Well, it’s not sexy, or easy, but if you really want to know what the best way to lose weight is, I’ll tell you. Maybe first I should tell you what it is not.
1. About taking a pill or two and calling it a day.
2. Buying that cool piece of exercise equipment that you saw on late night t.v.
3. Getting involved in a fad diet.
4. Do a cleanse or fast for a week.
The truth is, that on their own none of these things are bad. Many of them might actually help you in your weight loss efforts. The danger comes in when people think that one of these things is all they need to do.
For example, starting your weight loss efforts off by doing a cleanse is not a bad idea. It can flush a lot of excess water weight and toxins from your body. It can help you see an almost immediate weight loss which will, hopefully, spur you on and help you stay motivated.
But, it’s vitally important that you realize that this is just step one, not all end all of your diet plans.
You will ultimately need to find balance in your life if you want to see permanent weight loss. To do that you will need to incorporate not only a healthy, balanced eating plan but also a well-thought-out exercise plan.
That is where a lot of people lose their way.
They get sold on the idea of a quick fix, a fast solution, and when it comes to weight loss there is no such thing. There are a few things that may jump-start your weight loss, like the cleanse I talked about above, but real, permanent weight loss means you are ridding your body of excess fat, and not just water, and the cleanse I talked about above won’t do that.
So, you may be wondering, what is a healthy reasonable diet plan? Well, it’s about balance. It’s about having plenty of fruits and vegetables, lean protein, small amounts of fats and carbs, and proper portion sizes.
It’s about eating enough, and often enough so that your body stays fired up and burning hot all day long. It’s also about getting enough water so your body is hydrated and you keep it clear of toxin buildup.
It’s about finding the foods that will supply the nutrients your body needs as well as provide you with the taste and flavor you need. Otherwise, you won’t want to stick with this eating plan for very long. Remember, this is all about achieving permanent weight loss through permanent lifestyle changes.
And, one more thing, it’s about keeping your body moving with physical activity. Find some sort of workout that you enjoy and do it. Make sure you lift weights as part of your workout because that one simple thing can do more than any other aspect of your exercise program to burn more fat and calories 24/7.
Hope this has helped, the best way to lose weight is to find an eating plan and a workout plan that are balanced and healthy and just stick with them. That’s it, not sexy I know, but it is effective.