Want to lose weight?
Follow these 3 important guidelines
There are a lot of reasons in our day and age for people to lose weight. Some of us want to feel better about our body image, improve our health or become better more improved versions of ourselves. Whatever the reason may be for you to lose weight, you have to follow 3 simple guidelines(explained below) in order to lose weight safely and effectively and keep it off(because obviously you don't want the fat to come back).
1. Set goals for yourself
It is very important to set goals for yourself both short term and long term. Goals serve as motivation for yourself, and as a reminder that you are working towards achieving something not for others but for yourself. Please keep in mind that your weight loss goals must be realistic. There is no point in setting goals that are impossible to achieve(like lose 50 pounds in 5 days), rather be more realistic and set goals that are both reachable and require a decent amount of effort to achieve it.
2. Follow a good Diet Plan
A well planned diet is key to losing weight and comprises more then 60% of your success on your weight loss journey. A successfull diet plan should be something you can easily maintain every day of the year and should have 5 basic principles in its structure.
Provide sufficient energy
It is no use having a diet that does not provide you with enough energy to complete your daily activities. Chances are you will be more tempted to cheat on your diet if it does not provide you with enough fuel to get through your day.
Your diet must be balanced and provide you with different tipes of food and not too much of one tipe.(Having an overload of sugar and fat, and not enough fibre and protein is an example of a diet that is not balanced.)
High nutrient density
Try to consume food that have a high nutrient density to ensure that you are getting enough energy without exceeding your neccessary calorie intake.
To reduce the risk of consuming too much food you must scale your portions and reduce the consumption of food with a high sugar and fat value. It is better to enjoy foods with high sugar and fat value in moderation.
Different is better
Enjoy a variety of foods on a day-to-day basis. This ensures that you don't get bored while following your diet plan, and it will help you to enjoy the process of discovering different tipes of food that will help you reach your goal of losing weight.
Although you can lose weight only by following a good diet, exercise helps you to improve your muscle tone and your overall health. It is needless to say that by doing regular exercise you will become much stronger and lose weight more effectively then just by sticking to a diet plan. Now you don't have to spend hours at the gym in order to lose weight, you can be successfull even if you exercise at home as long as you are efficient and not just playing around. A good workout session does not have to be longer then 45 minutes. It will be ideal to train each muscle group at least once a week, but if you are only starting out it will be fine beginning with 2-3 sessions a week and increasing your sessions as your fitness level grows.
Workout routine for Beginners (2-3 sessions a week)
Jog on the spot for 20 seconds to warm up
Lunges: 3 sets of 10-12 reps
Squats: 3 sets of 10-12 reps
Sit ups: 2 sets of 20 reps
Leg raises: 2 sets of 20 reps
Push ups 3 sets of 10-12 reps
Tricep dips: 3 sets of 10-12 reps
Bicep curls: 3 sets of 10-12 reps
Allow 30-60 seconds rest between sets
As your fitness level grows you can start adjusting your workout routine and get into more advanced sessions.
These 3 guidelines are the foundation to success if you want to lose weight.Although there are many weight loss supplements available they should only serve as a kickstart or helpline for you to achieve your weightloss goals faster and more effective. As soon as you reach your long term weightloss goal, you should be able to maintain your new ideal weight on your own without the help of supplements.