How can I speed up the process of weight loss?

To lose weight, you need to consume fewer calories than your body needs per day or use. One common blunder when it comes to weight loss is expecting too much weight loss too soon. You shouldn't be losing more than an average of 2 pounds per week; otherwise, you risk health problems like heart beat irregularities and gallstones. Cutting back calories too drastically is unhealthy and often ends up backfiring due to feelings of deprivation and subsequent overeating.

Weight Watchers offers a comprehensive approach to weight loss that can help you reach your goals.
Speeding up weight loss can be done by creating a calorie deficit as well as increasing the intensity of your workouts.  It is important to note that your caloric deficit should not be more than 500 - 1000 calories per day.  This will allow for 1 lb - 2 lbs of weight loss per week.  Add to that an increase in your cardio program (duration, intensity, and/or frequency), and you will see an even greater loss per week.  It is a good idea to also make the consumption of a daily multi-vitamin part of your regular routine to ensure that you are getting adequate nutrition even with your caloric deficit.  A diet rich in natural, unprocessed foods will make weight loss even quicker.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Speeding up weight loss is really about needing to build up lean muscle mass. To learn the difference between weight loss and losing waist, watch this video by Dr. Oz.

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Weight Loss Strategies

Weight Loss Strategies

Everyone has opinions on how to lose weight – everything from Pilates to supplements to sleeping sans pajamas has been touted as an effective weight loss strategy. It's all about discovering what works for you. For some people, th...

e community support found on social media or in support groups for weight loss is an effective tool, while others benefit from the tried and true method of working up a daily sweat. Whatever strategy you choose, the key is finding something that you can stick with that works for your lifestyle.

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