If you want to lose weight then there are a few ways to go about it, but if you’re serious about it then you’ll notice that all the effective ways ultimately boil down to one approach, in essence. Many people suffer from what could very well be some justifiable analysis paralysis, but at some point if you’re serious about shedding the flab you’ll have to do what matters and get busy with what we all know works, in actual fact.
So the formula is simple really and it entails forcing your body to use up your body fat as its source of fuel. You’ll have to be careful not to eat into your muscle tissue and effectively cause muscle wastage though, but to a certain extent that’s unavoidable. You’ll just have to limit it as much as possible.
Otherwise if actually implementing this simple formula has you at a loss as to exactly how to go about doing it, here’s a 30-day weight shedding plan for you.
Week One – Preparing for the transition
This might prove to be extremely difficult and this is when most people quit, but you really shouldn’t give up because the second week to follow is going to get even more difficult. The good news though is that you’ll start to feel results almost immediately, if not see them as well.
So the first week entails preparing your body for a transition that’s to come and that transition has everything to do with how your body makes use of the resources it receives by way of what you feed yourself. Your body needs to be prepped to start using nutrients differently, firstly to facilitate the weight loss and secondly, to maintain a healthy body weight once you’ve managed to shed all that flab.
So to prep your body you’re simply going to start taking vitamins, preferably a vitamin B complex, but you can also take multivitamins if you really want to. As soon as you start taking vitamins you’ll probably notice that your appetite likely improves and/or you start having more disposable energy, but what you’ll need to do is cut down on carbs and fats. Eat the cleanest proteins you can get, such as eggs and especially fish (like hake).
Eat these foods with steamed vegetables and cut out processed and refined sugars, replacing your sugar fix with natural sugars, such as freshly squeezed fruit juice.
It’s okay to skip meals at this stage and in order to help you feel like you’ve had your fill when skipping some meals, drink lemony water, hot or cold.
Week Two and beyond – Managing your food portions
You can then start coming off the vitamins and realigning your regular diet so that it becomes your new diet that’s tailored just right to give you enough energy to get you through the day. You can start reintroducing good fats and carbs again, but be sure not to overcompensate and run the risk of getting right back to where you were. Aim for regular bowel movement by eating lots of fibres and take a step back to rebalance things if you start to feel like you’ve filled up a bit too much.