Losing weight! Most people think its the most difficult thing in the world. They are wrong. There are many people around us who have lost weight and completely transformed themselves. We like to get suggestions from them which might help us in losing weight. We do get suggestions but we don’t follow them all the way because it just doesn’t seem applicable. This is because different people have different ways of losing weight. Some don’t eat at all while some exercise like crazy. Some take drugs while some do stuff like surgery. All these may be very harmful to you in the long run. For instance I had a friend who ate as little as possible and lost tremendous amount of weight but at the expense of his health because now he suffers from migraine and headache.
In today’s lifestyle with all the fast food around us, it seems very difficult to lose weight. Here are the top ten best ways to lose weight:
10. Set a goal
9. Eat proteins
Proteins are not only good enough for your muscles but they also fill you up. Eating eggs for breakfast and steaks for lunch fills you up and doesn’t make you as hungry as carbohydrates would make you. As a result, you will become lean and also not eat excessive amount of food.
8. Throw away junk food
This is very important if you want to lose weight. No matter how much you exercise, you will always put on weight when you eat junk food. Think of junk food as poison if you want to lose weight and avoid it at all costs.
7. Make a timetable
You have to make a timetable if you are really serious for losing weight. The timetable should not only include your meal times but also what you would eat. This will also help you in saving when you go grocery shopping. Similarly make a plan for the whole day including the time when you will exercise. This will help you in organizing yourself and exercising on daily basis.
6. Avoid stress
You would be wondering how is stress related to weight loss but studies have showed that more the stress, the more you gain weight. You have to avoid stress at all costs to lose weight. Also you have to keep the body stress-free if you want to really shed kilos off it. When you are stressed, even about losing weight, you don’t enjoy the workouts and you take it as a necessity to exercise. One should always enjoy one’s workouts.
5. Go on a low-carb diet
Yes you read that right! It is not fats that make you gain weight but the carbohydrates. studies have found that fat is beneficial for health and helps in the weight loss process but it is the carbohydrates that make you gain weight. Therefore have a diet that is low-carb and rich in proteins.
4. Drink plenty of water
It is essential to drink plenty of water to lose weight. It is recommended to drink at least 2 liters of water a day to lose weight. Apart from weight loss, water has several benefits. Water regulates body temperature, removes waste, cushions joints, makes up 75% of muscles, and helps convert food into energy. Drink as much water as possible.
3. Eat before exercise
This fact is most unknown among fitness lovers. In order to lose weight, you have to eat before and after exercising. If you don’t eat before exercise, the body is going to store fat because it would seem to the body that there is shortage of energy. This is a natural process which you usually face in certain circumstances like in fasting. By eating before exercise, the body will know everything is all right and therefore you will burn more fat than you would have had you not eaten before exercise.
2. Lift weights
Lifting weights really help in burning calories. You can easily burn 200-400 calories per day if you lift weights. Lifting weights will not only help you lose weight but it will also help you get a lean, muscular look. Lifting weights increases your metabolism leading to better and more efficient digestion and fat burning process.
1. Cardio Exercise
The best and the fastest way to lose weight is to do cardio exercises. Cardio exercises include running, cycling, swimming, active sports like badminton; the options are limitless. Doing cardio 4 days a week for 20 minutes will speed up the process of weight loss. The best way to perform cardio exercises is high intensity interval training. This means that for example you jog for 30 seconds and then sprint at full speed for 15 seconds. High intensity interval training helps to burn fat more quickly than doing cardio at a steady rate.