In this article we’re going to look at some healthy weight loss tips that you can use to shed weight safely.
Ready? Lets get right to the tips…
Tip #1 Avoid Dieting
Stay away from short term rapid weight loss diets. Most of them have you cut calories to a point that it wouldn’t be enough food to feed a 10 year old for a day.
Very low calorie diets create a chain of physiological events that causes you to lose water, muscle and fat.
Muscle is your number one friend in the battle for weight control. You don’t want to lose any of it!
Muscle loss ultimately causes your metabolism to slow down, and that’s the main reason very low calorie diets fail to keep the weight off.
Tip #2 Eat A Balanced Diet
Eat a balanced diet is not really a “diet” but simply a supportive way of eating.
Your meals should be made up of…
• lean protein
• complex carbohydrates
• good fats
Throw in a couple servings of fresh fruit every day and wash it all down with plenty of water.
Many diets have you cut out one of the above items. For example, low carb diets have you eat mostly protein and fat.
Short term reductions in carb intake or carb cycling can be helpful for quick weight loss. However, many diets tell you to cut carbs to very low levels for extended periods.
Carbohydrates provide energy for your brain, exercise and all other activities.
Carbs play a big role in muscle maintenance. Maintaining or adding new muscle is important for long term safe weight loss.
There are very, very few healthy weight loss diets. Stay away. You’ve been warned!
Tip #3 Hit The Weights
Many people believe you should do Biofit cardiovascular exercise to lose fat and then lift weights to “tone” it up.
What happens is people wind up doing too much aerobic exercise and hardly any resistance exercises.
Too much aerobics leads to muscle loss, and that leads to a slower metabolism.
I’m not saying skip aerobics – it’s just one part of what you should do. You have to challenge muscle through resistance or weight training.
Tip #4 Take Lessons
To stay injury free when you exercise you have to know correct posture, how to lift weights correctly, the right way to breathe, and how to stretch safely.
Get proper instruction through books, videos, or a good Fitness Professional. Try to obtain some reviews and testimonials.
Take some lessons. Don’t skip this important healthy weight loss tip.
Tip #5 Lose Just 2 Pounds A Week
Two pounds isn’t much, but here’s the deal…
Two pounds is the established healthy amount to lose per week. If you lose much more than two pounds a week, chances are you’re losing muscle along with fat.
The exception is if if you’re very overweight. You’ll likely lose more than two pounds a week when you first start exercising and changing your eating habits. You’ll lose lots of water weight and fat at first.