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How To Lose Weight Fast

There are dozens of ways to lose weight quickly. Some of them are dangerous crash diets and others are safe ways to jump start a healthy lifestyle.

If you’re looking to drop a few quick pounds to kick off a new healthy lifestyle I have a few ways to help you lose 5-10 pounds in about 2 weeks. If you’re lucky it’ll happen even faster. Let’s start off with the simplest thing you can do to lose a few pounds in just a few days.

Drinking Water To Shed Weight

Most of us are walking around in a constant state of dehydration. Since we are not drinking enough water our bodies are storing it for when it needs it most. A gallon of water weighs 7 pounds and a lot of people are holding nearly a full gallon of water in our bodies as excess bloat.

 

If you want to convince your body to release that water you have to give it a constant supply of it. You’ll see a lot of “experts” recommend that you drink ice water or that you put lemon in it to speed up fat loss. This is small potatoes stuff and advice that’s built upon pseudo science. Don’t bother wasting your energy on anything other than drinking enough water to let your body know that there will be enough water coming in that it doesn’t need to store it under your skin for later.

Stop Eating Flour

You’re going to find a lot of people recommending that you try a gluten free diet to lose weight. Unless you have celiac disease, and few people actually do, there is no reason to cut out gluten. Most of us however are eating way to much flour, and that does include whole wheat, and it’s making us fat. Try cutting them out of your diet completely for a couple weeks and see how you feel. Usually two weeks of being flour free is enough time for your body to release a few pounds.

It’s also likely that your energy levels will sky rocket by dropping wheat. Large carb heavy meals, especially wheat based ones cause your blood sugar levels to spike. As your body fights to bring those blood sugar levels down you’ll become lethargic and want to take a nap.

The hormones that are involved in stabilizing your blood sugar will also cause your body to store fat. By controlling these hormones you’ll not only begin to feel better but you’ll burn fat very quickly.

Drop Sugar Completely

Don’t make the same mistake that so many other dieters make. They replace what they believe are unhealthy foods with processed “diet” bars, meals, and shakes that are made with low quality ingredients with sugar alternatives that spike your blood sugar just as much as regular sugar.

Don’t eat “Power Bars”, 100 calories cookie packs, Nutri-Grain bars, and similar products. They won’t help you to lose weight and they definitely won’t help to make you healthy. Opt instead for fruits and vegetables when you’re between meals.

 

Peter Pan Syndrome and Weight Loss May Stem From Creator Himself

A journal article on psychology and eating disorders suggests that the Peter Pan Syndrome and weight loss parallelism may stem from Peter Pans creator himself: James M. Barrie. The article explores the possibility that author James M. Barrie might have been anorexic during his childhood and adolescent years.

Peter Pan Syndrome and weight loss

Peter Pan Syndrome is a metaphor used to describe men who refuse to face adulthood. In terms of weight loss, the same metaphor also applies. Peter Pan Syndrome refers to people with anorexia who, much like Peter Pan, refuse to grow out from a tight self-perception. Anorexic individuals are also said to possess the fantasy of flight and an idealization of weightlessness. This idealization is related to Peter Pan’s ability to float or fly in the air, which seemingly assumes the figure of a sylph or a weightless ballerina. Most psychologists describe anorexics as being possessed with such narcissistic fantasy and idealization.

James M. Barrie- Possibly Anorexic

The sole character of Peter Pan might not be the only metaphor we can relate to weight loss; the author of this fictional character may also contribute to the comparison. Psychologists and researchers speculated that Barrie might have suffered from anorexia during his childhood years and that he might be expressing this (though indirectly) through his stories or writing. Experts who probed on this possibility suggest that his physical status and condition when he was a child was suggestive of anorexia nervosa. As a child, Barrie was described to be poorly clad and frail, this suggests that Barrie might have appeared extremely thin compared to other children. In his twenties and thirties, Barrie was described to look like an adolescent wearing a fake moustache. Although one physician believes he might have suffered from delayed puberty due to glandular deficiency, psychologists, however, have another take. According to them, it is possible that Barrie’s condition is undetected anorexia nervosa. His small or thin stature and the seemingly delayed maturity of his body is said to be attributed to childhood and adolescent onset of anorexia. Psychologists say that this type of anorexia may cause irreversible physiologic changes such as stunted growth, and delayed puberty and sexual maturation.

Further evidence is the psychological history of Barrie. At age six Barrier’s older brother (13 years old at that time) died from a skating accident. The death of his brother led to an immense mourning reaction from his mother, who refused to eat and just stayed in bed for almost a year. This event sparked an intense desire from Barrie to replace his brother David. But the replacement occured in an odd way: Barrie seemingly became David exactly the way he was until the day he died. That is, he became the fourteen year old David, the boy a couple of years from puberty who was deeply attached to his mother. Experts suggest this strong motif and attachment might be a strong psychological drive to remain youthful and eventually “not to grow up at all”.

No Conclusions Yet

Although psychologists probe on the possibility that Barrie was anorexic and that his psychological history might be the primary motif for why he wanted to remain in a “delayed growth state”, experts who proposed this concept are not conclusive. Diagnosing an eating disorder from written stories and psychological history do not serve as heavy evidences. But they are conclusive with the fact that these reveal a common theme which can be related to weight loss and anorexia.