Have you seen all the media hype about weight loss? Surely, you know now you can lose 5 pounds overnight and still eat everything you want to and never gain it back? Just take this little pill and watch the pounds melt away, no exercise needed! You and the rest of the overweight adult population have heard this drivel so many times that you don’t believe a word of it.
Now get ready for weight loss info you can believe. Here are three basic weight loss tips that should be done before anything else. You don’t even have to buy a book, though you can if you want to. If you want more then check out these health and fitness tips, also free of charge.
Think about this for a minute: It may not be, entirely, your fault that you are overweight. That’s right! You may be carrying the extra weight because of genetics. In other words, if your family tree shows overweight people in it, you may well have inherited the same fat genes. But, and there is always a but, you have contributed to the problem by not eating right and by lack of exercise.
You have to take resposibility for your weight and take control, even if you did inherit a full set of “fat genes.” It’s much easier to make the change (to lose weight) when you chose to take responsibility for doing so. Not only do you have to lose weight but that you have to change your lifestyle. The sooner that we decide that losing the weight is not just a 12 week program the quicker we can get started, for real, and the more time we will add to our lives.
Your second weight loss tip... is to talk with your personal doctor to make sure you don’t have an illness which might be causing you to be overweight. Sure, you’ve heard this one before, but it’s important to make sure you start out right. In addition he will be able to advise you on setting realistic goals for shedding those pounds.
It is important for you to set your goals so they are obtainable. They must be set high enough to be a challenge, but low enough so you don’t get disheartened quickly. If your doctor tells you to lose 50 pounds, you need to break those 50 lbs down into bite size chunks. (Pun intended)
An example of doing this would be to set a long term goal of losing the 50 pounds over a six month time frame You can break this down into smaller goals of, “I only have to lose 8 lbs a month.” Then take it another step to, “that’s only two pounds a week!” This gives you have a more workable goal than “I must lose 50 pounds (now.)”
For your 3rd step you need to set up your exercise goals and a routine. If you have been living a sedate lifestyle then you will find walking is a great way to start an exercise program. Your won’t need to by a gym membership, it’s painless, and it starts you on that good, life changing, path.
Try setting a goal of being able to walk half a mile after two weeks. Once you’ve done that try to start picking up the pace and challenge yourself more. Try and maintain as quick a pace as you can, for as long as you can, without wiping yourself out. As another goal try to get your walks up to 30 minutes and see if you can keep your heart rate around 120 for that time.
This article has given you some proven free weight loss tips, however those tips are still going to cost you. The price? You have to make the choices and take action!