Lose weight for your health
Have you asked why you want to lose weight.? We all have our reasons to this question. If you are trying to be unrealistically thin or looking for rapid weight loss over a few weeks. You are likely to be disappointed and experience frustration when your body refuses to meet these goals. If good health is your goal, you will be happy to know that this is the best path to help you reach and achieve those goals is by adding more physical activity and making better food choices. Even though this method will be slow, you will be achieving your most important goal: good health now and in the future.
Try to lose 10% of your weight
Current studies demonstrate that losing as little as 10 % of your bodyweight helps create enormous benefits which improve the regulation of :
- blood sugar
- lower blood pressure
- improved blood cholesterol levels.
Make your lifestyle change your goal.
People who have successfully lost 20 or more pounds and have kept that weight off for a year or more achieved their success by changing two things:
- their physical activities
- eating habits
Make changes you can live for forever
Making a commitment to lifelong change can be a challenge, but your ideal weight is a product of daily habits. To reach your desired weight loss, you will need to maintain a higher level of physical activity per day and week and practice your new eating habits. You'll have more success if you make manageable changes that you can live with.
Exercising daily can help you reach your weight loss goals. Those clients who are successful at losing weight often exercise 30-60 minutes/day and do this @ least 3-4 more times per week. At this level of you'll be burning a lot of calories. Of course, If you are not accustomed to exercise, check with your fitness professional first and begin slowly, gradually increasing the amount and intensity of the exercise you do each day.
Keeping track of your activity is a great way for you to stay motivated. By recording your fitness activity and food intake you can stay on point. Keeping records helps to keep you honest and focused. It may seem tedious and a bit boring at first, it won't take you more than a few minutes each day to write you successes down and help you to stay the course.
People who want to be successful at losing weight and keeping it off are best served when they receive the support of family members, friends and health professionals. One of the best support groups is finding and signing up with a fitness professional that can hold you accountable too staying the course on your fitness journey.
Recognize that change can be challenging
Changing behavior or habits can be a daunting task. Thoughts and beliefs that are enshrined as the holy grail now are antiquated and you have to hit reset. Try to plan ahead for those days when you have a thousand things to do and as a result you may not get the chance to exercise and eat right. Realize that changing habits takes effort. Remind yourself that your good health is a priority. When you do slip up, forgive yourself and get back on track as soon as possible.
I hope this information was beneficial and has value. If you have any questions feel free to reach out.