Last Updated on September 4, 2019 by Femniqe Editorial
So you want to lose 20 pounds in just 6 hours?
Sorry, that’s not going to happen.😉
One of the only ways to lose weight really fast is dehydrating yourself with water loss. And that isn’t sustainable or healthy.
So unless you’re an UFC fighter trying to reach the right weight for an upcoming fight, that isn’t the smartest thing to do.
But there’s good news; there are actual healthy ways you can speed up fat loss and get amazing results.
However, it depends on a lot of factors, for instance, the more overweight you are the faster you will be able to lose fat.
But as you get leaner fat loss will become slower.
So to make your life much easier, here are 4 steps you can take the shed excess weight fast, the right way.
Let’s jump right in!
Step 1: Choose quality over quantity
A lot of people make this big mistake all the time.
They think that if they don’t eat a lot their bodies won’t get all the necessary nutrition.
It’s not the quantity that matters, it is the quality(1).
You can just have 3 solid healthy meals for the day that has all of the necessary macro-nutrients.
Protein, carbs and healthy fats.
If you can include these proportionately in your daily diet your stomach will feel much fuller throughout the day and you eat less.
It doesn’t matter how much exercise you do, you always have to practice portion control and eat fewer calories if you want to get your dream body.
And guess what?
If you do this properly you won’t starve, because you’re eating real quality foods that are nutrient dense.
Step 2: MAKE BETTER FOOD CHOICES
This follows up from step 1. Now that you know you have to use fewer calories you need to make the right food choices throughout the day.
By eating foods that is not calorie-dense (like vegetables) it allows you to eat a lot more healthy food without overdoing it on calories.
As mentioned earlier, you’ll be more satiated and not deprived when you’re eating fewer calories.
A very easy way to do this is to make sure that your plate is almost 50% vegetables that include broccoli, kale, cabbage or just a mix of your favorite veggies.
You want to stay clear of calorie-dense foods like ice cream, pizza and lasagna.
Note: You still can have one of those treats now and then but don’t let it control you.
Step 3: Start doing intermittent fasting
This is the secret many fitness models, movie stars and athletes have up their sleeves.
This isn’t a diet, it’s just a pattern of eating that you train your body to get used to.
And the beauty about it is that, it doesn’t take long for your body to get used to the pattern after 1 to 3 days.
What is intermittent fasting?
It’s basically making a conscious decision to deliberately skip certain meals.
Intermittent fasting means you’re eating during a specific time window of the day.
And also choosing not to eat food during the rest.
There are many eating patterns with the most popular being the 16:8 hour protocol.
How the 16:8 protocol works?
When you get up in the morning you will not eat breakfast.
You will just drink a cup of coffee, unsweetened, green tea or sparkling water up until 2 PM in the day.
Then from 2 PM to about 9 PM you can eat as much healthy calories as you want.
And you know what the fun part about this eating plan is?
You can slip in some treats occasionally and still burn fat, but don’t go overboard.
The science behind this
What happen is that during the “fasted state” your body doesn’t have any recently consumed meals that it can use for energy.
So what it does is pull the fat stored form all of your body and use that for energy.
Burning fat = Getting your dream body!
Why does it work so well?
You see our bodies react to eating food with insulin(3) production. Generally, the more you eat the more insulin is produced.
However, everyone’s reaction is different but if your body is sensitive to insulin this will work perfect for you.
Note: Insulin is basically a hormone that makes it hard for people to lose weight. So it’s something that you want to regulate and watch out for.
The thing is, intermittent fasting is a great way to supercharge fat burning in your body.
Plus, it comes with a lot of health benefits at the same time.
Big Benefit #1 – You will lose weight much faster
Whenever you eat a meal your body will spend hours processing that food and burning what it can.
And in most cases it has too much food to burn.
So instead of burning the fat stored in your body it burns the food because it’s readily available in excess.
That’s why intermittent fasting will work absolutely well for anyone who wants to lose excess body fat fast and safely.
You’re basically giving your body the only option, which is burning the excess stored fat.
Big Benefit #2 – You will save a lot of time
When you do intermittent fasting, it makes it a lot more easier for you to eat fewer calories, which makes you lose weight and become lean.
If you’re like many persons, who find it annoying to look about breakfast then this will work like a charm.
Big Benefit #3 – Your overall health improves
Not only will you lose weight and become shredded but your body will engage in healthy cellular detoxification.
This process is called Autophagy(4).
It’s known as a healthy process that kicks in after about 16 hours without food.
Your overall appearance will change and improve, becoming more noticeable among your friends and family.
Step 4: Start lifting weights
Now that you will start doing intermittent fasting, you need to include weightlifting.
This is very important because by lifting weights you will be able to preserve your muscle mass to improve your overall aesthetics.
So what would happen is that your body fat percentage will go down and you’ll have more lean muscle mass.
If you’re a woman who is afraid of lifting weights, don’t be afraid.
In fact, if you want to produce the sexiest body you can you should be lifting weights.
You won’t become bulky looking like Miss Olympia. For you to look like a bodybuilder you have to be taking some form of steroids and all types of supplements that you don’t need.
So don’t worry about looking bulky.
Start taking action
If you’re really serious about shedding excess body fat, you should give this a honest shot.
This is what a lot of celebrities and models use to get their body in shape for fast upcoming gigs and events.
You can do the same and sculpt your dream body!