I guess I'm one of those people who isn't that good at only thinking about the short term. I tend to think more long term and that includes when I'm considering what is the quickest way to lose weight. Whatever type of weight loss plan I decide on must not be bad for my overall, long term health or I won't do it.
That is what I recommend for you too. Today we know a lot more about the effects of some of these diets and supplements over the long haul. In my opinion, it's not worth dying over 10 extra pounds.
When it comes to the quickest way to lose weight I prefer to balance the speed of the weight loss with my overall health. I will force myself to be more patient and take a little longer so that the results I get are better for my body.
To that end, you should talk to your doctor before you start any type of weight loss plan. Whether you are focusing primarily on your eating plan, your exercise plan, or the best option, a combination of both, getting the approval of your doctor before you start is just the smart thing to do.
I've never been much of a fan of taking a supplement. Why? Simple, it's short term. For the most part, you aren't going to be taking supplements for the rest of your life and if all your weight loss hinges on that pill, what will happen when you stop taking it?
Instead, if I use a supplement at all, I use it with the idea that it is for short term use only and it is only a way to help me get off to a quick start with my weight loss.
I know from personal experience that it's much easier to stick with a weight loss plan as soon as you start to see some results. Using a supplement for a short term, until you start seeing some results, can be a great way to keep yourself motivated.
Another thing I try to do is make sure I am drinking enough water. Again, talk to your doctor to find out how much you should be drinking (believe it or not, you can do harm if you drink too much water too).
I've been told that most people should drink half of their body weight in ounces of water every day. So, if you weigh 150 lbs. you should drink 75 ounces of water daily (75 is half of 150).
The absolute best thing I did to lose weight, and I lost it in one week too, was to eat more. Sounds weird, doesn't it? But I found that when I ate 6 small, but nutritious, meals daily I lost weight with out really trying.
I lost 6 pounds in that first week. I just ate small meals consisting of lean protein, fresh vegetables and a little bit of carbs. At that time I wasn't even exercising that much.
The reason this worked so well is easy: I was providing my body with the fuel it needed to run at it's very best. When you give your body what it needs, you will almost always see it runs efficiently and that means it will burn more fat.
I find that the quickest way to lose weight is when you work with your body instead of against it.