It is possible to lose weight — even to lose weight fast — in a healthy and responsible way. Crash diets or fad diets like the “cabbage soup” diet may seem like attractive options for people looking to drop excess weight quickly. But beware— if a fast weight loss solution sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Crash diets and get-thin-quick schemes are rarely successful in the long-term, and in the short term can pose serious health risks.
So how can you lose weight fast- the healthy way, without a crash diet?
The board-certified medical weight loss doctors at The Center for Medical Weight Loss have answered that question for thousands of people in search of a solution. They’ve put together the fastest and most effective weight loss tips available on the market, and their tested and proven results have been published in the American Journal of Medicine.
How to lose weight, feel healthier than you ever have — and stay that way
The average person in The Center for Medical Weight Loss’ program loses 11.1% of their body weight in the first 12 weeks. This means that the average person who weighs 250 pounds can expect to lose at least 28 pounds in 12 weeks.
Dr. Michael Kaplan, founder and Chief Medical Officer of the Center offers some common sense advice and general weight loss tips to help those seeking long term solutions:
- Reduce calories: Your body stores fat for energy. The fewer calories you bring into your body, the more existing fat gets burned.
- Increase activity: Exercising burns calories. Even a 20-minute daily walk, or taking the stairs instead of the elevator, can lead to weight loss. The more you improve your fitness —through running, cycling, aerobics, team sports, etc.— the more fat you burn.
- No crash diets! Starving yourself is counterproductive to effective weight loss. You may lose calories, but you also lose muscle the body needs to stay active. Extreme weight loss from crash diets is usually followed by extreme weight gain. Cutting out 300-500 calories per day and limiting unhealthy foods will lead to more gradual weight loss, but the pounds are less likely to come back.
- Re-train your eating habits: Even small diet changes can have a big impact. Replace soda with water, switch to skim milk, cut out sugar from coffee and tea, resist second helpings, cut down on alcohol intake, etc. These little changes will help you fast-forward your weight loss, from week to week.
The physicians provide personalized care and are specialists in non-surgical weight loss; they’ve literally gotten fast weight loss down to a science: After testing your metabolism and analyzing your body composition at your initial 1-on-1 evaluation, they’ll be able to tell you within 1 pound exactly how much weight you’ll lose in the first six weeks on your weight loss program.
You CAN lose weight fast safely and effectively. The physicians at the Centers design a customized program of diet and exercise based on each person’s metabolism. They supervise your progress as you transition from short-term weight loss to long-term maintenance, and provide support and encouragement along the way with a counseling program that helps participants make diet decisions in every situations.
There are over 450 centers across the U.S. — if you’ve been struggling to lose weight, just enter your zip code in the “Find A Center” box above to find out if there’s a location near you. Special offers are available for new patients at most locations.