ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to lose weight in 5 easy ways

Updated on September 9, 2013
Source

5 great ways to lose weight


Many people today suffer from Obesity. Obesity is a result of poor diet and poor physical activity. Obesity has many adverse effects on your health. It increases the chances of a heart attack, it increases your blood pressure and it does not look good.

There are many ways to solve this problem but the easiest and most effective ways are those that require a change of habit and some discipline. These are hard at first so don’t get discouraged but once you get the hang of it, everything will be easier.

1. Eat Less

The more you eat, the more energy is put into your body. The law of conservation of mass states that, matter is neither created nor destroyed. Matter is just transformed into another form. In this case, what happens when you over eat is food is turned to sugar, sugar is turned to energy then the excess sugar is turned to fat. So, to lose fat you need to burn fat. To burn fat, first you need to eat less. Eat around one to two cups of rice a meal. Lessen the servings you eat per meal. Eat the right amount of serving. Do not over eat. This will stop your weight gain.

2. Exercise

Plain diet is not enough. You need to increase your metabolism. You can do this by being active. You can start by walking. Walk a lot. When you have time, go jogging. Jogging and diet really helps. Look for a sport. Martial arts require a lot of energy meaning it can help you burn fat faster. Find one that you enjoy and are comfortable with then, do it often. Diet and Exercise is the perfect combination. You lower your calorie intake then you increase your energy consumption. The result is your stored energy – your fats, get used up then you lose weight.

3. Lose the Soft drinks

Not just avoid. Lose them totally. Soft drinks have a lot of sugar and they are very addictive. They are great diet breakers. One serving of any soft drink has at least ten table spoons of sugar. That’s a lot of calories for a 300ml drink. Let’s say you drink a can of soft drink a day every day. In a month that’s 300 table spoons of sugar or that’s around 4,500 calories. One pond of fat is equal to 3,500 calories. If you stop drinking soft drinks, in a month you lose more than one pond. In a year that’s 12 pounds! And that’s just from stopping from drinking soft drinks. Be careful too with juices. Some contain a lot of sugar. Look for low calorie or low sugar variants of juices. And avoid powdered juices, look for fresh juice.

4. Avoid Junk Food

Like soft drinks, junk foods are pumped with fat and calories. As the name states, it is junk. There is nothing of any nutritional value, except for the energy. One small pack of junk food averages 150 calories. That’s equal to half an hour walking. If you go on a diet then keep eating junk foods, the two will just negate each other. It’s like you did not do anything at all. Try some alternatives: Chopped carrots, sweet potatoes and fruits. Also be informed that fast food is also junk food. Avoid them too.

5. Stick to it

Weight loss is a long term goal. Those advertisements that say you can lose weight fast are not speaking on your best interests. While some may really make you lose weight fast, these effects may only be temporary. Long term weight loss involves dedication and perseverance. Stick to your diet and stick to your exercise routine. Do not get discouraged when in the first few weeks your progress seems

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • leakeem profile imageAUTHOR

      leakeem 

      6 years ago from Earth

      Yes, because this is exactly what I did to lose weight. Thanks for commenting!

    • daisydayz profile image

      Chantele Cross-Jones 

      6 years ago from Cardiff

      All pretty sensible tips! Thanks

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)