Weight loss is a broad topic and we might not be able to cover everything about it in the mail has already been takenis article but there are some things that you must know if you want to start a weight loss campaign and stay motivated. Keep reading and by the time you are done, you will be knowing more about this topic than you already know.
Facts that you should know about weight loss and control.
Obesity is not just the accumulation of fats in the body like most people tend to think. It is actually a long term and a serious disease that is super difficult to treat.
Effective weight loss takes time, not just something you can start today and tomorrow you are good to go.
For a weight loss campaign to be considered effective, it must include, exercises, proper dieting, motivation and appreciation of better health.
Excessive body fat is a serious issue all over the world, and just in the US alone, obesity is the second leading of cause of deaths that can be prevented as it exposes one to serious health problems like high blood pressure, heart diseases, stroke, diabetes, colon cancer and depression among other serious health problems.
How much weight should you lose before you start noticing?
To start with, you don’t have to meet your ideal weight for you to lower the risk of becoming obese. Losing just 10 percent of your body fat is going to do you some good and will significantly lower you risk of obesity and the related diseases. Losing 10 percent of your weight should be the goal that you have when you are starting your campaign but you can continue on increasing as time goes by.
What causes weight gain?
Weight gain is mostly caused by consuming more calories in a day or in a week than you are supposed to. In a day an average person is supposed to take about 2500 calories and about 17500 calories in one week.
If you take the amount of calories you are supposed to in a day, you will definitely be able to maintain your weight. It takes about 3500 calories for you to add one extra pound so to lose weight, you will need to take about 3500 less calories per day. For example if you take 500 less calories every single day, in one week you will have lost one pound.
I hope by now you know the foods that contain a lot of calories, foods that you should limit if you want to lower your weight. But for the record, you should note that carbohydrates are very rich in calories and fats are also very rich in calories with about 9 calories per gram. Proteins also contains four calories per gram and alcohol deserves a spot too as it contains 7 calories per gram.
Having said that, it does not mean that you should omit calories completely in your food, they are still very important to our body. The best way to lose the weight in a healthy way is by reducing your calorie intake by around 30 percent.
How to lose weight.
What works for almost everybody is eating less, eating the right foods as well as incorporating some exercises in your plan. If you eat less food and exercise more frequently, you are going to lose weight even faster. This is the best way to go about it because there is no magic pill you can take to help you lose weight. Effective weight loss campaign should include several parts which are:
You will need to eat fewer calories than your body needs or you are not going to lose even a pound of your weight.
Any perfect weight loss campaign will include some physical activities to be performed daily without any excuses. Even if you are very busy, you will need to find like 30 minutes in the morning and engage in some exercises. You don’t need to go to the gym for that, there are many exercises you can do from home that will help you lose weight. In addition to helping you lose weight, regular exercises have other health benefits to your body.
Change of habits and attitude.
One thing that makes a lot of people not able to lose weight is that they lose the willower after some weeks and they are like, “this is too much I can’t do it,” or “it is not even working.” Excuses like that will only make you shun away from the one thing that will help you lose weight faster. In to lose weight, you will need to improve your general health and change the way you think about exercise and food. Keep going and when you feel like giving up maybe you can ask your kids to practice with you and after a short time you will learn how to appreciate eating less and being more active.
Weight loss is no easy journey, you are going to be needing some support. You can enlist your friends, coworkers, partner, and family to support you in order you can be able to achieve your goals for weight loss. If you feel like you are not getting enough motivation from your friends and family, you can join groups that have people with the same goals as you.
What to avoid.
Drastically changing your eating habits. If you just decide to not eat at all and fast for like four days or something like that, you will be doing your body more harm than good. Eating less calories causes slow metabolism meaning your body will burn fewer calories daily.
Believing that breastfeeding will help you lower weight if you gained because of child birth. This is just a myth, the only way of losing weight is eating less and exercising.