How to Lose Weight
Just the thought of losing weight equals mental hemorrhaging for some people. The reason for this misery usually goes back to the diets, pills, and hocus weight loss and exercise aids they've tried over the years--none of which worked. Many people would rather give up the weight loss game than try any of these methods again.
However, weight loss doesn't have to be so difficult to understand. To put it simply, eating less calories than you burn makes for a thinner you. However, actually accomplishing this goal isn't quite so simple, especially when cravings and hunger pangs run rampant. Still, even with these difficulties, attempting weight loss doesn't have to include frustration, anger, and disillusionment.
The trick to healthy, lasting weight loss is little changes in your routine. Trying to consume a few less calories and exercise more every day will, over time, make the calories disappear. For example, when possible, try walking instead of driving. Mixing juice with sparkling water instead of guzzling a liter of coke. Baking potatoes at home instead of munching on greasy potato chips. If you're a stress eater, try hanging out with a good friend after a hectic day instead of digging into that pint of ice cream. Keep making these little changes, don't get discouraged, and work at it until they become habits. Soon, the weight will eventually come off and stay off.
exercise.about.com - About.com offers this article on weight loss tips. They give hints on little changes to make, a description of how fat loss actually happens, and links to other about.com pages with weight loss hints and helps. For example, one link is a calorie counting page. Another link takes you to a page which helps you calculate your basal metabolic rate (bmr).
ehow.com - Ehow.com offers this helpful resource on weight loss which gives nine steps to a slimmer body. Steps include making your goals reachable, staying with one consistent exercise routine, finding ways to get more exercise in your daily life, discovering healthful meals you enjoy eating, properly using snack time for optimal weight loss, and keeping written track of what you eat.
momswhothink.com - Moms Who Think offers a list of reputable diets and a description of what makes each diet unique. Some of the diets mentioned are variations on the Scarsdale diet, the Lemonade Diet, the Three Day Diet, and the Cabbage Soup Diet. Although some of these diets are helpful, healthful, safe diets, some of them are quick weight loss fixes. Readers should be wary as some of these quick fixes may be dangerous and could offer only temporary results.
wikihow.com - Wikihow.com gives sixteen pieces of advice for healthful fat loss. Tips vary from proper attitudes (confidence, for example) to planning your meals and figuring out what to eat instead of your favorite unhealthful choices. Of course, condensing true weight loss into a simple sixteen step plan is impossible. Still, this list provides some invaluable tips to implement into your life.