Friday, July 2, 2010

How to Lose Weight Quickly and Safely

Now that summer is here, many people will be heading to the beaches to show off their flawless and not-so-flawless figures. With that being the case, many people look to a variety of methods to lose weight quickly to make sure they can fit into that itsy-bitsy-teeny-weeny-yellow-polka dot bikini.

There are many ways to lose weight quickly; it's just a matter of finding a method that works without causing any bodily harm in the long run.


There are dozens of "weight loss" pills that guarantee that you will "lose weight quickly". Some work by consuming three pills a day, about 30 minutes before you eat your meal. Some pills are water pills, giving you the feeling of a full stomach to cut down on how much you each during your meals. Others increase the speed of your metabolism or block fats from digestion. Some pills are filled with supplements, green tea, or other natural ingredients to assist you with losing weight in a more natural fashion. With many of these pills, however, come some potential health risks in the long run.

Diet Drinks

By spending your weekend consuming nothing but a powdered drink substance named after some coastal beach, you can lose weight quickly, even up to 10 pounds in 7 days or less. A number of diet programs also sell over-the-counter 6-packs of a milk-shake type beverage that will also curb your appetite and provide a tasty meal substitute. These methods of losing weight must also be balanced by drinking a lot of water as many of these diet drinks involve a large amount of calcium that can lead to kidney stones.

Medical procedures

To deal with unwanted fat many choose to go under the knife and have liposuction, gastric bypass or had a gastric band installed. While these methods have shown that patients do lose weight quickly, going under any type of surgery brings great health risks and a doctor should be consulted to discuss other methods of weight loss prior to any of the above-mentioned.


No matter which method you chose in which to lose weight quickly, be sure to consult a doctor prior to making any diet choices. While many of these prove affective, not all rapid weight loss solutions are healthy, and while immediate, they can be harmful.

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