Why You Should Lose Weight Now
I hear the excuses over and over again around my friends and family – “I don’t have time to lose weight!”, “maybe I’ll start next week” and “I’m waiting till after my vacation”.
All different ways of saying “I know I need to lose weight, I just don’t want to right now”. Well, let me tell you something – right now is all you have! It sounds cliché, but if you keep putting off your weight loss it will become something so big that you don’t even want to confront it anymore.
Not to scare you but, obesity and excessive weight gain are closely linked to disease and illness – an even bigger reason to start losing weight now!
This article will explain what weight loss can do for your health and how to start an effective weight loss program. So read on to find out how you can live a healthy lifestyle and stop putting off your weight loss!
If you are serious about losing weight and have reached a point in your life where excuses are getting you nowhere, then it is time for a change. This article will provide all the tools you need for weight loss but remember that you’re the only one who can do this – and you’re the only one who can change your life and lose the weight.
As I mentioned above, losing weight can help you avoid heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke and other life-threatening illnesses. It will also improve your quality of life by increasing your energy, self-esteem, and body image.
First of all, weight loss is a pretty simple concept. There are a lot of sites and trainers that make it seem complicated and unnecessarily hard. The main thing you need to know when trying to lose weight is that it depends on how many calories you consume and how many calories you burn throughout the day.
If you burn more calories than you eat, you will lose weight. If you eat more calories than you burn, you will gain weight. So, when trying to lose weight fast, your calorie intake is very important. To calculate how many calories you need each day to lose weight, find your basal metabolic rate (BMR) and activity level.
This calculation will involve multiplying your BMR by a set number for your activity level (there are many websites that provide free calculations). The final number is your maintenance number – or the number of calories your body needs to maintain it’s current weight.
Since 1 pound of body weight equals 3500 calories, you need to create a 3500 calorie deficit each week to lose 1 pound of weight each week. To reach this deficit, you need to decrease your maintenance calories by 500 calories each day. The most effective way to do this is by combining a reduced calorie diet with plenty of exercise.
Keep these important concepts in mind when you start your weight loss program. Always remember why you are trying to lose weight and keep your goals in mind anytime doubt or negativity sets in. You are building a healthier lifestyle and changing your life – don’t let anything get in the way of that!