Easy Ways To Lose Weight

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Articles, Fitness | Posted on 22-10-2012-05-2008

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If you are looking for easy ways to lose weight, let’s just stop right here. You need to know that there is no magic potion for losing excess poundage. You are going to have to work at it, especially if you have more than just a few pounds to lose.

You can make it easier on yourself by telling yourself you are going to lose the weight no matter what. Just like breaking an old bad habit and choosing a quit date, choose a start date for your new good habit of nutrition and exercise.

Before your start date arrives, begin keeping a journal of what you eat and what exercise you get during the day. This will help you make the changes you need to make in order to lose the weight.

Get a book that shows you the amount of calories in the food you eat. Use this to create a meal plan that is no more than 1500 – 1700 calories a day and plan out five small meals each day with each meal approximately 300 calories each. Your body can process up to 500 calories per meal depending on your fitness level otherwise, the food you eat gets stored as fat.

When looking for easy ways to lose weight, know that you must take in fewer calories than your body thinks it needs on a daily basis. Add a 30 minute walk in there three times a week and you have yourself a recipe for success.

Walking is actually the best thing for you when you want to lose weight fast. You can incorporate the use of ankle and wrist weights when you get further along and are in better shape. Using weights will up the level of difficulty and help you burn more fat with each step.

Your metabolism plays a key role in whether you lose weight or gain weight. The slower your metabolism the more weight you will gain and the faster your metabolism the more weight you will lose. Never, ever starve yourself. If you try to starve yourself your body will go into survival mode and hold on to what it’s got making it virtually impossible for you to lose any weight. You have got to eat to lose weight.

Start your day and metabolism off right and have a good healthy breakfast. Follow the meal plan you have made and pack your snacks and a lunch for when you are at work then when you get home have a nice healthy supper. If you find it necessary you can have one more snack before bedtime. Eating every two to three hours will keep your metabolism in high gear and help you lose weight naturally.

So set a start date and when it comes, begin creating the new you. Do not forget to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Once you begin and start seeing results you will realize that you have found the easy ways to lose weight and you do not need any of those fad diets or supposed magic potions.

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment and we’ll get back to you. Thanks for reading.

–Nigel

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