Fighting the battle of the bulge is not always easy. Ask people who have attempted several times and you will understand that it is not as easy as 1, 2, and 3. There are different programs advertised.
These include diet plans and fitness programs. Each of these programs comes with a host of promises. The question is do they meet their promises? Are they worth trying? So how do you determine the program best suited for you?
The first step in a weight loss plan is to get up from the couch and get moving. Exercises and flexing muscles is the best way to begin. We often consume more calories than we can burn.
Getting out and getting some, physical activity is important for all of us. It is important to get medical advice first and rule out any medical causes for the increase in weight.
Once clear, adopt light to moderate exercise like running, jogging or aerobics to get started. Slowly graduate to resistance training and try weight training to improve muscle tone and build stamina and endurance.
Exercise helps to burn fat and build muscle mass. With regular exercise, the muscles will become toned, and gives a fit and lean appearance.
The next step is a sensible diet plan. An exercise program alone may not be sufficient for everybody. There are different types of diet – low fat, low carbohydrate diets etc.
It is important to choose the plan that will suit you best based on your level of activity, metabolic rate, lifestyle, and weight loss goal. You may consult a nutritionist to seek details or check online resources for the same.
The other criteria for deciding on a weight loss plan are if it is sustainable, if it will work for the person’s lifestyle and budget.
More often than not, people quit a program midway due to the fact that they lack motivation or because the plan is not sustainable. adequate research and then chose a plan to avoid giving up midway.
Keep these points in mind and chose to live a healthy life!