Weight loss is such a sensitive subject for most people especially women. That is why 90 percent of the people put down weight loss as one of their new year’s resolution. However, very few people pursue that goal due to lack of motivation and other influencing factors.
Weight loss has also opened great opportunities for many people. With diets like Paleo, Atkins dies etc. the industry has become successful.
The question is, do these diets work? Does dieting bring the success that you need?
Well, this depends on the person. There are people who have obtained great success with the diets others have not.
So, how to lose weight fast and naturally? Well, if you are looking to lose the weight naturally, you need to note that it will take time and dedication.
Ways to lose weight
It is worth mentioning that for you to lose weight the healthy way you need to lose about 2 pounds a week.
Change your diet
This is not to say that you do dieting. Dieting does not work. Actually it is classified as a FAD diet.
This means that it gives you a false weight loss. What dieting advocates is cutting down some of the food groups which can be harmful to your body.
Your body needs all of the food groups to survive; that is carbohydrates, protein, vitamins and fats. So eliminating either of them will not give you success.
Do you know that these calorie restricted diets give you a false weight loss? This is because when you cut back on calories, what you body is losing is water and not fat.
Once you get back to your normal diet, all the water that was lost will be accumulated again. You will then end up gaining more weight.
That is the reasons why some people report weight gain after they have stopped their ‘weight loss diet’
You need to be focused on changing your diet. Make healthy choices; for example instead of taking white bread, you can substitute it with whole meal bread.
Eat smaller portions frequently
The average person takes at least 3 meals in a day. There are some people who believe to lose weight one needs to take at least 1 or 2 meals a day. This is not a healthy way of losing weight.
You know why, because once you skip a meal, you will be tempted to eat more than you need because your body needs the energy.
Dietitians state that you need to eat smaller frequent meals so as to lose weight. If you pay attention to the foods you eat, you will be able to adjust your diet properly.
People gain weight because the energy intake (the food they eat) is higher than the energy expenditure (the activities that one is engaged in). For you to be able to lose weight, you need to ensure that you exercise more.
There are many different exercises that you can choose to participate in. Before you start with a weight loss program, it is important to consult a dietician for guidance.