(BlackDoctor.org) — Weight loss is much simpler than all the diet books and diet pill ads want you to believe. Basically, to lose weight, you have to burn more calories than you eat. If you can fully understand that, then you are on your way to losing weight.
There are 6 simple steps. Here they are:
1. Count how many calories you eat in a normal day. That’s right, wake up and eat like you would normally. Eat and count the calories in everything you eat and everything you drink and keep track of it on a piece of paper or on a computer. You might be thinking to yourself, “yeah right, I’m not going to sit around counting calories all day.” Well, if you’re thinking that, then you’re obviously not dedicated enough to losing weight.
2. At the end of that day, add up the number of calories you ate/drank. Be as exact as possible. Once you add it all up, you now have the total number of calories you consume daily. After you do this, weigh yourself.
3. Starting the day after you counted calories; eat 500 calories less than you normally do. For example, say the day you counted calories you counted 2000. For the rest of the week, you would eat 1500 calories a day. All you have to do is subtract 500 from the total number of calories you consume in a normal day, and eat this new number of calories every day for the next 7 days.
4. Eat more often. You heard right! Instead of eating 3 big meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner), or eating all day all the time, spread those calories out over 5 smaller meals. Eat one meal every 2 and a half to 3 hours, doing this will speed up your metabolism.
5. Cardio. Cardio is an important part of weight loss. If you’re serious about losing weight, but don’t want to do the cardio workouts, then you are requiring your diet to do all of the work. Jog, walk, swim, jump rope, ride a bike, take an aerobics class, whatever… cardio + proper diet = better than just doing one of the two. All it takes is 30 minutes a day, 3 – 5 days a week.
6. At the end of that week, weigh yourself. You’ll notice a difference just after one week! Now, of course, don’t expect to see a 20 pound difference. Losing any more than 1 or 2 pounds a week is unhealthy. Look for a 1 to 2 pound weight loss at the end of the week. It may not sound like much, but think about it. You can lose 5-8 pounds a month! That’s around 75lbs a year!
Important weight loss tips for losing weight effectively!