I want to lose about 10 pounds. I went from 145 pounds down to 122 pounds but I just stopped losing weight and its hard for me to lose weight now.
Weight loss is perhaps one of the biggest concerns throughout the western world today. As life goes on people throughout our society are getting more and more concerned about weight and health problems. There are a lot of reasons for this. Everybody has his or her own reasons for wanting to lose weight and inches. How you approach losing weight is far more important than your personal reasons for wanting to lose the weight. It is not good to lose weight without regard for consequences or costs. There are plenty of different ways that you can lose pounds (and inches too). If you are concerned about how to lose weight keep reading. We will help you find a way that works for you!
Do your own cooking. When you cook meals of your own you will find that you are a lot more invested in the foods you eat as well as having total control over exactly how those foods are prepared. When you cook your own meals you can choose to only include natural ingredients. This helps to cut down on your calorie intake. This also helps you to eat a better and more nutritious diet. When you use natural ingredients in your cooking and you make your own food you are doing more for your weight loss efforts than you would if you had opted to eat only diet foods issued to you by weight loss programs and companies. If you haven’t yet learned how to cook don’t fret: learning how to cook is easy! If you have problems with motivation, join a weight loss support system. For decades people have turned to Weight Watchers for support. Weight Watchers helps you join together with others who are trying to lose weight as well. The program helps members track how many calories they consume each day while also providing them with helpful hints about eating well without consuming too many calories. Beyond this, the system provides you with exercise tips and other hints to help you lose weight. Weight Watchers even has an option for taking part online if you don’t have time to meetings.
Join a support group online. This is not the same as taking part in a program for weight loss. An online weight loss support group isn’t going to worry as much about your calorie intake or weigh in numbers and they rarely have dues. You just find support for your weight loss efforts by meeting people who are dealing with the same problems you are. Weight loss support groups, particularly those online, are great sources of inspiration and support when you want to lose weight. They are also great places to find hints and tips to help you with your own weight loss program. There are a bunch of different online weight loss support groups out there. You can spend a little bit of time in each of the groups that interest you the most.
Every person thinks about losing weight at least once or twice over the course of his lifetime. The trick to completing a successful weight loss campaign is to approach it with the right attitude and enough inspiration to keep you going. If you keep your outlook positive and you find ways to put positive spins on your program you will have a lot more success at getting down to your goal weight!
Paying attention to calorie balance is your key.
There is a certain amount calories you can eat that will cause you to neither gain nor lose weight. This is your maintenance level of Total Daily Energy Expenditure (TDEE).
TDEE can change based on your activity level.
What you need to do is find your TDEE and eat less than that. Generally, I recommend that you eat 250 calories less than your TDEE, and then add 250 calories worth of cardio workouts to your day. This will make a total of 500 calories below your TDEE per day; which is 3500 by the end of the week; which amounts to 1 pound lost.
If you want to lose more, than make your deficit higher, by eating less and/or working out even more. Do not try to lose more than 2 pounds per week, or you could starve yourself, and you already know that that is bad.
The safest bet is to stick with 1 pound lost per week as a goal. It’s healthier, and you’re less likely to get sick of it and give up.
To find your TDEE (as well as a better explanation that I gave you here), please review my source.