There is no easy solution for removing fat from the mid-section. If there was a magic pill that would lose the weight and keep it off, everyone would be taking it. If there was a universally perfect diet, everyone would be on it. A diet that works well for one person may not be suited for the next person. But there are some commonly accepted techniques for putting together a sensible weight loss plan.
It’s imperative to improve eating habits and increase the amount of physical activity each day. First remove high calorie foods from your diet and replace them with low calorie foods. Your weight loss diet should be made up of vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and some fruits. Sometimes it can feel like a part time job buying and preparing these fresh healthy foods. This is why I have several high protein, low calorie foods available in my office that are ready to eat (shakes, nutrition bars, and more). I understand that it can be difficult to manage the responsibilities of daily life as well as always have fresh healthy food available.
The next step is adding more exercise. Schedule and achieve sixty minutes of moderate aerobic activity every day. This will burn enough calories that you will feel and notice a difference in your waist size. In addition work physical activity into your everyday lifestyle habits. For example take the stairs instead of the elevator and park your car further away from your destination.
Mental habits have a significant role in successful weight loss. Don’t overestimate what can be accomplished and expect miracles. Several years of poor eating habits can’t be undone in eight weeks of rushed dieting. There’s really no easy solution. It takes a lot of effort and discipline to battle the hunger, frustration, and tiredness.
Another thing to be aware of is to be skeptical of advertisers promise anything quick, without food prep, exercise, or any perceived effort. If weight loss was so easy, two thirds of the U.S. population would not be overweight or obese.
The people you hang out with will inevitably have in impact on your weight loss goals, so choose your friends wisely. Having peers with similar healthy goals will reinforce the right habits. If their interests include hanging out in a bar, drinking beer, and eating bar food, this will ruin your chances at decreasing your waist circumference.
Even if you do everything right, sometimes the weight loss process feels like watching grass grow. Follow the tips in this article, have patience, and realize that healthy physiques are not built overnight. As I always say in my video blogs “It’s not always easy, but it’s always worth it.”