When it comes to weight loss, it is true that there is no one-size-fits-all solution. What works for your friend may not work for you. This is because of the fundamental fact that the biological responses to each and everyone’s body is different and the reason for that depends on various genetical and diet factors. Therefore, in order to determine, what works best for you, you need to try few different options and be patient with each one of them until you hit the jackpot of your weight loss strategy. It is understandable that it is easier said than done, but with a little bit of commitment, it is definitely not impossible. This article is about two of key elements that are contributing factors of your weight loss strategy.
1. Proteins, fats and carbs:
It is true that your food intake can be the biggest player in your weight gain as well as weight loss strategy. Again, same food does not have same effect on two different people. It may not even have same effect on you if you try it over a period of time. Also, after changing your dietary habits, do not expect to see the results immediately or all at once. The effects are usually indefinite and imprecise. If implementing a dietary strategy over one-week cuts 1 pound of weight, it is not necessary that continuing to implement same strategy over the next week will slash another pound from your weight. It could be more; it could be less. It is said that eating carbs create craving for more carbs, hence eventually increasing your weight. If you want to cut your weight, cutting carbs is the first step followed by cutting bad fats.
Although food is the most important factor of your body weight, exercise plays an almost equal role in getting you close to your weight loss goal. Exercise speeds up your metabolism. One of the biggest benefits of exercise is that it burns fats in your body, and it does so quickly. If you don’t do any exercise at all, your body might still burn fats in doing daily physical activities, but it will be extremely slow. Just like setting up your dietary plan, you don’t need to spend a lot of money to come up with an exercise plan. When it comes to exercise for losing weight, you should do what you enjoy doing. Walking, cycling, hiking are activities that only need time and a little bit of commitment. Whatever exercise you choose to go with, make sure you do it in sets with appropriate intervals between sets. Don’t exhaust yourself to an extent that you feel tired the following day to do any exercise at all, hence slowing down your overall weight loss progress.
These are the two fundamentals of weight loss. Start with these and track your progress over a period of time. Don’t hesitate to change your plan if you need to.