“I was able to pass up the burgers and the icecream …. I am acting like a thin person,… I am now eating healthy things!”
– Annette P.
If you’re wanting to lose weight, you have to exercise and eat right. And you already know that. But folding these things onto your daily life if they aren’t there now can be hard at first. But, once you make being healthy a habit, sticking with it is easy and you’ll lose all of the weight you want to get rid of.
You’re going to want to work out, moving your body aerobically on a regular basis. What you do doesn’t really matter… go to the gym if you like, ride a bike, swim, walk, put on a Zoomba video, join a spinning class, go for a run… they will all work just fine. If you’re a little afraid of working out in front of people, just give it a try a few times and you’ll find out that other people are more interested in what they’re doing instead of being interested in what you’re doing. If you still aren’t comfortable, there are ways to work out at home. You can even buy some equipment and make your own gym at home so you can work out there until you’re comfortable with exercising.
A gym may have a service where you can hire a personal trainer which is a good idea if you’re not sure what to do when you work out. They will teach you how to use certain machines and they will come up with a plan for you to eat healthier foods as well. When you have a personal trainer, don’t think that you can just go to see them once in a blue moon. You have to make going there a priority and go work out with them on a regular basis or you’re not going to benefit that much from using their services.
Most people can just start eating well and start to lose weight. You want to generally avoid things like fast food or processed foods, white sugar and white flour products, but don’t be a food nazi about it. It may take some time to get used to eating foods that are good for you and that promote weight loss, but it’s worth it in the end. It’s better to learn how to not want junk food you have at home than trying to get rid of everything because you haven’t fixed the reason it tempts you if you just get rid of it. Also, when you go grocery shopping try to pick things in the outer isles… that’s where they keep the fresh food. You can’t go wrong with green, leafy vegetables and sweet, water-filled fruits.
Speak with your doctor about losing weight and see if they have any advice on what to do and what not to do. They generally will let you know if an exercise plan you have in place is good for you or if you should be doing something else. If you have any issues like high blood pressure, you may want to ask them about medications you can take to deal with it so you don’t have the problem get in the way of your weight loss plans. If a doctor advises you doing certain diets or workout plans, you’re going to want to listen and find something else to try out.
You can now use the advice you got here to help you lose weight. There are a lot of methods out there but the best way is to just eat right and exercise on a regular basis. When you can do those things the excess weight is going to go away quickly.