How to Lose 5 Pounds a Week – 6 Practical Tips To Naturally Lose A Lot Of Weight (Permanently)

Lose 5 pounds a weekDo you want to permanently lose 5 pounds a week… without ever regaining one pound back? Do you want to get amazing results easily, consistently, and 100% naturally? Well, today’s post will reveal 6 practical tips that will certainly help you get the job done! Let’s get started…

#1 – Lower Your Stress Levels – Being under too much stress plays a larger role in not just your overall health, but also for weight gain as well. The reason why is because when you are under too much stress (family, work, relationships, etc.), a chemical in your body (cortisol) is released, and too much of this chemical will rest along your abdomen area! Also, being under too much stress can lead to you craving “comfort foods” and generally feeling hungry all day long.

Now, to reduce stress, some of the things I recommend for you to do (and what I personally do myself) are things such as heavy bag boxing, stretching exercises, hand massage balls, and breathing exercises. For more tips on stress relief, I found a pretty useful site for you HERE.

#2 – Eat More Green Leafy Veggies – To be able to lose 5 lbs a week, it’s important that you eat all types of veggies, but I strongly recommend that you greatly increase your consumption of green leafy veggies (such as spinach, kale, and broccoli). The reason why is because these vegetables have a lot of antioxidants and fiber in them… and just by eating them, you can actually cause your body to burn fat!

#3 – Have Water, Protein, And Fiber Before And/Or During Meals – If you want to decrease hunger pangs, lower your blood sugar level, increase weight loss, avoid those annoying cravings, and so much more, then I highly recommend that you drink a cup of ice-cold water, eat some type of fiber (such as an apple or a handful of almonds), and have some type of quality protein (such as a whey protein shake) right before you eat. Try it… IT WORKS!

#4 – Drink Lots Of Water – Yes, I know this has been beaten to death, and I’m sorry for being Captain Obvious here, but you MUST drink more water if you want to lose weight fast! To feel more fuller (as mentioned above), to build muscle tissue more effectively, to increase your metabolism, to flush toxins out of your body, to remove water weight and stop feeling bloated all the time, plus so much more, I highly recommend that you drink at least 1/2 your body-weight in ounces of fresh water every day.

#5 – Think Fat Loss Instead Of Weight Loss In Regards To Food – Most people, when it comes to nutrition, will typically focus more on reducing carbs, fats, and calories. That type of dieting is known as “fad dieting” and will only slow your metabolism down. Instead, what I recommend for you to do is to eat foods in a way that will burn fat fast. To do this…

A.) Do not starve yourself. Eat an appropriate amount of calories daily (simply subtract no more than 300 calories from your daily calorie maintenance level). For example, if to maintain your current weight, you need to eat 2300 calories each day, then I recommend you only reduce that amount to no less than 2000 to avoid slowing your metabolism down. Calorie reduction is best to do by BURNING it off via exercising and daily activities… not by significantly lowering your calorie intake.

To determine how many calories you need to eat to maintain your current weight, find out your BMR (basal metabolic rate) HERE… and then just slightly reduce your calorie consumption based off of that number.

B.) Do not restrict nutrients. As mentioned above, avoid low-fat, low-carb, and low-calorie diets. Your body needs fiber (good carbs), fats (good fats… such as omega fatty acids), protein, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.

C.) Alternate your calorie patterns (known as calorie shifting) each day to prevent your metabolism from reaching a comfort zone. This type of dieting can seriously speed up fat loss… naturally. More information on calorie shifting HERE.

#6 – Do Short (And Fun) Exercises! Are you shocked? Did you think that you would have to spend 50 bazillion hours on the treadmill in order to lose 5 pounds in a week? Well my friend, that is just not the case… you can do short and fun exercises and still lose weight fast.

But which types of exercises work best?

Well, the types of exercises that worked best for me as well as for many other people are high intensity interval cardio (you can find out more on this type of exercising HERE), and ensuring that you are building lean muscle. High intensity interval cardio speeds up your metabolism, increases your resting metabolic rate, it takes JUST 10-30 MINUTES to do, and you will increase your natural energy levels all day long!

Building lean muscle boosts your metabolism since having more muscle tissue on your body will burn off calories on autopilot! If you need a good workout that you can do at home that is based on interval training and building lean muscle tissue, then I recommend you check out THIS program.

In Closing…

You can certainly lose 5 pounds a week, and you can certainly do so naturally and permanently. And following those 6 tips above are proven ways to make it happen. The best tip I can give you here if you decide to follow those tips above is to just make sure you to stay 100% consistent… and you WILL get that body you deserve!

If you have any questions, additional tips you want to add, etc., please feel free to comment below.

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