Yes, being overweight is a serious problem, and generally those afflicted are looking for fast results. But losing weight isn’t an overnight prospect, with time and dedication being required to see proper results. Although it is possible to see faster results, this option is often not only unhealthy, but also almost always temporary. Those that are serious will therefore make changes to their life that remain permanent.
There is no shortage of health gurus, fitness guides and crackpot theorists out there, all promising that weight loss can be achieved in just a few weeks, or even a few days. This is technically true, but also the most dangerous and ineffective way to tackle the problem. Anyone starving themselves will inevitably swing right back on the pendulum, ensuring lost weight is certain to be making a comeback.
Instead permanent lifestyle changes are required to keep a body slim and healthy.
Changing Eating Habits Long Term
The truth is that, in order to keep a body thinner, certain foods must be enjoyed only in strict moderation. Or, may even be cut out entirely. It is up to the individual to decide how they want to change their life, but the bottom line is that diet must be moderated in order to avoid putting on weight.
The biggest weight gain foods are starchy carbohydrates; breads, pastas, and dairy products, as well as excessive sugars. Anyone that thinks they can keep eating fast foods, plus dairy and sugar based snacks, is very wrong. The simple fact of the matter is that this is why that person landed up being heavy in the first place.
But it also doesn’t mean that good food can’t still be enjoyed. It must instead be enjoyed in moderation, and it is also far better if meals are cooked, rather than ordered from a fast food joint. A burger cooked at home and enjoyed while placing NRL bets, for example, will almost always be healthier.
Exercise Is The Norm, Not The Exception
In combination with diet changes, an active lifestyle must also be adopted. Exercise should be a regular occurrence, 2 to 3 times a week. Even more is be better. Even with a better diet, the body still needs to work off excess weight.
But exercise certainly doesn’t have to be a slog. Many that have adopted fast walking/running find that it is relaxing, rather than strenuous. The key is that exercise doesn’t have to be painful in order to be effective. Going for a walk every few days is perfect, and need not end with painfully excessive exertion. Putting on headphones and going for a fast walk around the block is great, assuming that each individual aims to break a sweat, get their heart going, and keep the body moving for at least 30 minutes.
Together, an altered diet and more active lifestyle will give results. As long as the changes remain constant, weight loss will not only be achieved. Sticking to the chances will ensure that the weight is kept off permanently.