Im on a mission to lose between 10 and 15 pounds. Ive been exercising a ton but it seems difficult to drop real weight. Ive made changes in my diet as well. What is the best balance of proteins fruits and veggies as well as other foods? Tips to faster weight loss?
All of your answers are appreciated!
1 Dietary Balance and reading labels: watch what you eat, and expend more energy than you consume. It’s really that simple. This involves some calculation. Eat less and eat at least five meals a day. Your actual caloric requirement can differ depending on your height, weight, activity level and your body’s metabolic rate.
2 Identify your exercise. No exercise was created equal. You might like running, so run. You might like jogging, so jog. You might like stationary bikes, so bike stationary. Find the one that works best for you. Don’t pick a routine that you don’t like and won’t stick with it for long.
3 Try yoga. Yoga is one of the best ways of losing weight. Of course I can’t go into a full lecture about yoga over here but I can tell you that I have never seen people with better-toned bodies than those who practice yoga. One of the benefits of yoga is that you learn to control virtually every muscle and joint of your body so that the issue of weight gain will cease to exist.
4 Photos and Joining online support group : Take before and after photos. There’s no easier way to illustrate your progress. It’s essential that you not feel alone, and reaching out to friends helps as they know things that you couldn’t possibly know, and they’ve probably been “in your shoes” at some point in the past (or present). Share stories, laughter, tears, successes, and failures. There are thousands of communities out there, so keep looking until you find one that fits you.
5 Water you waiting for If you’re not drinking enough water, your body will let you know. Thirst is an amazing sensation – quench it. If you’re not hydrated, your body won’t be working at peak levels. If you’re worried about “water weight,” remember that you’re likely to retain more water when you’re not giving your body enough of it in the first place. I’m not going to dictate how many glasses you should drink, though – as that’s going to vary from person to person.
6 Zone out. There’s a reason why people exercise to their favorite music – listening to external stimulus takes your mind off of the physical activity making “exercise time” fly or situate yourself in front of TV or video games involving exercises.
7 Dance Out Do Salsa,tango, swing ,hip-hop dancing etc. Anyone can do it,keep in mind you are dancing to increase your physical activity, so there is no pressure on how well you perform dance. Who knows you might even learn a cool dance move or two
8 Sleep it off. To be an efficient fat-burning machine, If you think that you’re doing yourself a favor by sleeping less, you’re mistaken. Give your body time to rest itself, both mentally and physically. Sleep is very, very important.
9 Keep a food diary. All you have to do is jot down what, when, and how much you eat in a notebook, or you can do it online at a Web site . A food diary gives a clear picture of your current eating habits so you can identify the changes you need to make to lose weight.
10 Be motivated.You need to believe in yourself!. Learn to evaluate your efforts fairly and objectively. When you have thought of giving up, visualize how good you will look when you manage to slim down successfully.
To answer your question I have a question to pose to you.
What’s more important for you? Being able to lose weight without disrupting your lifestyle and only having to commit about 15 Minutes a day or turning your life upside down in order to burn the fat?
If the bottom line for you is getting results in the easiest, least disruptive way possible then I would HIGHLY Recommend a combination of Calorie Shifting with an Interval Exercise program. For the small amount of time & effort they require they have the best results of ANY weight loss methods I have personally seen or used, hands down. I’ll explain both below for you
The Most Effective Diet & Workout Programs from 2009;
Eat to Lose Weight: The Calorie shifting diet does what no other diet can, burn fat by eating more! The way it works is you switch up the types of calories you eat every day and their sources.
So for example one day is a greater amount of protein which would be sourced from animal meats. The next day might be a high fat day sourced from good fats such as coconut oil, olive oils etc with moderate whole grain intake from a source such as brown rice.
What this way of eating does is stimulate your metabolism through eating, the best part is that you don’t have to starve or even do much of anything besides eat according to the recommended schedule or using calorie shifting diet generator software. Best of all you can eat as much as you want every day of the allowed foods so you’re never hungry while on the diet.
15 Minute Workouts: It’s been proven that quick high intensity 15-20 minute workouts are the most effective ways to burn fat from a workout. What these exercise programs do is elevate your metabolism very rapidly to its peak levels and pushes it for about 15 minutes. It’s incredibly basic however the results have been shown to be as or more effective than exercising for over an hour a day! I’ve posted a link below the most popular and cheapest high intensity workout program.
If you’re looking for more information on how to do both of these fat burning methods you can refer to my sources below.
People can generally lose anywhere from 8-16 pounds in just their first week doing these 2 programs.
When you are losing weight, you should exercise and diet together. If you exercise without dieting, you will get bigger appetite, which will lead to increase of weight, or muscle grow underneath the fat layer, and make you bulkier. If you diet without exercising, you will become flabby and will have excess skin. For diet, go wheat free. No pasta, pizza, bread and so on. And no food after 7 p.m. People achieve marvellous results with it. Depending on your initial weight, you can drop upwards from 20 pounds a month. If you don’t eat wheat then you don’t eat all those sticky, fatty goey cakes, you don’t eat junk food, and you don’t eat biscuits. But your diet is still balanced. It costs nothing, and you do not have to calculate points or to buy special meals or plans. For exercising, start with walking, and then switch to running/jogging. Running is the most efficient and calorie-burn exercise ever. If you are overweight a lot, walk first or you may have health complications (heart attack, disjointed bones and so on). Weight lifting is a good means to target your problem areas for men and women. It’s not necessarily to become a bodybuilder or even join a gym – a couple of dumbbells will help you to target your problem areas (stomach, butt, legs, arms, chest).