Diet and Exercise For Weight Loss
Made the decision to lose some weight? If you’re like most people you might be wondering what is the best way to lose belly fat? That’s the area of your body where it’s the easiest to put on the weight and the most noticeable. That belly fat hanging over your gut is just plain unsightly to most folks and lowers your self-confidence and self-esteem. However, don’t be in such a rush to get results and use a diet plan or exercise program that‘s too extreme for your weight loss.
Set reasonable goals when it comes to losing weight. Many over weight individuals are unsuccessful at losing weight because they set their weight loss goals too high, they try to lose the weight too fast. This often results in setting themselves up for failure. When trying to lose the weight too quickly and not getting the desired results they’d like the tendency is to get discouraged, frustrated, lose motivation and give up in their weight loss efforts. And you’re also not giving your body the time it needs to adjust itself to the changes in weight and is much less likely to become permanent.
It’s recommended that you consult with your doctor so that he or she can suggest the best program for you. You should also consult with a dietitian to make sure that you’re getting the daily recommended amount of vitamins, minerals and nutrition.
1Stay Hydrated By Drinking Enough Water
The minimum daily recommended amount is 8 glasses of water per day, and even more if it’s hot, humid or you sweat a lot. It not only helps to suppress your appetite, but it also helps your body metabolize fats better and burn off more calories. A body that’s well hydrated has lower concentrations of sodium and ions that discourages the buildup of excess fats in your body. And as you drink more fluids your body won’t retain as much excess water which results in a lower weight when you weigh yourself.
Sugary beverages such as fruit juices with added sugar and soft drinks should be avoided as much as possible because they contain excess sugars, instead substitute plain water whenever you can and you’ll be cutting down on hundreds of calories per day.
Also try drinking a glass of water before and during meals. It will help you to feel fuller and help you to keep from overeating. Excess calories are much more likely to be stored by the body as fat.