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Information on Quick Weight Loss

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Katie Regan has worked at a handful of daily and weekly newspapers as a general assignment, city beat, and health and science reporter, and has won numerous awards for her writing. She graduated from Western Washington University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism.
Information on Quick Weight Loss
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Losing weight can be a struggle that takes time and energy, and for some people, one that never seems to come with results. Long-term, permanent weight loss happens slowly over time and involves lifestyle changes such as healthy diet and exercise, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Frequent fad dieting can lead to more weight gain and health problems and should be done with caution. To quickly shed a few pounds to fit into an old dress or feel good on a night out, there are a variety of easy and effective steps.

Drink Water

Drinking more water is highly beneficial for weight loss, for a variety of reasons. Increasing your intake will flush out the excess water that causes you to bloat and tip the scales, so that you quickly look and feel slimmer. Replacing high-calorie beverages such as soda, juice or alcohol with zero-calorie water is another way to quickly cut excess calories and slim down, according to "Cosmopolitan" magazine. Additionally, drinking more water can help to increase your metabolism.

Change Your Diet

Changing your diet to include healthier foods and a more balanced variety can help you quickly shed some pounds. The simple carbohydrates found in white grain products such as white rice, pasta and bread are a major cause of bloating; replace them with whole wheat grain products. Or, for faster results, avoid grains altogether and replace them with vegetables, according to "Cosmopolitan." When you’re cooking meat, make sure to cut off the fat first, and when shopping, look for low-fat or low-calorie products, according to WeightlossHelpandTips.net. You should also eat lots of fruits and high-fiber foods.

Exercise

Thirty minutes of cardio exercise a day can help boost your weight loss. Doing cardio routines that involve several muscle groups, such as kickboxing, cycling or bootcamp classes, will burn fat even faster. Incorporating interval training -- alternating short bursts of intense cardio with slower activity -- is the best route to lose weight, according to "Cosmopolitan."

Instant Weight Loss

If you want to instantly look slimmer, there are a few tricks you can use until the pounds really start to come off. Taking an anti-gas pill will relieve bloating and make your stomach look leaner; doing squats and sit-ups will temporarily tighten your muscles to give you a slimmer look; and standing up straight will make you look taller and leaner, according to "Cosmopolitan."

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