There are several different ways to lose weight, but the general consensus is that by far dieting is the best and simplest way to get rid of unwanted fat. Now there are several kinds of fad diets available and then there are also a few healthy dieting programs which work quite differently. At first look they would all seem to be cousins of each other, but in reality different dieting programs would offer you different loss results!
Some programs would help you lose a lot of fat rapidly, the only catch being that such ‘ loss’ is often temporary! You would gain back the ‘lost ‘ as soon as you quit dieting and return to normal eating mode. Then there are other diets which provide you permanent loss but work rather slowly. The type of diet plan you would choose for yourself depends on your mindset!
If you ask me, I would go for the ‘slow’ dieting program as I am able to achieve permanent loss even if it takes a long time. You see, gaining back those same pounds you worked so hard to lose is no fun. For this reason, I always ask my clients how much they are commitment to loss, and how far they could go in order to achieve their goals!
Remember that loss requires self-discipline and long term commitment on your part! You are required to change your lifestyle habits by forgetting about the junk foods and couch and replacing them with natural foods and regular exercise! Obviously, for an average person, it is quite tough to implement such a dramatic change; no wonder only a few strong-willed folks are able to acquire the much coveted slim body!
Contrary to popular belief, people don’t always gain because of following poor lifestyle habits! Many a time certain medical conditions make a person over, and in such cases, you need professional help. If you are not sure about the cause of your obesity, I would suggest you consult with your doctor before taking any decision in this regard!
People often suffer from a misconception that they would need to starve in order to lose weight. Do you know that almost always starving has the opposite effect on your body? Instead of losing weight, you would actually gain some extra pounds! A better approach is to eat healthy and natural foods which are low on calorie content and yet offer your body the required nutrition!
An even better approach is to eat more of negative calorie foods; in case you don’t know, negative calorie foods require more calories to digest themselves than what they offer to your body. With such foods, a natural calorie deficit occurs and your body is forced to produce extra calories by burning your existing fat deposits and as a result, you lose ! Asparagus, apples, oranges, beetroots, cucumbers, etc., are just some of the negative calorie foods available to you!
Most of us shy away from workouts because we feel that doing long hours of boring cardios or lifting heavy weights is something we cannot do! However, exercising is not limited to these two types of workouts; you can, if you want, lose just by walking daily! Give your old car a rest and use your legs instead!
When going to a top floor, use the stairs instead of elevator, as that would help you burn a lot of extra calories! When watching your favorite movie on TV, walk around in the room instead of sitting on your couch. Such simple activities would go a long way in helping you lose !