Find Out The Truth About Weight Loss
Weight loss is normally quite easy. It's the "keeping it off" part that proves more difficult. That's why we don't believe in "diets". We believe in an entire change of thinking towards food. We want food to be your friend, not your enemy.
Weight loss takes place through a combination of diet and exercise. It can help you if you feel that your weight is reducing the quality of your life. There are so many benefits of being a healthy weight. We're going to show you healthy ways of losing weight so that you can enjoy all the benefits of permanent weight loss.
- Benefits of losing weight
- Weight loss - Lets end the trickery!
- Basically, to lose it, you’ve got to move it move it
- Food is your friend, not your foe
- The hardest part is the start!
Benefits of Weight Loss
By reducing your weight to a healthy BMI you will have less "luggage" to cart around. This will leave you with a lot more energy to use for fun stuff!
The obvious benefit, very important to most people, is that you will look great and feel a lot better about yourself.
If you're a girl, losing weight is a great excuse to go on a shopping spree for some new clothes!
Losing weight will reveal the hard work that has gone into building your muscles. There's no joy in building muscles, only for them to be hidden by a "blanket" of fat.
Being a healthy weight will most likely make you live a lot longer. This is because you are less likely to suffer from the many weight related diseases around.
Losing weight will make your clothes fit you better. You might even fit into those pants you were wearing years ago.
You'll look sexier for your partner.
You'll feel great as you realize you have the self-control and will power to take control of your life.
Weight Loss - Lets End the trickery
Weight control and weight loss is an area covered with gimmicks and trickery. At almost every turn you will find somebody who is trying to sell you something. We're sure you agree their words are appealing. They try to lure you into their false promises. It’s no wonder that a lot of people try and then fail with weight loss. And of course many people feel disheartened.
We are here to help you. Firstly, lets get it clear from the start. We will not be greasing you up with words that you want to hear. We won't pretend that there is a miracle pill that melts away the kilos. We’ll get straight to the point. You might want to read our article on why a quick weight loss plan is doomed to failure.
To Lose it, You’ve Got to "Move it Move it"
If you don’t move and use your body it will shut down and become old before its time. Exercise is proven to be one of the most effective methods to lose weight. It also helps to keep it off!
Here are some handy exercise ideas to help you lose weight:
- Aerobic exercise is great for your weight loss
- Thigh exercises
- Hamstring exercises
- Learn how to burn up to 9 times more fat than you were while spending less time doing it!
Building muscles and doing aerobic exercise will really aid your fat loss:
- Think of your muscles as furnaces.
- Your furnaces (muscles) burn coal (fat) as it is required.
- When you do aerobic exercise, air (fire) is inhaled and burns the coal (fat).
- Now, if you want to burn more coal (fat) you either need to increase the size of your furnaces (muscles) or increase the fire (air) inside them by doing aerobic exercise.
This is quite exciting... Working your muscles increases your muscles tissue. As you learnt above, muscles are fat burning furnaces. So, it makes perfect sense to add a full body workout into your fat loss program. Turn your muscles into fat blasting machines! Check out our excellent full body workout here!
Are you overweight? You can check out your body mass index on our BMI scale but generally you know just by looking.
Check your body out:
- Do you look and feel healthy?
- Are you happy with your entire body?
- Do you feel energetic and truly alive?
- If not. Lets get moving!
Food - Friend or Foe?
Friend of course :-) YUM!
Unfortunately, even if you exercise, you can't eat whatever you want. Exercise and good nutrition work hand in hand to make you fit and healthy. At the start of your weight loss program, you will probably find it necessary to make a few changes to your eating habits. This isn't a diet, its a habit that you're going to keep up for life.
In order to lose weight you need to use more energy than you consume. Basically this means you gotta move more than you eat! There is a simple way around this. You can make wise decisions about the food you eat and choose the healthier options. Healthy food usually has fewer calories and it tastes great too! Here is a table of the calories contained in fruits.
Food high in sugar is jam packed with energy. If you don't use that energy, you know where it'll go... (yup, your ass!) If you do decide to eat something high in energy, such as a chocolate, that's fine. Just remember, it's got to go somewhere... either into activity or into your fat cells.
Here are some handy links to pages in our site that will help you out:
- Click here to learn more about your new healthy eating habit.
- Click here to learn some handy fat loss tips (and while you're at it, why not get some six pack abs!)
The Hardest Part is the Start!
Great news, you have already started! So breathe a sigh of relief, step one is out of the way. As you progress through the stages of weight loss, remember the saying “Move more than you eat”.
We know it can sound like a big job, and it might be. But when you succeed, you will feel that much better knowing how far you've come.
And, guess what...We’ll help you. It's tough to go at something all alone, so every time you feel disheartened or unmotivated, just come online and visit us. You may want to consider joining our body squad weight loss community to gain the support of other people who have the same weight loss goals as you.
Have confidence in yourself, you will succeed. Spend your time learning to live healthily rather than thinking "Oh man, I look so fat in this!" Putting yourself down will only make you want to eat more to comfort yourself. It's a vicious cycle! So how about you decide to turn your life around today? Weight loss through a natural and healthy eating and exercise plan is fun and beneficial... You'll live longer and be happier.....yeeha!
Summary of all the articles linked to from this page:
- BMI charts
- Workout routines for toning
- Aerobic exercise
- Resistance training
- Fat loss tips for getting a six pack
- Thigh exercises
- Hamstring exercises
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