Ok so you are a little overweight. You want to lose some pounds and get into better shape.
What is the easiest way to get in shape and lose weight?
Well here it is:
The easiest way to get skinny is to do it slow and steady. Diet gurus often tell you that you should not lose more that 2 pounds of fat per week. When people hear this, they make 2 pounds their goal. What they do not realize is that losing 2 pounds of fat a week takes lots of work and discipline.
There is a trade off involved here. To lose weight fast, you need to workout like crazy and practically starve yourself. On the other hand, you can make it a lot easier on yourself and a lot more natural by losing weight slowly. I am talking maybe a half-pound a week, maybe even less.
Losing weight slowly is very easy to do, if just takes longer.
So my advice to you would be to create a plan for losing just ½ a pound per week. It is simple and by not putting too much pressure on yourself, you are more likely to stick too the plan.
Think about it, most people jump into diets hoping to lose a ton of weight really fast. They cut calories and start working out like crazy. Next thing you know, two weeks later they are off the diet and gaining weight. Most people can’t stick to hard programs like this for too long.
If you really want to lose weight you need to do it slowly. So with your plan of a ½ pound per week you now have a falling back point. Your goal is to always stick to the slow ½ pound per week plan, but you can always insert a little more effort here and there.
So, stick to your plan but every once in a while, workout just a little more than normal. Cut out a soda here and there that you would normally drink. Don’t do anything too drastic, just a little extra effort when you feel like it.
But remember to always stick to the ½ per week plan. If you can do this, you will be losing more weight than you ever have before and it will be easier than ever before.