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How do you jumpstart weight loss?

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Jump start weight loss by making a short-term commitment to making significant changes in your typical diet and exercise regimen. Incorporate fish oil supplements and drink coffee to increase the body's metabolism and restore the body following exercise.

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Weight loss is a product of diet and exercise. To accelerate weight loss at the beginning of a weight loss regimen make changes to the daily diet that may not be sustainable but get the process of weight loss going. This includes eliminating complex carbohydrates at any meal other than breakfast. For breakfast whole grain breads and pastas are acceptable; but after breakfast stick to simple carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats. Follow the 40-40-20 rule according to Bob Harper, a weight loss expert.

For lunch and dinner the plate should contain 40 percent lean proteins, 40 percent healthy carbohydrates, and 20 percent healthy fats. This combination fuels muscle growth and leaves the dieter feeling full. In addition to diet changes, drink at least 16 ounces of water and take 1,000 milligrams of fish oil with every meal. The fish oil helps restore the body following exercise and reduces inflammation. The increased water intake will help shed any water weight the body is holding on to.

Alongside diet, engage in 15 minutes of whole body exercise daily. To fuel the dieter's energy level, drink caffeinated coffee at least three times a day beginning first thing in the morning. Coffee boosts the body's metabolism and is also an effective appetite suppressant.

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