Shedding those pounds fast is going to take some effort, and the weight might creep back slowly. Here are a few pointers about how you can start dropping weight fast:

First thing you must do is eat better. Fruits and vegetables are very nutritious for you. Junk food and other foods that are high in fat have very little nutritional value and should be avoided. If you don't like traditional workouts, try at least to take up a simple exercise like walking before each meal. But if you really want to start losing weight quickly, then you really must start eating better.

Secondly, develop a taste for green tea. Green tea is a little known secret weapon in helping you lose weight faster. Green tea is an acquired taste, but with so many different types of green tea, you can easily find one that suits your taste. Since tea bags can filter out a lot of the nutrients, be on the lookout for matcha and loose leaf green tea to get the full impact from drinking green tea.

Third, stop drinking soda and other carbonated drinks. These are not good for your health. Steer clear of diet drinks too, since they are filled with bad stuff as well, like aspartame.

Forth, find a weight loss buddy. Join forces with a friend of yours who might also be trying to lose weight. The two of you can motivate each other. Weight loss is a heck of a lot easier when you are part of a team.

Fifth, stop overeating. The usual three meals each day is actually not enough for most people. Eat five or six meals each day, but much smaller than a usual meal instead. This controls metabolism better and will help ensure that you don't indulge in sugary snacks.

Finally, set a goal for your target weight. Most people fail from the get-go by having something vague like "I want to lose weight this year". How can you tell when you did it? When you're down a pound? How about twenty? Without a set goal, you're not going to achieve anything. Pick a number and check your progress.

Follow these six tips and you will now know how to permanently lose weight. Weight loss is not an easy task. You'll be struggling against a lifetime of bad habits, but you can do it.

Author's Bio: 

Natalie Leavenworth used to struggle with fad diets and exercise programs until discovering the secrets of effective weight loss. Now at her target weight, she enjoys helping others achieve their weight loss goals.