Everyone wants quick weight loss, and if they don’t get it, many people give up altogether. It doesn’t make much sense when you think about it. Let’s say you want to lose 30 pounds. If you can do it fast, it might take you a week to lose 3 pounds. In 10 weeks, or about 2 and a half months, you’ll reach your goal, but losing that much is too difficult and you might give up after a few weeks. On the other hand, if you give up after 2 weeks because you only lost a pound each week, you might spend the next 18 weeks doing nothing, or gaining weight. If you kept at it, you’d be down to your desired weight. The truth is, if you want to lose weight, you will have to continue eating healthy and living healthy to maintain it. You can get quick weight loss, but fast or slow, you need to follow a plan.
There are lots of weight loss plans on the market. The best one is going to be different for you than for someone else. Look for an eating plan you can follow. Ease into it slowly. For example, if you are going low carb, eat fewer carbs in week one and decrease carbs and sugar little by little each week until you are at a good eating routine. It will slow down results, but it will solidify them as well. It will make a plan for you that is easier to follow.
Ease into exercise as well. If working out 2 hours a day everyday is too much, which it probably is for most people, start working out for 20 to 30 minutes three times a week. Work up to 6 days a week rotating strength training with cardio. Including both types of exercise will get you the best results.
Don’t be afraid to change your plan as necessary. Sometimes a plan looks great on paper, but in practice, it’s too hard to follow or doesn’t work. Change things here and there, but only to help you. Don’t start including a daily donuts for breakfast just because you like donuts. Have a doughnut once a month to keep from depriving yourself. Hopefully, you’ll get to the point where you don’t need that doughnut anymore.