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How to lose weight in 5 easy ways

Updated on September 9, 2013

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


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      leakeem 5 years ago from Earth

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

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 5 years ago from Cardiff

      All pretty sensible tips! Thanks