Ways To Lose Weight
The title of this article may seem misleading, because in reality, there is only one way to lose weight – burn more calories than you consume.
While this is certainly true, there are many ways to reach this calorie deficit during your day. This article will discuss some of the most effective ways to lose weight and how to successfully apply them to your everyday life.
Follow these simple tips and tricks and you will be watching the pounds fall off in no time!
As I mentioned, weight loss does no occur because of a special pill or piece of equipment that you order at 2am last night. Weight loss is the result of burning more calories than you consume. It is as simple as that. If you are not losing weight, you are eating more calories than you burn.
Many people make excuses for their weight loss (or lack thereof), by saying things like “I have bad genetics”, “I only ate a couple pieces of candy” or “I don’t have time to get to the gym”. The simple truth is that if you aren’t losing weight and you find yourself making these excuses, you’re either eating too much or not moving enough.
To fix this, you need to find the number of calories your body need to maintain it’s current weight – or your maintenance calories. Use a free BMR calculator online to find this number and then subtract 20-40% of those calories. This is the number of calories you can consume each day and still lose weight.
Many people find that just by reducing their calorie intake they can see a substantial amount of weight loss. Others find that combining a reduced calorie diet with exercise helps them keep some of the foods they love and still lose weight. The method you employ will largely depend on your goals and preferences.
Cutting out unnecessary calories is a great way to start reducing the amount of calories you consume each day. Start by weaning yourself off drinking like pop, coffee, and fruit juices and stick with water. Not only will you feel better, you will also start to notice how many useless calories you were taking in.
Once you have switched to water, try finding reduced calorie substitutes of your favorite foods. For example, if you love chocolate cake, try eating low-fat chocolate pudding instead. Small, simple changes like this can help ease you into a lower calories diet while keeping you full and satisfied.
Many people find that tracking their calories keeps them accountable and helps them see where they are going wrong in their diets. Consider using a free calorie counting website to aid in your weight loss journey and help you stick to your goals.
Also, weighing and measuring your food should also become part of your routine. This way, you won’t end up underestimating the number of calories you’re consuming and your weight loss will be consistent.
Hopefully this article has given you some simple tips and tricks to losing weight effectively and efficiently. Keep these in mind the next time you build a diet plan or want to lose weight!