Five Simple Steps That Will Help You Lose Weight

five steps to lose weight

Today we have here topic, that is something what so many people asks for. There thousands and maybe even millions sites and books about this topic, so because of such huge amount of information people are getting lost and think that they will never know enough to really lose weight. I’m really tired with this so I have created this short article with just few points that will help anyone lose weight, because simple truth about losing weight is that IT IS SIMPLE. In fact you need only one thing and that is strong will, if you don’t have it, stop reading right now, because this article is not for you and it will not help you in any way. Without strong will you will never have the body you want, you will also never have the job you want, the person you want… the life you want. Will is everything, if you think you have it, then continue reading.

I know that weight lost is something what might seem very complicated and you can write whole book about it, but that is what I hate about it. There is just too much info for one person to fully understand, but in fact you don’t need so much info to lose weight, or more precisely, to form your body. I could write extremely long article about this, but then you would not remember anything, I will give you just few extremely important, easy to remember information, that will not make slim and sexy over night, but if you will remember them and will behave according to them, it will help you every day in your fight to the end of your life. Don’t worry, there will only be really few easy to remember points.

Many people think that if you exercise hard enough, run, walk or ride on bike long distances or workout every day that you will have the body you want. Well, that is just not true. Few days ago I’ve read really very interesting opinion at one fitness web and I’ve instantly realized that it is absolutely true. It is something what you should remember for whole your life and it will help you with your efforts to have body you want:

Beautiful body is created by 70% in the kitchen and by 30% at the gym.

This piece of info seems so simple, but it is in fact so important! It is something you just cannot forget, or ignore, this is absolute basic. If you will not behave according to this, you will never achieve your goal.

1. Eat differently

First thing you need to do is to change the structure of your diet by eating less carbohydrates and more proteins. It means to eat less bread, potatoes, pasta, sugars and sweets and more lean meat, curd. eggs, tuna and everything with lot of proteins. You should also eat lots of vegetables, you can eat a huge amount of vegetables without gaining any fat, because it is almost impossible for human body to create fat from vegetables. In fact, more vegetables you will eat, more fat you will lose, because eating vegetables a lot and many times a day will start your metabolism and will keep it running and burning energy without gaining any fan from these vegetables. They simply have very low energy human body can use.

 

2. Move

 Maximize your movement every day and enjoy it. If you hate movement and sport, you will never look as you would like to. You really need to love movement, find some sport or activity to burn calories which you like. In long-term, this point is almost as important as the first point, because if you hate something you will never do it as much as you probably need to and because of that, you will never achieve your goals.

 

3. Use less salt

Salt has the ability to retain water in your body and thanks to all the water in your body you look even more fat than you actually are.

Old saltcellar

4. Stop drinking sweet drinks

 It is now quite well known fact that people in USA are fat not because they eat too much hamburgers, but because they drink Coca-Cola. It is true. Check out this video where you can see how much sugar there is in just one can of Coca-Cola and sugar is the worst thing for your weight and health! If you completely stop to drink all these Coca Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Dr. Pepper, sweet fruit juices and just all sweet drinks you will destroy very simply one huge source that is literally destroying your body and giving you lot of weight every day. I think this is the most easy step, anyone can live without these.

If you drink coffee, then definitely don’t stop with that! Coffee in fact helps to burn fats, but don’t use sugar in coffee, much better is Stevia Sweet. It is plant from South America that is extremely sweet and has only positive effects on your whole body, from your teeth to your weight. This is my favorite Stevia, it is in tabs and one tab equals one table-spoon of sugar, (so it is very easy to use):

 Only you really know if you have don everything you could to achieve your goal. When you are running, working out or doing any other sport to form your body you need to realize that it does not matter how hard are you training at the moment, how many calories are you burning or how silly you look while exercising, because you are still above those millions of people who are sitting at their couch, doing nothing and gaining fat.

The hardest part of any training is in fact the part BEFORE training. In moment you take first step, you pick up dumbbell for the first time, you do first push up or anything else… in that moment you are the winner and the hardest part is already behind you. If you stop lying to yourself and if you will stop trying to find excuses why you cannot do it, then you will be very surprised how fast your body will be changing. Your body will change much faster than you would ever expected, in just few weeks or months you can change extremely.

Ok, that’s it, as I promised, only five simple steps that will help you on your way to better and more sexy body.

Always remember that you are not doing it for other people, you are not doing it for your partner, you are doing it for yourself. It is you who will feel better, who will gain self-confidence and who will be more healthy. All these things will then have further positive impacts to many other areas of your life. I think it is worth it.

Your Weight and Your Thyroid, What You Need To Know

Your thyroid dictates much of your metabolism, any malfunction or disease afflicting this area may cause you to have problems in metabolism leading to a drastic problem with your weight – you may either gain weight, lose weight, or may find that losing weight is harder than usual.

Those that plan diets do not take into consideration how their thyroids and metabolism may affect their weight loss program. Most experts and even the media pitch in and recommend that the best way to lose weight is cut calories.

Those with a condition called hyperthyroidism suffer from an overactive thyroid leading to one having his or her metabolism skyrocket. If this is the case, then you will probably lose weight fast. This is a nice proposition for some who wish to lose weight. However, this is actually hazardous to the health.

Aside from the medical difficulties such a disease brings, one will also notice weight problems as a result. These people have trouble keeping on weight and may notice weakness and bulging of the eyes. This disease may need special treatment from doctors.

Hypothyroidism on the other hand works in the other direction – slowing metabolism until the body gains weight at an incredible rate. Like hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism causes a general weakness in the body. It too may need special treatment and may cause serious health problems if left unattended.

