Losing Weight Quickly

Many people are looking to shed unwanted pounds and losing weight quickly is the most important feature of the weight loss plans that they are considering. Dropping those extra pounds has become a billion-dollar a year industry and new weight loss plans and products are flooding the market with the promise that you will be losing weight quickly with their products and programs.

There are quite a few ways in which these programs tackle the problem. Some programs promise a certain amount of weight in a certain period of time. Others say that you can eat what you want and still see a dramatic weight loss.

Here are some of the more popular programs of losing weight quickly:

Fasting diets– One of the more popular diets on the market is the “Lemonade Diet”. Celebrities have been using this method quite a lot lately. It has been seen in ads as providing quick weight loss and originally became very popular for losing weight quickly in the 1950‘s. This is a liquid diet which cuts out all solid foods and only drinking a mixture of lemon juice, water, organic maple syrup and cayenne pepper.


Although this diet does make you lose weight, it is non-nutritional and can cause a lot of damage to your digestive tract because you lose the natural flora in the intestinal tract which helps to digest your food. There is also the danger of losing too much bodily fluids which can lead to dehydration. Two weeks should be the maximum for this diet.

Fad Diets– People are constantly coming up with odd diets that they guarantee will take off the pounds. Some of these plans include the Cabbage Soup Diet, or the Apple Diet but eating only one thing and nothing else is rarely a very good idea. You are only getting the nutrients that the one food provides. The thing is, your body doesn’t know the difference between the calories in the one food and in other healthy choices. You can develop malnutrition very easily if this diet is pursued for very long.

Diet Supplements– This is one of the more dangerous of the diet arena of products. Each new product promises to make you lose more weight than the first one. The danger is that some of the ingredients speed up your metabolism, and your heart rate, which have negative impacts on your health.

Body Wraps– Some exclusive fitness clubs and spas use these wraps to help you sweat off the weight. These involve “bandages” which are treated with special solutions and then wrapped around your body. This, however, is not for long-lasting weight loss.

Be advised that some of these weight loss techniques can be harmful to your body. There is the risk of dehydration, vitamin deficiencies, electrolyte imbalances, and even gallstones as a result of these methods. It’s much smarter and safer to choose a balanced, nutritional diet which will result in your losing weight quickly and safely.