I have discussed which foods you should limit in your diet and which foods you should get more of. I talked about poly unsaturated and mono saturated fats and simple and complex carbohydrates and how you need a balance of everything. Monitoring your fat and calorie intake coupled with exercise will be instrumental in your weight loss.
As you would have already calculated your target body mass index and your target body fat percentage you can now determine how much weight you will need to lose in order to achieve that goal. As was mentioned earlier, always start with an end in mind that way you can work gradually toward your weight loss goal.
You become empowered when you know how much weight you need to lose, how many calories you need to consume and how many you need to burn. Your body really is a machine that consumes and expends energy, once you figure that out your weight loss will be completely within your grasp.
For example you wouldn’t consume 4,000 calories if you were only going to do 500 calories worth of exercising would you? Once you burn close to what you eat you will start to see the weight shift. To see the weight melt off you need to burn more than you consume.
Don’t be tempted to miss meals, this will only hinder your metabolism and derail your weight loss efforts. Skipping meals makes you tired and lethargic and your body will rebel by making you eat high calorie foods to gain back those missing pounds so don’t trigger your body’s defences, lose weight in alignment with your body.
There you have it, all of the tools and resources you need to lose the weight that has been clinging to your body. This is not a diet but a lifestyle which is the only way to lose the weight once and for all permanently.
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My name is Dave Hagger, founder of Seriously Fit Bootcamp
As a fitness professional I frequently meet people who want to lose weight but just have no idea where to start.