Weight Loss: How to Achieve a Long-Lasting Result
Your weight loss plan won't be much disheartening if you try a more pragmatic approach. Think of that as of an ambitious, realistic business plan that will change your life forever. Develop it paying equal attention to three basic elements (nutrition, training and supplementation) and don't put off implementation.
Nutrition is usually the first thing that requires fundamental revision. Unfortunately, most of us either know nothing about healthy foods, no matter how much ridiculous that might sound, or think of those as something totally distasteful. Both ideas require fair treatment. In fact, you will be amazed how varied and tasty healthy foods are. Bananas and oranges are rich in ''good'' carbohydrates, cheese and nuts – in proteins, avocado and coconut butter – in fatty acids. All you have to do is balance out macronutrients (carbs, proteins and fats) and add those with micronutrients (vitamins and minerals).
Start with Nutrition: Balanced Diet Is the Key
There will be certain food limitations (e.g., sugar and soda) in a balanced diet but you won't miss those much as soon as you feel better and see the first weight loss results. Remember, never torture yourself immediately shifting to peas and lentils but introduce healthy foods gradually. This way you'll develop a healthy eating habit and the outcome achieved won't be temporary. Likewise, bear in mind the following: always be moderate in food consumption, eat any healthy food you like but never stuff yourself with that unless it is hard to breathe. So, keep your eye on portions.
Add Some Physical Activity to Your New Lifestyle
We are not talking about rigorous training done until you can hardly stand straight but about regular physical activity that would make you feel better and contribute to healthy weight loss and subsequent control over your body contours. Choose some of numerous activities depending on your current physical shape, desire to work at your self-improvement and actual ability to do that. This way sports will bring joy rather than tension. Also, remember to train regularly because that's the core. Thus, be reasonably active (not more than an hour per training) 2-3 times a week in the gym and try to devote at least one hour a day to some beyond-the-gym activity like walking your dog or just taking a walk.
Introducing physical activity into your life you will learn how to correlate that with healthy nutrition, so that both could work better in a combination and separately. Remember to listen to your body and changes occurred whenever you try anything new. This way you'll be able to better control both positive result and anything that should be avoided.
Healthy Supplementation: Learn the Basics
Supplementation is usually the third element (not mandatory but rather frequent) included into most weight loss programs. Supplements (and respective drugs) are always recommended in severe cases of obesity and other medical conditions that require a faster result. Containing proven, natural, contributing to weight loss substances, these are perfectly able to complement two primary elements mentioned above: healthy nutrition and physical training. In terms of efficiency, supplementation does not yield to the two as well. However, it should be mentioned that even the most potent supplements will hardly be able to produce a marked result if you ignore essential principles of healthy nutrition.
Healthy Weight Loss: 3 More Facts
You'll certainly come across all kinds of facts and tips when heading towards the ideal weight in particular and healthy lifestyle in general. Below, there are three for a good start. Look through these to understand one simple thing – gaining control over your weight can be really stimulating if you take that seriously, yet sensibly:
- Stick to fluids, water in particular. Clean water consumed in ample yet individualized amounts speeds up metabolism, suppresses appetite and sheds water weight.
- Stress can also make you fat causing cravings for carbohydrate-rich foods. Likewise, stress hormones participate in fat storage increase. So, master some stress reducing techniques.
- Sound sleep is essential for weight loss. Sleep deprivation leads to hormonal imbalance, where the levels of such hormone as ghrelin increase. The hormone is known to trigger hunger.