There is a common misconception that successfully losing weight takes a lot of time. While it does take effort and discipline, it doesn’t require that your schedule suffer. Many folks think that in order to lose a significant amount of weight, they’ll have to spend hours in the gym each day and learn to eat in a way that will be both unpleasant and inconvenient. For a busy professional, this is just not a viable option. With your schedule and responsibilities, you don’t have the time to work out more than 3 days a week, let alone 2 hours a day.

Does weight loss really take as much time as many people think? Do you really need to spend half your life in the gym to lose weight and feel great? Below, we’ll address these questions.

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If you want to gain 50 pounds of muscle and get down to 5 percent body fat so that you can cover yourself in oil, stand on a stage in a bikini, and contract your various muscle groups for crowds of cheering men, then yes – you will need to spend a good bit of time in the gym. However, if you, like most busy professionals, simply want to be fit, strong, and at a healthy body fat percentage, very little time in the gym will be necessary. In fact, diet is much more important than what you do in the gym or how much time you spend there, and the truth is that you can lose weight by dieting alone. However, exercise is recommended, and 30 minutes a day, for 3 to 5 days a week is more than sufficient as long as the exercise you do is effective.

To maximize the effectiveness of your workouts while minimizing the amount of time you need to spend in the gym, do short, intense workouts rather than long, endurance workouts. An exercise expert at The NYC Weightloss Solutions can provide more details.

Eating for the Busy Professional

Our experts will do most of the work of planning what you’ll eat for you, but some helpful principles for quick weight loss are as follows:

  • Drink lots of water right when you wake up and throughout the day. Most people go about their day dehydrated without realizing it. Drinking lots of water keeps you from retaining jiggly water weight, and boosts your metabolism. Try and get at least 12 gasses a day, and have 3 of them right after waking up to give your metabolism a jump-start.
  • Eat within an hour of waking up. This is another important factor that many folks are ignorant of. Not eating soon after getting up in the morning causes your metabolism to slow down to a crawl. Eating within an hour, like drinking lots of water, gives your metabolism a much needed boost. When you go long periods of time without eating, your body begins to hold onto the energy stores it has, not “knowing” when its next meal will be.
  • Eat your breads, potatoes, and fruit in the morning only. Keeping these foods confined to the morning will help you lose weight. At the very least, try not to have any of these for dinner. The meals you have later in the day should be vegetables, lean meats, and healthy fat sources such as olive oil.
  • When eating out, go high protein, high fat, low carb. Its not so much the fat and protein that gets us – it’s the processed carbs. When eating out with friends, don’t feel like you can’t have anything tasty. You can, just try to minimize breads and pasta. For example, order a cheeseburger with extra bacon, no bun, and a side of broccoli instead of french fries. This way, you can feel like your indulging a bit along with your friends without the guilt of eating something like white bread or fries, which cause your insulin to shoot up.

The NYC Weightloss Solutions – Weight Loss for the Busy Professional

The above are just a few helpful tips for easy weight loss, but there is so much more to learn. The experts at The NYC Weightloss Solutions know exactly how to get your body to shed pounds of frustrating and stubborn body fat faster than you’d think possible without taking you away from your responsibilities and busy schedule. If you want to lose weight fast without having to carve out hours of time for the gym and for cooking and preparing meals, then we would love to hear from you today. Our 3 basic weight loss plans are simple and effective and only require you to follow our simple directions. To schedule your free consultation today, call us at (212) 759-8118 or click the link below. We’re looking forward to hearing from you, and to helping you enjoy a much higher quality of life as you plow through your busy work week!

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