Find Out How Celebrities are Losing Over 15 Pounds in 2 weeks!
Everyone always wonders how celebrities lose weight so fast and manage to maintain these minuscule figures. Well we have answers for you…
Slow and steady wins the race, each and every time. Even doctors are a proponent of this approach. By eating whole, unprocessed foods in a wide variety you’ll give your body all the nutrients it needs to feel as best as it can… while dropping any excess pounds. You’re more likely to keep weight off long term with this method. Healthy weight loss is important because turning to fad diets or starvation won’t help.
Slow and steady wins the race because you’re retraining your body to keep the weight off, long term. You’re replacing bad habits with healthier ones.
But hey, that’s not to say there aren’t times when you need to drop some weight and fast. That bridesmaids dress doesn’t fit right, or you planned a last minute vacation. Sometimes you just need to squeeze into that little black dress. So, to help you out, we’ve been doing some research on how people in the spotlight lose weight so quickly. How do celebrities and athletes drop weight so fast? MMA fighters cut and gain weight at insane rates before fights. Jockeys lighten up before their races.
Beyonce even dropped 15 pounds in 2 weeks for a role in a movie. Beyonce.
If you’re wondering how they do this, we were too. Through a variety of strange food choices, diuretics, hot baths, sweat suits and saunas is the answer. A word to the wise, though: dramatic shedding of weight can come with a high price. Cutting excess weight can encourage hormonal imbalance, malnutrition, decreased kidney function, disorientation, mood swings, vision issues, and poor muscle strength.
These “exciting” instances are why we don’t recommend following the weight loss plan of a professional wrestler or jockey. Thanks, but no thanks. As if the bad effects weren’t enough… you might also experience hair loss, stretch marks, and skin problems. Being skinny is never worth those things.
And now we get to the good news. Used in moderation and combined with a solid, sensible eating plan some of the tips and tricks these celebrities and athletes use do hold some credibility, and might boost your weight loss efforts. You can have healthy weight loss, and still lose weight fast.
Replacing sugar-drinks with water is the first step for quick weight loss
Professional MMA fighters and otherwise drink gallons of water a day before gradually reducing their water intake until they drink almost nothing. This is one way they manipulate their pre-fight weight loss and results. Really, this strategy is unhealthy. Severe dehydration can cause fainting, headaches, dizziness, and the extremes of seizures or even death. No, thank you.
Science has proved, before, that water can be an aid in weight loss. Studies show drinking at least 17 ounces of water can temporarily boost your metabolism up by 30% alone. Drink that much before a meal! Those who drank 17 ounces, at least, of water before a meal have been shown to lose 44% more weight than those who didn’t. Drink up!
By ensuring you drink 2 to 3 liters of water each day before your meals, you’ll also encourage your body to retain less fluid which means less bloating! Add a few ice cubes to your water, and your body will use more calories to warm the water up after you drink it. Win-win.
When you up your water intake, you’ll find your desire for other beverages begins to go away. You won’t have any room in your diet for sugary drinks like soda and fruit juice! Well, it isn’t like there’s a place in your weight loss plan for them anyway. Unfortunately, getting rid of other beverages also means staying away from alcohol. At least for now. Alcoholic drinks are ridiculously high in calories, but they can also stimulate your appetite. How many times have you come home from a bar or grabbing a drink with friends to find yourself hungry?
If you’re getting bored with drinking water all day, there are so many ways to spice it up. Green tea is a surprisingly great weight loss aid. Drink a cup or two a day to shake up your water consumption. Or, you can infuse your water with fruits and herbs.
Using saunas and hot baths can benefit your weight loss combined with regular workouts
The weight loss claims associated with sauna sessions are amazing. We’ve come across some that state you can burn about 500 calories in only a 20 minute sauna session. Where do we sign up? An average American man would have to run at least 6 miles per hour for at least 40 minutes to get the same caloric burn… so yeah, we were skeptical too.
Saunas are used by wrestlers, boxers, and body builders in order to encourage their weight loss. The only caveat is the weight you lose in there is simply water weight. When you grab a bottle of water afterwards to quench your thirst, you know… you’ll build your water weight back up. This same theory goes for sweating out toxins and water weight in a hot bath.
After all, there are some weight loss benefits to using a sauna. The results are slower that the claim of rapid weight loss, but remember. Slow and steady wins the race.
If you are choosing to use the sauna, limit your time in that tiny little hot box to 20 minutes per session. Be sure to hydrate properly, too.
The heat in a sauna causes your body to raise its metabolic rate by, say, 25%. Which is to say you burn more calories for a few hours afterwards, too. Like weight lifting. You’ll want to hit the sauna regularly though, because that way you’ll se results. Unfortunately, you might not see any results if you’re not combining your sauna use with a regular fitness regimen.
Hit the Gym Regularly to Lose Weight Quickly
While we’re sorry we took your dreams of losing weight in a sauna away, we’ve got another proven method for you. Instead of sweating it out in a hot bath or a sauna, sweat it out in the gym.
There are some hardcore gym goers who might claim wearing a sauna suit or a garbage bag while working out will help them drop weight quickly. Some claim in mere minutes! Let’s face it, not only do they look silly, they’re dehydrating themselves the same way you would in a sauna or hot bath. Though they’re losing water weight, they’re not truly shedding pounds.
Sauna suits are so dangerous the NCAA actually banned them. Three wrestlers died from using sauna suits, so rest assured this is a dangerous weight loss method to be avoided. Let’s try something that encourages healthy weight loss.
Head to the gym for a healthy dose of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). Combine this with weight training, and you’re sure to have a sound fitness regimen. Especially because HIIT has been proven to be more effective than cardiovascular exercises in reducing body fat. What’s more is that HIIT is particularly good at reducing belly fat. You know, that bit you thought you wouldn’t lose? Kiss it goodbye.
