Here’s the deal, the topic of how to lose weight quickly for women needs a more specific approach and not a general “one size fits all” approach that most diet books, late night infomercial products and weight loss magazines prescribe.
This is because women have different levels of hormones and different metabolisms compared to men.
If you are looking to lose weight quickly and you are a woman, read this short article to discover how to lose fat from areas where most women tend to struggle with the most, butt, hips, thighs and arms.
You see, successful weight loss comes down to finding the perfect combination of exercises at the gym (or at home if you prefer to exercise at the house) along with eating high quality unprocessed foods every day.
It goes without saying, but you are what you eat so you absolutely have to eat the right foods daily at the right times, otherwise all the hard work at the gym will not amount to much.
Here’s how to lose weight the right way and set yourself up for long-term success in keeping the weight off…
How to Lose Weight Quickly for Women – Phase 1: The Detoxification Phase
Before you get started on your weight loss journey, I highly recommend that you go through a detox phase where you eliminate certain foods and eat only specific foods for detoxifying your body.
By starting your weight loss plan with a detox, you will empty your system of toxic chemicals and other waste by products that are found in foods and drinks we consume every day.
Unfortunately, due to modern farming and agriculture, the foods we eat on a daily basis are contaminated with by-products such as pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, hormones, preservatives, additives and other harmful substances.
In order to lose weight quickly, your body has to function optimally at the cellular level. Weight loss is very difficult if your cells are intoxicated with waste by products and chemicals.
Your detoxification should last at least seven days, and up to 30 days if you have a large amount of weight to lose.
Choose unprocessed foods and stay away from sugar and other artificial ingredients during the detoxification phase. Be sure to drink plenty of water every day.
How to Lose Weight Quickly for Women – Phase 2: The Introduction Phase
I’m sure you’ve heard of the phrase “zero to one hundred” before.
This phrase can be applied to just about anything, not just the speed of a vehicle.
For our purposes, zero to one hundred will be exercise and nutrition.
When you just start working out on a new weight loss plan, you are starting at zero. Even if you’ve exercised before or are currently exercising, anytime you begin a new plan and do something different from what your body is used to, you have to pace yourself before you go full steam ahead.
For exercise, this means starting out at a level of intensity that will not cause injury and lead to over-training.
For nutrition, this means slowly incorporating new health foods into your diet until you have replaced them with unhealthy foods instead of going cold turkey and cutting out all junk food overnight.
How to Lose Weight Quickly for Women – Phase 3: The Acceleration Phase
This phase is where the training wheels come off and you are off to the races.
By the time you reach the acceleration phase, you should be several pounds lighter, a few inches smaller and have a good routine established with your new healthy eating habits.
By this phase, most of your bad eating habits that led to your weight gain and poor health should be a thing of the past.
If you’ve done phase one and phase two correctly, you should not have any cravings for sugar and other sweet foods during phase three.
If you aren’t a sweet tooth person, cravings for bread, pasta, rice and other carbohydrate rich foods should be very small by phase three.
In the acceleration phase, your body is primed to lose weight quickly and your muscles are getting stronger and leaner due to a higher metabolism from consistent exercise and nutrition.
Your metabolism should be two to three times as fast in the acceleration phase compared to when you just started at the detoxification phase.
By phase 3, your clothes will start fitting loser, you will notice more strength in your muscles, and your energy levels will be higher.
Being consistent for weeks (or months if you need to lose a larger amount of weight) will lead you into the final phase of your weight loss journey…
How to Lose Weight Quickly for Women – Phase 4: The Cruising Phase
If you make it to phase 4, you will have achieved something that 92% of people who begin on a weight loss plan never end up achieving, longevity.
You see, successful weight loss is not a sprint, it’s more like a marathon. In phases 1-2, you are bracing yourself for the final two phases.
In a rush to lose weight quickly, most people (especially women) look for shortcuts in order to drop the stubborn pounds and inches.
Like it or not, when it comes to weight loss there are no shortcuts. Extreme dieting and severe calorie restriction will have a massive rebound effect and lead to a damaged metabolism that will be very hard to repair.
Pills and potions may give you some initial excitement as most fat burners are loaded with excessive stimulants that increase your heart rate and reduce your appetite, but weight loss pills and supplements have a very short half-life, meaning they work only for a very short amount of time until your body gets used to them.
Surgery is a route that many women take in hopes of looking several years younger and getting their old body back, but no amount of surgery will ever give you a lean, toned, more youthful and energetic look, only targeted exercise and adequate nutrition (not a fad diet) can do that for you.