The reason why you are overweight is because somewhere down the line you stopped taking care of yourself, either because of lack of time or energy, but no matter what the reason, the result is the same: you have a lot of extra fat that you want to get rid of. But, in order to lose weight and do so effectively, you need to follow a weight loss plan that can do so much more than just promise you results.
Just make sure that you pick one that does not require drastic changes to your current way of life. Don’t even think of losing 20 pounds in 2 weeks, because it will have very serious health implications, if you can even accomplish such a ridiculous goal. But just in case you decide to give it a shot, I should tell you that you will not be able to hang on to your new figure in the long run, because quick weight loss methods don’t work like that.
If you want to lose weight once and for all, you need to take it slow and make lasting changes to your current way of life. This means eating healthy and exercising for the rest of your life.
You can start by increasing your physical activity level. This must be done in order to accelerate your body’s metabolic rate, therefore getting it to burn away all that excess fat.
You can do a minimum of 30 minutes of walking daily, followed by weight training. You need to do this, because your muscles will help you burn more fat and they also weight more, so don’t panic, just get a measuring tape, it will help you see your progress.
The goal of all this is to make you burn more calories than you eat. And when mealtime comes you can only eat things that include fruits and vegetables, lean meats, whole grains, dairy products and at least 8 cups of water a day. If you want to further accelerate the weight loss process, try eating six small meals a day instead of three larger ones.