How to Lose Weight Fast for Men
If you’re a guy who has picked up a lot of weight recently and wants to burn fat and get back to being fit again, you will have noticed that a vast majority of the books, magazines, TV shows, websites etc. on weight loss are targeted at women. They are not meant for you.
Men have different needs from those of women, and have a completely different physiology. What works for women may not work for you when it comes to weight loss. But that doesn’t mean you can follow the weight loss programs meant for bodybuilders and competitive athletes either. You are just a regular guy who wants to get in shape as quickly as possible.
So, how to lose weight fast for men? It’s not as hard as you think. Follow the advice given here, restart your metabolism, burn fat fast and get the washboard abs that you’ve always wanted.
#1: Have good, wholesome meals; don’t starve yourself
There are many weight loss plans that talk about having only one type of food. For instance, there are weight loss plans that emphasize on eating just proteins. Some talk about eating only fruits and vegetables, basically going on a starvation diet.
That never works out well, because when you deprive yourself of essential carbs, fats and other nutrients, apart from just proteins, you only end up starving yourself, and that has a direct bearing on your health. The key to a healthy weight loss diet is moderation and balance in food intake, not starvation or deprivation.
#2: Exercise hard, do something physical every day
A healthy weight loss program must include lots of exercise. If you’ve not exercised for years, and are hesitant about starting from the scratch – don’t be. Just walk briskly for 30 to 45 minutes in the beginning. Do some easy warm-up exercises and stretching exercises.
Gradually increase the intensity. Walk a little faster, start jogging, and then maybe run for short bursts of time. Perhaps you could start with push-up, crunches and squats – not too many at the start, just a few.
With time, increase the number of repetitions. You’ll do better as you gain in confidence, and this only happens if you exercise regularly, while gradually increasing the intensity.
#3: Have lots of water, at last 10 to 12 glasses a day
You should have as much as 10 to 12 glasses of water a day. Proper hydration is critical for healthy weight loss for men (and women). Water eliminates toxins from the body and makes you feel light, healthy, and good about yourself.
#4: No more junk food, no more alcohol
Want to get rid of the beer belly? Stop drinking beer. Yes, you’ve been having beer with your mates since college, but it’s time to put an end to that. Similarly, stop eating at MacDonald’s, stop ordering pizza when watching football at home. Really, it’s not worth it. Avoid processed food or anything that contains trans fat. Have healthy, home cooked food instead.
#5: Track the calories
You should be very mindful of your calorie intake. Nobody likes counting calories, it’s just a hard thing to do, but you should do every single time you have anything.
Be aware of how many calories you have had for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and how many have you spent on walking or running. The UK Department of Health Estimated Average Requirements recommends a daily calorie intake of 2550 for men. Make a habit of reading the calories mentioned on food labels.
I hope you liked the tips on weight loss for men. Follow the advice given here and stick to a regular routine and healthy habits. You will be able to get back to full fitness in about three months. If you have any questions for me, do send them in the comments below.