Think about it. If you consume more than you burn, you'll be left with a surplus. If you burn more than you consume, you have weight loss.
Our downloadable books and resources can help you get your weight loss strategy started, but this alone isn't going to help you lose pounds. You have to find a balance between how many calories you consume and who many calories you burn. And for some people this can take a little time and patience to figure out the right formula for you.
Short-term weight loss plans that restrict your eating habits can actually prevent you from losing weight. You can't fluctuate between extreme weight loss and extreme weight gain. When you starve yourself, your body stores the energy it already has, and your metabolic rate decreases. When you feast again, you are more likely to gain weight because your metabolism has to compensate for the starve-induced lag. If you go through multiple dieting cycles like this, then it can make it much more difficult for you to keep the weight off after you've finished your last diet.
You need to take a long-term approach to weight loss. Think of your health, quality of life and future well being. Be willing to make sacrifices so that you can keep your body running smoothly.
Don't start trying to lose weight if you're only looking for short-term benefits. Crash diets won't give you the results you need, and if they do, the results won't be healthy. Lead a normal balanced life. Avoid excess. Eat frequent, balanced meals.
Exercise a little bit every day. You don't have to join a gym to do this, just jog around your block. If you don't feel like jogging in your own neighborhood, drive to a park or a hiking trail. Just get outside. Have your friends join you. Push each other into a regular fitness routine. It doesn't really matter what you end up doing, just as long as you make a concerted effort to get your juices flowing every single day.
So sit down and make a plan. Think big and be ready to execute. If you want to go on a diet, then you're not ready to keep the weight off just yet. If you want to embark on a multi-pronged, long-term, sustainable weight loss strategy, then you're ready to begin.
Healthy foods, in small portions, should be consumed four to five times a day. Exercise, whatever the form, needs to happen daily. If you can maintain a balance between caloric intake and caloric burning, then you'll be in a good position to keep the weight off.