I get a bunch of emails about weight loss but the same question that I tend to get is how to do this quickly. To be honest, there is no "quick way." Well, there is but it isnt effective and its quite dangerous. Starving yourself or severe strict calorie restriction is no way to keep the weight off for good because it slows your metabolism, making your body go into survival mode and thus storing fat deposits in your tummy, butt, thighs-any area that it can hold onto! The trick is to eat more and more often but watch what you eat.
To sum it up, here are some key points that I stress so often to those wanting to keep the weight off for good:
Dont stress. The weight will come off- it just takes TIME. Stress also interferes with your metabolism, making it slower and more sluggish, and not burning as many calories.
Drink more green tea and coffee-this speeds up your metabolism. Dont believe me? Try it! Just dont add tons of sugar or cream to your coffee-opt for fat free organic milk and splenda instead.
Walk at least 30 minutes a day. Walking has been proven to be the best exercise around. Its free and easy to do. Get off the couch!
Stay away from fast food joints. It makes me cringe to even begin to think of all the chemicals and yucky stuff that their "food" is made of. Instead, make your own food at home.
Nix sodas, teas, and juices. Most people drink hundreds (yes hundreds) of calories through their drinks without realizing it.
Eat protein at every meal. Protein is not only great for you, but it also keeps you feeling fuller longer.
Load up on FRUIT, VEGGIES, and WHOLE GRAINS. The best food you can ever eat!
Good luck to all. Its a slow journey but its one that will last if you take the dedication and do it correctly.