There is no end of information, gadgets, guides, books, DVDs, and pills to use in order to lose weight quickly. All you need to do is turn on the TV and you’ll see tons of ads for this and that new awesome product that will help you to lose weight. The fact is, most of this stuff is absolute garbage, and it won’t truly help you to lose weight, let alone lose weight fast. All you really need is to exercise often and properly, and to have the right nutrition. But, instead of telling you how to go about losing weight fast, I am going to show you the things that you shouldn’t do if you want to lose weight. Hopefully, by staying away from these things, you’ll be able to get that body and healthy lifestyle that you want.
Treadmill/Cardio – When you walk into the gym, what do you see? Rows and rows of treadmills and so naturally you think that you should hop on the treadmill. You start to get a good sweat going, and each time you go, you realize you can run farther and faster, and you may even lose a little bit of weight. But you’ll notice, that despite being able to run farther, longer and faster, you won’t be losing any weight. This is because your body adapts to the running quickly, and becomes efficient at it. This is great for breaking records, but not for losing weight. If you really want to run on a treadmill, then you need to do intervals. Sprint for a minute, and walk for a minute,sprint for a minute and walk for a minute. This will confuse your body, leading to continual fat burn.
Starvation – Another thing that people want to try when they are trying to lose weight quick, is to starve themselves. Either not eating at all, or eating very little is a technique that they think will help them to lose weight. This is not only very unhealthy, but it will have the opposite effect. Your body will go into survival mode since it isn’t getting the food it needs, and it will hold onto and store all of the body fat you have to hold you over until you’re able to get food again. And, if you eat any food, all of it will be stored as fat. Instead of barely eating anything, it is best to just limit your calories. Between 1200-1600 calories a day is good, depending on your weight. You’ll need energy in order to work out the way you need to in order to get a good fat burn. You’ll also need to be giving your body food so that it doesn’t store fat.