Losing weight seems like a straightforward concept, when you think about it. You eat less, exercise more and the weight is supposed to fall away. If you burn 500 more calories than you eat every day for a week, you should lose about 1-2 pounds. In turn, if you want to lose weight faster, you will need to eat less and exercise more. For example, if you take in up to 1,200 calories a day, and exercise for one hour per day, you could lose 3-5 pounds in the first week, or more if you weigh over a certain weight (approximately 17 stone). It is very important not to reduce your calorie intake any further than this as that would be dangerous to your health.
Another way of assisting the weight loss at the beginning of your efforts is to limit salt and starches in your diet but that is mostly fluids, not fat.
In deciding to try to lose weight, you do need to take on the mindset that it will take effort and even a change of attitudes. You need to look at your attitude to food; perhaps reassessing portion size which in itself can add to a lot of people’s weight. Your diet and exercise plan will go hand in hand in the plan to achieve your ultimate goal; weight loss.
This info-graphic looks at what exercises will burn calories the quickest per hour of exertion. You can use this guide to choose the one that you believe will most suit your lifestyle and weight loss goals. Other issues including availability may come into factor too e.g. is there a kickboxing class nearby. The info-graphic also covers the area of diet during your weight loss program and promotes eating a diet that minimises certain foods but encourages others. For rapid weight loss, it is recommended to focus on fruits, vegetables, egg whites, soy products, skinless poultry breasts, fish, shellfish, non-fat dairy foods, and 95% lean meat. Any weight loss program should be pre-empted by a visit to a GP to discuss any health issues.
The infographic is provided by My Fitness Boutique.
Originally posted 2013-11-28 02:15:22.