Weight Loss and Personal Fitness

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We try one diet plan, then another, then another.

Maybe we get some results only to gain the weight loss back, sometimes with a couple extra pounds as a bonus. In fact, it gets more difficult to start again for fear of failing yet another time.

Weight Loss Success

OK I get it, I’ve been there.

First you have to start with a sensible plan; one you can live with for life. No starvation, no crazy concoctions, and if you want to lose more than a few pounds, no pills. The food should be pleasing to you, healthy for you, and the amounts satisfying. Remember, if you want the fat loss to be permanent, the changes you make will have to be as well.

What kind of plan is best.

Your body (just like you) is unique. How it responds to a plan isn’t necessarily the same as someone else’s body. The main point here is, pick a plan that is healthy and sustainable. The weight may come off quickly or somewhat more slow. Just as long as it comes off and stays off.

Barriers to losing weight.

The good news is most barriers are either knowledge based or emotional. Becoming informed on nutrition, fitness, and health in general, is very important. For one thing it is empowering, and you will be less susceptible to scams. Be aware though, information regarding losing weight is diverse, and hotly debated. Experts alone cannot agree very often. So learn as much as you can, and pay attention how your body responds.

Emotions are what drive us and we are often conflicted by them. Sometimes we sabotage ourselves, and then fall into a funk wondering why we do it. Let’s be a little accepting of this. We know what we do, the best plan is to use these times to learn more about ourselves. Obviously eating a huge (make that two) pieces of German Chocolate cake isn’t what we wanted. So what was it we did want (and get) from doing it? Understanding these things is what empowers us to make the changes we want. You’ll be amazed as your mind gives up these secrets a few at a time.

Finally there are some diseases that make losing weight more difficult. PCOS, Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome, is just such a one. It is mainly a hormone imbalance and puts women in a high risk for Diabetes. It is far more prevalent than you know and is usually not diagnosed until the mid twenties if even then. My best advice is to do a browser search on it. Then if you are concerned, speak to your healthcare adviser.

Summary

Everybody has a diet just as everyone has a budget. Some people pay no more attention to what they eat than they do how much they spend. If you are wealthy and thin enough that’s OK. For the rest of us, we need a plan. Unless you are in a health crisis your diet plan needn’t be life controlling. Pick a healthy and satisfying plan. Again, this is not about the plan controlling you, it’s about you controlling your life and lifestyle. Begin becoming informed on health, fitness, and nutrition. Just the process of doing this is motivating and empowering. Finally, your weight loss journey will be an amazing discovery as you learn more about you.

Easy Weight Loss Tips

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Obesity-related risks can be reduced through weight loss by eating healthy and engaging in physical activities. Calories can be cut down through making simple healthy food switches in the daily diet. Since small changes do not make a big modification, engaging in physical activities helps in shedding pounds. In this case, weight loss tips revolve around proper dieting and enough physical exercises.

Eat Regular Meals

Although people think skipping meals will help in losing weight, it is evidence that taking regular meals especially during the day helps in burning calories at a higher rate. It is important to have a diet that is based on carbohydrates, some proteins, and plenty of vegetables and fruits to provide the body with nutrients it requires. In a healthy diet, balancing is essential in achieving and maintaining a healthy body size and weight.

Not Skipping Breakfast

Research show that eating breakfast is essential in controlling body weight. Skipping breakfast does not help in losing weight but make the body miss out on necessary nutrients.  It is important to eat energy boosting and nutrient-rich green foods in the morning. Nutritionists indicate that people who regularly eat breakfast are slenderer and leaner since they tend to eat less during the day. Eating breakfast reduces the tendency to eat snacks of food rich in sugar and fat throughout the day.

Eat Foods Rich in Fiber

Food rich in fiber such as vegetables, fruits whole-grain bread, oats, pasta, peas, brown rice, and lentils are vital ingredients of successful loss of weight.  Foods that contain fiber help to keep the stomach full thus reducing consumption.

Avoid Junk Food

Junk foods such as chocolates, sweet fizzy drinks, crisps, and biscuits should be avoided to reduce weight. Snacks contain high levels of calories, which contributes to weight gain. Instead, people should eat healthy snacks such as oat cakes, unsweetened popcorns, unsalted rice cakes, and fruit juice.

Plan your Meals

Planning breakfasts, lunch, supper, and snacks for one week helps in making sure one sticks to proper calorie allowance. Making seven days shopping list prevent people from buying snacks when they are hungry, which lead to a high-calorie impulse.

Drinking Plenty of Water

Plenty of water is essential for a proper body metabolism. High body metabolism with the aid of water helps in burning calories. Doctor recommends people to drink about 1.2 liters (6 to 8 glasses) of water daily.

Get Active through Physical Activities

Physical activities help in burning out body calories. In this case, regular activities such as running, walking, swimming, and cycling are important in losing weight.