It can be extremely overwhelming trying to learn about weight loss. No matter which way you turn, someone is telling you about a “miracle pill”, a new machine, some sort of gimmick that guarantees quick weight loss with little to work on your part, other than paying them.
There is literally thousands of diet plans that claim they are the best. None of that is necessary.
Weight loss isn’t as complicated as the health and fitness industry wants you to believe. Here is the simplest way that I can explain how it really works.
Calories = Energy
Fat = Stored Energy
So, if you want to lose energy, you simply need to burn more energy than you take in.
There are 3 healthy options for doing this.
1 – Take in less calories (energy). Your body needs a certain amount of energy to function throughout the day. If it is not getting enough from the food that you are taking it, it takes it from your energy storage, which is fat.
A lot of people decide to take this too far and starve themselves, That is an extremely unhealthy decision. Your body needs certain nutrients to function properly, and you need to eat to get them.
You may lose weight if you stop eating, but you will do more harm than good form your body.
2 – Use more energy. The more physical activity that you do (exercise), the more your body will need to tap into your stored energy.
People always want to know what the best exercise that they can do it. My answer is simple. The best exercise for you is the one that you will do!
If science proved that running was the best exercise, but you refuse to run, running isn’t the best exercise for you.
3 – Combine exercise and proper nutrition. This is the most efficient way to lose weight. By reducing the amount of energy that you take in, along with burning more of your stored energy by exercising, you will get maximum results.
Also, this combination is the most efficient way to improve you health. The exercise will not only help you lose weight, but it improves your heart and lung health.
Eating healthy will give your body the nutrients it needs to function properly, along with reducing the amount of energy that your body stores.
Too many people look for a magic pill that will help them lose weight. Weight loss pills do one of two things. They either flush out your body’s water weight, which is extremely unhealthy, or they increase your heart rate to speed up your metabolism, which is also unhealthy.
Beachbody’s 21 Day Fix
is a great program that I found that keeps it simple. 30 minute workouts from a world class trainer, and an extremely simple approach to eating the right amount or the right foods.