It is now generally known that an overweight person runs a high risk of many health disorders: diabetes, heart diseases, high blood pressure, stroke, cancer, lethargy, etc. Understandably, nearly everybody wants to keep their weight and waistline within acceptable limits.

Not only does a normal body mass index (BMI) help to keep these ailments in check, it also promotes a general feeling of well being and liveliness.

What if your weight is already above what is considered healthy? Do not worry. Sure you’ll need to drop those extra pounds. But the good news is that as far as losing weight is concerned, nobody is really too far gone. There are healthy ways to lose weight—and fast. Here are 4 quick steps.

Watch the calorie content of what you eat. Did you notice the difference? The advice is not a blanket ban on most of the things you eat, but how you eat them. Take meat as an example. It’s often demonized when it comes to losing weight, as if meat is generally a bad thing.

It’s not. But if you’re looking at losing weight, you’ll have to drop red meat and go for white meat and poultry products and fish. Even if you can’t resist burgers and sandwiches, then go for those having poultry and fish centers! The reason is that white meat and poultry are low in cholesterol and trans fat compared with red meat.

Eating soups and salads as starters before the main meal is helpful also. They seem to curb your appetite and hence the quantity of food you’ll eventually consume. Of course, controlling your hunger and limiting the portions you consume are very essential factors when it comes to losing weight.

Ideally, the soups and broths should be made of vegetables so as to not only give you a feeling of fullness but also supply essential nutrients to your body. For the same reasons, your Salads must include green, leafy vegetables that will provide you with fiber and make you feel full.

And if you truly want to lose weight fast, then resist all temptations to indulge in those fizzy and carbonated drinks. They’re all packed with calories that go straight to your waist moments after you finish drinking.

Drinking large quantities of water at regular intervals often helps to curb the appetite for soda and the like. Water helps a lot in weight reduction. In addition, regular water intake helps to clear your body of harmful toxins, some of which are implicated in unexplained weight gains in the first place. Wouldn’t you rather drink more water?

A healthy diet is a must for anybody wanting to lose weight. But it’s not everything: to really lose weight fast, you can’t run away from exercise.

But not to worry, to lose weight through exercise, you really don’t need to spend the better part of your day at the gym. Simple activities such as brisk walking, bicycling, swimming, dancing and step aerobics are all excellent ways to burn fats at various regions of the body. Each hour spent engaging in any of these forms of exercises can help you shed some 800 calories each day!

So there you have them, four steps to lose weight fast. On a final note, losing weight fast is not about going on a crash diet or hitting the gym with a vengeance. Most persons who take that path soon tire out. The key to losing weight and staying that way is dedication, motivation and determination to stick to a plan, such as the one outlined here.

So Let’s Get started


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