If you want to lose weight, there are two things you absolutely must do!!!!! And that is to eat healthy food at regular times and increase your exercise and cardiovascular activity levels.
Some people say that dieting is easy. What a croc! If it was easy to lose weight (for the majority of people), there would not be such things as gastric bands, weight watchers and a million different diets! Do you agree?
Saying that, I do find exercising and working out regularly in the gym an easy thing to do, but I know some people hate it. I read an post on a website a few days back, saying that dieting and weight loss was such an easy thing to do. ‘Weight loss is simple!’ – I couldn’t believe what I was reading. This website was all about fitness and weight loss, who did have some great advice on keeping fit, but the section on dieting left a lot to be desired.
Weight loss is a science, but is also psychological. The science of dieting says that you must burn more calories than you consume on a daily basis. The psychological factor, on the other hand is a little bit different. If you don’t train your brain to hate the things that make you fat, you’re not going to stop eating them. And that’s a fact. Does that ring any bells for you?
Ok, so how do you overcome both of these factors. Well first off but I can tell you what I know works for me.
Firstly, you need to know your BMR. That stands for your Basal Metabolic Rate. You can find out how this works by
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Once you’ve calculated your BMR, you’ll get an idea of how much food and how many calories you can eat each day, so that you don’t gain weight.
The second, and harder, part of losing weight is in your mind.
I suggest you try this.
Write down your reasons for losing weight, five, ten or even twenty reasons. Then write down what it would mean to you, if you did lose some weight. Would you be fitter to run around and play with your kids, would you feel better about yourself and give you more confidence with the opposite sex? Write down as many as you can.
Next write down what it would mean if you didn’t lose the weight. Basically, the opposite of what you just wrote about what it means to you to get fit and healthy.
Once you’ve got all this written down, read it every day. Once in the morning and once in the night, right before you go to bed. After a couple of days, I would practically guarantee that you don’t like curries or chocolate or soda drinks any more! Happy weight loss to you my friend.
By Ste Barlow