You have heard it can take several weeks, even months to shed those unwanted pounds. But you haven’t got time for that. You want the fastest and easy options.
Well, you can go that route.
There are a number of super fast weight-loss methods and remedies available to the impatient dieter…trouble is they’re not very good for you! In fact they can lead to all sorts of dangers for your mind, and body.
The methods listed below are not pretty and we highly recommend that you avoid them entirely! If you are looking for a scientifically proven method for losing weight effectively, please follow the steps here instead.
Without further ado, here are the "fastest ways to loss weight".
Fast Loss of Weight with Ipecac Syrup
How about this one? It is called Ipecac syrup. This is disturbing, it makes you vomit.
Invented for emergencies such as accidental poisoning, people have been known to ingest this syrup deliberately to induce vomiting in the belief that throwing up the food they've just eaten is going to help them lose weight. Wrong, using Ipecac will cause heart complications, breathing problems, and generally messes your body up, as well as your mind, as you become confused by this extreme weight-loss measure.
People have even died as a result of using Ipecac. So, you might lose tons of undigested food by using this, but you might also end up losing your life…. which ultimately makes Ipecac not a safe ‘solution’ for losing weight.
How About Laxatives, Effective?
While using Ipecac is an extreme measure mistakenly used in an effort to lose weight super quick (and mostly used by bulimia sufferers), the use of laxatives is also a tried, and tested method. And just as dangerous.
At first glance, using a laxative might seem to make sense. It makes you go or run to the john; therefore you are getting rid of unwanted ‘weight’ in your body. In theory, use it regularly, and you will shift more ‘weight.’ But this is just an empty theory. You will feel like you have lost weight because of the emptying of waste product. But this is just a trick. The real fact is, the calories from food, and drink that affect weight have already been stored by the body by the time the laxatives have done their thing.
In reality, using laxatives regularly leads to bloating because of the body's natural water retention (which makes people think they need to ‘go again,’ and hence take more laxatives). This then can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and more vomiting. And worst of all, you will start to mess up your bowels. You can even become addicted to laxatives and start to rely on them for all your toilet purposes. Using laxatives can permanently damage your bowels.
Now that doesn't sound very safe or effective does it? Avoid.
Such is the western world’s reliance on drugs, and quick-fix remedies, the race for a ‘better this,’ and ‘more convenient that’ without proper testing or evaluation leads to a rush of blood to the head…and then serious health problems.
It doesn't seem to matter what pill is created, it will always come with “side effects” that are never pleasant. Now that would be something wouldn't it? Drugs with pleasant side effects! But the two just don’t go together. It is inconceivable because the human body is natural, and drugs are artificial. They are incompatible. It’s no wonder drugs companies are among the richest in the world. All they seem to be doing is feeding off the gullible public who is too impatient, and want the quick-fix because their lives are “so busy.”
People spend a fortune on drugs, when really getting a healthy body costs nothing except the amount you spend on food, and maybe at the gym (although exercising costs nothing really). In reality, using drugs is just as extreme as using that vomit-inducing Ipecac mentioned earlier.
Can Fasting Help?
Talking of extremes, here’s another one. Fasting.
Yes, it’s true. It’s not just a religious act, or an extreme form of political protest. People actually attempt to lose weight by starving themselves.
Idiotic? Of course.
Sure, it may work…at first. But like many super fast loss of weight schemes, weight is put back on just as quickly as it is lost during these drastic, unhealthy practices. And in some cases, people who choose to simply give up food for days at a time are doing untold harm to themselves both bodily, and mentally.
The side effects to fasting include headaches, low blood sugar, irritability, weakness, dehydration, and nutritional deficiencies if pursued for any length of time.
If any weight is lost, it is only going to be water weight. Yet, it is this illusion of losing real weight that tricks the fasting dieter to continue starving himself or herself. And then the trouble starts.
Of course, if you are not eating then you are not consuming calories, so yes, after a few days it works because of that fact, although if you are not eating then you are going to feel weaker and will probably not be able to do much in the way of activity. You will, in that case, be burning fewer calories too. In effect, you are in a state of limbo. However, if you are not eating, then your body is not being fed the valuable nutrients it requires to function and survive.
Eating is as important as drinking water. The human body needs both for safe and effective loss of weight.
Related to fasting, losing weight fast with some awesome-sounding diet you have found on the Internet promising you will shed 28lbs in just as many days is simply a con that can cost you far more than you bargained for. That’s because most fast weight loss diets just don’t work – in the long-term – because they involve the same ‘recipe’: STARVATION (which is the fastest way to lose weight)!
And you don’t need to be Einstein to work out that depriving your body of the very things it needs to survive is not a good idea.
When all is said and done, there is no doubt that there is simply no substitute for living a healthier, balanced lifestyle. That's because it shouldn't be just about will power. It's more about choice.
If you are overweight, you can do something about it...or not. You can moan about how fat you are until the cows come home ...or get off your butt and make the effort to be less fat.
It's all up to you, and the decision you make. You either want to be fit and healthy, which means giving certain things up or you decide to remain unhealthy...and ultimately unhappy.
It's a fact. The only way to successfully lose weight is through making the choice to do so with commitment, desire, and effort. There are enough people doing it already, and it's all down to the genuine help and guidance offered by people such as changingshape.com. They have been providing expert, professional advice and one-to-one support to thousands of people looking to achieve a healthier weight, with a workable fitness plan. Individually customized based on the person's specific requirements, the team at changingshape.com create diets and exercise plans that are sensibly achievable...over time.
And that is the key to real weight loss. Reasonable targets, say 2 to 3lbs a week that are realistically achievable within a person's normal daily lifestyle and routine.
When you think about it, losing even a bit a week is an achievement. And if that can be multiplied over the course of a few weeks, then how good is that?
At the end of the day, what would you prefer? Losing 10lbs pretentiously in a week and the threat of death while doing so? Or the gentle loss of just a few pounds...and the satisfaction of real achievement? If you don't know the answer, just check out www.changingshape.com for advice!
Matthew Johnson (Google+) is a certified personal trainer, nutrition expert and an on-line fitness consultant that started ChangingShape.com back in 2001.