Weight Loss Methods Just for you

Weight Loss Methods

There are various weight loss methods available to today’s savvy and educated consumers. The investment of your time to figure out which weight loss method or the combination thereof is the best for yourself is a great approach to achieving the best results in the shortest time possible. Weight loss is not a goal but a process. It takes commitment to prolong desirable results so it is necessary that you find weight loss methods that you can adhere to.

Eat

About 50 million Americans go on a diet every year.  Of these people, only about 5% or so are able to lose the weight and keep it off.  The reason for this is simple: they didn’t approach it with a long-term goal in mind.

Diet not so much in a sense of indiscriminately reducing calories to shrink yourself but a healthy, planned, and organized method is the weight loss method to seek.  The types of extreme diets cutting out certain foods altogether are restrictive and no one could be on them forever.  It’s safe to assume that nobody can live on cabbage soup alone for the rest of their lives.  Eat healthier.  Switch out half and half with skim milk in your coffee.  Cut out the pure sugar snacks such as chocolate but reward yourself in moderation.  Use cooking sprays in place of oil or omit oil from the cooking process whenever possible.  Look for healthier alternatives.  Don’t eat the things that you hate to eat so you could lose the weight but modify the things that you like.  Keep an eye on the portion size. 

Try to prepare fresh food for yourself instead of going out.  Not only will this be wallet-friendly but figure-friendly.  For the money that you would spend on a run-of-the-mill restaurant-bought meal you can buy yourself local source foods that are good for you, the local economy, and the environment all in one shot.

Move

Exercise.  You can make your body stronger and lose weight at the same time.  A stronger body uses energy more efficiently so not only are you able to lose weight by exercising but your body will thank you by burning more calories even at rest and keeping you going even as you age.  Moving your body has to be a part of the best weight loss method.

Aerobic exercise is recommended for most everyone.  However, you need to remind yourself that it does not have to be in a class at the gym.  Depending on the level of you physical activity, it may consist of walking for ½ hour 3 times a week at the beginning.  Don’t feel that exercising at the level of your comfort is not effective.  You have to start somewhere and if walking is all you feel you are able, that is ok.  But try and walk vigorously.  Push your limits slowly but surely in order to feel yourself get stronger.  The level of your physical fitness today should not be an excuse not to push yourself further everyday even if inch by inch. 

Incorporate some type of exercise that involves weights.  Increasing lean muscle mass can help enable your body burn calories more efficiently.  So while weight lifting, not only are you reaping the immediate benefits of burning calories then and there but you are setting up the steps for your body to burn more calories even at rest.  One of the best weight loss methods out there is to strike a balance between the aerobic exercises and weight bearing exercises.

Find Support

This can come in the form of a paid program that you may enroll in or a friend who also is looking to get fit.  The best weight loss methods are bound to fail if you can commit.  To strengthen your commitment and keep consistency, invite a friend.  Most of us have a friend who wants to lose some weight as much as we do.  Establish a relationship that garnishes synergy in order to maximize the best weight loss method.  If you feel that you can’t find that type of synergy around you, you may enroll in a paid program that provides this to you in a form of a meeting, online support, or phone support.  Simply having a group of people that hold you accountable for progress and get there with you can be the key.

The best weight loss methods would be different for each and every one of us.  But we can agree that the pivotal points in the weight loss endeavor are diet and exercise.  A reliable plan for both diet and exercise supported by unwavering commitment is the true recipe to success when it comes to making the most out of the best weight loss methods.

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Dan 6 years ago

Great information especially about the benefits of exercise and that a stronger body uses energy more efficiently.


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terixf 6 years ago from USA Author

I'm happy to hear that you found my hub on weight loss methods informative. Thank you and check out my other hubs also!


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Betty Reid 6 years ago from Texas

Nice hub. Awesome avatar.


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terixf 6 years ago from USA Author

I'm glad you like this hub on weight loss methods. I find that the simple steps really pay off in the long run when it comes to weight loss. I am also very happy you find my avatar awesome!


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keira7 6 years ago

Hi my dear Terixf, you really do some great work. I like all your hubs and your avatar is very cute too:) Thanks for the very good info. I cant see my life without exercise, and you are right about even just walking, its very important to do so. Thanks again for been a follower. I am a big fan.:)


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terixf 6 years ago from USA Author

I agree with you completely Keira7. There are no magical weight loss methods. You have to find the right weight loss methods just for you. You're absolutely right that even by simply walking on a regular basis you can see a change in your body. It's never just about dropping the pounds but about a stronger body that will help you for the rest of your life.

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