The way things are right now, anyone with excess weight knows how bad they feel when they are either at the beach or just walking along the streets. With TV, internet and radio ads, we are being constantly reminded of why we should lose weight. Therefore, it is normal that anyone slightly overweight tends to feel insecure and unattractive. If you look around you, every model in the ads you frequently see tells you that an excess of weight isn’t necessary. Besides, gaining weight isn’t exactly in vogue anymore as even doctors keep recommending a slimmer body or at the worst, a decrease in bodily fat.
While no one is required to lose all their body fat as in Bruce Lee the late Kung fu legend, it is necessary to lose weight so as to have and sustain a healthier body. Weight loss these days seem like a hard thing to do and the array of products, weight loss supplements and weight loss methods leaves a lot of people confused. This article will help establish the basic things you need to do to lose some weight. After that, you can then go ahead to taking any other supplements or adopt some methods.
1. Eat less Junk Food
More often than not, eating less fatty foods will drastically cut down the amount of fat in your body. Therefore, if you want to really start losing weight, a drastic cut down in the amount of junks you eat will be the right step in the right direction. Junk foods tend to contain a lot of fat which have very high calorific content. Instead, substitute your foods with more fiber based fruits. Instead of grabbing a sandwich or a hot dog as snacks, do yourself a favor and snack on an apple instead. This will help you cut down on the amount of fat stored in the body.
2. Exercise more
Just a simple question: When was the last time you really had a long vigorous walk? If you are fat, I am sure you would have lost a feel of what this is. A long vigorous walk is often that starting point to fat loss asides cutting down on junk foods or high calorie content foods. Exercise more; if you can start running. But if you are in mid-forties, you might have to consult with your doctor before embarking on such physical fitness regimens. Start gradually if it’s been a long while and watch your fat go down in a matter of weeks.
3. Cut down on the carbs
While carbs are not as bad junks, some of them have high calorific values. These carbohydrates when eaten in large quantities clog your arteries and veins with fat while adding fat to your body particularly around the middle region. Instead of taking in foods high in carbohydrate reduce your intake of carbohydrates and substitute with proteins. This will surely put you on the right path to weight loss as proteins are not fatty in nature.