Best Ways to Lose Weight Fast

by : Regina Reeves

For those struggling to find the best ways to lose weight fast, one of the questions that often comes up is whether you are supposed to eat at certain times of the day even if you are not hungry.

It seems that in this day and time, people tend to eat by the clock. If it's 9 a.m. they decide it's time to eat breakfast so they do. Noon, it's time for lunch. Now it's 6 p.m. so it must be time for dinner and you should eat whether you are hungry or not. The family wants to have ice cream for dessert so it's now dessert time - hungry or not!

This is a great way to gain weight. It's also a rather unhealthy routine to get stuck in. If this sounds like you, don't feel bad because it's how the majority of people handle their day-to-day eating. Why? Basically because it makes things a lot easier. If everyone else is sitting down to dinner, it's not that easy to say well, I'm not hungry yet so I'll eat later.

But that's exactly what you should do! If noon arrives and your family says it's time for lunch, by all means eat if you are truly hungry. However, if you find that you simply are not hungry, go ahead and pass on eating. Your body will tell you when you truly need food. On the other hand, if dinnertime is 2 hours away and you're starving, don't torture yourself. Eat something right then.

What I find is that if I listen to my body in this manner, I tend to lose weight and very easily at that. The pounds almost seem to literally melt off. I'm not a scientist so I have no idea why that is, but it does work. Even if it is midnight, if I find myself truly hungry I eat something. The key is don't eat lots of unhealthy foods. Try to find things to eat that are healthy. You don't have to deprive yourself completely but maybe limit yourself to one snack per day.

Also, be sure to ask yourself (especially for nighttime snacks) if you are really hungry or if you are just bored. I've noticed that as soon as I sit down to watch TV, I immediately look for a snack. Because I'm hungry? Not really. More likely just a habit. In that case I just get a bottle of water and sip it.

These are great habits to get into if you are trying to find the best ways to lose weight fast. Once you get used to following this plan you won't even think twice about it, and as a bonus, you won't have to go through the day feeling hungry.