saved in the fat stores! Refrain from snacking throughout the evening.
Incorporate walking into your daily routine. You do not have to walk as if you are in a marathon but make it a brisk non-stop walk. Start with a 20 minute walk every day and then work up to 30 minutes and from there, 45 minutes to an hour.
Get rid of junk food from your diet and stop buying fast food. These foods are fatty, fried and very salty. This all spells bad news for a person trying to lose weight. In the same way, put an end to drinking soft drinks and drink water instead. Soft drinks contain nothing but empty calories (150 empty calories to be exact) and have no nutritional value at all. Soft drinks and other similar beverages can pack on an average of 15 to 16 extra pounds a year. This is not what you want!
Weight loss can happen if you are diligent in your eating and exercise habits. Be smart and consistent in your efforts! You do not have to work out at the gym everyday to achieve the rapid weight loss you want–nor do you have to hire a gourmet chef.