If you are in a hurry to lose weight for a special occasion such as a reunion wedding or vacation there are simple ways to fine-tune routine to drop pounds faster. Using certain measures you can expect to lose up to 5 kg — or about 11 pounds — a matter of weeks depending on starting weight and fitness
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Use meal replacements. Drinking a liquid meal replacement shake such as SlimFast instead of an ordinary meal has been shown to be effective for rapid weight loss. Researchers at North American Association for the Study of Obesity showed that regularly drinking meal replacements improved a man’s likelihood of losing weight and keeping it off for more than a year. John Foreyt Ph. D. recommends drinking a 180-calorie slimfast shake for breakfast and even replace lunch if you’re really in a hurry to lose. Have a sensible dinner and you will see a positive change in the number on the scale within weeks.
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Try interval training. Cardio intervals — alternating periods of high intensity exercise with slower more moderate effort — has proven to be more effective to burn body fat than steady-state cardio sessions. Celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson who has clients with Penelope Cruz and Jennifer Lopez knows the benefits of interval workouts. They can change your body in ways that would take much longer to achieve with conventional steady cardio. You will see a difference in weeks he said. Incorporate interval sessions in your training a few times a week and keep workouts short. Interval routines because they are higher intensity is best kept to 30 to 40 minutes long says Kristi Molinaro group fitness instructor at the gym Equinox in New York City.
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Minimize starch. Temporarily cut out starchy foods — even fiber-rich whole grains — and focusing on fresh fruits and vegetables provide rapid weight loss according to Madelyn Fernstrom Ph. D. director of the Weight Management Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. This is because the body uses more water to digest and metabolize nutrients in starchy foods so eliminating them creates nearly instantaneous fluid loss. To see the number go down the scale so quickly is enough to give you a mental boost to keep up with your weight loss efforts.
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Ditch the diet soda. You might think that replacing regular soda with diet versions will save you calories and lead to weight loss but think again. Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio found that people who consumed three or more servings of diet soda daily doubled the risk of becoming overweight or obese within seven to eight years compared with those who did not drink diet soda. This is because the artificial sweeteners in diet soda may stimulate the body’s sugar receptors causing cravings for more high-calorie sweet foods. For optimal weight loss in the shortest possible time drink water.”