Spin classes and treadmill workouts are good examples of HIIT. Weight lifting is important too. Tone your muscles and crank your metabolism up with lifting weight. Kettlebell workouts are fantastic because they combine cardio and weight training. Want to burn fat, fast? Make sure weight lifting is in your fat burning arsenal.
Sometimes, getting to the gym at the end of the day is tough. You don’t have a lot of extra energy, but don’t skip the gym! There are several ways to pump yourself up for your workout. Drinking a cup of coffee one hour before you hit the gym is one method. There are also pre-workout supplements to fuel your muscles and restore your energy. In a clinical trial, participants could cycle for over 90 minutes after they’d had a cup of coffee compared to only 75 minutes with no coffee.
Don’t have a gym membership? No problem. There are home workouts you can do that will kick-start your metabolism to lose pounds fast.
Be sure to talk with your doctor before taking on any new kind of fitness regimen, diet, or supplements. That way you can talk about your specific needs together, and aim for success.
Cutting Down on Salt Reduces Bloating and is a proven Fast Weight Loss Method
This probably is no surprise, but eliminating sodium from your diet can sincerely boost your weight loss efforts. MMA fighters and other athletes swear by this trick to lose weight fast.
This is one element of losing weight that’s pretty easy to get on board with. When we eat something with a lot of salt in it, our body retains the sodium from the food. We retain water, afterwards, until the body gets both its sodium and water levels in balance once more. Frustrating, right?
Though salt is necessary as a nutrient, most of us consume way too much of it. The American Heart Association states most people have twice as much sodium daily than they need. Almost three quarters of sodium comes in processed foods and restaurant meals. Put down the salt shaker! You’re getting just as much as you need.
Reduce your salt intake, up your water intake, and you’ll absolutely see the effects within days. The water weight you carry around, thanks to salt, will begin to drop off on its own. This is a prime example of healthy weight loss. Of course, you don’t want to reduce your salt intake to the other extreme. Since it is an essential nutrient for nerve and muscle function, it’s not necessary to restrict your intact to extremely low levels.
Healthy Weight Loss Happens in the Kitchen
You’ve probably heard “abs are made in the kitchen”, before. Well, is it a surprise if we say fitness is also made in the kitchen? Alongside your fitness regimen, you should be eating a healthy, balanced diet. Your diet is your key to weight loss, something even jockeys and MMA fighters would agree with regardless of how they’re trying to cut their weight.
Some foods to consider ditching are sodas and sugars. That’s not to say you can’t have a treat once in a while, but remember that it’s just that. A treat. Fill up with protein rich meals, healthy fats, and good complex carbohydrates. You’ll be on target to hit your goal weight in no time.
Don’t Skip Natural Weight Loss Boosters
Sometimes, you might need to give your body a helping hand to lose weight. Especially if you’re looking to lose weight extremely fast. There are a few foods and various natural supplements that can be the helping hand you need.
Spices are an ingenious way to increase your metabolism. Put down the salt, and add herbs or spices to your foods for flavor, without the bloating and water retention. Spices that will boost your metabolism can vary, like coriander, turmeric, cumin, mustard, garlic, cloves and black pepper. Chili and cayenne pepper also boost your fat burning capabilities if you get them into your meals three times a day.
Need something sweeter than those spices? Ginger and cinnamon are the perfect spices to nip your sweet tooth in the bud. You’ll feel fuller for longer when you add those two spices to your oatmeal or smoothies.
Caffeine can charge your workout… but even if you drink it without heading to the gym, it’s still proven to boost your metabolism. Another weight loss tool you can add to your arsenal is apple cider vinegar. Not only will it reduce your cravings for unhealthy food, but it actually helps control your blood sugar levels. If you take a tablespoon in a glass of water three times daily before meals, you’ll see a change in your weight loss efforts soon.
Check Out These Supplements Dr. Oz Suggests For Losing 10 Pounds Fast
Many supplements contain questionable ingredients, so we’re not usually in the practice of suggesting them. Sometimes they have funky side effects, and sometimes you won’t notice a difference. There’s no miracle pill to make the pounds fall off. However, if you’re struggling to make it to your target weight because you have a hard time making it meal to meal without wanting sugary snacks…. you might want to consider Glucomannan which is a favorite of good ole Dr. Oz. Dealing with hunger is hard!
Glucomannan is a natural, water soluble dietary fiber extracted from roots of the konjac plant. It’s got a fabulous ability to absorb liquids, and the powder form turns into gel when added to a glass of water. This supplement will make you feel full, and it promotes feeling satisfied. You’ll happily last until your next meal without feeling like you need to indulge in sugary treats.
There have been several studies done to show the effectiveness of the supplement both in healthy overweight subjects, as well as obese subjects. Somehow, it benefits total cholesterol! While these methods might not give you the extreme weight loss the way athletes and celebrities strive for, you will see a difference. Healthy weight loss is better for your overall well being.
Healthy Weight Loss: is it Possible?
If you’re still tempted to try some of the extreme methods mentioned before, take a look at this experiment. A sports scientist ran a study that will blow your mind, and probably convince you to stay away from the dangerous methods of cutting weight immediately. After using all kinds of methods to lose 23 pounds in 24 hours, the weight was gained back within two hours through re-hydrating. Weight loss cheats aren’t the way to win!
Remember, sustainable and healthy weight loss takes time. The best way to lose weight is to be patient with yourself. Allow yourself the freedom to make mistakes while you’re changing your lifestyle habits. Slow and steady wins the race.
What do you think about extreme weight loss techniques? Have you ever tried to lose weight like this?