Most of us on this planet have to think of our weight at some point. It is too bad that usually when we do it is after we have gained so many pounds that it takes a while to get them off. Some of us panic and want to lose it all overnight. You might have a special occasion to go to and find that your clothes you want to wear do not fit anymore. Or maybe someone says to you something like, "You look like you have been eating good".
There is a solution. It is not as hard as most people make it out to be. It does not have to be torturous either. In fact it should not be a struggle to lose weight and get healthy. Weight loss is a combination of mind, spirit, and common sense. When you panic is when it becomes hard and a chore. It took many years for me to figure that out. It was not until I was between diets, or weight loss plans that I did. I found that just using common sense and not ove taking the pounds off.
I do not want to make this sound too simple though. It actually is not. Like I said it took me many years of weight loss plans to learn this. Those plans taught me how to eat properly. I should say some of them did. Most of them cut off the foods my body needed to function properly. Sure they took off some unwanted pounds, but it was a slow torture and of course my body needed the nourishment and nutrients of those foods, so after a while I craved those foods and gained the weight right back.
You have heard this before, but it is the honest to god's truth. A well balanced diet and exercise. Not all of us think of that the same way though and it is not that simple either. That is not a simple thing unless you go about it in the right way. You and I are different. So is every one on this planet. You have a different life style and activities than I do.
This is the first thing you need: A plan. You also need some guidance. It is much easier to accomplish a task with a little help and support. The plan is to become healthy and feel better. If you eat right and add a helping of some physical activities you will accomplish that.
Eating right is a matter of eating everything you like in all the food groups. You need to cut back on the scheduled fats, eat 3 meals a day, and snack between the meals. Add in a little exercise and you will be on the right track. It will take a while to change your routine though. You should not try to do it overnight. It has to be learned and your mind and body have to process the new way of life. Like I said earlier you need a plan. The plan is to become healthy and feel better. To accomplish this you need to cut back on your calorie intake and burn more calories a day than you consume. Your fuel to do this is a mixture of the right carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. You need all of those for your body to function properly. Too much or too little and your body will not run at the optimum speed to achieve you goal. Your mind plays a big part also, so you need to make sure your carbohydrates are at the right level because they play a major part in fueling your brain. You are almost like a car. A car needs oil, spark, fuel, and water to run properly. You need carbohydrates, proteins, fats, nutrients, minerals, vitamins, and water to run properly.
So what you need to do is figure out what your proper levels are. In other words, what is the proper calorie take for your body weight, height, age and sex. There are calculators on a few sites that will help you with this. Mine will even tell you the proper levels of fat, protein, and carbohydrates you need. Of coarse they are not exactly accurate but will be close, depending on the amount of muscle and exercise you do on any given day. Then with that number, and a good chart of what the food calories per serving are you can cut your intake one to two hundred calories below that number.
A pound is 3500 calories. If you lower your intake of calories by a little each day, and throw in a little extra activity each day, a pound a week is good, you might even burn off 2. Slowly is the best way to maintain and stick with a weight loss plan or diet. I like to think of it as a new way of life.
Source by Mike True