Here’s How to Make Sure You Lose Weight
There are many reasons why people want to lose weight. Some want to lose weight because their blood sugar is too high, while others want to lose weight because they have a family history of cardiovascular diseases.
For those who suffer from skin allergies or any other skin sensitivities, the reason is just as important, because scientists have discovered that allergies and obesity are closely linked. In order to manage their allergies they need to lose weight; but that’s easier said than done, until now.
Fitness experts have shared their thoughts on how to lose weight effectively and here are some of the tips they came up with:
Stick to a balanced diet
Many diet fads tell you to skip some foods because of too much fat content, starch and sugar. However, if you really want to lose weight effectively, eating a balanced diet is the right way, which means eating a little bit of everything, but in moderation.
According to experts, your body needs a regular dose of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates but they advise people to keep it in moderation. In fact, they say that the right amount for each is: proteins 4 kcal/g, carbohydrates 4 kcal/g and fats 7 kcal/g.
With proteins, eat the right amount of fish and lean meat and stay away from red meat. For carbohydrates, eat the right amount of vegetables, starch, whole grains, and fruits. For fats, eat the right amount of nuts (find an alternative if you’re allergic to nuts), avocados, and oils.
Do not skip out on your social life
This tip may surprise you because rarely do we hear “having a night out with the boys or girls” to be an effective way to lose weight. You may even gain some after a night of partying hard with your coworkers. The truth is, some people gain more weight when they’re flying solo because some people turn to gorging themselves if they feel lonely. Take a night out with your friends but just stay away from eating too much when you do.
Do some heavy lifting
One thing to remember here is that the more muscle mass you have, the higher your metabolism is and we all know that with a high metabolic rate, we’re more capable of burning calories and therefore lose weight more effectively. Lift some heavy weights if you really want to lose weight effectively.
Get more sleep
Sleep is necessary if you want to lose weight, because lack of sleep will lead to lack of energy to exercise. Also, lack of sleep can lead to craving for sugar because you need the energy to go about your day and giving in to your cravings will only make you gain more weight. One of the best feelings in the world is waking up full charged, ready to start another day.