During the summer holidays, many people ask themselves, "How can I lose weight quickly and easily?" Well, the simple answer to the question is not a short one. However, it is not impossible.
Before beginning any exercise, regime or alteration to your diet, please consult your general practitioner
Many people will think that purely doing an exercise will allow them to hit the beach with a wash board stomach and no love handles. However, it is just not the case.
Modifying your diet To really show off muscles, you need to lower your body's fat levels. This means bringing a change to your diet. This is the same for losing weight. Start at the source of the problem and that's usually your daily food intake the problem. If you want to lose weight right now, then you need to try finding the most effective diet for you.
Common sense One of the better ways of working out your diet is common sense. If you are eating junk food every lunch and having take away and fizzy drinks in an evening, then you know what you have to do. If you are constantly fueling your body with carbohydrates, then your body will never begin to burn fat when it exercises. There are many ways to losing weight. Here's a few for your daily diet: Breakfast - should consist of nothing but carbohydrates to fuel the day ahead Lunch - should consist of a little of carbohydrates but mainly proteins Dinner - should not contain white carbohydrates. However, vegetables are fine along with protein Other tips to losing weight
- With any meal, eat until you are no longer hungry and not until you are full - Keep a food diary so that you can determine which one of your food intakes is not good for you - Cut out snacking. If you feel you need a snack, try to find a healthy alternative like fruits or nuts
How much exercise should you be doing?
If you're doing nothing now, anything will make a massive difference. You should preferably be looking at doing 20-30 minutes of exercise a day. This should consist of cardiovascular work like swimming, running, cycling. It should be combined with circuits and resistance work. You really should keep the training interesting and varied to keep the body guessing and continue to burn fat as you get fitter.
Advice Speak to a gym instructor at your local gym or health club. Remember that the results may not be instant but with hard work, they will come.