If you are serious about losing weight, I mean, permanent and healthy weight loss, it is important that you set realistic goals. Most people do not have set goals in mind except that losing weight too quickly. The sooner they lose weight, the better. They have no idea how long it takes to lose weight healthily.
Diet: These people turns towards fad diets and weight loss pills that promise the moon. And they end up losing a few pounds, but that is not fat loss. With most diets you lose more water and muscle than fat. I’m sure you’ll agree that this is the unhealthiest way to lose weight! In addition, this is not permanent weight loss. Sooner or later you gain your lost pounds.
One more thing: your aim should not be of having, a body like Jessica Alba or Victoria Beckham has, remember that they have the money to maintain and keep them slim, you probably do not have.
Also, you do not have to be like them. To be healthy, you just need to lose weight to reach your ideal weight! To do this, you will not need to use fad diets or starving yourself for weeks. All you have to do is right food and proper exercise, you’re sure to lose all the pounds stubbornly!
I would suggest that you forget about ‘dieting’ and focus on healthy eating instead! For starters, you can replace soft drinks and soda with water, and this way you can quench your thirst, without gaining fat. Some people think that soft drinks, which came with “low calorie” tag are ok. However, this is wrong! Low-calorie soft drinks not only taste bad, but being deprived of fructose, they make you crave for sugar.
You should also replace white flour with whole grain wheat. Whole grain wheat contains little fat. Being rich in protein and fiber, it will help you with weight loss!
Exercise: Speaking of exercises, weight training is one of the best exercises to lose weight quickly. Contrary to what women think, not only is this exercise not just for men, it also won’t take away the femininity of women.
As a matter of fact, if one wants to build huge muscles like bodybuilders, the presence of a hormone called testosterone is important, which women don’t have. Besides, bodybuilders aren’t able to build muscles just by doing exercises. They also use protein shakes, supplements and steroids to acquire the muscular body.
There are many other benefits of exercises than just weight loss. Exercises will make you more energetic; you get this extra energy by burning your fat deposits. Apart from that, you will also be able to sleep more soundly.
Another way you can benefit from exercises is that they help you build strong lean muscles, improve your immune system and stamina. Exercises also help in improving the tone and appearance of skin, something which most women are obsessed with!