Basic Advice for Fat Loss

Posted on 19 October 2010

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Losing weight on a permanent basis is not an easy proposition.  But thankfully you don’t have to do it on your own.  In fact, pursuing a course of fat loss without help from any other source is probably not the way to go.  You want to be as educated as possible about the matter and consult a professional advice if available.  The fact is it takes a good degree of mental support in addition to solid facts to supplement your weight loss routine.  Here are some easy tips to keep in mind.

Whatever you do, make sure that you don’t starve yourself or skip meals.  A lot of people take this action as an easy route to losing fat.  And while you might initially drop a few pounds it’s because your body is literally starving.  You end up losing water weight in addition to muscle mass.  The whole thing results in a bad combination that will make you hungrier and likely to gain all your weight back.

If you have not exercised in a while then you want to start off slowly, maybe with something as simple as taking a walk.  A brisk walk through your neighbourhood 20 minutes a day is a good way to get your metabolism going again.  Eventually you can move into more intensive exercises such as jogging, running, and swimming.

Instead of eating less, you can eat the same amount of food if you make healthy substitutions.  Pay attention to calorie counts and try to lower your intake on a daily basis.  Read food labels carefully so that you know what you are putting in your body.  And then experiment with different types of exercise to see if you can come up with a routine that you can maintain.  It takes all of these efforts to lose weight and keep it off in the long run.

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