How many of you have made a resolution to lose weight yet again and found that within a few days, we had broken that resolution? My guess is almost all of us did. Why did this happen? I believe in most cases it was because we did not follow the right kind of approach. So what is the right method to begin with? Can weight loss be painless? What sacrifices are supposed to be made in order to lose noticeable weight?
Yes, weight loss can be fun. But you need to focus on three things in order to lose a noticeable amount of weight, say 10 pounds! First, you need to improve your lifestyle and opt for healthier activities like sports, recreation and athletics. Simply walking or riding a bike as much as possible can help. It is vitally important to improve your sleeping routine as part of a lifestyle change. Secondly, you need to do some regular exercise comprising some form of cardio workouts. Aerobic exercise is a good way to help with weight loss. Last, and probably the most important of all, you need to watch what you eat.
Your food intake plays a very important part in your weight loss programme. Minor changes in your eating habits can result in significant weight loss. If you eat appropriately, you will keep much healthier. Many people decide just to cut down on what they eat in order to lose instant weight. But this approach is completely wrong, because the moment you reach your target weight and start eating as you did before, you will find that you will gain weight much more quickly.
The right approach is to supply sufficient food to your body when it is in need of it. Your body needs additional nutrients to gather extra energy for the strenuous workout routines. Therefore be patient and chose the harder path to lose your extra pounds so that they never come back. This kind of an approach enables you to maintain a stable weight and avoid yo-yo dieting, where your weight goes up and down.
You should also avoid unnecessary eating. Many people eat just for the sake for it. Sometimes we eat under the pressure from our subconscious mind when our stomach really has no appetite for more. Many factors can lead to such pointless eating. Stress, anxiety, boredom or idleness can make you eat without any point. This is often referred to as comfort eating and will lead to excess fat being stored in your body. You should become conscious of what you are doing and avoid eating when you cook, watch television or while reading.
You should eat slowly so that you dont eat too much. The brain takes several minutes to register that the stomach is full. Dont eat things just because they are available to you. Once you have had your meal, do not eat anything else until the next meal. Never miss your breakfast as its the most important meal of the day. Opt for a light dinner and avoid the high fat, sugar and carbohydrate foods. But make sure that you have a balanced diet.