While one does need to err on the side of caution when employing any kind of crash diet in order to not immediately regain the weight, by following these steps it is quite possible to rapidly lose those pesky 20 pounds.
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The first step that you must take should be maintaining a low-calorie diet of no more than 1,100 calories per day. While this may be hard, you have to burn more calories than you consume in order to lose weight.
Now instead of three large meals daily, change your daily meal plan and start eating four or five small meals per day. This will help keep your metabolism going all day long and gets you visually accustomed to smaller portions. Find simple, low-calorie meals you can enjoy regularly.
Reach for fruit when looking for a low-calorie snack. Not only will fruit, such as apples, offer your body much needed fiber, but it also fills you up fast without costing you many precious calories.
This fourth step is one that people hardly recognize. But it actually helps a lot in the whole weight loss process. Make water your best friend. Drink at least 10 to 12 glasses of water per day. Cut out all non-diet soft drinks, juice, milk, sweetened iced tea and alcohol.
These drinks are empty calories you consume, since they are highly caloric and do not offer much nutritional value. If more variety is needed, diet soda, unsweetened tea and black coffee are also allowable low-calorie options.
Make sure you track everything you eat and drink with a food diary. Doing this while dieting not only gives you a simple way to keep track and total your daily caloric intake; it also ensures that you consume enough water.
Take a daily supplement, such as the amino acid L-glutamine, to help ease hunger and cravings. Also, add L-carnitine daily to speed up fat burning. These sixth step is not particularly important, but if you’re in a position where it’s easy for you to get these supplements, then do not hesitate.
Be careful not to discourage yourself by weighing yourself more times than necessary. Limit the number of times you weigh yourself to only once a week.
Take a multivitamin daily when dieting. This helps to make sure that your body is still getting what it needs, even though you may be consuming a reduced amount of calories.
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