Diets not long! Dieting is not the best way to lose weight and keep it off. The best way to lose weight is regular exercise and a lot of patience
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A Buddy (optional).
First determine how much weight you realistically need to lose. If you need to lose 50 lbs. or more, the goal of losing two pounds a month. If you need to lose less, half a kilo a month is a good long-term goals. Two years may seem like a long time to lose 50 lbs. , But it is more likely to be of a slow burn.
Then find a physical activity that you enjoy. Join a gym, walking the dog, and take dance lessons are all good choices. Aerobic exercise is best, with little resistance on the page about twice a week.
Commit! This is the largest (and most difficult) step. You must commit to exercising at least three times per week. You will not keep the weight off without a commitment to regular exercise. Exercise has been called the best anti-aging remedy available. You have a better chance at a long and healthy life when you incorporate regular sustained exercise.
Seek help of a mate. Most of us need to be held accountable to someone other than ourselves. If we know that someone is waiting for us to join them at the gym, class, or meeting, we are more apt to go. Even your dog can keep you accountable! Studies show that people who lose weight with their dog, lose more weight than those who are not a breed of dog companion.
Forget the diet. Do not count calories, fat grams, or points. Eat breakfast (dairy and whole grains are good), lunch (get some protein and fruit and vegetables if you can), dinner (keep it to one serving!), And splurge on an occasional dessert or alcoholic beverage if you want. You are not on a diet. You are on a quest for a healthier lifestyle!
Measure yourself once a month. Taper scale and measure yourself instead. After about six months, you will notice your clothes fit better, your muscles are more toned, and feel better. Remember your goal is slow and steady. You can do it!
Tips and Warnings
Finding exercise close to home helps to keep attendance more regular.
If you miss a day, do it the next day. Do not let three days go by without training.
Drink lots of water. Better yet, drink unsweetened green tea.
Do not be discouraged if you gain weight in the beginning. Muscle weighs more than fat.
Do not let your hectic lifestyle keep you from taking care of yourself. Exercise is the best preventive medicine you can get. Make the time!