Wednesday, December 21, 2011

How To Effectively Stay Motivated to Lose More Weight

With the right diet plans to lose weight, combined with a properly designed exercise program, a weight loss of 30 pounds in three months, or 100 pounds in 10 months, is within your reach, but the secret is to stay motivated.

Exercise is an effort if you are overweight, but if you set a weight loss goal and stay focused on the goal instead of on the effort, it becomes easier. Concentrate on how you are going to look four months down the line after you have lost forty pounds, instead of how tired you are going to be after the exercises. Short, intense, motivated exercises are much more effective for weight loss than long, boring periods.

Group support is also extremely helpful to let you stay motivated with your exercises. Joining a fat loss forum will let you get inspiration from others, while you will also inspire other members on the forum. Simultaneously you will make new friends with a common interest, fighting the same battle.

· Get your family and close friends to support you - they can be your best support team for your weight loss program.

· Find a good diet program formulated by a nutrition expert. Combining diet with exercise is crucial for maximum success

· Gradually increase your exercises. Don't start too fast. Rather start slow and do more as you get fitter and start losing weight.

Once you get results by following healthy diet plans for weight loss and exercising according to a regular program, losing weight becomes exciting and fun.

Once you get results by following healthy diet plans for weight loss and exercising according to a regular program, losing weight becomes exciting and fun.

Slow, steady and long workouts are much less effective than fast, intense workouts, followed by rest periods of slower exercises. Intense periods of slower exercises, such as heavy weights and slow repetitions, are also much more effective for losing weight (burning carbs) than more repetitions of a low intensity.

Interval training - intense periods of exercise, followed by periods of rest - is much more effective for burning fat, because it places more metabolic stress on your muscles. It requires much more from the metabolism of the muscles to recover and restore the energy it has burned up during interval training than with aerobic exercises. The result from interval training is that more calories are burned up, which speeds up weight loss.

Over a 15 week period, research results in Australia showed 6 times as much fat loss (2.5 kg) in a group which applied interval training as to a group which applied slow cardio training (.4 kg). The answer lies in the fact that interval training speeds up your metabolism for hours after your exercise session, while it is not the case with slow aerobic exercises.

8 Repetitions with heavier weights result in much higher post exercise metabolism than 12 repetitions with lighter weights.

Another fact is that exercises for certain areas of your body, such as arms, called isolation exercises, will build muscle, but not burn fat. In this way it helps to improve your appearance, but it doesn't aid the rate at which you lose weight..

Nutrition remains the most important aspect of weight loss. If you combine a proper, well balanced diet plan for weight loss with interval training (relatively heavy weights), realizing that exercising is actually designed to build muscle, and not to burn fat, you should obtain all the results you expect.

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