Feeling too laid-back lately? Have you noticed that your summer body has long gone? If the answers to both questions is a yes, then you must start exercising right now!
Being overweight should not be taken for granted. Your immunity may show signs of gradual defect. You cannot achieve physical fitness that you once had during the high-school time. And the worst thing is that your unfit condition may negatively affect your productivity.
But reducing weight is not an easy business, and everybody knows that. Working out too hard will get you exhausted. Dieting too strict will make you starving and weak. It is vital to understand how to deal with overweight the smart ways.
Keeping a Journal of Exercise
First, keep a book to record your fitness progress. The key to a successful transformation is a gradual improvement. You will only harm your body if you overdo things. Keeping a journal can prevent you from overwhelming yourself while appreciating little achievements.
In this context, your goal is a leaner waist. Then, your journal must contain a table of waist measurement. Take notes of every change each week. If you exercise routinely, there will be size reduction each week. Try to be content with the small difference that you achieve on your own, and surprise yourself with how much fat you lose by the end of the year.
Maintaining the Diet Correctly
This article suggests that you maintain the diet, not reduce it. The first principle to remember is not to starve yourself. Eat many times but in small portions. This habit allows you to burn calories efficiently without experiencing the ‘berserk’ mode. It is the redemption phase of your body to get calories as much as possible after they have been depleted during the starving period.
You may notice significant weight loss in just a few weeks by starving yourself. But later on, it will become more and more difficult to control the hunger. And in the end, the possibility for you to overeat increases exponentially.
During the diet, it is best if you consume recommended supplements. Our body does not produce all the nutrients we need. And sometimes, we cannot afford to get them from natural sources.
Not everyone can and have the time to cook.
Exercising the Efficient Way
The first rule of exercising for weight loss is to do cardio workouts eighty percents of the time. You cannot get ripped if you have not reduced your fat percentage below ten percents. Weight-lifting during a weight loss program is just useful for strengthening the muscles, but not yet to sculpt them.
Second, forget those boring cardio exercises, such as using the stationary bike or treadmill. They do not condition your calf to adapt to natural terrains. Go outside and jog. Moreover, you can diversify your cardio training with cycling and swimming. Hike a mountain or ride through the uphill with your bicycle to make your workout more adventurous.