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Quickest Way To Lose Weight

I guess I’m one of those people who isn’t that good at only thinking about the short term. I tend to think more long term and that includes when I’m considering what is the quickest way to lose weight. Whatever type of weight loss plan I decide on must not be bad for my overall, long term health or I won’t do it.

That is what I recommend for you too. Today we know a lot more about the effects of some of these diets and supplements over the long haul. In my opinion, it’s not worth dying over 10 extra pounds.

When it comes to the quickest way to lose weight I prefer to balance the speed of the weight loss with my overall health. I will force myself to be more patient and take a little longer so that the results I get are better for my body.

To that end, you should talk to your doctor before you start any type of weight loss plan. Whether you are focusing primarily on your eating plan, your exercise plan, or the best option, a combination of both, getting the approval of your doctor before you start is just the smart thing to do.

I’ve never been much of a fan of taking a supplement. Why? Simple, it’s short term. For the most part, you aren’t going to be taking supplements for the rest of your life and if all your weight loss hinges on that pill, what will happen when you stop taking it?

Instead, if I use a supplement at all, I use it with the idea that it is for short term use only and it is only a way to help me get off to a quick start with my weight loss.

I know from personal experience that it’s much easier to stick with a weight loss plan as soon as you start to see some results. Using a supplement for a short term, until you start seeing some results, can be a great way to keep yourself motivated.

Another thing I try to do is make sure I am drinking enough water. Again, talk to your doctor to find out how much you should be drinking (believe it or not, you can do harm if you drink too much water too).

I’ve been told that most people should drink half of their body weight in ounces of water every day. So, if you weigh 150 lbs. you should drink 75 ounces of water daily (75 is half of 150).

The absolute best thing I did to lose weight, and I lost it in one week too, was to eat more. Sounds weird, doesn’t it? But I found that when I ate 6 small, but nutritious, meals daily I lost weight with out really trying.

I lost 6 pounds in that first week. I just ate small meals consisting of lean protein, fresh vegetables and a little bit of carbs. At that time I wasn’t even exercising that much.

The reason this worked so well is easy: I was providing my body with the fuel it needed to run at it’s very best. When you give your body what it needs, you will almost always see it runs efficiently and that means it will burn more fat.

I find that the quickest way to lose weight is when you work with your body instead of against it.


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Weight Loss Calorie Counter

As amazing as it may seem, there are still new diets coming out all the time. You would that by now the real “secret” would have been found and that there would be no need for new diet plans; however, that’s just not the case. Believe it or not the “secret” has already been revealed, and a weight loss calorie counter can really help.

So what is this secret that has already been exposed? It is that the only way to lose weight is to burn more calories than your body stores. That’s it. Every diet is nothing more than a variation on this idea. In reality, there are no new diets being released. Instead, there are new gimmicks being released, and these gimmicks are designed to disguise the real secret of losing weight.

Now that we know the only way to lose weight, we have to figure out how to make that happen. The trick is figuring out a way that works best for us, and using any tools we can that will help us get rid of some extra weight. A weight loss calorie counter is one of those tools.

You really can’t reduce the number of calories you’re taking in until you know how many you’re taking in now. In other words, you need a benchmark of some kind; a starting point. A lot of people think they have a pretty good idea of how many calories they eat during the day, or during any given meal, but study after study has shown this idea to be false. Most people do not do a very good job of estimating their caloric intake.

If you are serious about wanting to lose weight then you have to take responsibility for what you’re eating. However, if you don’t know how many calories are in your food, then how can you keep track of what you’re eating? The answer is that you can’t. But you can’t use that as an excuse to eat whatever you want. You need to find a way to keep track, and a weight loss calorie counter is the way to do it.

You can get a calorie counter book, get an app, or go online to find the information you need. It’s easier than ever to find the calorie content of just about every food, but that also means there are no more excuses. None of these options will work unless you make use of them.

Another benefit of calorie counters is that you can easily compare foods before you eat them. As we pointed out earlier, people are not very good at estimating calories, so you are sure to find a few surprises when looking up various foods. However, it’s much better to be surprised at the facts than it is to assume you’re eating right when you’re really not. So, grab a weight loss calorie counter now and you will be pleasantly surprised at the results you see.


