There are two main recipes for healthy and efficient weight loss. The first is a well balanced healthy diet. It is very important that you eat 4 - 6 meals on a daily basis. These meals need to be high in vitamins and nutrients. Understand that fad diets are not your saving grace to sustainable fat loss. They set you up for failure in the long run. Why starve yourself from the things you crave when in all actuality you can eat your sinful foods in extreme moderation.
The biggest overlooked recipe for healthy weight loss is exercising. Exercising combined with a well balanced diet can create a super powered weight loss formula.
In order to lose weight you need to consume fewer calories than you burn. Its simple math, yet people fail to understand that you HAVE to have a caloric imbalance to lose FAT. Unless you're a super athlete or someone with incredibly fast metabolism you don't burn calories just sitting around. In order to burn calories you have to burn energy within your body.
It could be as simple as walking your dog around the block every day. Or you could take an afternoon jog on your lunch break. You could even play a pick up game of basketball. Any activity that elevates your heart rate burns calories. Obviously there are certain exercises which burn more calories than other. Depending on your weight loss goals you need to incorporate a suitable exercise plan.
If you are looking to burn fat quickly you need to develop an exercise plan where you are training in your target fat burning heart rate zone for a min of 30 min. 5 times a week. If you are looking for a slow gradual weight loss goal your exercise plan can be as simple as walking a mile every other day. Either way YOU MUST EXERCISE!