How to lose weight quickly?
Are you looking for a way to lose body fat and bodyweight quickly without a gimmick?
Women - Do you fight "saddle bags" or that ever bothersome lower abs (lower abdominal) fat? Do you have too much fat on the back sides of your arms? Is it possible to burn fat fast? Do you agonize over the fat of the inner thighs—or that spot just on the inside of your knees? If so, it's time to get help.
Men - Do you feel frustrated with the "spare tire?" Do you find yourself wearing your shirts untucked? During the morning shave, are you focused on the extra flesh under your chin? If so, it's time to get help.
Men and Women - You're not alone! Many of us battle body fat and consider "the battle of the bulge" a yearly obsession. An estimated 50 million Americans will go on diets this year. And while some will succeed in taking the weight off, very few—perhaps 5 percent—will manage to keep all of it off in the long run. Get help.
One reason for the low success rate is that many people look for quick-fix solutions to their weight problems. They find it hard to believe in this age of scientific innovations and medical miracles that an effortless weight-loss method doesn't exist. So some of us succumb to quick-fix claims like "Eat All You Want and Still Lose Weight!" or "Melt Fat Away While You Sleep!" And many invest their hopes (and their money) in all manner of pills, potions, gadgets, and programs that hold the promise of a slimmer, happier future.
The weight-loss business is a booming industry. Americans spend an estimated $30 billion a year on all types of diet programs and products, including diet foods, pills and drinks. Trying to sort out all of the competing claims--often misleading, unproven, or just plain false--can be confusing and costly.
Simplefit is designed to give you the facts behind the claims, to help you avoid the outright scams, and to encourage you to consider thoroughly the costs and consequences of the dieting decisions you make. If so, it's time to get help.
The Facts About Weight Loss
Being obese can have serious health consequences. These include an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, gallstones, and some forms of cancer. Losing weight can help reduce these risks. Get help.
General Points to Keep in Mind
Any claims that you can lose weight effortlessly are false. The only proven way to lose weight is either to reduce the number of calories you eat or to increase the number of calories you burn off through exercise. We, along with most experts, recommend a combination of both.
Very low-calorie diets are not without risk and should be pursued only under medical supervision. Unsupervised very low-calorie diets can deprive you of important nutrients and are potentially dangerous. Fad diets rarely have any permanent effect. Sudden and radical changes in your eating patterns are difficult to sustain over time. In addition, so-called "crash" diets often send dieters into a cycle of quick weight loss, followed by a "rebound" weight gain once normal eating resumes, and even more difficulty reducing when the next diet is attempted.
To lose weight safely and keep it off requires long-term changes in daily eating and exercise habits. We recommend a goal of losing about a pound or two a week. A modest reduction of 500 calories per day will achieve this goal, since a total reduction of 3,500 calories is required to lose a pound of fat. An important way to lower your calorie intake is to learn and practice healthy eating habits.