TONING UP FAST: THE RIGHT BALANCE TO DROP POUNDS, FAST Time is lacking factor that everyone seems to chronically be short of, because their profession tends to take much of the time that people have on their calendar, and therefore leaves very little, if notany time at all, left for physical fitness. Of course, one can go for an early morning jog with their BlackBerry in their pockets and a Bluetooth headset to one ear, but the constant calls are going to serve only as a distraction and eventually one can neither work in the office nor work out at the gym. Here are a few essential tips that can help a person to get a fast weight loss program up and running. 1. Phones away!: The important key to getting regimens right is to first do away with exercise regimen detractors; and in most people’s cases, their phones. When a person startstheir day’s work out, they should preferably keep thier phones away, after notifying everyone that they are in the process of a work-out and proceed. A start-stop regimen does nothing to help the person, as a constant working rate is preferred and effective in most regimens, like cardiovascular and other weight loss exercises. Therefore, stopping every 5 minutes to reply to a mail will do one no good in the long run. 2. Set goals and achieve them: The essential thing in a weight loss regimen is to not expect a windfall in the weight and hope that over-night a person loses like 3-4 pounds every day. One should know that both weight loss and weight gain are both gradual processes which happen over weeks of time, and not over days or hours. Therefore, a neutral reading on the graph should not be taken as a discouraging sign. Setting small goals to achieve for every week or every day can help stay motivated in the regimen, and ensures better compliance with the overall program. Toning up fast, sometimes too fast, can make a person prone to putting on that much weight that much faster too. Weather the goals are in exercises, or in food intake, or in weight loss; one should always set realistic targets which they can achieve with the regular amount of effort. One should not set such steep targets that they should have to exert themselves overtly so that they burn out totally by the end, and wind up quitting 3. Watch what you eat: When on a weight loss regimen, and people look to achieve fast weight loss, they can commonly achieve it when they watch what they put in their mouths. Foods which high glycaemic indexes (i.e. rich in simple sugars) are a big no-no in regimens when people look to toning up fast. The key in these regimens is not total stoppage, it is moderation. One need not totally cut off oily foods from their regimens; they should watch the amount they take in as fats are an important part of a balanced diet also. Diets should ideally contain more proteinaceous foods like legumes, greens etc. These also add the essential fibre in the diet, which makes it all the healthier. This, and a proper combination of weight loss exercises, can help in maintaining a healthy and constant body weight.