Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

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...

  • Diet fast and lose muscle not fat.
  • Diet fast and lose water not fat.
  • Diet fast and cause diet shock. What is diet shock?
  • Diet fast and make no lifestyle changes.
  • Diet fast and fail at long term weight loss.
  • 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

  • Week One, Part One -- drink a protein shake supplement everyday. Do not change anything else. Drink a protein shake that's a 50:50 mix of whey to casein proteins. The best time to drink the shake depends on your physical activities.

    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.

  • Week Two -- Start dieting by replacing 1/2 of a meal with the same protein shake from last week. Do this for 1 week.
  • Week Three -- Replace one whole meal with a protein shake. Change the mixture of the shake to 60% whey and 40% casein proteins. For most people, this comes out to about a 500 calorie reduction.
  • Week Four -- Reduce caloric intake by another 250 calories. I suggest adding a second protein shake, made up of the same 60:40 mix and use it to replace 1/2 of a another meal.

    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).

  • Week Five -- Repeat week four.
  • Week Six -- Add back the last 250 calories you dropped and stop drinking the second shake.
  • 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
    Chief Medical Consultant
    Diet Basics

    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.


    MORE RESOURCES:

    Wisconsin Rapids Tribune

    Is weight loss a recipe or a road map?
    Wisconsin Rapids Tribune
    Did you make a New Year's resolution to lose weight in 2014? If so, you are not alone. Arguably, weight loss is one of the most common promises people make. How effective are most of us at keeping our promise? In this society, food is abundantly ...



    Dmitri Young explains his amazing weight loss
    Washington Post (blog)
    Over the weekend, Dmitri Young visited with some former D.C. baseball friends in Cincinnati, leading to a couple unbelievable photos of the former plus-sized star. And three days later, it's still kind of impossible to believe that the guy on the right ...

    and more »


    In the game of weight loss, a new book touts cheat days can rev your metabolism.
    Monroe News Star
    The book, “The 3-1-2-1 Diet — Eat and Cheat Your Way to Weight Loss,” advocates that dieters eat “cleanly,” adhering to a 1,500-calorie-a-day diet, for three days, then follow those days with one “cheat,” or indulgence, day. After that, he or she ...



    Marshfield News-Herald

    What you need to know about weight-loss surgery
    Marshfield News-Herald
    Weight loss is different for everyone — some diets or exercise programs work for some people, while the same program might not work for someone else. People might wonder the same about bariatric surgery. An online educational tool, called the Ethicon ...



    Mundy Township man's weight loss wins him $10000 and trip to tropics
    The Flint Journal
    In January the 36-year-old, 280-pound Aubuchon was just starting his weight loss efforts. Now, he's transformed himself – losing 91 pounds. He recently took part in his first race ever in Fenton's Bastille Day Race, has signed up for the Crim and has ...

    and more »


    HLNtv.com

    Lisa Lampanelli chats about new gig, weight loss
    HLNtv.com
    Lisa Lampanelli chats about new gig, weight loss. By Larry Frost. updated9:46 AM EDT, Mon July 28, 2014. Comments. NEED TO KNOW. Lisa Lampanelli talks to HLN's own Yasmin Vossoughian about 'Lipschtick'; Seasoned comedian shares what it's like to ...



    Healthy weight-loss: 'I'm constantly busting through barriers'
    Sioux Falls Argus Leader
    The company has an on-site fitness center, free fitness classes throughout the week and provides employees access to wellness coaches to help with weight loss or smoking cessation. "It's a daunting task, and we have to be patient. It's good to have ...



    News & Observer

    UNC's Meeks shows off weight loss, windmill dunk
    Charlotte Observer
    UNC's Kennedy Meeks (3) gets a slap on the face from Providence's Josh Fortune (4) during a NCAA tournament game in March in San Antonio, Texas. Store. http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2014/07/27/20/24/k4c9m.Em.138.jpeg|473. JEFFREY A.
    Kennedy Meeks shows off dramatic weight loss for North CarolinaSB Nation
    UNC forward Kennedy Meeks shows off weight loss, windmill-dunking abilityNews & Observer
    Post-weight loss Kennedy Meeks throws down windmill (VIDEO)NBCSports.com

    all 6 news articles »


    Weight-loss inspiration 'busting through barriers' now
    Sioux Falls Argus Leader
    The company has an on-site fitness center, free fitness classes throughout the week and provides employees access to wellness coaches to help with weight loss or smoking cessation. "It's a daunting task, and we have to be patient. It's good to have ...

    and more »


    Local woman honored for weight-loss success
    Niagara Gazette
    Then one day, Sherman noticed a sign on the facility's bulletin board for the TOPS (Taking Off Weight Sensibly) weight-loss support group. “I said to myself, 'This is just what I need' and I took the phone number off the bottom of the flyer and called ...


    Google News


    Advertisement



    Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

    Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.