We have created this post for those that are looking for ideas and suggestions that will make it easier to lose weight and stick to a plan.
You have to wear that old dress or suit and right away you need to lose weight? While there are many ways to shed weight quickly, losing it too fast can be a shock to your body and thus a risk to your health.
Stay Away From Fad Diets
The latest trendy or Fad diets, or the magical diet pills, extreme fasting and numerous other fast weight loss programs may work in the early stages but they can also cause you to lose muscle mass, which has proven to be extremely counter productive to a long-term weight loss.
And for some may initiate damage to your heart and other important internal organs. You can learn more about fad diets and their dangers here.
Here are some tips and relevant links to help you to safely and effectively lose weight fast. Do put your health at risk for the sake of losing a few pounds, understanding the risks.
Because losing weight is in simple terms expending more calories than you take in, figure out exactly what you take in. Maintain a written track record of every morsel, for at least a week. Don’t take short cuts. Short cuts on this only hurts you in the end.
Keeping Track Helps You Stay Focused
Then jot down the calories in each of these foods and drinks. You can use a free calorie counter like the on here on http://www.myfitnesspal.com/.
Now that you know the calories you consume each day and with these ideas you can now start limiting the intake of foods you have been eating. This can be as straightforward as reducing down on portion sizes or just removing some sugar or alcohol from your diet. The food serve sizes you receive are generally too generous both at home and in the restaurants many of us frequent. There are a lots of other easy ways to reduce calories that don’t notably change what you eat.
These include salad dressing, butter, candies, as well as juice and soda. The average American consumes 240 calories a day from beverages such as juice and soda.
How Many Calories Do You Consume
That equates to a massive 90,000 calories a year or 25 pounds of additional body weight! Getting used to the delicious taste of a salad with a pinch of lemon juice makes a large difference. Also note that empty calories such as sugars and white breads (carbohydrates) should be the first things you slash. These can with no trouble be substituted with sugar substitutes and whole grain breads.
But I really like the side dish? This part of the meal is often a minefield of bad food choices with a selection of French Fries, Macaroni and Cheese and Potato Salad. Exchange these items with healthy alternatives such as steamed vegetables, cottage cheese, or salad (minus the dressing of course, unless it’s a dash of lemon juice.)
Strengthen Your Body
Build up a little muscle to boost muscle mass and metabolism. It’s a decent calorie burner, but will aid you to burn calories even when not exercising. The key to everything is Aerobic workouts. A lot of weight loss professionals say to participate in aerobic activity for 30 minutes a day 3-5 days a week. Don’t pay too much mind to the three to five times a week school of thought on working out.
Find an exercise you can achieve for seven days each week, forever and stick to it, make sure it is not to difficult to start with or you will quit.
So what are you waiting for you have the information get going! If you think maybe you will be struggling with this concept and need some help check out some of the resources on the navigation menu of our site.