Losing weight is a real torture for some people. They try many different diets and they either don’t give the expected results, or if they do, the lost weight comes back very quickly when the diet is no longer followed. Luckily, there are also many people who managed to lose weight and keep it that way. Is there a secret we don’t know about, and they do? Well, not really.
There are several factors we have to determine before we start losing weight. So, let’s find out more.
What makes us gain weight? This is the main question we have to answer first. Some people like having late meals, some are addicted to sweets or fast food, others can’t live without sodas, etc. As you can see these things make us fat because they contain too many calories and sugars. If we make a change in this field, our weight-loss goals will be easily achievable.
Set up realistic goals. This step is really important because in most cases, we don’t have to lose just 1 or 2 pounds, the number goes much higher. So instead deciding to lose 40 pounds a month, make that number lower, for example – 10 pounds. Why is this important? When you see that you have managed to lose 10 pounds in the first month you will feel more motivated to continue with your new weight loss strategy. On the other hand, if you have decided to lose 40 pounds and managed to lose 10 or even 20, the chances are that you will give up and return to your old habits and gain even more weight than you have had before.
Exercise and exercise. Losing weight can be brought down to a simple formula: Eat less + Burn More = Lose Weight. Yes, it’s that simple. The number of calories you don’t burn will get stored in your body as fat. Any kind of physical activity is better than doing nothing. If you are too busy working and then working at home, you probably don’t have much time to go to the gym or go to the park for jogging or cycling. However, there are small things you can do, which will also help you burn some calories. If possible, walk to the next bus station and enter the bus there. Don’t use the lift. Find a video of some exercises on Youtube, you certainly have 5 or 6 minutes to do some sit-ups or pushups.
Our busy life forces us to do two things, which are bad for our weight and health. First, we skip meals, most frequently the breakfast. Then we have a huge lunch because we are too hungry since we have skipped the breakfast. You simply have to stop doing that. Instead, don’t skip meals, eat more often but less, eat healthy.
Find alternatives for the high-calorie foods you have eaten before. You can always have fresh fruits and vegetables and you don’t have to worry that eating them will ruin your diet. You want something sweet, grab an apple. You need something for a snack – carrots are great. Just remember your goals and don’t give up. If you follow all these advices you will lose weight fast and safely, and the risks of potential health problems because of too much weight will be reduced drastically.