Have you tried everything to lose weight with minimal success? Did you lose weight and then go back to the old routine? This article highlights step by step how to lose weight today and for the rest of your life. The formula is very simple calories in vs calories out, its the follow through and choices make that challenge. Starting today you must make a commitment to yourself that you will forever change the way you look at food and exercise. Food fuels your body and exercise helps to reduce stress, strengthens your heart and aids in weight loss.
. Food Diary.
So you’ve taken the first step to read this article. To successfully lose weight and keep it off, is the first first-you need a plan for BOTH diet and exercise.
Planning your diet with a diet diary visit www. Livestrong. com and create a user name, then select “Daily Plate”. This is an excellent tool to keep you accountable for what you eat and be honest (no cheating here). This will give you a good sense of what you actually eat and how many calories, fat, protein and carbohydrates you eat. You can also set your weight loss goals, and it will set the number of calories you should eat per day.
For every diet there are 8 others you can try, but you’re not going on a diet, you make a lifestyle change.
one. Plan your meals
two. Cooking meals at home
three. Let’s be practical-you may need to eat out, so just make the best choices you can.
four. Eat 4-6 small meals a day (depending on activity level)
five. Allow yourself a “cheat” day per week, you can satisfy your cravings and not feel guilty.
What should your diet look like
? One. Do your best to cut out processed foods-read labels, if you can not pronounce it, you should not eat it.
Two. Add to LOTS of fresh fruits and vegetables (local farmers market is a great place to visit)
three. Limit sugar intake (real and artificial) – (Agave Nectar is an excellent sweetener and its natural)
four. Carbohydrates should be whole grains, oatmeal, sweet potatoes, brown rice, whole wheat pasta.
Five. Protein-chicken, fish, pork, Lean Steak
6. Fat-Nuts, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Natural Peanut Butter
7. Limit dairy Try either feta cheese, Greek yogurt, hard boiled eggs
8. Vegetables and fruit Load up
9. Drink LOTS of water throughout the day
Workout routines should consist of weights and cardio. If you can, have a gym or gym is a great place to start. Group fitness classes are a great resource-structured, you can get a great workout for 1 hour, and you can make some new friends.
monitor developments roads you once a week to see how you are doing and remember that life is a journey, enjoy the ride, though its challenging.
Tips and Warnings
A little about my background, I have been in the fitness industry for over 10 years and hold national certifications in personal training group fitness (spinning, Zumba, willpower and grace, group fitness).
Consult your physician before beginning any exercise plan.