With the beginning of a new year, the gyms and their trainers start to get busy as people start their quest of losing weight. This is nothing new and it happens every year. There will always be many new faces that you will see in the gym and all of coming in to shed those extra pounds.
Many of our homes are full of books on weight loss, self- help DVDs and fitness guides, but then why should I find it difficult to lose weight fast. We visit a gym, try walking and cycling and try to keep a control on what eat, yet losing weight proves to be a thorny task and many women say that you have to cut down on everything in your diet apart from protein for losing weight, but it doesn’t help a lazy man. Does it? So why can’t we lose weight despite our best efforts?
Human body is very complex and it does things according to itself rather than keeping in view out intentions. The basic fundamentals on which the human body works are as follows:
- Using food as a source of energy
- You feel hungry which is an indication by the body that need food
- Stores the excess food for later use
- Slows and tires down when you are not consuming enough food
- Not that complex when you understand how it functions!
What we do for losing weight is that we cut down on the quantity of food that we consume and increase the amount of exercise that we do.
Research has proved that our body will adapt to a number of different circumstances. Reducing the quantity of food that you consume would turn the body into starvation mode and to counter this, it will automatically slow down and you would start feeling tired even as you were on the last diet. This is how your body uses the supply of energy in the most efficient manner by slowing everything down. Therefore, whatever food you consume later, you are bound to feel more worn-out and exhausted. It is also a big possibility that your body starts losing muscle definition and this is the biggest reason why burning muscle is a lot simpler than burning fat.
So the next time you are making your way up and down the gym or running on the treadmill, keep this thing in mind. As a rule of thumb, it takes 3 hours and 20 minutes of running at 10 mph to lose 1 pound of fat for a 200lb male (no matter how lazy he is). And if you are someone who can do that, then I think the department of sports would be very interested in sending you to the Olympics!
SO what is the solution that can help you in losing weight without any extraordinary measures, doubling your food bill in search of healthy options or bind you in a 12 month contract with a local gym?
Here are few amazing tips for even the laziest man on earth to start losing weight:
- Eat little but as often as 5 times a day
- Make breakfast the prime meal and eat little throughout the day
- Chew you food well
- Please don’t overeat. It is important to stop once you are full
- No need to cut out on the things you enjoy
- Avoid eating after 8pm, if you have to, then do it at least 2-3 hours before going to bed
- Drink plenty of cold water
- 8 hours sleep is a must
- Build your muscles