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The following excerpts are from Girls Guide: How to Lose Weight Fast & Forever:
Chapter 1: Get Motivated
I have found that a detoxification program is a great motivating start to your weight loss journey — as with any health program, consult with your physician first. Detoxification is a process of eating and drinking specific foods in order to cleanse and detoxify the body of toxins and excess waste.
Toxins come from air pollutants, smoking, pesticides on produce, heavy metals, excess mucus, among other things. Toxins in the body can also be the cause of a number of diseases, illnesses, and chronic pains that can harm your body over a long period of time without you even realizing it.
Because there are so many ways to detoxify your body, consult your doctor to discuss which regimen is the right detox program for you. Regular detoxification has many health benefits including: rapid weight loss, clearer skin, and reduced cravings for unhealthy food.
Chapter 2: What To Eat
The best way to lose weight and keep it off is to adapt new and healthy eating habits which takes time and effort. There are ways to eat well while on the go, so don’t get discouraged. First, determine which foods will meet your individual needs. It will be difficult to keep yourself on track if you do not know this, and very easy to very quickly revert back to old habits of eating poorly. More specifically, we need to pay attention to: 1) the quality of our food and 2) the quantity of food.
Chapter 3: Move Your Body
Have confidence in your ability to be active! It is a myth that exercise must be strenuous to be beneficial. Moderate-intensity activities such as household chores, gardening, and walking also provide health benefits.
There are three aspects of exercise: 1) frequency, 2) intensity, and 3) duration. To lose weight, we must manipulate at least one of the three aspects of exercise. For example, we must exercise more often, with greater intensity, or for a longer period of time if we want to make positive changes in our bodies. Combine them and you get to your weight loss goal even faster.