Weight watching can mean so many things. In fact, it’s vague enough that it can mean you’re watching it escalate. That’s what so many people find happening after they try the latest fad diet to lose weight. Not only do they regain every pound they succeeded in losing, they gain a few extra, too. Part of the reason is that super low calorie diets cause your body to go into starvation mode. Starvation mode means it slows the metabolism to conserve calories and make sure they’re available for all the brain and organs to keep you alive. It’s time to quit watching your weight and do something about shedding it.
Diets simply do not work.
You’re probably saying, “What! A personal trainer that doesn’t believe in dieting for weight loss? How else am I supposed to lose weight?” The answer is simple, learn to make smarter choices when it comes to eating. Smarter choices might be as simple as eating brown rice instead of white rice, saving a few calories and adding more benefits. It could be being prepared for mid-morning or afternoon hunger pangs and having a healthy snack. It might even require you to cook healthier. One thing is certain, you’ll never be hungry and most people love the new, healthier eating style. If you have a favorite food that you know isn’t on the slim and trim list, you can still eat it, but in far smaller amounts.
Exercise helps you shed pounds in two ways.
Exercising burns calories. It’s a fact most people know immediately. When you’re trying to lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you consume. A healthy diet helps you consume fewer calories and exercise burns more. It also does something else. It builds muscle tissue. Muscle tissue requires more calories than fat tissue does, so you’ll be burning more calories 24/7, boosting your metabolism higher to make weight loss easier.
A healthy diet and regular exercise does even more.
This dynamic duo not only bashes fat, it also makes you feel good. You’ll start to see your energy level rise the longer you workout and the healthier you eat. That’s because you’re providing all the necessary nutrients it needs. The exercise builds endurance and strength, which in turn allows you to feel more energetic throughout the day. You’ll also be boosting your immune system so minor illnesses won’t get you down either.
You’ll be amazed at how much more fun it is when you workout with others. Don’t worry about not keeping up. Everyone is working at his or her own pace. The only person you’ll be competing with is yourself.
You’ll be starting a lifetime of health when you start a program of regular exercise. Exercise helps prevent serious conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes and osteoporosis.
You’ll look years younger. Exercise not only stimulates circulation, which sends oxygen and nutrient rich blood to all areas of the body, it also stimulates the production of antioxidants in the body. Yes, the body does produce its own antioxidants to protect cells.
Regular exercise also stimulates the production of adult stem cells that create new cells throughout the body. It’s another reason that exercise can help keep you looking young, besides the fact it helps you shed pounds.