By: | Updated: 11/04/2016

Healthy Ways to Lose Weight Fast Without Getting Sick or Losing Your Mind

Nobody likes to diet, but everyone wants to lose weight quickly. Starving yourself, fad diets and skipping meals is not an effective way to lose weight fast. It is important to exercise properly, get enough sleep and maintain a proper diet rich in iron, healthy fats, proteins and fiber. The following article will give you some healthy and safe tips on how to help you lose weight fast.

Get Proper Sleep Every Night

Besides doing exercises to lose weight fast, it is important that you get seven to nine hours of solid sleep every night. And it’s also important to stick to a steady routine as in going to bed and getting up at the same time every night. A disrupted sleep pattern could throw off your metabolism and make you to gain weight.

Sleep helps control your hunger hormones, burns calories and boosts your metabolism. If you are sleeping, you are obviously not going to be snacking late at night out of boredom. Sleep also helps you feel well rested so you’ll be more energized and focused the next day. The more energy you have, the more fat your body will burn. If you are tired and sluggish from the lack of sleep, you will not feel motivated to exercise. Sleep is beneficial for so many reasons. Make sure you are getting enough sleep every night.

Eat Plenty of Protein, Fats and Fiber

Having weight loss smoothies for breakfast is not a must. However, eating right is the best way to lose weight. Eat smaller portions more often. Instead of 3 big meals a day, have 6 smaller meals. Make sure you include a healthy source of protein, healthy fats, fiber and iron in every meal. Foods that fit into this category include: lean meats and fish, seafood, nuts, healthy grains, beans and lentils, leafy green vegetables, and fruits and nuts.

Also, do not be afraid of fats. Saturated fats are actually a good way to boost the metabolism, in moderation. Healthy fats include: olive oil, avocado, coconut oil, nuts and fatty fish such as salmon, trout and mackerel.

Cut Back (or Completely Eliminate) Sugars and Carbs

Refined sugars and carbs only boost your insulin levels. Insulin is the body’s fat storage. By cutting back drastically or completely eliminating refined sugars and carbs, your body will burn fats faster and your metabolism will speed up. You will feel full faster, have less cravings and will have more energy. It might be difficult at first, but the longer you go without fats and carbs, the less you will crave them. Eventually, you will find out that you do not miss them at all. Your body will thank you!

Consume Apple Cider Vinegar and Water Twice a Day

Apple cider vinegar has many health benefits. It aids in weight loss due to the acetic acid content which helps prevent body fat from accumulating. It also helps your body to better absorb nutrients, fight infections and treat digestive issues such as IBS.

Simply mix 1 to 2 teaspoons of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in a glass of cold water and drink once in the morning and once in the evening. Some people find they can take it straight without water easier, but whatever way works best for you. You do not want to overdo it though, so make sure you are only taking about 4 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar a day.


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