Weight loss is a sensitive subject, especially for women. It is not always about health; it is often about self-esteem and how we feel about our place in the society. Despite great leaps forward with regards to health and fitness and fashion industries leaning more towards healthy, athletic women, there is still an underlying urge for us all to achieve something that may actually be quite damaging to us, emotionally. There are ways to lose weight healthily, quickly and at the same time achieving a body that would be the envy of your former self!
Which Diet To Choose?
There are several diets to choose from, but the most important thing is to choose one that you can maintain and to add to this an exercise program to accelerate fat loss. Note ‘fat loss’ rather than ‘weight loss’, losing weight reflects on the scales but losing fat reflects on your body and the shape of your body and the clothes you wear. Losing fat is also a much healthier option for your overall well being.
An Effective Diet
Providing you have no allergies or food intolerances, the best way to lose fat quickly is by putting your body into ketosis. This is simply when your body starts to use stored fat for energy rather than glycogen (sugars from carbs). To achieve this state of ketosis, which normally takes around two weeks, you need to be fueling your body with a high protein and low, or no carb diet. Bear in mind that the toughest periods of this diet is the first two weeks, this is when you will crave carbs and feel tired and weak and a little foggy in the brain! If you can get through this time, you will soon reap the benefits and see real results. Make sure you keep your water intake high also as this will help flush out your kidneys keep you alert. The food pyramid that we know tells us to eat a lot of carbohydrates, a little bit of protein and the minimal amount of fat and dairy. Carbohydrates are instant energy and to be honest, they come in all forms of delicious and tempting foods. This is one reason it is difficult to give them up, but providing you consume fibre and healthy lean protein and healthy fats, you can maintain a low or no carb diet to achieve fast and safe weight loss. Combining this with a good training routine will speed up fat loss and shape your body.