Are you saying: “How To Lose Weight, calorie counting will drive me up the wall!” Well, than I have good news for you. There are ways to get rid of all those extra pounds without having to count even one calorie. A combination of a healthy balanced diet and moderate exercise will do the trick. Weight loss will be steady and permanent, perhaps not as fast as you want it, but in the long run you will benefit from it the most.
It is true that there are some fad diets where you can lose a lot of weight very fast, but most of that weight loss is water and even muscle. Very little is really fat. So, unless it is an extreme emergency, like you have t fit into a certain dress in a week’s time, you should not consider any of the fad diets.
1. A healthy balanced diet:
It is very important to follow a healthy balanced eating plan if you want to get rid of fat. You have to supply your body with everything it needs to function properly. Eating too little will also slow down your metabolism and losing weight will become more and more difficult. You have to prevent that at all costs.
Find a diet that suits you and stick to it. The pounds will vanish with a little time and perseverance. You may think a fad diet is better, but in the long run you will only gain all the weight back and more! As soon as you are in the yo-yo dieting circle, it is very difficult to get out of it again. Do not do this to yourself.
2. Signs of a fad diet:
* You eat very little
* You eat mainly one kind of food
* The diet warns you against exercise
* You are only allowed to follow the diet for a limited time period
It is important to mention here, the diet does not have to encourage exercise, it must simply not forbid it. If a diet says you are not allowed to exercise, it means it does not supply your body with enough energy to allow exercise. This is very dangerous and you should not even consider it.
3. Moderate exercise:
If you want to lose weight, calorie counting excluded, moderate exercise will help a lot. Exercise burn extra energy and helps with the fat burning process. Do not overdo it, as too much exercise will not speed up the fat burning process. Do some moderate cardio at about 60% your maximum heart rate and watch the pounds drop off.
Another way exercise can help is if you build a little muscle. It is true that muscle weighs more than fat, but after the initial gain, you will start losing weight a lot faster. Another thing you have to keep in mind, if you build muscle and initially gain a little weight, you are still losing inches as it is lean body mass.
Always remember, muscle uses more energy than fat, even when you are sleeping. So, in the slimming process, muscle is your friend. Do some resistance training and watch yourself getting slimmer and slimmer by the day.
So, to lose weight, calorie counting is not necessary, all you need to do is follow a good diet and do moderate exercise.
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