Is This Common Weight Loss Problem Happening to You?
Going on a new diet every other week or continually ripping through sets in the gym is not the best way to go about losing weight. It all comes down to a change in your lifestyle. What about you? Are you still dieting, counting calories and seeing little or no results?
Or, do you head off optimistically to the gym every day, putting in absurd amounts of time in a quest to lose weight? Yet, despite the intense and regular workouts, the scales are refusing to budge.
Despite the fact that average people try them three or four times every year, fad diets just don’t work. Even though exercise is necessary, it’s not a magic, fat burning cure all. Instead, it is important to target your lifestyle and make changes in order to find weight loss success. The majority of people who make changes to their lifestyle lose over 60 pounds – and most importantly, they keep it off. Let’s take a look at how they succeeded.
I: Eating well. Calories are fairly straightforward. If you eat more calories than you burn off, your weight will go up. But, you can give up on counting calories if you make the right choice about the foods you are eating. Eating plenty of vegetables and fruits in addition to whole grains and lean proteins will mean that the calories you are eating are in fact useful to your body, containing essential nutrients, rather than the empty calories that come with junk food and refined grains.
2. Moderate exercise.
Close to 90 percent of successful cases of those who lose weight embrace some change such as walking for one hour every day in their lifestyle. That is all you have to do! No weight loss programs which require gym memberships or expensive home exercise equipment with seemingly endless and painful reps. Just, consistent and moderate exercise will work each and every time.
3. Quality Support System It’s a lot easier to lose weight and keep it off when you have a healthy group of like-minded individuals around you. If your peers are sedentary and fans of eating unhealthy, heavily-processed food, it can be much harder to make the kinds of changes you need to in order to live healthy and lose weight.
IV. Rest Well If you don’t sleep enough, your body won’t produce enough insulin, which your brain needs to regulate and control your appetite. This means when you don’t rest well, you don’t make the right decisions on what kinds of foods to eat. In addition, insulin helps with regulating your metabolism, which means you will have additional energy to exercise on a regular basis when you have had enough sleep.
5) Documenting Progress. Keeping a journal is an effective tool for weight loss. If you keep a record of your goals, your progress, and the steps you take,(what you eat and when you exercise) you can dramatically improve your chances of success.
Keeping records will help you understand your habits and will tell you what is working for you and what doesn’t. This method also helps you see both good and bad patterns such as eating more but sleeping less during weekends. People who keep a food journal are much more likely to lose weight than those that skip it altogether. You cannot hide from the truth of a food journal, so it is a very useful tool to embrace. But, you will need to be honest for it to be effective.
An entire change in lifestyle will not only result in shedding unwanted pounds, it will also improve your quality of life by facilitating a number of positive changes such as increased happiness and generally feeling satisfied with life, helping you to live longer. The efforts are far outweighed by the benefits, and you will find it easy to lose weight and keep it off once you’ve made the necessary changes. If you truly want to succeed, make the lifestyle change you need, and watch a whole new you develop.