Doctors usually recommends people who wants to lose weight to aim for fat loss of only 1 to 2 pounds or ½ to 1 kilograms per week. This is to avoid weight gain due to the body suffering a rapid lowering in metabolism. This will also help avoid prevent loss of muscle. But for people who are extremely overweight, they can go on fast weight loss programs. This type of diet program is not recommended for people who only wanted to lose 2 to 25 pounds.
This type of program is suitable for people who are obese or with a body mass index of 30 and above. If you are only mildly overweight will only really cause themselves problems in the long run. Thus, some of this fast weight loss programs, especially if it is very low in calorie, need a doctor's authorization. Though there are also some programs that don't need this.
There are quick weight loss programs, which attempts to provide a nutritional balance while still providing low calories. But most of these types of diets are very low in calories. Unless properly balanced and supervised, there can be nutritional deficiencies that can cause potential health problems. Because of these extremely restrictive calories, people who are on this type of diet experiences fatigue and irritability. Some people also experience other complications like constipation due to a lack of fiber. This type of program can also lower metabolism. This can lead to loss of muscle mass or catabolism, as well as, fat.
For people who are not extremely obese, there are also some things that you can do for fast weight loss. First, you can drink eight to ten glasses of water a day. Water helps flush your body of impurities and fat. You can also drink green or herbal tea as a substitute for a few glasses of water.
You can also break up your meals into five or six smaller ones. This will help you speed up your metabolism and keep you from getting too hungry in between meals. You should also take in more fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are packed with vitamins. And you should try to decrease your fat intake by no more than 20 grams per day.
Exercise is very important in going on a fast weight loss program. It is recommended that you exercise for 30 minutes a day. You can take a walk, play a game with your kids or just keep moving. You should also take up a hobby like knitting or painting to keep your hands busy and away from picking up and eating that delicious chocolate cake.
And try to avoid eating late night snack. To prevent this, you can try to eat at least two hours before going to bed. Listen to your body; your body will let you know when it is full, hungry, stressed or tired. Learn to read the signs and obey what your body tells you.
You should also increase your fiber intake. Fiber helps increase metabolism. And most importantly, you should cleanse and detoxify. Cleansing is very important to be successful in your fast weight loss program. You can cleanse your body by eating food that is nutritional and will get your body functioning normally to be able to fight illness and disease. This will also help your body burn calories and fat faster and more efficiently.