Thursday, December 27, 2012

Weight Loss, One Pound at a Time?

We have often talked about needing to lose weight, but we want it lost quickly or all at once.
The truth is that no one man or woman can lose fat, in a healthy way that fast.
Your body can handle losing 2-3 pounds a week, for stronger people maybe 4.

Here's the thing, when your body loses weight 2-3 pounds at a time, you are normally eating enough and correctly. When you try to lose it too quickly, then you can subject yourself to gaining it right back.

When you don't eat for a few days to try and lose weight, the very second you go to eat after that will make you overeat.

So, "How are you supposed to lose weight then?" you may be asking.

Weight loss, is supposed to be one pound at a time!
Yes, you saw that correctly!
If you focus on losing 2-3 pounds a week instead of the whole thing, then you will make greater leaps.
How do you do this?

1. Weigh Once a Week
Weighing once a week will allow you to focus on weight loss without focusing on your weight fluctuation.

2. Focus On Your Diet
Focus on your diet, how you eat, how much you eat, and when you eat it.
Focusing on your diet will allow you to take your focus off of your weight and put it on losing it.

3. Stop Thinking About Where You Want to Be
What I mean is that, if you keep looking at the model that you want your body to look like, you will soon realize that your body is not like theirs, and its not really moving towards it.
Not that its not good to keep a perspective or goal, but you may be disappointed if your body isn't beginning to look like that model.

4. Lower Your Expectations
This tip goes hand in hand with tip 3.
Stop expecting certain things, like looking a certain way, expecting yourself to lose all the weight at once, or expecting to be the next top model.

In all these tips we can see that if you focus on losing one pound at a time, then you can lose it easier, quicker, and will keep it off.
I hope this post has helped you.
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~Obesity Overload~ Search & Win

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