how to lose body weight

How to Lose Body weight In a Smarter and Healthier Way

Are you thinking about how to lose body weight or looking for a way to lose weight? Do you want to attend the parties and functions without any complex of being overweight?  Or else you may be planning to attend your much awaited college reunion, or maybe you want to impress in the party. Whatever the occasion is, all of these situations will force you to take a membership in your nearby gymnasium and work hard as much you can until you lose some weight.

You might be thinking that body builders or those who work out in gymnasium drop body weight within the first couple of weeks of their training. This is not true and this will cause serious injury to your body and ultimately you will lose your confidence.  You won’t achieve your goals by starting physical training with such high expectations.

So when it comes to the question how to lose body weight, there are several ways to approach, which are smarter and healthier. Also these methods are capable to accomplish the results you are aiming for.

Understand The Energy Need Of Your Body

Before you try to accomplish your weight loss goals or cutting your daily intake of food drastically, you need to understand the mechanism of how body deals with your food and energy.  In order to produce energy, your body needs adequate amount of food. Hence if you reduce your daily intake of food drastically, your energy level will fall. In reverse, if you are consuming too much food, the excess amount of food will not get converted to energy. This is simply stored in your body in the form of fat. Hence, if you are burning your energy less throughout the day and eating more and more food, you will gain weight. Also there are chances that later you may become obese.

Hence reducing your daily calories (not food) and increasing your physical activity is the best way to lose your body weight.  This is why all doctors and dieticians talk about diet and physical activity when it comes to the question “how to lose body weight”. However, this is not an easy task. But if you are able to do this successfully, it will help you a lot in achieving the goals which were discussed in the beginning.

How to Lose Body Weight by Making Small and Gradual Changes

It is very interesting to know that even your smallest effort can make a huge difference in your body.  You have to keep in mind that a small piece of chocolate extra per week will lead to an increase of 2.5 kilograms in 1-year.  Hence this change is reversible with a small step of avoiding that weekly piece of chocolate.  Also replacement of high calorie food to healthy low calorie food helps you very much and you will be able to maintain your weight loss in long run.

You should not consider these changes as some general adjustments and you should treat this as lifestyle changes. Then only you will be able to achieve your goals. Hence these lifestyle changes make sure that you stay fit and healthy in the long run even after you achieve your initial goals.

Take Necessary Supplements Along With Your Workout

There are lot of weight loss tablets and workout supplements available in the chemist shops nowadays. Sometimes, you may be using some of these tablets or supplements with little or no success. However, it is always better to consume these supplements with the advice of a family physician. Supplements are necessary and it will give results. Supplements will help you against major drop in energy levels due to heavy workouts.

Do Your Workouts with Fun

There is no need to be in gymnasium for 2-3 hours in a day just because you worry about how to lose body weight.  Actually, you can change your workout to something which is more interesting to you.  For example, an active and energetic 45 minute walk through the beach side 2-3 times a week can also make positive results for you.

Have a bicycle ride along the beach side couple of times in a week. If you are living very close to your workplace or office, you can search for an active and long way to go to your office by walk. Nowadays there are lots of gadgets available to track your fitness.  It is a good idea to have a digital body weighing machine in your home to track your body weight.  A Pedometer will help you to count how much steps you walked and how much calories you burnt in the day.

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Dr. Aleksandar Grbovic

Dr. Aleksandar Grbovic

Hi! My name is Aleksandar Grbovic. I’m a radiology resident with five years of experience in General Medicine. As a medical writer, I have only one goal in my mind - to bridge the gap between doctors and patients point of view by breaking down complex medical topics and presenting them in lay people language. Knowing that my writing might help someone out there connect the dots is what keeps me motivated.

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