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Eliminate Seafood

It’s actually pretty easy to eliminate red meat and poultry from our diets. When you give any thought whatsoever, the reasons are so compelling to stop eating them. Your reasons may be physical, because you need to lower your cholesterol or blood pressure. You may want to reduce your risk of cancers that may run in your family, and eliminating red meat from your diet is an important way to do this. You may also find that the way we mass-produce meat and poultry for consumption in this country is repugnant to you.

If we really thought about the way meat and poultry is raised, we’d never eat the stuff again. We’re consuming flesh that’s been produced from enormous pain and suffering. Even the smallest life has value on this earth; mass producing these animals to slaughter and eat them degrades their lives and degrades our own in the process of eating them.

It might feel like it’s carrying things to far to eliminate something as elemental as a shrimp or a scallop. But think about what we dump into the ocean where this food comes from. All our waste and trash gets hauled into the ocean, if it doesn’t go into a landfill. Think of the millions of gallons of oil that have been dumped from oil tanker accidents. Think of the impact that the erosion of the ozone layer in the atmosphere has had on every living thing on the planet. There are toxic levels of mercury in fish and seafood, so much so that if you’re a woman contemplating getting pregnant, you most definitely shouldn’t eat fish. Your risk of producing a baby with birth defects is extremely high if you do.

It can be hard to let go of fish and seafood, because this has a similar texture to red meat and poultry. It’s flesh after all, even though it’s marine flesh. It might take longer to eliminate fish and seafood from your diet, but keep at the effort. If you’ve been realizing the benefits of eating more vegetarian, then it’s really a small step to take to eliminate this last piece of animal flesh from your diet.

Imagine how good you’ll feel about yourself and what you’re doing for the planet when make that last step and eliminate all meat and animal products from your diet.


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How Long You Should Stay On The Atkins Diet

A lot of people have lost a lot of weight on the Atkins Diet. However, there are still plenty of questions surrounding this popular diet plan. One of the questions people have is how long should you stay on the Atkins Diet. The typical amount of time is somewhere between six months and a year, but some don’t last that long, while others stay on it on a long-term basis.

But how long others stay on the diet isn’t as important as how long you should stay on it. Therefore, a good starting point is to consider what your specific weight loss and dietary goals are. If you want to reset how your body digests food and burns calories, then you may want to stay on Atkins longer. On the other hand, if you’re just trying to lose a few pounds, then you may consider going off the diet once your goal is reached (but be careful that you don’t gain all of your weight back).

Let’s be honest, though, a lot of people have a hard time sticking to the Atkins Diet. This is usually due to food cravings. While you can generally eat all the fish, meat and eggs you want, the diet places severe restrictions on carbohydrates; especially in the earliest stages of the program. So, while you may enjoy being able to eat tons of bacon or fried fish, the novelty soon wears off and you start missing simple things like bread.

Sticking to any diet is a very hard thing for most people. However, the Atkins Diet can be particularly troublesome. The problem is that they think they can do the diet for a couple weeks, lose some weight and then return to their normal eating habits. This isn’t the case. Sure, they may drop a few pounds, but if they go off the diet too soon they will not only gain back the weight they lost, but may also gain more. This can be very discouraging, and some people are quick to say that the Atkins Diet doesn’t work, when in reality it was their not sticking to the diet that made it not work. That wouldn’t be so bad, but too many people then give up on diets all together.

One of the things that makes the Atkins Diet different is that it is comprised of four stages. You have to follow each stage precisely and you can’t skip ahead. The tricky part is that the first stage is often the hardest, as it removes all but 12 grams of carbohydrates from your daily diet. This leads some people to have cravings, lack of concentration or not feeling well. In other words, the temptation to give up is often at its strongest in the first phase of the diet.

The good news is that each phase allows you to have more carbs, and it gets easier and easier to stick to. The question of how long you should stay on the Atkins Diet is best answered by saying “as long as you can”. That’s because there is a maintenance phase that is designed to be something you can keep doing. Of course, be sure to check with your personal doctor before starting any new diet.


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