by Ed Yourdon
In order to lose weight, you need to burn much more calories than you consume. That is the guaranteed proven term for years in weight loss. It may seem easy but for you to lose 1 pound of fat you need to burn approximately 3500 calories. The minimum amount of calories taken may vary depending on the age group and gender. We get the calories from the food we eat and it is burn through physical activities and exercise. So the key to lose weight is healthy diet and regular exercise.
Healthy diet is very important. Even though we get the calories from the food we eat we cannot set aside food because it is very important. It is the primary source of energy that we need. It is important to perform our daily tasks and activities. Eat less. That is the right term because less food means fewer calories. So you don’t have to work hard and it is much easier for you to burn the calories in the body.
Start your healthy diet by eating only healthy foods and by avoiding eating junk foods which your body doesn’t need. Remember that you are eating because it is need and not just because you want it. Think about eating foods which makes you healthy and not the foods which make you thin. It is much more effective so you will be motivated on your diet. Control your appetite and lose them if possible. Also control your self on your salty and sweet food cravings. Start a low calorie diet and avoid eating of foods with high amounts of fats and carbohydrates content. Remember to always eat on time and never skip meals especially your breakfast.
Besides healthy diet, regular physical exercise is very important. This is where we burn the calories in the body. Start from simple yet realistic goals. The first thing that you need to do is to find your interests. Look for something which interests you most because it is much more effective if you are enjoying what you are doing. You may engage your self to sports and other outdoor activities.