If you want to lose weight healthy and get in shape the proper way, the best thing you can do is learn. Learn what the right way to get in shape is and follow these tips and techniques. This article is going to cover four of the largest requirements for healthy weight loss.
Strange, but many people try to lose weight without even exercising. It’s possible. Don’t get me wrong. But the results are never as effective as if you follow all four of these “requirements” I lay out. Just exercise by itself isn’t that effective unless you’re cutting calories or doing extremely strenuous physical activity.
Case in point. I used to run in cross country back in high school and was chubby. I was running an average of a hundred miles a week and still held onto fat!
The reason I recommend exercise for healthy weight loss is that it promotes general health and fat burning. When you exercise you get stronger and can help develop and tone muscles. Muscles help you burn fat faster and thus contributes to weight loss. In addition, burning fat through exercise helps reduce your body fat percentage and make you “leaner” and less “flabby”. You know, those people that lose lots of weight and have really lose skin that looks like a ninety year old’s! That’s because they didn’t exercise!
2: Diet and Watching How Much You Eat
This is the second rule and is the most important, in all honesty. It’s the reason people can lose weight by simply dieting and not exercising alone. To lose weight you need to have less calories per day than your body uses. Exercise can help with this. But an easy way to go about this is to simply cut calories.
3: Food Selection
This is where the whole idea of losing weight healthy comes to play. Sure, you could lose weight eating two cookies a day but is that healthy? You want to eat the best foods that help you with your fitness goals, not make it more difficult!
Think of celebrities. When they need to get in shape for a role do they go try some dangerous unhealthy diet? Some do, yes. But most get a personalized nutritionist that controls what they eat. And these nutritionists make sure they are having the healthiest, most natural foods possible.
4: Meal Frequency
I thought I’d mention this in the four important necessities. Although not following meal frequency isn’t unhealthy, it does promote a slower metabolism and can stunt weight loss. What I’m talking about for meal frequency is eating more but smaller meals throughout the day. Instead of having two large meals have six small meals. This keeps your metabolism up and can speed up the fat loss. Often times people get more energy throughout the day as well.
It takes a lot for your body to digest one large meal of a thousand calories. By giving your body 400 calories to process every few hours instead you leave a lot of energy to doing other things, like exercise!