September 28, 2011

Secrets to Weight Loss

Are there really secrets to losing weight? For many people, it is not about the actual secret as much as it is about the misconceptions. Do you think you can eat anything if you spend 90 minutes a day working out? Perhaps you are working hard but you cannot get rid of those last few pounds. On the other hand, you may be losing weight but you don’t feel good or you do not look better. What is really going on? Those are the typical questions individuals have about weight loss.

By better understanding the true secrets to weight loss, you will find yourself on the right track for looking better and feeling great. Look at these.

How Much Weight?

Just how much weight can I lose in a week? You may have heard the average doctor recommend just a pound or two a week and felt that just was not enough. How much you lose depends on the amount of exercise you do and the amount you are eating. Keep in mind that in order to lose just one pound of fat, you need to create what is called a calorie deficit of 3500 calories. Therefore, to lose a pound a week, you need to have a 500-calorie deficit each day. For two pounds a week, you need a 1000-calorie deficit. That may seem like a lot, and it is. However, the only way to lose weight is through diet and exercise, if you want to keep that weight off.

 

 

I’m Exercising So Hard

Another secret is that exercise does not do everything you need it to. In order for a woman that is 150 pounds to burn 100 calories, she needs to walk a mile. Remember that you consume calories far easier and more effectively than you burn them. So while you are exercising, realize that you are likely compromising your ability to lose weight. Look for ways to reduce those unwanted calories faster than you are burning them. Soda, snacks and coffee are all hidden calories that cut into your ability to lose weight.

 

Why Won’t Those Last Pounds Go Away?

It is quite common for women and men to look at those last ten pounds on the scale and want them gone. Struggling to lose those last pounds can come from two problems. First, it could be because your body has just gotten used to what you are doing. By changing up your diet and exercise regimen, you will be well on your way to improving your chances of cutting those pounds off. However, take a hard look at yourself. Do you need to lose them? You may not need to lose them and your body is telling you that.

Weight loss is not something that you can always count on happening form a standard workout. However, when you understand the science and secrets behind why it works, or why it is not working, you have a better opportunity to overcome these problems. These secrets can help you to get back on track sooner.

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