It’s only natural to want to lose weight quickly. That’s human nature to want fast results! You can get yourself trapped into a fad diet which could bring great harm to your body. Wouldn’t natural weight loss be better over a longer period time to guarantee your health won’t be destroyed? I know it’s hard to be patient…
If you lose one to two pounds a week, you have a much better chance of keeping it off. Healthy weight loss is not a temporary diet. It’s changing your lifestyle including many food choices.
There is a cause to everything, and how we eat will either make us lose weight and maintain it or gain. There is also the health factor. We want to lose healthy weight, not gain it back and reap the added benefits of better health, feeling better, having more energy and living longer.
To lose weight you must take in fewer calories than you use. It’s almost as simple as that. One pound equals 3,500 calories. So, you need to reduce your caloric intake 500-1000 calories per day to achieve weight loss of 1-2 pounds a week. That’s what I did. I lost about five pounds a month eating plant based whole food.
Reaching your ideal weight, like when you were in high school, can help you reduce the chances of suffering from many diseases, ailments and conditions such as:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Type 2 diabetes
- Respiratory problems
- Certain cancers
- Belly fat (visceral) increases your chance of heart problems and diabetes
It’s worth it, in many ways to become trim and stay that way. Maintaining a healthy weight can prevent you from developing health problems. You come away feeling better and having more energy. You will also become more confident with the way you look. Being obese is a medical condition which should be addressed by your doctor.
If one is overweight, he has a high amount of body fat. If you are concerned about this you need to find out what your BMI is. Your health care provider will test you.