10 Ways to Get Skinny Fast Without Starving Yourself

When you are over 10 pounds over weight and eager to reduce body fat, it's hard to ignore all the siren calls from various fad diet marketers promising that if you'll just try Quickie Fast 2000 you're sure to lose 10 pounds or more overnight.

Hot dang! You think that your problem of how to get skinny fast is now solved because a 30-day supply of Quickie Fast 2000 is going to melt those pounds away in no time. Quickie Fast has the power to do this because it contains a powerful appetite suppressant that will stop you from stuffing your face with food - both good and bad food.

Listen, starving yourself to lose weight isn't a good idea. But all those calories in food is what's making you fat, so you're tempted to try quick solutions like drastically reducing the amount of food you eat. I'm telling you, your body will rebel if you do this.

Anyway, the makers of Quickie Fast 2000 make you think that eating a lot less food means losing more weight. So, you decide to try their product and the first thing you notice is that these diet pills make you feel real jittery. Yeah, you drop a bunch of water weight, but you really feel like crap so you end up throwing away those miracle pills.

Okay, now what are your other options?

Unfortunately, some people resort to sticking their finger down their throat and making themselves throw their food up after eating. This kind of behavior leads to a serious eating disorder called bulimia. Once you go down this road, it's hard to get back to eating and enjoying food like a normal, healthy person. So, how to get skinny without starving or throwing up?

I want you to know right now that it IS possible for you to lose the weight you want and stay perfectly healthy. You don't need any tricks or gimmicks that could risk your safety and well being. Here are some great tips on how to get skinny at home or work while continuing to enjoy food:

1. Set a Goal for Yourself - Setting goals may not be your thing, but it will sure help you when it comes to losing weight. Get a 3x5 note card and write down how much weight you are going to lose and how much time it will take you to do that. Put this note card where you can read it often. Every time you look at that card, it will plant a seed of success in your mind. Example: I am going to lose 20 pounds in 90 days.

2. Eat a Bowl of Soup - There are several kinds of delicious soups you can eat every day for lunch or dinner. Vegetable, tomato, chicken noodle, lentil, black bean, turkey and rice, fish and many more. For lunch you can have soup and a side salad. Or at dinner time, start with a hot bowl of soup. Soup is low in calories and good for you.

3. Substitute Fruits for Sweets - Instead of munching on cookies and candy between meals, munch on apples, oranges, tangerines, grapes, cherries, pears, peaches, plums, mangoes or pineapple. These fruits contain sugar and will give you that sugar boost you enjoy.

 4. Eat Breakfast - If you are a chronic breakfast skipper - cut it out! I know you think you're cutting down on calories by easily skipping this meal, but you're mistaken if you think this is helping you to lose weight. What you are really doing is slowing down your energy level and metabolism for the day. Plus, you're more likely to eat junk food before lunch because you're so hungry.

Eat a bowl of oatmeal, a breakfast bar, a bowl of fresh fruit or cereal in the morning. Your body will thank you for this by giving you more energy and boosting your body's ability to burn fat.

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5. Drink More Water - Maybe you've heard this before, but it's worth repeating: drink several glasses of water a day. Water helps to flush your body of toxins and also fills you up so you eat less calories.

6. Eat a Pint of Ice Cream - What's this doing on the list? It's here because I don't believe in extreme food depravity while on a diet. If you love ice cream (like a lot of people do) then keep eating ice cream. The only thing is - you have to put limits on your indulgence. Instead of a gallon or half gallon, limit yourself to one pint of your favorite ice cream per month. If you run out before the month is over - too bad!

Ration this sweet treat like you're on a deserted island and you have no choice but to make it last longer. Soon you'll realize you don't even desire to eat more than this small amount.

7. Use Smaller Plates and Glasses - Get a set of small plates and glasses to eat meals from. Smaller servings means you'll automatically eat less, since we all tend to eat everything on our plates. When using this method, resist the urge to have seconds. That would defeat the purpose of smaller serving sizes.

8. Cut Down on Soda - Soda is filled with empty calories and sugar. There is also no nutritional value in drinking soda. If you must have fizz, then drink seltzer water. Other good soda substitutes are: tea, water and smoothies.

9. Eliminate One Fatty Food Each Week - Fatty foods can be highly addictive just like any drug. Trying to stop eating all of them cold turkey is why many people fail on their quest to lose weight. They crave their favorite fatty foods too much. Instead of the cold turkey method, eliminate one fatty food item from your diet each week. This means it should not be anywhere in your home. Example: week one you stop eating potato chips, week two you stop eating fried chicken, week three it's donuts, and so on . . .

10. Make a Date with Yourself to Exercise - You've got to exercise in order to lose weight. This is a fact and there's no getting around it. Does that mean that exercising has to be unpleasant? No.

Walking is the best low-impact exercise you can do. You walk all the time to get from the couch to the kitchen so you can add a little more walking into your routine and walk for your health.

Like to dance? Great. Put on your favorite music and dance around the living room for 30 minutes. Lots of fun and you burn calories too.

 Some other mild activities are: biking, swimming, playing ball outside, jumping jacks, jumping on a trampoline and walking up and down stairs. Schedule a time to do your exercise activities three times a week - keep the appointment.

Take some action on these tips and start getting skinny today!