How to Lose Weight Successfully
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Obesity is increasingly becoming a grave problem, responsible for killing approximately 300,000 people every year. Over and above causing life-threatening diseases, obesity and being overweight also breed self-esteem problems. Making a decision to lose weight is one of the most important things you can do to better your life. It is very possible for you to drop those extra pounds just as your favorite celebrities such as Janet Jackson, Aretha Franklin and Kevin Smith did.
Weight loss is an incredibly straightforward task to undertake, as long as you are serious and determined. Weight loss requires you to focus on the following three main things: (1) lowering your calorie intake, (2) working out, and (3) having discipline and determination. All weight loss diets are centered on these three main things. To lose weight successfully, you should:
Lower Your Calorie Intake
The first thing you should do is lower your calorie intake. A calorie is a unit of energy used to indicate the amount of energy derived from a particular food. The foods you eat have a different number of calories. For example, a large banana has around 121 calories while a cup of raw almonds contains about 800 calories. As a result, calories have a huge impact on your weight loss plan. You need to either stop eating foods that contain many calories and consume foods that contain fewer calories, or eat fewer quantities of these foods. For instance, instead of drinking a 500ml Coca-Cola soda, which contains about 100 calories, you could substitute the soda with a diet version, which contains 2 calories only, thereby burning 98 calories.
The second thing you should do to lose weight successfully is to work out. Although it is possible to lose weight by lowering your calorie intake only, working out makes for a more effective weight loss plan. This is because working out burns calories. The more intense the workout is, the more calories you burn. It is recommended that you incorporate both cardiovascular workouts such as running, jumping rope and riding a bicycle as well as strength training routines to your weight loss plan to build muscle, which consequently burns more calories. In addition, you do not have to start working out using cardiovascular or strength training routines straight away. You could walk for forty-five minutes to one hour daily to burn calories and lose weight.
Have Discipline and Determination
Discipline and determination are credited for many successes, including weight loss. For you to have discipline and determination, you need to be motivated. There are several ways to motivate yourself including (1) reading success stories on the internet, (2) reading motivational quotes, and (3) getting your family and friends to support you. Once you are motivated, you most likely will make your weight loss plan a habit. Furthermore, visualizing success ensures that you stick to your weight loss plan and remain determined and motivated.
In conclusion, weight loss highly depends on the above three key points and how you decide to tackle them. A favorable way for you to start is to replace the foods and drinks you take with healthier choices, plan your workouts proficiently to suit your daily schedules, get into the habit of eating healthy and working out consistently, and remain disciplined and determined throughout the weight loss period.
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