While cutting calories in itself can be very hard for most people – imagine, the people involved in life and death struggles at the supermarket regarding whether to buy that extra box of sweets, some have exactly the opposite problem.

Instead of eating too much calories – which is a problem in itself, they eat too little calories instead.

Problem? What Problem
The problem with some is that they believe that since the experts say that they have to cut calories, cutting calories to an inordinate amount will reap greater results. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. While cutting calories helps diets, consuming too little calories pushed the body into a hoard mode, the body’s metabolism slow to adapt to the lesser amount of available energy.

If your body enters this mode, your body will work at such slow metabolism that losing weight becomes impossible. The technique here should be to reduce calories without the body slowing its metabolism. Only then can losing weight become easier.

Another problem that can arise from decreased metabolism is that when your metabolism slows due to a drastic reduction in metabolism, and then you suddenly eat a good, hearty, calorie-filled meal, you are bound to gain more weight owing to the increased surplus of energy.

This is why an imbalanced meal is highly discouraged among those that seek to lose weight. The sudden loss and increase of calories will cause an imbalance in one’s energy consumption directly affecting fat deposit.

Here is a simple computation to help you get to the right amount of calories you will need per day so that you get your nutrients in the right balance.

First of all, multiply your weight in kilograms by 30. If you only know your weight in pounds, divide it by 2.2 to get to its English equivalent. We divide this number by 30 because that is the number of calories you need to maintain your weight per pound of weight.

For example if your weight in pounds is 150, divide it by 2.2. That will give you a figure of 68.18. This is your weight in kilograms. Multiply this by 30 and you will arrive at the amount of calories you will need per day to maintain 150 lbs.

You may consult a nutritionist to help you come lose weight. In the end it all comes down to math. If you consume more that your body needs, it stores it as fat. Now is probably a good time to start studying the back of those grocery cartons.

Try to keep your diet at a 40% protein, 25% fat, and 35% carbohydrate meals at 300 calories per meal. Spread out these meals in a day for optimum results.

While it may be simple computation to get at numbers, do not forget the earlier mentioned fact that the body adapts to its condition. Expose it to extreme ones and you may find yourself getting results you never wanted. Consult a nutritionist for more advice.

11 Tips How To Boost Your Metabolism

There are a lot of people who would give a lot to increase their metabolism. Having a high level of metabolism enables one to maintain burn fat and lose weight fast with the least amount of activity. Metabolism is the rate by which the body produces and consumes energy and calories to support life.

There are several factors that affect the metabolism of a person, such as the amount of muscle tissue, the frequency of the meals one consumes, genetics, stress levels, personal diet and activity levels. Metabolism slows done due to the following: loss of muscle because of not enough physical activity, the tendency of the body to cannibalize its own tissue because there is not enough food energy to sustain it, and the decrease of physical activity that comes naturally with old age.

Here are several ways to fire up one’s metabolism:

1. Build up on lean, mean body mass. It is only natural that metabolism decreases along with age, but it is possible to counter the effects. The amount of muscle a person has is a very strong determinant in the ability to burn calories and shed fat. So it goes without saying that exercise is essential. Build strength and resistance by working out at least twice a week, preferably with weights. Do easy exercises in between workouts. Simple tasks such as walking the dog and using the stairs in place of the elevator can already take off calories. The key is to match the amount of eating to the amount of activity one has. Here are some guidelines in getting the right exercise:

For strength training

-Increase the amount of repetitions of a particular exercise.
-Add the level of resistance
-Utilize advance exercise techniques if possible

For cardiovascular training

-Insert intervals between exercises
-Perform cross-training and combine the exercises
-Add up on resistance and speed

1. Eat breakfast. A lot of people are ignoring the fact that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Surprisingly, the ones who eat breakfast are thinner than the ones who do not. Metabolism can slow down considerably if breakfast is taken during mid-morning or if one waits until the afternoon to eat.

2. Avoid sugar. Sugar enables the body to store fat. It is recommended that a person consumes food that helps sustain an even level of blood-sugar. Additionally, progressive execerise 2-3 times a week should be in order to stabilize blood sugar.

3. Eat spicy foods. Hot cuisine with peppers can increase metabolism.

4. Sleep more. According to research, it is riskier for people who do not get enough sleep to gain weight. Also, muscles are regenerated during the last couple of hours of slumber.

5. Increase water intake. Water flushes out toxins that are produced whenever the body burns fat. Majority of bodily functions involves water, and lack of water causes the body system’s operations to decrease its speed, and produces unneeded stress as a result.

6. Eat smaller meals. It is advisable to consume 4 to 6 small meals that are timed 2 to 3 hours apart.

7. Never skip meals. People tend to skip meals in order to lose weight, which is a big mistake since it slows down metabolism.

8. Plan meals in detail. Always prepare the right amount of food to be consumed at the designated intervals. Do not commit the mistake of eating meals in sporadic patterns.

9. Ditch the stress! Stress, be it physical or emotional, triggers the release of a steroid called cortisol, which decreases metabolism. Also, people tend to eat excessively when stressed.

10. Guzzle up on green tea. It can be used as a substitute for coffee. Tea has the ability to stimulate metabolism, and unlike coffee, it has no undesirable side effects when too much is consumed.

11. Include more energy foods in the diet, such as fruits and vegetables, beans and whole grains.

Achieving the desired body weight is never impossible if one has the determination and patience needed to stabilize the metabolism level, which plays an important role in weight loss. A person needs to realize that eating right and working out is not just a passing fancy, but a way of life.