When the average person thinks of dropping the few pounds they've picked up over years of sedentary living they often just start starving themselves, when the simple fact is that each person needs to know how to lose weight safely before making any attempt to drop their excess fat.
The 'stop eating' diet plan is an absolute minefield of repercussions and dangers, so how would you lose weight in a safe way?
Well, there are of course, hundreds of ways, but as an overall guide, here are some points you should definitely consider:
Avoid Crash Diets
As a society we are obsessed with calories and because of this people generally think that reducing their calorific intake will mean they lose weight. After all, it stands to reason right? The less you put in the more you lose. Not entirely correct. Often you put in less and you burn off less.
One problem you might face by just reducing your calorie intake madly is that when you have a low calorie intake your body starts to digest fats, which sounds good, but it's not. This will make you sluggish, reduce your metabolic rate and lower your immunity to disease. If you know anyone who just about eats nothing, they might be slim but they ain't healthy.
A low calorie starvation diet will also burn off muscle tissue, which is about the worst thing that could have appearance wise. Muscle is what defines and tones your body. That which makes you look attractive. Not to mention that when a crash diet ends, you put all the weight back on, but in fat instead of muscle.
Reducing calories is a great idea if you're eating too many, which you probably are to pick up the weight, but try instead to eat smaller meals more often.
We mostly know what is healthy eating. Low fats, steam or boil food as opposed to frying or roasting. Plenty of vegetables, white meat, wholemeal pasta etc. Drink plenty of water. The simple stuff.
Building muscle burns off fat continuously. Hitting the weights is one of the best ways to burn excess fat and it's the best thing for changing your body shape. And the more muscle tissue you have, the less fat you will have.
The other type of exercise (other than building muscle). Ride a bike, jog, go for brisk walks. Join a gym and use those machines. Challenge yourself. Get your heart pumping and your metabolism up. Aerobic exercise will burn fat, build muscle and condition your heart and lungs.
Stop Smoking And Drinking
The amount of people who think that dulling their appetites with smoking and drinking is unbelievable. Alcohol is packed with sugar and calories. It's carbs in a glass. Apart from the fact that it lowers your resistance to disciplined eating and will stop you exercising when you've got a hangover. Tobacco may well help you not eat but is so unhealthy it's not worth it. Your physical fitness will be low, you'll smell bad and your body won't be functioning as well as it should be.
Diet pills can be a good idea, but only as part of a healthy lifestyle. They're no replacement for healthy eating and exercise, but can dramatically, like 50% better, improve your weight loss. Make sure you follow the directions closely.
You don't have to suffer to lose weight. You don't have to feel to make fitness gains. Changing your lifestyle for the better means, for the better. It's more fun and you feel better about yourself when you follow a healthy living and eating plan. Knowing how to lose weight safely is just a small part of that, but I know you can lose that weight!
Losing weight safely doesn't mean you won't lose weight fast, just make sure you have a weight loss plan.
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