So, I’m not a doctor, nutritionist, health fitness expert… Instead I’m a person obessed with being healthy and reading all I can about the topic of being in shape and eating right. This is my response based on years (10) of being on this quest for myself. What I wrote below is SO not easy….but it’s very effective….and it’s also not something I’d recommend for the long, long term….(cutting out all sweet things would be impossible for me and most people I’d guess), but it’s VERY effective for the short term. Good luck!
Sorry to say honey there is no magic pill that won’t hurt your body…. diet pills are just a bad idea… however, if you want to lose weight fast change the way you eat.
vegetabies (this does not include massive quantites of potatoes & corn)
no sugar or sugar subsitutes at all (no fruit for the first 2 weeks…then you can add it back in b/c it’s good for you. Sugar subsitutes just increase your desire for sweet things which makes it harder to stay away from them—and the stuff in diet soda/yogurt/etc. that makes them sweet actually increase your appetite so you eat more–not the goal) You’ll go through a withdrawl period of about 2 weeks where you desperatly crave the sugar….but once you get through that you might still want it….but it’s not like you "need" it.
Eat lean meat/protein–lean beef, chicken, turkey, fish, beans, eggs/ milk
Eat nuts–small handfuls as a snack
Eat whole grains… rice, quinoa–stay away from bread.
Eat 6 times a day: breakfast, 3 hours later a small snack, 2 hours later lunch, 3 hours later a small snack 3 hours later dinner, 3 hours later a small snack. Make sure not to eat after 9pm.–anything then tends to be stored as fat.
Go to bed by 11pm–tons of studies show that if you get less than 8 hours of sleep a night your body produces chemicals that store fat and also you crave bad foods throughout the day and have less ability to resist them.
Lift weights–muscle burns more energy (calories) than fat…so if you have muscle your body HAS to use more food calories throughout the day just to keep it there. Aim for lifting 3 times a week and cardio 3 times a week.