FAST WEIGHT LOSS DIET PLAN - FEMALE ATHLETE
I previously shared a maintenance diet plan that I use regularly to stay
lean and fit. I use a different set of rules if I need to drop weight quickly.
Keep in mind that dropping more than 2-3 pounds a week for an extended period
of time is considered unhealthy. That said (and knowing that you should ALWAYS
consult your doctor before starting any weight loss or exercise program) here
are my ideas on fast weight loss.
I'm not a fan of weight loss pills or stimulants or anything other than food
based nutrition and self control. I believe that you can achieve the weight loss
results that you want without any tricks. And what better way to achieve a goal,
than to rely upon yourself and not some product you need to purchase every time
you need to lose weight again...
As in my maintenance diet plan I believe that hydrating by drinking a
minimum of 8 full glasses of water daily is important to aid in digestion and
If you are calorie restricting, water is also helpful in keeping your
stomach full. Stay away from sodas, juices, and any and all flavored water other
than regular or sparkling water.
If a maintenance diet is roughly 1800Kcal (using a base weight of 130
pounds for example) and a weight loss range is 1500Kcal, I try to keep it all
the way down to 1200Kcal for a short period of time for maximum weight loss.
prefer not to stay in this calorie range for too long because the human body
adapts so quickly. You don't want your body to start expecting to only receive
this few calories because it will adapt and slow your metabolism accordingly.
Exercise and eating every few hours will keep the weight loss fire burning - but
not for too long.
I personally prefer to eat my smallest meal in the evening as I find weight
loss occurs more quickly if my body is hungry over night. I also choose to
exercise in the morning and in the evening to trigger a faster metabolism
throughout the day and night.