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How to lose healthy weight.

Updated on March 25, 2015

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Alright so you want to lose weight and get one of those beach bodies right? The only problem is, the magic pills and those weight loss infomercial routines aren't working. These magic pills do not exist. Yeah it might make you lose some weight, till you stop taking it. The right way to losing fat that your body simply does not need, is through a change in your lifestyle. You have to change what you eat and the way you eat things. I'm not saying you have to give up your favorite food. I'm just saying you have to moderate those favorite foods, unless your favorite food happens to be something really healthy.

The only real way to get in shape and stay in shape is through a change in lifestyle, but to get to that lifestyle; you are going to need to diet. You do not need any protein supplements or any other supplement. One a day vitamins are good for you though if you don't have to time to eat healthier. I know some people whose life styles are so fast that they live off of fast food, but they still find time to exercise and make healthy snake decisions.

For snacks, I prefer to drink Chia seeds after they soak for a bit in water. And when I'm really hungry, I'll eat a granola or some sort of cereal bar. Why do I like Chia seeds? I mean come on, look up their nutritional value and while our bodies can't digest most of a Chia seed. It's still good for you. I'm not going to ramble on about how great the Chia seed is or any other food source. You need to find out what healthy foods you're into.

It's your body, you should get in a habit of looking up what you're putting into your body. I mean, one candy bar or one can of soda isn't going to kill you. It will shorten your lifespan if you consume it all the time though. They say it's just mind over body, but it's hard to get to that state of mind. Especially in the beginning when you start working out and you just crave that junk food. That's why the first two weeks of dieting and exercising are the worst and you need to give yourself cheat meals.

You can't give yourself cheat days, because it's too easy to set yourself back a whole week or two. Cheat meals and snacks are ok though, just try to cut back on em every week till you're only having three or less cheat meals/snacks a week. And find a workout program that works for you.

I follow one workout program for two weeks, depending on what I want to increase. The first week, I'm not really going hard. I'm just activating or building muscle memory. The second week is when I'm trying to increase my fitness. You don't have to change your workout routine every two weeks though. Just keep in mind that the more weeks in a row that you continue the same workout routine. The less effective it's going to be.

Also, be sure to take it slow when you start out. Your body is an engine, if you burn up too much fuel before the next gas station, you're going to burn yourself out and give up. When I first started going to the gym consistently, I was only going in for 15-20 minute workouts 5 days a week. Now that I've been doing it for a while and know my body more, I go for 30-60 minutes. Depending on if I'm going for muscle or stamina. I'm not a power lifter, what's the point of looking good if you can't last?

Last few things for today. Things take time. Like I said earlier, there are no magic pills. There is only hard work, dedication and a desire to change. The pain won't last forever, unless you injure yourself due to improper exercise technique. So do your research. There are plenty of free and paid apps to help you get started and keep going. The paid apps tend to have a few more bells and whistles, but you can get by just doing your own research. You don't even need to have a phone or own a computer. Just access to a computer at a local library. It's okay if you don't have access to a gym either. There are plenty of ways to workout and build muscles in all areas of your body without weights or fancy machines. I don't think Parkour uses any weights, just areas to run and exercise in. It's too easy really, you just need the desire to change and the ability to act on that desire.

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