If you've been admiring how to go about your weight loss plan, look no further. This article will guide you through that process. To begin with input your current age, gender and height and weight into the weight loss calculator. After that choose from the list in the drop-down menu under daily activity the exercising that you can commit yourself to. In the next two option you can choose the number of pounds you would like
to loose and the number of weeks you have to loose that weight, respectively. And then click calculate. The calculator will do its magic and output the number of calories you need to keep your current weight and calories that you need to meet your desired weight loss goal.
There is a very complex science to why people gain or lose weight. But it all boils down to the number of calories you intake to the number of calories that your body needs (or thinks it needs) to survive. The number of calories your body burns depends on a lot of factors like your genetic makeup, the type of exercises you perform (or no exercise at all), the nature of your work, your climatic conditions in which you live, etc. But most people in the world are obese due to poor lifestyle habits that they follow. To keep a healthy weight, it is essential to develop healthy habits. In this article, we shall go the various aspects that will not only help you lose weight but also stay healthy.
1.EXERCISE: Most people in the world dread are exercising. But exercising doesn't have to be boring or painful. Exercising helps to increase the rate at which your body burns calories(metabolic rate). So choose an exercise regime that can fit into your day-to-day lifestyle and ensure that it burns the required number of calories in order to get to your ideal weight. Experiment with various styles of physical activity. The various forms of exercising include weight training, cardio exercises, exercising that incorporates dancing like zumba, cycling, swimming, etc. Choose whichever works for you. If you need extra motivation, do it with friends or get a gym instructor or join a running or swimming club, etc. You can even subscribe to various health and lifestyle magazines and blogs to help you stay motivated.
2.DIET: A healthy diet is extremely crucial cause it determines the second important aspect of your weight loss program aka the number of calories that enter your body. If you are finding it tough to develop one on your own, there are various websites and blogs that share pre-set diet plans. If you don't find something you like, you can hire a local dietitian or nutritionist to help you plan and decide what is healthy and unhealthy to eat. It is important to eat at regular intervals too and not binge eat Develop a healthy timetable and if you need use apps or alarms to remind yourself that it is time to satisfy your hunger.
3.MAINTAIN A LOG: It is important to write down or maintain a log of the type of exercise you perform, the days you fail to exercise and the types of foods you eat. This not just helps you decide whether you are making progress, but also writing a journal helps remind yourself that you are on a mission to maintain a healthy weight thus it helps to keep you motivated. Make sure whichever medium you choose to maintain your login, be it in an app on your phone or tablet or in a diary or book, that the particular medium is easily accessible at all times. Because if it is not you might forget to input data and that will create a false sense of progress or failure. But most importantly be honest with your entries. Don't try to cheat yourself. If you are too shy of someone accidentally reading it, then put it in a way that only you have access to your log like putting a password on the app on your phone or writing it in a language or coding system that only you can understand.
I had a friend with whom I was having a conversation with one day, and he pointed out and told me the only way you can always be early is if you take pride in being early. What he meant to tell me was that if you depended on people's praise for doing a particular task, you would never be able to sustain being good at it. And that principle applies to everything that we do, including keeping healthy. In your weight loss mission, you have to learn to take pride in the progress that you make. You must learn to love yourself not just when the scales tip in your favor, but also enjoy and take pride in trying to be healthy. Below are three things to keep in mind to ensure that you don't fall back into your old bad habits.
1. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. - Charles R Swindoll According to Buddha, every human being has five sense doors- sight, sound, touch, taste, smell. When an object enters any of these sense doors, we react to it with either craving or aversion. And thus the key to being happy in life is learning not to react to those sensations. Meditation plays a very crucial role in maintaining a healthy body weight because it teaches you to learn to stop reacting to every sensation that enters your sense doors. Many times people resort to food as a way of relieving stress because eating creates a sensation of craving or happiness in an uncomfortable situation. Meditation teaches you to stop reacting to the stressful situation thereby getting rid of the sensation of craving for food. Mind you; there is a difference between not reacting to a sensation and ignoring it. If you try to tell your mind to ignore the sensation, momentarily the thought can be suppressed, but it almost always comes back with a bang at a later time. That is why it is imperative to learn to meditate.
2. You are a vector sum of everything that you do and everything that happens around you- Unknown It is important to understand that whatever you put into your body and mind will ultimately make you into who you are. Therefore you need to learn and understand your limits and set realistic expectations in life. Stay away from drugs and too alcohol or anything that can alter the balance of your mind and body beyond the point of no return. Drugs and too much alcohol alter your ability to feel and react to situations normally. They lead to increase in happy hormones like serotonin and dopamine momentarily, but when they die out, they result in massive mood swings that lead to feelings of depression and worthlessness. This then pushes you towards compromising on your healthy lifestyle that you've painstakingly developed.
3. Find a rhythm and stick to it -Edwin Catmull (President of Pixar and Disney animation) In his book Creativity,Inc, Ed explains how they(Pixar~ continued to be successful as a company after their first huge success(the Toy Story movie). He argued that it is very important to develop a rhythm and stick to it. It is important to practice that same princi~e to be successful in your weight loss program too. The rhythm that you set should include a timetable of alllt_he various actions and habits that you would go through on any given day, be it exercising, sleep habit, eating habit, etc. It is important to ensure that while you are creating your rhythm, you make sure that the steps that make up your daily rhythm can be practiced even on your most stressful and busy days. And if they can't then you should alter the things you have to do to fit them into your rhythm.
Remember resilience is the key to being successful at anything that you do. Including being active and maintaining a healthy body weight.