Diabetes and obesity are reaching epidemic proportions and both are closely related to our lifestyle. According to Brian Flatt, author of the 2 Week Diet, unless we change some of our lifestyle habits, this trend is likely to continue.
So, how can you improve your fitness and start your weight loss program? Here are some weight loss tips by Brian Flatt to help you in your quest to shed off those extra pounds. With these tips, you don’t have to get rid of your favorite foods or use every minute of your waking time in the gym exercising.
1. Enjoy Your Weight Loss Program
The world today is enthralled with weight loss, both for cosmetic and health reasons. In spite of the reason, majority of the people want the shortest way possible and end up trying all sorts of fad diets, very extreme workout regimens, and poor lifestyle choices that will only end up thwarting their weight loss goals. The major reason why a weight loss program will not work is because for you to stick to one, you have to be comfortable in it, enjoy it, and the program has to be safe and healthy.
Rationally, a good weight loss program should take some time to record tangible success. If you come across someone telling you that you will lose weight in a very short span of time, be cautious because the person might be uninformed or worse still, not honest with you. For a start, you can stick to a single weight loss program for 30 or so days, and see how it takes you. If no changes, you can then go for something else.
2. Dedicate Some Time Everyday to Exercise
The first tip that will help you lose weight is to walk, walk, and walk some more. If you can dedicate some time everyday for walking, you will be sure of expending calories while in the process fortifying your muscles and heart. A mini cycle too will do. A mini cycle is a portable workout unit that resembles a bicycle pedal on a metal bar. With a mini cycle, you can be able to pedal and move your legs while at your desk in the office, on the couch or wherever else you can put and reach the pedals comfortably.
The third tip talks about taking the stairs in place of an escalator or elevator. Even though you might not notice the effort involved, it is a great weight loss exercise. Equally, you can decide to walk to the grocery store and park the car somewhere far away. Tip four talks about food. Losing weight doesn’t necessarily mean getting rid of all your favorite foods, it means eating the foods in moderation, and at times only when the craving is so strong as you’ll see in the 2 Week Diet.
3. Adopt A Practical Exercise Routine
While at the moment there is no particular type of food that will interfere with your weight loss attempts, when you take any food thought to be ‘bad’ in excess can for sure interfere. The last tip talks about adopting a practical exercise routine and sticking to it by setting some time for it every day. People who set a routine are highly likely to stick to it and record success than someone without a plan.
4. Create Time
The goal to successful weight loss is creating time.