- Oct 1, 2012
With the New Year starting, many of us would have created a resolution to lose weight before summer comes along. Unfortunately, a lot of us would have made this resolution a number of times in the past but never followed through. If you are part of this group of people, it is time to finally take action. First, identify the obstacles that stopped you from progressing in the past. Were you too lazy? Did you not have enough resources around you? This will help you make better decisions this time around. If you want to lose weight, there are three things you have to prepare for: mind discipline, dietary planning, and workout planning. Only those who are able to master all three of these elements will be able to lose weight in a month or two. In this article, we examine several tips you can use to help get rid of excess body fat. Don’t fail yourself this time and impress those around you by gaining a healthier body. First off, examine your current eating habits. Write down a list of food that you regularly eat. After, put a check or cross next to each food. If the food is unhealthy, put a cross. If the food does not serve as an impediment to your weight loss objective, put a check. This is a great way to plan out your initial diet. Chances are, you are going to be crossing off food and beverages such as soft drinks, burgers, and anything else that is greasy. This doesn’t mean you should stay clear from these foods. The most successful fitness professionals like to incorporate cheat days every once in a while. During these cheat days, they eat whatever they have been missing out on. For example, the Rock ate twelve pizzas on his cheat day! Once you have your diet plan sorted, it’s time to figure out your workout routine. To get rid of excess fat, you need to do a combination of cardio and strength exercises. The type of workout you do depends on the amount of resource you have available. You don’t necessarily have to sign up for a gym but it can help for several reasons. First, if the gym fee is relatively expensive, you are more likely to go to the gym more often. Second, there are plenty of people at the gym that can give you advice on weight loss. In terms of cardio exercises, running still remains a popular choice among those who want to lose weight. I would advise you to not do something that does not move your whole body. For example, elliptical machines aren’t effective because you are only moving your legs. You want to work your whole body when you do cardio workouts. In terms of strength exercises, you will want to improve your endurance, not your strength. It is important to build strong muscles because that will help you burn fat more efficiently. The last piece of advice is to prepare your mentality. If you don’t see results quickly, your motivation will decrease by a significant margin. You have to prepare yourself for such moments. For example, consider doing this with a partner so he can serve as a motivation whenever you are feeling lazy.