3 Secretes for Lasting Weight Loss

3 Secretes for Lasting Weight Loss
As strange as it might sound, it seems that losing weight is actually easier than keeping it off. Studies show that many dieters are able to lose weight, but before long, they return to old eating habits and the extra weight returns. Sometimes, they end up even heavier than when they started.
 
The 3 Most Essential Weight Loss Tips
 
1.Understand serving sizes
If you choose the right foods, but eat too much of them, your weight loss plan won't work. In fact, a common mistake by dieters is to overeat organic foods and foods that are perceived to be healthy.
Portion control is an essential skill for effective weight loss. Chicken breast is great for you, but not if you eat too much of it. Almonds? Yep, they're healthy, but not if you eat more than you need. Healthy snacks? They are better for your body than junk food, but they'll still cause weight gain if you overeat.
Stick to these portion sizes when planning your meals:
•1 serving of cereal = size of your fist
•1 serving of a starch (rice, pasta, potato) = half of a baseball
•1 serving of cheese = 4 stacked dice
•1 serving of fruit = baseball
•1 serving of margarine or butter = 1 dice
•1 serving of meat, fish, poultry = a deck of cards
 
2.Count calories
 After you start counting calories, you'll learn how many calories you consume in a typical day. Most people can reduce their daily intake by 500 calories per day to see a healthy weight loss of one kg per week.
 
3.Move more
Sounds obvious, right? But this doesn't necessarily mean that you have to exercise. For some people, exercise works against them. If you complete a hard workout in the morning and then spend the rest of day laying on the couch, you will probably end up burning fewer calories from movement than a person who does not exercise and who makes non-exercise activity a part of their daily habit.
•Putting away laundry = 26 kcals/15 mins
•Moving furniture, boxes = 100 kcals/15 mins
•Playing/running with your kids = 40 kcals/15 mins
•Walking while carrying a light load  = 56 kcals/15 minutes
 
Most people will achieve some results with these three basic tips for losing weight. Of course, there are some instances where underlying issues, such as a medical diagnosis, may make weight loss more complicated. But for most people, weight loss boils down to a simple equation: eat less, move more.

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