Isn’t this the $25,000 question? How do you lose fat and, most importantly, never let it find you again?
There’s no question that the weight loss industry brings in billions of dollars every year because everyone out there claims to have “the solution.” Take this pill and you’ll drop the pounds. Try this gadget and your tummy will shrink before your very eyes.
If you’re like most dieters, you’ve tried them all. You’ve made impulse purchases because you want to look like the person offering the testimonial on TV. You’ve tried things that you knew were too good to be true, but you were lured in by the idea of “what if?” What if this is the one thing that would work for you? What if this time it was for real?
The Truth About Fat
Here’s the thing – in order to lose weight, you have to expend more calories than you take in. Sorry, but there’s no magic pill or potion that dissolves fat and there’s no gadget that can reduce your weight simply by you believing it will. If there was, no one would have a weight problem.
If you want to lose fat, it involves two things. First, you have to supply your body healthy, nutritious foods. And second, you need to stay active so that your cardiovascular system and muscles stay strong.
No glitter. No fairy dust. Just good old-fashioned diet and exercise.
For maximum results, you want to eat foods that are less processed and closer to their natural state. They have more vitamins and minerals and help your body function efficiently and effectively. Choose lean cuts of meat for quality protein, carbohydrates that take longer to digest, such as whole wheat bread and brown rice, and aim for several servings a day of fruits and vegetables.
As far as exercise, try to get some form of physical activity in every day. And, it doesn’t have to be limited to a workout. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Walk from store to store instead of drive. Take a coworker a message instead of calling. The more you move, the more calories you burn.
The first step to losing fat is accepting that it’s going to take some effort on your part. As soon as you realize that there’s no way around this fact, the sooner you’ll start to actually reach your weight loss goals.