For many of us it is difficult to understand the correlation between how to lose weight quickly and healthy lifestyle choices. Most do not even see how important the choices we make affect our weight. Be it over indulgence, lack of exercise, stress eating or just bad eating habits, what we do in our lives dictates our overall weight and health. In this article I will hit on a couple of points that everyone needs to consider if they are looking to lose weight quickly and the healthy lifestyle choices that may be required.
First I like to start out by asking you, “How long did it take you to gain the weight you wish to lose?” Be honest as you are only cheating yourself. Now think about that for a moment. The bad news is weight is easier to GAIN than it is to LOSE it! Sorry… It is a scientific fact. To gain weight, all you need to do is eat more than you need and/or exercise less. Presto! You are overweight. If it were as simple as eating less and exercising more to lose weight wouldn’t everyone be doing it? It is almost that simple, at least the science behind losing the weight is but it is not that simple for many of us.
As humans we are self destructive to a point. We know that we can lose weight quickly and healthy lifestyle choices are the way to get there but we still lose interest or the will to continue on the path. Why do we lose interest or the will to continue? In many cases it is a lack of education into what is a healthy lifestyle choice. We all have misconceptions about healthy lifestyle choices and thus sabotage ourselves before we even get started. Many believe it is becoming a vegetarian. Being a vegetarian is a lifestyle choice BUT it is NOT for everyone in fact, unless this is a life path you wish to take, just forget it. Healthy lifestyle choices come down to the simple few points:
- Making healthy food choices at each meal – Avoid eating at fast food restaurants for every day. Many of the foods you will be ingesting are filled with excess calories, fat and salt and unless you are going to run for an hour after each meal, chances are most of this will be translated into body fat. Eating at one once a week can be maintainable if you make better choices the rest of the week.
- Exercise a little more frequently – Some of us go to the gym, some play sports and some of us go for a walk. It does not matter what the exercise is what is important is that you are active. No, walking to your car or into your office does not count as being active.
- Get outside – Explore your neighbourhood, play with your kids or go shopping. It is important to get out of the home as being in the home leads to sitting down in front of the TV and usually falling victim to all the food advertising thus you start snacking on whatever is convenient.
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