A lot of people aiming to lose, weight start too enthusiastically and cut off their calorie intake drastically. However, the body needs energy, and if you stop eating at once, this may have serious consequences for your health. The best way to do this is to start gradually reducing your calories. While doing this, observe how your body reacts to the change and if everything goes well, keep doing it. If not – contact a diet specialist and ask for advice.
If you only reduce your calorie intake, you won’t achieve much. On the other hand, if you add some exercises, you will lose weight far more successfully. Keep in mind that right and healthy nutrition is only the first step to weight loss – after that you will need to make some physical efforts, too.
There is this common misunderstanding that the less you eat, the more weight you lose. Nothing like that! The matter is not in how much you eat, but in what you eat. So you can eat as much as you do now and lose weight. However, you may start eating once a day and still maintain your weight or even gain more. The solution to this is: eat wisely! Count your calorie intake and make sure you eat healthy food that gives your body a lot of energy and less calories.
If these terms mean nothing to you, make sure you get to know them and regard them as powerful weapons in your battle against weight. BMI (Body Mass Index) shows you whether you are underweight, with normal weight or overweight by taking into consideration your height and weight.
BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) shows how much energy is needed by your body when it is at rest – in other words, how much energy you need to have in order to survive if you do absolutely nothing. TDEE is total daily energy expenditure, and it shows how much energy is used by your body for doing what you do every day – exercises, sleeping, walking, working, etc. Using these two indexes wisely will guide you how to reduce your calorie intake and increase your activity without harming your body.
It could be how well you may feel and look at your body or what health benefits it’ll bring you, but you want to inspire yourself to lose pounds. Otherwise, you’ll keep your exercise and diet reluctantly and will at last quit. Remember: losing pounds and controlling your nourishment will help you to deal with a sequence of conditions like raised blood pressure, cholesterol, heart issues, issues with your joints, and so on.
To cut a long story short, no one says that weight loss (or weight loss through healthy nutrition) is easy. However, if you are really into it, there are tips that may help you, such as adopting a new diet gradually, exercising, monitoring your calorie intake, using BMI, BMR and TDEE and being motivated. The other precious advice for everyone who wants to lose weight is DON’T WAIT! Start now and the results will be achieved sooner. Good luck!