HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT: THE RIGHT WAY
Many people are unhappy with the way they look, whether it is because they 'feel fat', or they know that they are not fit and thus at risk for various diseases, they all look for a solution to this problem.
Some people even have family members that pressure them to lose weight or to exercise more. Eating according to a strict diet is not easy and might not work for everyone. Cutting out certain foods such as wheat or fat is not a healthy way to lose weight. How then can you lose weight?
There is no quick and easy way to lose weight and stay fit, it takes hard work and dedication. You only have one body, one life, one chance, why not make the right choice instead of the easy one? Losing weight in a short amount of time never lasts. Make the commitment to stick for the long haul and you will be rewarded for it.
To lose weight you have to follow a very simple rule: "Do not eat more calories than what you burn during the day."
What are calories?
Calories measure the energy value in foods. Every single thing that you eat contains a certain amount of calories which your body needs, and then converts into energy for you to be able to function during the day. The number of calories that each person should eat during the day varies. Why? Because people are all different sizes, different ages and have different metabolisms.
The best way to find out how many calories you can eat every day is to use a calorie calculator, which can be found with a quick internet search. Be sure to put in your details correctly; age, gender, weight and height as well as your activity level.
Depending on your activity level - sedentary, lightly active, moderately active, very active or extremely active – you will find out how much you can eat in order to lose weight, maintain weight or even gain weight.
Using an online site or app where you track your daily food intake, such as 'myfitnesspal', is the best way to keep motivated and to eat the right amount of food to reach your goals. Various websites that track your calorie intake will automatically work out how much you can eat in order to lose 1 pound a week, 2 pounds a week or even more - though it is recommended to only lose 1-2 pounds per week and not more than that.
Tracking your calorie intake is a good way to lose weight and it also makes you more conscious about your food choices - showing you exactly how much fat, protein, carbohydrates and various other nutrients your food contains.
Along with calorie tracking, you should also keep track of your activity level. Do you sit at your desk all day? Do you watch tv after you've cleaned the house until it is time to start dinner before hubby gets home? Make a point of getting up every hour and walk around for 5 minutes, just 5 minutes every hour and that already will help to improve your health.
The most important thing to remember when you want to lose weight and improve your health is to drink lots of water. Water cleans your system and it helps to curb feelings of hunger - just drink a glass of water and you will realize that you weren't really hungry, you were just looking for something to put in your body because you had become so used to always eating something when what your body really needed was water. Habits are very hard to break so make a point of taking your water with you and drinking it every time you get the munchies.
Give yourself the life you deserve and your body what it needs, not what it wants. You only get the one chance, don't waste it!
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