Losing weight – for summer or for life! (part 1)

losing weight

Here Are The Three Main Questions That People Who Are Trying To Lose Weight Typically Ask.

 

  1. 1. Do I Need To Work Off More Calories Than I Consume?

Do you need to work off more calories than you consume? YES! Of course you do!

You have to burn off more calories than you consume, otherwise you will just keep accumulating calories. In other words, eat less calories, work out more, you will therefore lose weight. Keeping a food diary is always a big help when losing weight, it has been scientifically proven that visual aids can increase your chances of losing weight.  By doing this you can see the type of food you are eating and see where you are going wrong. You should be cutting back on crisps/sugary things etc., and should introduce more fresh food: fruit, vegetables, pulses, like chick peas, and beans. Pasta is also a good source of carbohydrates. Drink around 1.5 l of water a day too, it helps to flush out all the toxins in your body, too much caffeine: coffee and tea, is bad for your body. You will feel more refreshed and energetic drinking water.

  1. 2. Do I Need To Use A Combination Of Diet And Exercise?

Do you need to use a combination of diet and exercise? YES!

When you start eating right and lose weight, you need to be toned in order for your skin to become firmer and toned, otherwise your extra skin will just start to sag, and no-one wants that! The best way to avoid this is to do around 30-40 minutes of exercise 5 times a week, just enough to get your heart pumping and enough for your forehead to be moist.  Take the stairs when possible instead of taking an elevator, not only is it better for you, but it can count as part of your 30 – 40 minutes exercise that day. Along with your food diary, stick an exercise plan on your refrigerator. Again, scientific fact people!

  1. 3. Do I Need To Set Goals?

Do you need to set goals? YES! (There’s a pattern forming here…)

If you don’t set goals, you will feel like you aren’t making any progress.  Try to only weigh yourself once a week, and aim to lose 1 – 2lb’s a week, it’s easier to lose the first couple of pounds, but will progressively get harder, so don’t raise your weight loss goal, otherwise you will feel like you are taking a step backwards instead of forwards! Also, set long term AND short term goals. Short term goals are ‘Lose weight’ or ‘Exercise regularly’, long term goals are ‘Lose 30Lb’s’. Like I said before, write EVERYTHING down, it seriously helps!

 

(Part2) (Losing weight – Personal Trainer Tips) will be on What’s On In Dartford.

Nicky Summers.

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