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Benefits of slow weight loss: How to lose weight slowly and maintain it for life?

Updated on April 17, 2011

One out of every 5 persons I see walking down the road is fat, some have fat around belly and some have completely bulky fat body. When you will ask them “why are you so healthy”? (as using the word “fat” sometimes sounds insulting to them so you need to be cautious), some of them will say smiling, “Are you are talking about me being fat?” Oh, I have tried taking every type of fat burner available in the market and I walk on a regular basis (from home to neighbor’s home nearby, funny) and I have been on a weight loss diet but nothing at all helps. Now, please tell me why this happens? No problem, I will tell you. This happens just because these people do not know actually how to lose weight in the first place.

Interestingly, the first and most important advice for achieving weight loss is to start believing in yourself, start developing will power and confidence that you will definitely lose weight, no matter whatever happens.

Undoubtedly, most people who fail to lose weight are people who are looking out for fast weight loss techniques or magical pills to burn fat. But the true fact is that losing weight takes time. Slowly and steadily you will win the race of weight loss. First believe in yourself, learn the benefits of losing weight slowly and then maintain lost weight for life.

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Secondly, you need to kick off the big misconception from your mind and that is “Good Fat Burners Involve Meager Physical Activity And Awesome Calorie Burning Capacities” but my friend something that sounds too good has to be untrue, and with fat burners, you need to engage in good physical activity for long stretches of time to lose weight. Weight loss doesn’t happen in a flash. Training the body to undergo vigorous physical activity for a long duration not only warrants will power and mind training, but also requires many days, months, or years of time. After all, you need to lose and maintain weight loss. Aren’t you?

Jogging to my mind has its own benefits for achieving the desired goals of weight loss. After jogging for four years without huge breaks, I find my body in perfect shape though not great weight loss, as I never was an overweight person in the first place. But there must have been a tremendous inch loss which gives me a look of having lost weight by say 8 to 10 kgs.

Excess eating once in a while makes no dent to my stomach which has turned flat for the last two years. Here lies the catch. For the beneficial effects of vigorous exercises to show on my body, it took more than two years. Before that it was a frustrating, long and seemingly lost battle. Once you survive the initial setback by way of very slow movement towards weight loss goal despite sticking to the routine for a long time, you are in for surprising and spectacular weight loss benefits.

For slow but consistent weight loss, you need to jog non-stop 40 to 45 minutes five to six times a week and sometimes without breaks for 20 days at a stretch. This also has some unintended benefits for those who are looking at it to be just a fat burner thing. Such extensive labor will improve your blood circulation, induce sleep during sleeping hours and not during work hours keeping you alert and active in the office. This will also keep blood pressure under control, heart active, and body toned. Also, you will get properly functioning sex organs, which is another benefit. Obesity-related diseases like diabetes and others may have a low probability of striking your door. But an important thing to remember here is your diet should not increase as much as your non-sedentary activity. Without including workout routines in your weight loss program, you will never ever be able to reap the ultimate benefits of weight loss.

So my dear friend, weight loss is achieved slowly and gradually and when the time comes that you are satisfied with your weight loss, start thinking about maintaining it by following all the methods you had done in the first place. Weight loss maintenance is important so you don’t build up fat again, as most people do after achieving their desired goals with losing weight fast techniques.


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      6 years ago

      best way to loose weight is to excersise 6 times a week nd go for low carbs dinner.u can hv gud fuller breaki nd lunch bt dinner shd b lite nd eat lots of fruits nd veges,nd keep urself hydrated.dats all u hv to do nd its wrk

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      7 years ago

      Excellent hub

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    • lazko profile image


      7 years ago from the Earth

      Slowly weight lose is the fundamental for its long therm results. Nice hub Soni! Thanks.

    • mudassirikram profile image


      7 years ago from warburton

      awesome hub

      i totally agree

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      @Sara, thank you so much for your review of this hub on slow weight loss.

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      7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Fast weight loss is not an option. In fact it doesn't exist. Only time, patience, and commitment lead to weight loss. Great hub!

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much fastfreta for your voting this hub. One more thing I would like to add here and it is that we tend to lose weight very easily in the initial days but after some time when we reach plateau then it is difficult to get down from there. This is an additional piece of advice from my side for people considering to lose weight.

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      Alfreta Sailor 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Soni2006, these are the kinds of hubs that get my attention right away. Even though we know these things, it's still good to hear them over and over again, to impress it on our minds. So thanks, I do really need this, and I'm going to especially implement the jogging non stop for 20 days rule, although I don't jog, but I'll walk. Again, thanks for this wonderful hub. Voted up/useful/awesome.

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      And also slow is natural, think how our beautiful word was formed, how plants and trees grow, all slowly but consistent. Thanks a lot KoffeeKlatch Gals for your comment.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I have also found that morning workouts tend to help more with weight loss. Of course diet is extremely important. Slow weight loss is important, if you lose the weight slowly you have a better chance of keeping it off.

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      @ocbill, friend every workout done in AM has more benefits than done in PM. It's a very natural thing. In the morning, you are fresh and active after getting a sound sleep plus there are many other benefits which I will share in one of my upcoming hubs. The title would be something like this, "Benefits of weight loss workouts in morning versus late afternoon". How is this one?

      @mdlawyer, my pleasure buddy. Thanks for your comments.

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      7 years ago

      Soni, useful weight management tips. thanks.

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      7 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      another great hub that I agree with. What do you think of the time of your workouts (AM vs PM) and fat burning foods. In my experience, AM definitely showed better weight loss than PM (late afternoon) workouts. Of course diet helps too. Thanks


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