Do you want to know a healthy way to lose weight? Do you want to see results in weeks and not months? Healthy weight loss is something we all think we want, but if you're like most people, you want to see results yesterday, right?
Unfortunately, this need to see quick results means that many people are turning to weight loss methods that are not only unhealthy, but many don't even work.
There are stories of men and women who now have heart conditions thanks to diet pills, others find that they're starving themselves in order to achieve their ideal body, and others again are working out for a ridiculous number of hours to achieve the same thing.
First you need to consider your diet. Are you consuming enough calories? Does your diet contain plenty of foods rich in protein? Are you eating plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables?
Not eating enough can actually cause you to gain weight over the long term, so it's important to eat enough to give your body the nutrients it needs so that you can eventually achieve a healthy weight.
Next it's exercise. What types of exercises are you doing? How often do you exercise? For how long do you exercise?
Strength training helps to build and of course strengthen your muscles, while cardio helps to burn fat. You should work each and every muscle possible when working out, paying attention to your core muscles too.
Your body uses more energy (calories) to maintain muscle than it does to maintain fat, which is why building muscle is one of the best ways to boost your metabolism and keep it up. Women will not bulk up like men do thanks to the lack of testosterone in their bodies, but muscle building is still important for them too. Women over time will begin to see more definition in their arms, legs and abs, whereas their male counterparts may begin to bulk up over time.
If you combine strength training and cardio each time you work out, then you don't need to do more than around 30-40 minutes a day, three times a week to see results.
The healthy way to lose weight is to combine a healthy diet and sensible exercise program. If you can get these right, and you commit to following through, then you will see results sooner than you think!
It's possible that you're trying to lose weight in an unhealthy way - and many unhealthy weight loss strategies can actually cause you to GAIN weight, so it's important you learn how to do things right.