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Fast Weight Loss -- The Healthiest Fast Weight Loss Plan
In general, fast weight loss is not healthy. The faster you lose weight, the faster you'll gain it back. Here are the top 5 reasons fast weight loss plans are not healthy...
Fast weight loss impacts your dieting efforts in so many negative ways, it's hard to imagine how any fast dieting attempts could produce healthy results.
The only thing I can think of is to use a lower goal for your weight loss. At a 5% weight reduction, your health improves, diet shock is minimized, and it's fast.
So, if planned properly, you can lose weight fast, in shorter time periods focusing on 5% reductions in total body weight.
At first, you will lose mostly muscle and water. But as you progress through each period, more and more fat will burn and less muscle. The way I see it, no matter how many fast weight loss warnings we write about, many of you will try the next one that hits the market. Instead of fighting, I want to work with you and provide you the healthiest yet fastest way to lose weight.
The Healthiest Fast Weight Loss Plan
Slow and consistent, a healthy weight loss plan delivers small successes everyday, building momentum along the way, peaking at the point in time when you reach you're goal. This is key to dieting success.
Most dieters do the opposite...they experience fast weight loss early, their momentum peaks mid-way, and by the end of the diet, they are completely deflated. With no energy left to carry them into the next stage of weight loss -- weight gain prevention -- most dieters give up at this point.
My fast weight loss plan avoids the deflation and lack of motivation at the end of the diet because it evenly spreads the weight loss over 6 weeks. When do most dieters lose the most weight? Weeks 1-3. On my plan? Weeks 2-5.
No, these results are not from a good rigorous clinical study. Instead, they are my own observation of several patients I follow in Dallas.
Healthy Fast Weight Loss Steps
Since most bodybuilders know what to do, I suggest for the rest of us, a protein shake between breakfast and lunch or between lunch and dinner. The time you choose depends on when you have the longest period of fasting. For me, it's between lunch and dinner, so my shake comes around 3pm.
Week One, Part Two -- Start an exercise program, with the first week involving nothing but stretching major muscle groups. Stretching increases the tonal stimulation to muscles (tone) causing them to burn more calories at rest. Plus it protects against injuries. The second week start some form of low impact aerobics...walking! Walk for 40 minutes everyday.
Record the amount of weight you're losing. Never let it reach a rate of more than 4 pounds per week (that's double what I normally recommend).
End Result -- 12 to 18 pounds of average weight loss. The exact amount depends on many factors including exercise.
Fast Weight Loss Summary
Don't do it. Fast weight loss inevitably will lead to future weight gain. Just don't do it. But, if you do, at least follow my steps, the healthiest steps to fast weight loss.
To Healthy Living!
Michael A. Smith, MD
Dr. Smith is the Chief Medical Consultant for the Diet Basics Website. His medical experience includes Radiology, Internal Medicine, and Preventative Medicine. He trained at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School for all post-graduate years, 7 in total. His most memorable experience was training under Drs. Michael Brown and Joseph Goldstein, the Nobel Laureates in Medicine for their pioneering work in fat and cholesterol metabolism. Please visit Dr Smith's website at, Diet Basics.
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