If you have been struggling with weight loss or have been continously on a yo-yo diet, continue reading for a solution to your problem.
There are several ways to lose weight but, in my opinion there is only one way to lose weight and keep it off, and that's through proper diet and nutrition. According to studies 1 fat pound is equal to approximately 3500 calories. Although there are some variances to this study, such as amount of weight to lose, this study really lands on common sence. Just like my Dad use to say, "If you want to lose weight, just eat less". Not only is this simply said, but it can be easily done as well. You have to make it so within before it becomes the reality outwardly. Refer to the blog "Weight Lose Begins in the Mind". The truth of the matter is that you control your results. No matter what the excuse is, or was, that put you in the place you're in now, at this instance let it go. Today, determine in your mind that you are going on this journey and will make your destination no matter what.
It's my opinion and from my own experience in weight loss that your diet is most important. This is why in my opinion, if you have more than 30 ponds to lose, you must get your diet right before you even considering working out. The reason I'm suggesting this is due to pure math. Follow me for a moment, If 1 fat pound is approximately 3500 calories, then to effectively lose weight you must create a deficit. There are a few ways to create this deficit, but only one way to have sustainable success and that is through proper diet. I'm not talking about a particular diet, I'm talking about a lifestyle change. Getting your diet right means getting your daily eating right. Now, let's look at the math and you make the decision. In future blogs we will talk about different foods and how they react in your body. But, now it's important that you understand that you must create your deficit through your food choices.
I'm not going to put you in a shock and tell you at this instance to stop eating certain foods, but, I will tell you to journal your foods, then research the nutritional data for the food. If you have a smart phone, download the Fooducate app. It will allow you to scan the UPC codes for any item you buy that has a UPC bar code.
You want to create a deficit through your food choices, not through exercise and this is the reason why I suggest.
1 Glazed yeast Doughnut = Approximately 240 calories, that's almost the equivalent of doing 88 minutes of crunches to equal 240 calories burned. If you are trying to lose weight and keep it off, it's my opinion that it would be easier to just not eat the doughnut.
A Cheeseburger and Fries = Approximately 691 calories, that's the equivalent of being on the elliptical for 141 minutes. Do you follow me now? When I lost 40 pounds over a 6 week period of time, I didn't exercise at all. As matter of fact, the work I did consisted of me sitting a desk for 10 to 12 hours a day. No, I didn't even walk, I changed my eating habits and the weight came off.
I desire for you to meet your weight loss goals.