Is This Common Weight Loss Problem Happening to You?
Today people are finally beginning to see that losing weight takes consistently smart lifestyle choices as opposed to bizarre diets and punishing workouts. Have you been counting your calories, but not seeing results that make the effort worthwhile?
Are you logging so much gym time that you’re losing sleep and missing out on friends – without seeing the results you want? Is your weight loss not comparable to the amount of exercise you do?
People cycle through diets, especially fad diets, all the time. Did you know that on average, people tend to hop on to a fad diet more than twice a year? Working out is crucial to feeling good, but it is not the only answer when it comes to weight loss. Studies have shown that changing your lifestyle dramatically is really what you need to do in order to reach your weight loss objectives. Most people who follow this approach lose an average of over 60 pounds, and they are able to keep them off. It is the best tool for success.
1. Simple, Sensible Eating Calories are pretty easy to understand. If your eat more than you burn off, you’ll gain weight. hat being said, when a diet is packed with healthy and lean foods, the need to count calories disappears. All you need to do is regulate the size of your portions, and enjoy lots of whole grains, lean proteins, vegetables and fruits in your diet.
2. The right exercise. Ask the vast majority of those who are successful in permanently losing weight what sort of exercise they take and you’ll get a surprising answer: walking for about an hour each day. That’s all you have to do. There is no need to spend excessive cash or undergo painful workouts. Just regular exercise gives them the required results.
3. Strong support while you diet. When influenced in a positive way by people in your life, you will be more willing and likely to shed off those extra pounds. If the people you are conversing and eating with have bad eating habits, the likelihood of you going down the same path increases.
4. Get plenty of sleep. When you are lacking in good quality sleep, your body is unable to produce enough insulin; and insulin is needed by your brain in order to regulate your appetite. So it stands to reason, when you’re overtired, you will make compromising food decisions. In addition, insulin plays a role in metabolism, so if you are well rested you are also able to stay more active.
5. Keeping a Log A journal is one of the most effective tools you can use for weight loss. Keeping track of what is passing your lips, your level of exercise, and the outcome of your efforts, is a sure what to help you keep going on the road to success. This journal will show you at a glance what methods are successful, and which aren’t. Keeping track of your efforts also makes it easy to zero in on situations that are particularly stressful. Certain times, certain days, or certain social groups may stand out as being special challenges. The fact that people who painstakingly keep a food journal for a minimum of 6 days per week, lose double the weight compared to those who don’t keep a journal, surely clears up any doubts as to the effectiveness of this tool. Use a food journal and see how it can help you.
An entire change in lifestyle will not only result in shedding unwanted pounds, it will also improve your quality of life by facilitating a number of positive changes such as increased happiness and generally feeling satisfied with life, helping you to live longer. You can lose those pounds permanently and the benefits are worth all the effort you put into it. You know that your current actions aren’t working for you, so upend your lifestyle and watch the results you have always wanted come flying your way.