With any dieting culture, you need to be careful not to lose weight too fast, not eat enough calories or burn yourself out from working too hard. It’s understandable you want to see and feel a difference but going overboard can actually have opposite effects where you may end up needing a week or two to rest and recuperate. It’s important to be mindful of this within your workout and dieting process as your health comes first and foremost before losing weight. Now that we’ve covered the important elements, let’s look into some weight loss tips.
A calorie deficit is essentially eating and drinking less calories than you burn. The fastest and healthiest way to lose weight is by bumping up the amount of nutrients in your diet while cutting the calories. You can either go through a coach for this, or research meal ideas online and always count your calories within your meals. There are various apps you can download and utilise which allows you to type in the ingredient and it will display the amount of calories. When you set up your meal plans, remember it’s important to look at the amount of carbohydrates, protein, and more. To ensure you are getting the right amount of nutrients, of course, a coach or advice from the likes of a personal trainer would be the healthiest approach, however, you can learn a lot through online research. If you feel unwell throughout the process, ensure you seek further advice from a coach and/or doctor.
The plate method
Whether you are trying to lose weight or not, your plate should have a certain amount of each element in order to get the nutrients you need. Dieticians will inform you this should entail half a plate of non-starchy vegetables, a quarter of meat or healthy protein and a quarter of carbohydrates. In this manner, you are filling up on protein and vegetables to fuel your body as opposed to carbohydrates which will only push you to gain weight and feel sluggish. You can of course have some meals which won’t include this, such as a green smoothie or cheat meals such as loaded wedges.
Workout most days of the week
Losing optimal weight involves two elements, changing what you consume and changing how you burn calories. It’s not recommended that you work out every single day as your body can burn out and your muscles need time to recover. Working out 6 days a week is the optimal amount for you to lose weight, however, if this isn’t possible, try to work out most days. A useful tip is to try to set up a workout routine you enjoy as this will motivate you to reach your goals. For instance, if high really do not enjoy high intensity, opt for weights or yoga instead. As long as you are raising your heart beat and challenging yourself in your workouts, you should see a difference in your weight. Experiment and enable a routine that works for you personally.
Olivia Fairhurst is a content manager for Franklin Engineering, diesel engine reconditioners in Auckland NZ.