A lot of people want to lose weight. The impression we have is that we have to really get geared up mentally to start. We plan, we set a date, we worry, and we fuss over the upcoming start and trauma of a pending diet.
Relax! Beginning a weight loss program should be easy and simple and stress-free.
First, start small. Do something different but something that will not make a huge, traumatic impact on your life. Try skipping dessert. Eat one less cookie a day. Instead of a handful of candy have one piece.
If you’re interested in losing weight, you’re objective is to create a daily calorie deficit. For example, by consuming 1700 calories per day, and expending 2000 calories per day, your caloric deficit is 300 calories. 300 Calories is roughly 1 candy bar.
If you understand that to increase your daily calorie deficit, there are two options you have, eat fewer calories or increase calorie expenditure via exercise and other physical activity, it even becomes easier.
Take a walk each evening. Take the stairs instead of an elevator at work. By exercising for 30 minutes, three days per week, you can substantially increase your calorie expenditure and in addition, improve your metabolism.
Below is a quick list to help you easily create a calorie deficit without the stress of a diet:
1. Make aerobic exercise such as walking, jogging, or swimming part of your daily life. Walk each evening. Make it fun. Walk with music or a good friend.
2. Be an early riser and exercise in the morning.
3. Stay off the scales. Don’t weigh yourself every day. Focus on how you feel not how much you weigh.
4. Develop a desire and focus on being healthy.
5. Avoid fad diets and learn to understand that healthy weight loss takes time.
With a focus on feeling good, your negative calorie deficit will not only be seen but will give you more energy and vibrance and be permanent. It becomes a new way of life.