It seems everyone is looking for that magic bullet - rapid weight loss secret that will instantly shed excess weight and turn you into a supermodel.
The fact is, there are healthy, effective and simple techniques you can use to achieve weight loss - and keep it off over the long term.
Tip 1: Rapid weight loss requires a multi-faceted approach that combines diet, exercise, emotional support and in some cases, diet supplements.
Start by learning about and mapping out a low-carb diet you can live with. You can use the resources below to get more information on finding a low-carb diet you can live with. Develop an exercise program that results in at least 15 minutes of activity each day - walking, running, swimming are all good.
Tip 2: Set realistic goals. Rapid weight loss depends on your ability to focus on a disciplined mix of diet and exercise. By setting realistic goals, you will not become discouraged and lose your focus.
Tip 3: Listen to your body. Though there are many rapid weight loss plans out there, everyone's body and metabolism reacts differently to these programs. Some people can't progress on the diet as fast as others. So, substitute a more rigorous exercise program to compensate. Others are not able to exercise as rigorously - learn to listen to your body and adjust your diet plan accordingly.
Tip 4: Drink lots of water. Drink at least 6 - 8oz glasses of water each day. Weight loss depends on flushing your system out, and you must stay hydrated during that process.
Above all else, be consistent. Moderate dieting, exercise and supplementation applied in a consistent way, day after day will result in better weight loss than massive action followed by a return to old habits.
As you can see, a moderate diet plan and moderate exercise program combined with solid emotional support is the key to succeeding with rapid weight loss.