How to Count the Weight Away
Author: Shane Wilson
One of the most difficult parts about going on a diet is the fact that it is
very easy to get discouraged. As a matter of fact, discouragement is probably
the number one cause of people going off of their diets and beginning to eat
poorly again. Unfortunately, weight loss is not something that can instantly
happen to our body but it is something that needs to be done relatively slowly.
Just think of it this way, the weight did not come on your body overnight so
you cannot expect to experience pure weight loss overnight either.
If you really want to lose weight, you need to be committed to the fact that
you are going to be sticking with a diet and exercise program for an extended
period of time. If you have a lot of weight to lose, you will have to stay with
it for a longer period than if you only have a little. When you have reached
your goal you still have to realize that you can't go back to eating like crap
again and expect to keep the weight off. Pure weight loss has a lot to do with
not only losing the weight but actually sustaining the weight loss throughout
Weight loss can be done in any number of fashions. One of the best ways is
to count the amount of calories you intake. With a little patience, you can
begin to lose weight on the very first day that you start counting calories.
The way that you do it is actually quite simple. You figure out exactly how
many calories you're burning by using one of the online calculators. This will
reveal to you your daily needs when it comes to calorie intake. As long as you
keep that number at a deficit, you will experience pure weight loss that will
come off, week after week.
How much can you expect to lose on a diet like this? Actually, it may be a
little bit slower than what you had thought. You should not lower yourself any
more than 1000 calories underneath your daily consumption limit. The reason
why this is the case is because your body will go into a defensive mode as if
it were starving and you will not experience any weight loss at all. Keeping
yourself as close as you possibly can to your calorie output will help to burn
the weight on a constant basis. 1000 calories in deficit a day is equal to 2
pounds of pure weight loss every week.
Throughout this weight loss program, you need to adjust the amount of calories
that you are eating. The reason why this is the case is because a thinner person
will burn fewer calories on a regular basis. Add a little bit of exercise into
the mix and you can actually end up eating more calories as you lose weight.
Stick with it because it works and you can experience weight loss that will
last for your lifetime.