What Do I Need In Order To Lose Weight?

I’m Really Good – At Gaining Weight!

While most of us are able to gain weight rather easily, the majority is not to as good when it comes to losing weight.  For some people the idea to lose the excess weight and pounds they have been piling up for years is sometimes inconceivable.  However, you should know that all people can lose weight, even though it might be a little bit more difficult than gaining weight.

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People often want advice on things they need to do, plans they have to follow and activities they have to take in order for them to lose weight and keep it off.  And while there are many things you can do to lose weight, there is one key thing when it comes to being successful at losing weight and I would like to put the special emphasis on it.  Mark these words: The key to successful weight loss is (drumroll!) determination.  In other words, it’s all in that lovely head of yours.

Why Determination?

Now let’s say you have about 20 pounds you want to get rid of.  You start to exercise, eat healthy, and after a week or two you realize that you have lost 5 pounds.  Now you feel amazing, you feel excited, and you feel like you have achieved something and you feel proud of yourself.  You start feeling so good about yourself that you can skip that cycling class and have that cup of hot chocolate with your friend.  You will not feel guilty, since you have lost 5 pounds.  After indulging yourself for several days, you go back to the scale and you realize that you have gained back those 5 pounds.  And in fact added two more!  “What?  How is that possible?  Why do I even bother?  I will just give up, altogether.  Hand me that slice of pizza.” Wrong.  You should never, ever, give up on losing weight.  That is the only recipe four future success.

No, Seriously What Should I Do???

Press-uP-Man-59452604Oh, c’mon, you know the drill! And you have probably heard this a million times before, but if you want a list, OK.

Here is what you have to do in order to lose weight:

Start exercising.  Live healthy.  Eat healthy foods.  Do not eat junk food and food which is not good for your health.  Drink plenty of water. Do not smoke, do not drink alcohol (or if you do, keep it to the minimum).  Go to bed early.  Sleep plenty.  Eat reasonable amounts of food.

In Other Words, You Should Change Your Lifestyle Entirely

Instead of implementing a certain diet which is temporary, you should change your lifestyle, be more active, live healthier, and then repeat that every day for the rest of your life.  Only in this way you will lose weight and become healthier.

Speed Up The Weight Loss Process

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You Should Really Take It Slow There, Bro

Even though losing weight is a process and you should take it slow, a lot of people are impatient about getting there.  They want to reach their goal weight as soon as possible, and as they want to speed up the weight loss process.

Process of Adaptation

You should be aware that losing weight is a process which lasts for a certain amount of time precisely because it is necessary for your body to adapt and it is healthy for your body to lose weight gradually instead of losing weight rapidly.  If you want to keep yourself healthy you will even try to slow down the process of losing weight in order for the dieting to be successful, and not experience yo-yo effect.

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I Simply Can’t Wait That Long!

However, I still get tons of questions from people who were in a hurry to lose weight, and they want to lose those pounds a.s.a.p.  Now, there certainly are ways in which you can help speed up your weight loss process.  If you want to do just that you should follow some or all of the following pieces of advice which I am about to bestow upon you.

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  1. Eat Less

The most important advice which I can give to you in order for you to lose weight more rapidly, is to eat less in general.  If you have troubles with eating smaller portions of food, maybe you should get smaller plates, and the order smaller sizes at restaurants.

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  1. Exercise More (And Then Some More)

The key to losing weight rapidly is to exercise more, which will increase the daily need for calories and burned fat quickly.

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  1. Go To Sleep When Hungry

If you’re feeling hungry and the end of the day find yourself craving any kinds of food, you should just go to bed.  Chances are that when you wake up you won’t feel hungry at all.

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  1. Count Your Calories

To speed up the weight loss process make sure you count your calories, and are not overstep your calories limit.  This is all basically simple mathematics.  Once you calculate the amount of calories your need, and how much you spend, and how much it is necessary for you to lose a pound, you will rapidly lose weight.

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  1. Drink Water

Whenever you feel like you are hungry you should drink a glass of water first.  Not only that it will make you feel fuller, and therefore it will be less likely for you to eat everything in your way, but also, four in the simple reason that people sometimes think they are hungry, whereas in fact they are just thirsty.

  1. Get A Scale

If you want to lose weight rapidly make sure you get a scale, and weigh daily. This will prevent you to over-eat and also you will be able to monitor your progress.

Obtain Normal Body Weight and Avoid The Extremes

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Looking at celebrities and their perfect pictures from magazines, people have become more and more obsessed with looking perfect and obtaining the perfect body image.  Usually, this perfection we strive for is unattainable, since it has been achieved with Photoshop most probably.  However, there is also the other extreme: more and more people are gaining weight massively or have gained a lot of weight, becoming obese and over-indulging in food and drinks. Even if you follow a healthy lifestyle you might not end up looking as Gisele Bundschen or Kate Moss, but that’s ok, you should strive to look healthy and be happy.

The Unhealthy Game of Both Losing and Gaining

Both extremes on the scale are not healthy for your body.  Torturing your body and becoming thin like a skeleton is just as unhealthy as being obese and vice versa.  Therefore, if you want to preserve your health and obtain a realistic, healthy body image you should try to keep your weight within the normal limits.  Which basically means that you will not be too fat, but you will not be too thin either if you choose to keep your weight within normal BMI.

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Frequently I get the question how to lose weight quickly.  And the answer is there it is no quick and simple solution!  So forget about it!  You will not go to bed one night only to wake up next morning 20 pounds lighter, no matter what kind of magic pill you take.  The process of losing weight is truly that – a process, and it cannot be hurried.  You should strive to change your eating habits, your diet, your taste in certain foods; only then when you see the results on your body.

The Famous Yo-Yo Effect

You have probably heard of the yo-yo effect, when rapid weight loss is followed by weight gain.  In order to avoid this you should avoid to losing weight rapidly, since this in most cases only means that you will gain all those pounds back quickly, and probably stack up some more.

How To Lose Weight and Keep It Off

What you want to do is to change your lifestyle.  Change your diet.  Create healthy eating habits.  Drink lots of water.  Eat fresh fruits and vegetables.  Eat healthy meats, such as red meat, chicken, fish.  Avoid eating fast food.  Do not drink unhealthy beverages which are full of sugar.  Do not enjoy alcohol excessively.  Do not smoke.  Exercise, as much as you can.  Exercise several times a week.  Enjoy sports activities as your leisure activities several times a week. Be active. Go on foot or cycle instead of driving around in your car. Change your life from the root, and you are bound to see the results.s780122335519039042_p27_i1_w892

 

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Just because after the first two weeks you don’t see the results, that doesn’t mean you should give it up and go back to your old habits. I know old habits die hard, but give your new lifestyle a chance, or you will never see the results it might have.[/box]