The prospect of embarking on a weight loss program is daunting to many people. While most who are overweight want to lose those extra pounds that fact is that willpower and finding the time to do so is difficult.
Leading a busy life through working and family can result in any notions of taking on a losing weight through diet and exercise being put to one side even though not doing so has major health ramifications. We are going to provide some helpful tips and advice to lose weight over a period of time and help to convince you to take action.
Exercise. A thought that sparks a bit of fear into a lot of people and even with 21st century medicine and technology the fact is that plain old exercise is one of the most effective ways to shed the pounds. It is all very well saying “start exercising more” however the way you go about it is of upmost importance. Exercising in the morning on an empty stomach has been shown through clinical trials as the best way to lead to increased adrenalin and reduced insulin levels which in turn results in the faster breakdown of fat.
Additionally, excess post-exercise oxygen consumption more commonly known as the period of recovery after one exercise should be taken into consideration. Research has shown so far that working out intensively on one part for 8 periods of 20 seconds then having a recovery period leads to the best results in losing weight
Just taking on exercise in isolation will not help you shed a lot of weight; for sure it will achieve some results but not as many as most people would hope. Combining it with a suitable diet however will result in a much better overall chance of losing weight. Some people think that skipping meals and eating once per day will result in losing weight however this is not the case and eating 3 healthy meals per day allows calories to burn faster and means there is less chance of binging on sugar and junk good throughout the day.
Drinking the recommended 6 or 8 glasses of water per day will help to reduce that feeling of hunger and sticking to a diet that is high in fruit and vegetables (again an age old piece of advice but one that works) as well as being high in fiber (to convince your body that you are full) will aide immensely in your quest to lose weight.
There is no radically easy way to shed the pounds but what you can do is follow a strict and healthy regime. Some of the best advice for losing weight seems to have been around of an eternity but there is a reason for that: it works. Combining exercise and a healthy diet and keeping a positive attitude will see effective results. Perhaps not in a super short time period but certainly for the long term this is the way to achieve maximum success.