When you're thinking about losing weight in a rapid manner, it's important to put safety above all your other considerations. It's possible to lose weight extremely quickly by using unhealthy practices such as skipping meals or over-exercising to the point of massive water loss. These methods do not result in lasting or meaningful results however, and they put your metabolism in a very dangerous and unhealthy state.
Instead of that, the key to achieving a rapid loss of weight (which enables you to keep that weight off) is to start living a very healthy lifestyle. The most important aspect of a healthy lifestyle is to do consistent and moderate exercise at least a few times a week. Consistency is key here -- it does you no good to run 50 miles in one day because you've missed working out the rest of the week. It is much better to walk just a few minutes every single day, than to "binge" on exercise whenever you feel in the mood. The hard part of course is exercising when you're not in the mood; this is where willpower comes in. Willpower will get you farther than anything else when it comes to weight loss.
You should also maintain a positive mindset. Losing weight is not easy, but -- believe it or not -- you can accomplish extensive weight loss more rapidly than you think is possible, if you maintain a positive mindset and push forward in a disciplined manner no matter if you're not seeing results right away. Usually you will plateau at a certain level in your weight, then suddenly see significant loss in fat once your metabolism becomes accustomed to your healthier lifestyle. This is especially true if you have not exercised or lived a healthy life for most of your life.
You must take in enough water on a daily basis. Burning fat requires the presence of water in all your cells. The rule of thumb you probably heard many times is to drink at least eight tall glasses of water a day. This should be sufficient, but a better strategy is to carry a large bottle of water with you everywhere you go and to be sipping from it constantly. Refill it every time it's empty, and you should be taking in more than enough water every day. Eating fresh fruits is also a great way to get the extra water you need.
Avoid snacks at all costs, especially if you like to eat snacks while doing some other activity such as watching TV. If you're distracted, you end up eating a lot more snacks than you realize and your calorie intake will balloon without you knowing it. In particular, you must avoid snacks that are high in sugar or fat. White flour is also a culprit when it comes to weight gain.
Get enough sleep every day. If you're not getting sufficient sleep on a daily basis, it is almost assured that your metabolism is not working at its maximum capacity. Sleep not only helps your cells heal and repair themselves, your body's fat burning capability will be compromised because of lack of sleep.
Finally, detoxifying your body is probably the least known weapon in the fight against weight loss. It's not a well-known fact, but most of us carry excess amounts of waste products, parasites and mucus in our bodies that prevent our metabolisms from functioning at their optimal level. Getting rid of these harmful substances from our bodies surprisingly often results in rapid weight loss in a short period of time. Detoxing is very powerful, and is too often neglected by most of us.
Remember, if you want to lose weight, and more importantly -- keep it off, then you must establish and maintain a healthy lifestyle as soon as possible. Get started right away, because the longer you wait, the more entrenched your unhealthy lifestyle becomes. The most powerful advice that you can be given when it comes to rapid weight loss, is to get started right away and to keep at it. Progress will be slow at first, but when you do see results, you will be astonished at how quickly your body's appearance, fitness, and overall health is dramatically improved.