If you’ve spent years looking for a miracle pill or plan to lose weight fast then you have probably been wasting your time. I don’t want to ruin your day but there simply isn’t a miracle solution out there.

The good news is that to lose weight fast and effectively you don’t need a miracle, you just need a few minor life adjustments as shown by the tips in this article.

Tools such as weight loss supplements have their place but you should never rely on such things to do the work for you. The most effective weight loss will come from changing your mindset to enable you to use more calories than you consume on a regular basis. Fad diets, crash diets and miracle pills are neither realistic nor sustainable.

Here are some top tips to help you think differently to help you lose weight fast and effectively:

1 – Avoid Crash Dieting

Crash diets are counter-productive. They are not sustainable and they actually encourage your body to store fat in response to the starvation tactics you are subjecting it to. Our bodies are very clever and have very sophisticated self-preservation systems which you aren’t even aware of.

2 – Always Have Something At Breakfast

It’s a myth that you need to eat a big breakfast but you do need to consume something to kick start your metabolism as your body has not eaten for several hours when you wake. If you don’t like eating early some fluid intake such as a nice healthy smoothie or a fruit juice would be enough to get you going.

3 – Eat Little But MORE Often …

Research shows that dividing ‘3 meals a day’ into 6 smaller healthy meals will help boost your metabolism.

4 – Stay Away from White

White foods such as simple sugars, rice and refined flour are absorbed rapidly by the body and are processed and stored as fat.

5 – Drink Lots of Water

Drink around 2-3 litres of water per day to support your metabolism and clean out the extra toxins that are released as you lose weight.

6 – Do Some Exercise

You don’t need to over do it. Slow light exercise is best for burning flab as the body relies less on sugar and uses fat for fuel instead.

7 – Get Some Sleep and Relax

Research shows that if you achieve at least 7 hours or more sleep each night you will be less likely to gain weight than those who don’t sleep as much.

8 – Weigh, Measure, Listen – Consistently

a) Weighing – weigh yourself at the same time each week – usually first thing on a morning is best. Body weight fluctuates through the day so weight at different times will give you false feedback.

b) Body Measurements – Use a measuring tape to measure your chest, biceps, thighs, waist and hips.

c) Listen to The Signals – Often the best indication of progress is you. If you feel good, clothes are getting slack, your energy levels are high and you are fitter and stronger than you were before, then you’re on the right track.

9 – Take Help Where You Can Get It

Don’t be afraid to ask for or look for help. If you find it hard to motivate yourself then join a weight loss group for extra support. Perhaps you have friends and family that want to lose weight with you? Or perhaps you need help with meal planning – a nutritionist can help guide you through this.

Tools such as weight loss supplements can also make a difference and often give you that extra little push you need to achieve your goals. As already mentioned there are no miracle cures out there. However quality supplements can help to optimize your body for weight loss by supporting metabolic function and increasing your body’s ability to burn fat. Some supplements also help to balance blood sugar levels to prevent sugary food cravings.

Different weight loss products work differently and it is often down to personal choice what works best for you. It’s a whole subject on its own and, as we are all physiologically different, some things work better on some than others. The secret is to find what helps you and stick with it.

Conclusion

As you can see weight loss doesn’t have to involve crash diets or miracle pills to achieve results. If you want to lose weight effectively and for the long term then you need to change your lifestyle to ensure that what your body burns is more than it consumes. It doesn’t need to be difficult and you don’t need to starve or run a marathon. It just needs to be consistent – which unfortunately many fad diets are impossible to be.