If you have been trying to lose those stubborn extra pounds, but haven’t really made an essential progress, then ask yourself, are you really putting enough effort into it?
Losing weight is not an easy task and there is not an easy solution. To reap the rewards, you really have to put some weight loss effort!
The desire itself is not enough, if you want to succeed, you have to be proactive and make it happen. There are different crash diets out there, that sometimes make tempting promises for faster and effective results. Although it may seem to be an easy solution it bears its consequences. Following such diets may turn to be dangerous and health-risky, and on top of that the results are never long-term. And there is always a chance (in fact it frequently happens) that once you stop a crash diet, shortly after – within a week, you would put back on the weight you have lost, and sometimes you could possibly end up weighing more than you did before.
Making some adjustments in your diet will contribute to the overall daily calorie intake reduction, but it is not all about eating, when it comes to losing weight. Physical movement is equally important. It would not matter how little you ate, if you do not combine it with regular exercise. Eating less food than you usually do, will lead to the slowing down of your metabolism (respectively to lesser calorie expenditure), while eating smaller portions, but on regular basis – will keep continuously the metabolism at higher rate and exercise will fire it up even more. Except for weight loss, exercise is crucial for our health and fitness levels. So the best solution for a successful and long-lasting weight loss plan is a healthy, balanced and varied diet in conjunction with consistent physical activity.
Nowadays modern people with very busy and intensive lives may argue they don’t have the time to eat healthily or exercise, but it is always a matter of priority: they have to decide where does their own health and well-being stands. With enough willpower, free time for 30 – 40 minutes daily workout can be found. But healthy eating doesn’t necessarily have to be time-consuming and physical activity can be as little as taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or walk to work, instead of taking the bus, or driving your car. These little changes we implement into our lifestyle may in fact make the difference toward healthier living.
As in all serious tasks that stand before us, losing weight requires determination and willpower. Motivation and being focused will guide you through hard times to final success. Knowing that proper dieting and a lot of movement carries a long list of benefits: improved immunity and metabolic health, resistance to many diseases, better physical form, longevity, boost in mood and confidence, concentration, memory, etc. This should be enough reason to keep you pursuing your goal.