“When started out I weighed almost 170 pounds my BMI was close to 30, … I’m down to 142 pounds.”
So you have decided that you want to make some changes and begin to lose excess body weight. Congratulations! This is an essential
- Make Healthy Changes to Your Diet
They say that you are what you eat – and this, in a sense, is very, very true. No, it doesn’t mean that if you eat a candy bar you’re a giant piece of chocolate. Rather, it means that if you regularly fuel yourself with unhealthy food your body will start to show signs of not being as healthy as it could. On the other hand, if you routinely eat healthy food your body will perform well and obviously be a healthy one. With this in mind, you want to make sure that you are eating healthy food 80% of the time.
While focusing on eating healthy food is essential, you also need to be sure that you are not consuming more calories than you need. If you are feeling too much, your body will still carry around more weight than it needs. So consult a nutritionist or your doctor in order to narrow in on the right amount of calories for you, and stick to that.
- Get Your Body Moving
Now that you know how you should be eating to achieve weight loss, it’s important to understand just how to complement with this with exercising. Ideally, you should be getting physical activity every day. We all have busy schedules, and this is not always easy, but rest assured that there are small ways that you can still get your body moving as much as is needed.
If you live close to your workplace, grocery store, or any destination you regularly visit, why not walk or take a bike? This burns way more calories than driving a vehicle, and you get to enjoy some sunshine! Another tip? Take the stairs every opportunity you can and skip the elevator. Get yourself out of the mindset of being sedentary or resting more than you get active. Soon, you will find that it is not difficult to stay active or get in as much exercise as you need. Just remember to look for opportunities to burn calories, and you will be on the right track!
- Take a Class or Join a Gym
Another great tip for losing weight? Join a class, such as yoga or dance, or treat yourself to a gym membership. This will aid you in getting fit and staying in the mindset of reaching your goals. An added bonus? Get a friend to join you so that you can keep each other encouraged to get healthy!
In conclusion, losing weight may seem daunting but these tips will help you to reach your goal in no time. Be patient with yourself, work hard, and don’t give up. You’ll reach your fitness goals before you know it!