Losing weight can be very hard thing to do and sometimes seem even impossible, but combining the proper nutritional intake, a nice training plan and positive attitude, you can manage it. Out there on the market you could find tons of tips, magic pills and powders and weight loss methods and men and women devote astonishing amounts of money to losing weight.
The widest spread reason for weighing more is wrong way of eating, bad nutritional intake, not enough exercise or none at all, or simply a little bit of everything mentioned. Most of the experts in this field agree on better daily diet and more exercise being the main principle behind getting slimmer, though the reasons for having the problem are widely discussed and contested. It’s just that your body has to burn more than what you take in as calories, so that it burns from the calories it has already stored as fatty deposits.
Losing weight permanently requires more or less a lifestyle change. A nice thing to start with is what you eat. You can find loads of sample menus and nutritional plans, but don’t just pick up one and stick to it. Have a closer and cautious look at all of them and go for the one which will give you the necessary nutrients. Don’t ever choose starvation plans! Most of the kilos you will loose will be from water and later in time you will get these kilos back, and in the long term you could even gain more than you had lost.
Many people think that it’s the amount of food that matters. Actually the most important thing is the quality of what you eat. Your menu should consist of a good balance between complex carbohydrates, proteins and the so-called “good fat”. All these nutrients make you full quicker and for a longer period of time. Complex carbohydrates are the ones that have a balanced effect on your blood sugar level instead of making it hit the sky and then fall, like sweets do. Complex carbos are brown rice, whole grain pasta and bread, lentils, beans, baked potatoes with no sauce or topping, sesame seed etc. Proteins should be gained from poultry and fish, but they should be boiled, baked or grilled, and never coated with oil. And forget about fried food – it’s simply forbidden.
No matter which diet you choose, it should include loads of fresh fruit and vegetables. Don’t make the same menu for each day of your programme and make sure you are a variety of foods instead. You can set a daily goal – for example at least one meal, consisting of fruits and vegetables only. A nice vegetable option is the group of the low calorie vegetables – broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, spinach, kale, onion, radish, green beans, etc. There is a low calorie group when it comes to fruits as well. Its most famous members are apples, grapefruit, watermelon, cantaloupe and strawberries. They have less calories and less sugar compared to other fruits like bananas, pears, cherries or grapes. You can eat them as well, but only in limited amounts. The same is valid for the vegetables with higher calorie content, like white rice, sweet potatoes, green peas and corn.
If you have an extremely good weight loss daily menu, it will definitely help you get slimmer, sometimes a lot slimmer. But you need to look for some exercises you enjoy doing and perform them regularly if you really want to make a lifestyle change.