How to succeed with your weight loss goals

Jun 20, 2013 No Comments by

While you’re a kid and a teenager it’s usually quite easy to keep a healthy weight, as you’re usually more active and the body has a great metabolism. As you grow older and become an adult it gets more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight, and millions of people are struggling with some overweight, which may seem harmless, but can get dangerous quickly if you don’t watch out.

So, what can you do if you’re aware of the fact that you have a few extra kilos that you need to remove from your body as quickly as possible? There are no quick-fix methods, unless you choose to do a surgery, but that is usually not the most healthy solution, so with that in mind, prepare for some hard work!

 

Healthy ways to lose weight

First of all, you need to remember that weight loss shouldn’t be temporary, you should be able to keep your new weight, and because of that you need to find a way to eat and exercise that you’ll be able to keep up with, even after you’ve lost your extra weight.

Next thing to remember is that the key to weight loss is actually quite simple. If you eat more calories than you burn, you’ll gain weight. Nothing strange with that. The same way around, if you burn more calories than you eat, you’ll be able to lose weight. With that in mind, you need to cut down on calories, by not by using some kind of starving diet, as you should be able to keep following that diet afterwards as well, or at least something close to it. Try to cut 500 calories from your usual weekly intake. By doing that you should be able to notice a difference when you step on the scale after a few weeks, and you still won’t have to be starving.

 

  • Lifestyle changes will be needed – If you carry some extra weight, you probably haven’t lived the most healthy life until now. You should try to work out an exercise schedule, where you exercise at least every other day, but a daily walk or something is good to include as well. You also need to find a healthy diet to stick to, but forget all about starving diets, they won’t do you any good!
  • Find other people to cooperate with – Weight loss is usually easier and more fun if you cooperate with other people. You don’t have to use the same method, but you can support each outher during the weight loss journey, and you can exercise together every now and then. It can be people you know already, but it can also be new friends which you can find at the gym, at a social network or some other place.
  • Remember to set goals – Maybe you’re not a big fan of goals, but it’s actually important to set goals for your weight loss, as it will help you stay motivated. Motivation plays a huge part if you want to succeed in this.
  • Keep track of your progress – Step on the scale regularly, once a week, or once every other week may be good. You should also try to write a food journal, and possibly an exercise journal as well, so that you can see what you’re doing and what you’re not doing. That way it’ll be easier for you to understand what works and what doesn’t work.

 

Except from that, finding a healthy diet to stick to isn’t too difficult. Most things are actually quite obvious, such as the fact that you need to cut down on all things with added sugar, such as coke, candy, cakes and biscuits for example. You should also try to cut down on saturated fats, which can be found in various snacks, fast food, etc.

You need to include more vegetables and fruit in your diet, and you need to find a good balance where you eat at regular times every day. You should also try to cut down on the size of your servings. It may be difficult to start with, but your body will soon get use to the new size of the servings, and you’ll feel perfectly good with less servings.

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About the author

My name is Tezz and I'm a 29-years-old mother of 2. I spend most of my time at soccer practice, hockey practice or floor ball practice with my sons, but I also enjoy exercising myself. I love zumba, aerobics, jogging and of course power walking. My interest in health and training has grown since I became a mom. It all started when I wanted to lose a few extra pounds that I gained during my pregnancies, but it increased to become an honest interest in exercising and today I find it important to have a healthy lifestyle. I've also worked as a skincare consultant for a couple of years and I love beauty related topics just as much as health related topics. I love makeup and skincare and I'm looking forward to share my hobbies with you!
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