If you want to achieve fast weight loss, one of the best methods is to go on a detox. It is best to pick a time when you are not busy with work or a home situation as you are unlikely to feel great in the first couple of days.
Your body will be releasing the build up of toxins and headaches with nausea are not uncommon.
So how does a detox diet work?
The principle is that we consume a lot of toxins daily either via our food or our environment. Our liver has to work very hard to eliminate these toxins and failure to do so will lead to weight gain.
When you are on a detox diet you are severely limited in what you can eat. Your main diet will consist of fruit and vegetables.
You will also be allowed to eat brown rice, lentils, unsalted nuts and other grains such as quinoa. You should drink only water or lemon juice but are allowed limited quantities of unsweetened fruit juices.
People who go on a detox diet usually report that in addition to losing weight, they get clearer skin and have more energy.
Detox diets are not suitable for those with a medical condition unless advised by a doctor and pregnant woman should avoid them. Some people experience quite unpleasant side effect at first. Supporters of the detox plan will say this is because their bodies were really toxic.
If you cannot stomach a detox plan you can also try a juice diet for fast weight loss.
As the name suggests, you do not eat any whole foods but rely solely on vegetable and fruit juices.
You should purchase a juicer as otherwise the cost of obtaining these freshly prepared drinks can be prohibitive. A juice diet is a short term solution but over the long term could cause tooth decay and other health problems.
You can lose weight by following a sensible eating plan. Keep a food diary and see where the extra calories are sneaking into your diet. Then eliminate these foods. You will be surprised at how much progress you can make once you start.
Exercise should be part of any weight loss plan.
Not only will it help you tone up but you will feel much better. Exercising helps to increase your energy levels and is a great stress reducer. But most people fail to put a new exercise program in place as they aim too high.
Try a little exercise every day rather than promising to become a gym fanatic.
Try eliminating certain foods from your diet to see if they are causing bloating. Stomach bloating can cause you to look much fatter than you actually are.
Foods that often cause problems include wheat and dairy. If you do plan on eliminating dairy from your diet, make sure that you increase your intake of calcium from other sources.
Fast weight loss can be achieved but it shouldn’t be at the expense of your overall health.