However, ideals aside, we are all living in some point between being in control of our lives and completely satisfied, to feeling out of control and frustrated with particular aspects of our lives. Why is it that we are able to go to work every day without getting paid? Well, you know that you can expect that paycheck at the end of the week, and you realize that it takes effort every day (or nearly so) in order to get that reward down the line. Weight loss is the same: the cookie you skip today, and the extra mile you run, WILL change your body, even though it might not be visible to you instantly. Even what that understanding, however, for some people the reward of weight loss seems too far removed from making better choices on a daily basis. If that is where you are right now, dropping some weight quickly might give you the incentive you need to keep it up. With that in mind, I am going to teach you the RIGHT way to do it, and for how long you can do it before you start to suffer negative effects.