Two things which you absolutely have to do when you are trying to lose weight are; eat healthy meals at regular times throughout the day, and get more cardiovascular exercise.
There are some people who find exercising and dieting quite easy. These people found a routine that works for them and stuck with it. It should be noted that if losing weight were easy, there wouldn’t be so many millions of different diets, weight watchers, and gastric bands.
Having said that, exercising at the gym and working out regularly is for some people very easy, whereas other people just really could not hate it more. So it is different for everyone.
Weight loss can be seen as a science, however, it is also psychological. Dieting science is all about burning more calories on a daily basis, then you are consuming. The psychological part of it is somewhat different. You need to train your brain to hate foods which will make you fat. If you can’t do that then you will not be able to stop eating those foods. That’s how it works.
There are ways to overcome both these factors, both psychological and physical. When it comes to weight loss, remember everyone is different. Different needs and different goals.
Although we at ShapeXtra aren’t dieticians or professional trainers, let us explain to you what has worked for others.
First of all, you should find out what your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) is.
Once you know what your BMR is, you will be able to figure out how many calories you should be consuming in one day. This will ensure that you do not gain any extra weight.
The part which is a bit harder is the psychological factor. However, we found this is very effective:
- Write down all the reasons why you want to lose weight. The list can be as long or as short as you want it to be.
- Next, write what you would do differently if you would be able to lose weight. Maybe you would be able to play more with the kids; maybe it would give you extra confidence around members of the opposite sex. Or maybe you would just feel better in general.
Write down everything that comes to mind and most importantly…be honest with yourself.
The next thing to write down is what would happen if you did not lose any weight. The things that would happen if you would not be fit and healthy.
When you have that list written out, you should read it at least once a day. Either in the morning or at night before sleeping. After a few days of reading that list, we are sure you will not want any more unhealthy foods.