We all want to lose weight and lead a healthy life. Wanting to lose weight is the first and the easiest task to do. But deciding on a weight loss program or regime and sticking to it is one of the hardest things you will ever do. With one simple Google search, you get millions of results that suggest you thousands of ways on how to lose weight. Some are credible and suggest genuine and scientifically tested ways, but others are just bogus. They are not only ineffective, but also can have negatively effects on one’s health. Hence, it is a very important to be cautious when embarking on a weight loss program.
Here are some important Do’s and Don’ts about weight loss that you must be aware of:
Monitor Food Intake And Exercise Activity
It is very hard to stick to a strict diet regiment if you don’t monitor and track what you eat and the physical activity you indulge in. Tracking every bite and every move might sound unnecessary but it is very useful. The simple reason being that if you don’t track, you are prone to consume more than what you actually think you did. Also, with smartphones and numerous apps available it’s not a difficult job to monitor your calorie intake and burn.
You obviously have a set goal in mind when you start with a weight loss program. In order to achieve you also need to have smaller short-term goals. This not only gives you a target to strive for but also motivates you to keep going for the long-term goal. Seeing visible progress is a great way to ensure that you don’t backtrack from your goal.
It is understandable to want to lose weight quickly but be patient. It is more important to do it right than to do it fast. Eating right and exercising regularly might result in slow progress but it will is definitely the most effective way of seeing real progress. Do not rush things or chose programs that promise quick results. This is where keeping short-term goals and striving towards a long-term goal is very important, as it will help you see visible results.
Drink Loads of Water
As simple as it may sound, this is the most important and also the most neglected. Most of underestimate the importance of drinking adequate water. Drinking ample water is a great flush the toxins out of your body and also release any retained water in the body. 64 ounces of water everyday is the professional recommendations from experts.
Snacking between meals helps you in eating less during meals. The important point is to ensure that snacks are not all junk but healthy. Some good examples of healthy snacks are veggies, fruits, nuts, whole meal toast and sandwiches.
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