There are so many people who get it all wrong when it comes to dieting than you can imagine. There are so many acclaimed gurus. Each professing that they have discovered the diet that beats the rest. Be it a bodybuilder’s diet, fat loss diet or even fat gain diets. I can attest to the fact that most of them claim that they can work wonders; the only wondrous thing that occurs is a decrease in the size of your wallet.
For the people who are seeking to lose weight, forget about diets. Go pour down all that fat burning soup down the drain. Yes the weight might go down, believe me when it starts coming back, it does so with all the zeal it can conceive. You didn’t end up with a tire around your mid-section in a month. If someone promises you either a diet or a cream that can make all of it disappear in a week, smack him right across the face. No I’m kidding but you get the point.
Loosing weight is a matter of lifestyle. While you may loose 20 pounds because of that diet, the fact hat you are a couch potato who sits around all day, watching cable TV with a tab of ice-cream on your laps…and then you will blame it on the diet! The fundamental truth you need to understand is this. What your body doesn’t use up, it stores it as fat. You either need to decrease your calorie intake or increase your physical activities. A 20 minute cardio is one of the very few things that can’t be bought in a can or bar.
The part where you reduce your calorie intake is a fact that many know. How to do it is where most if not all of them go wrong. You need to reduce your calorie intake gradually, not starve yourself to death. A good way of doing this is by eating small portions of food in intervals of 3 hours. What this does is increase you metabolism and very little if any is stored. The key is to eat smaller portions of food, don’t overeat. If you feel extremely hungry by the time you’re having the next meal, it is a sign that there is something you’re doing wrong.
Very little can be achieved when it comes to loosing weight without exercising. Cardio exercises do wonders when it comes to loosing weight. I lost a lot of weight just by walking to and fro class to the house. By the time my 4 month semester was ending I had to get a new wardrobe cause all my clothes became too big. Wake up earlier than you normally do and run around the park. If running is too big a step to start with, take a walk.
Skipping, swimming, stair climbing and jogging are good cardio exercises that you can do without having to go to the gym. Remember, it all has to do with your lifestyle. Do an activity or choose a diet that you can stick to in the long run.
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