Sunday, November 3, 2013
Weightloss the Easy Way
Every year a new diet seems to come out that promises to solve all of your problems relating to weightloss. Millions of people worldwide jump onto the next new thing hoping it will solve all of their problems. Usually it doesn't. The reason for this is commitment. It does not matter what weightloss program you embark on, without commitment and effort from you no diet in the world will work.This is why I do not enjoy using the word diet. The word diet implies restrictions and we as humans do not like to have restrictions imposed on us. We are grown adults who have the right to make choices and live with them. It is for this reason that I believe the best way to lose weight is through healthy lifestyle changes. No restrictions needed. Food is plentiful and good and you can eat frequently as long as you are making educated choices that will serve your body and your weightloss goals well.Successful weightloss falls squarely on your shoulders. As the old saying goes you can lead a horse to water but you cannot make him drink. This is true for weightloss as well, you can have all the information you need to make the right decisions to help you lose weight but if you do not take action and make an effort your body will not change. It is that simple.Weightloss, and more importantly permanent weightloss requires a change in your habits. Changing the way you think about food and lifestyle and exercise is what will lead you to permanent weightloss and better health.Lets look at each category separately.1. Food. You really are what you eat. Eat lean and healthy foods. Stay away from the deep fried foods as they will cause fat on your body. Learn how to cook the healthy way such as grilling and steaming. Sugar is a big no no. Eliminate sugar from your diet and stay away from foods and drink that contain sugar.2. Lifestyle. This category involves a lot. Are you getting enough rest? Are you developing good habits such as eating slowly to let your food digest, are you eating small portions regularly? Do you stop eating at least three hours before bed? The list is simple but can have a dramatic effect on your weightloss. Develop good food choices and habits, basically look after yourself and you will reap the benefits.3. Exercise. Are you exercising enough? Aim to exercise 4 or 5 times a week for at least 40 minutes. Speed up your metabolism and watch the weight drop.Choose to live a healthy life and begin to reap the benefits that you desire.