Thank you for searching for a way to lose weight and you have now found yourself here wondering what this page has to offer in benefitting your desire to lose any extra pounds. Losing weight is not rocket science at all and there are a number of strategies that are simple and very cheap to implement, you do not need to spend hundreds of dollars a month on a flash gym membership or a purchase the latest fad for dieting.
There are several different reasons to want to lose weight, you may want to fit into a brand new dress, make yourself look a million dollars for your wedding or preparing to hit the beach for your long awaited holiday. Remember, losing weight should be a lifestyle choice for the long term, not a short term desire when you have only two weeks to prepare for a special occasion.
Here are a number of ways that will help you lose the fat and extra pounds, if implemented throughout a year and will cost you nothing to do:
Drink tap water and any form of soda (sugary drinks)
For thousands of years humans drank only water as a fluid and believe it or not, there were hardly any fat people around. Yet with the introduction of sodas in the past four decades we have seen the rise of obesity throughout the western world and in particular the US, consumption of sugar in the US alone has reached an average of 130lbs every year per person and over 33% of the sugar consumption is derived from sodas. Read more about this in the infographic here.
What does the body do with this extra sugar that Americans are consuming? Well it thinks that this extra food is needed energy so converts the sugar into Glycogen, but there is too much of it and then the body converts this into fat to be stored for later use. The simple solution is to reduce your weight and keep in check, is drink tap water and if you find the taste unpleasant then why not add a slice of citrus or a splash of juice to give it flavor. You will be surprised by the amount of weight you will lose if you just drink water instead of sodas for a whole year.
Become more active
This is something that is free that can easily decrease your weight and burn your unwanted fat. So what can you do that increases your metabolism, walk a lot more and try to find ways to walk more than you currently do.Take for instance your commute to work, you will find that by parking further away from the office and then taking the stairs that you will burn an extra 500 calories throughout the week, 25,000 extra calories burnt throughout the year!
An extra 25,000 calories a year is quite low if you think about walking to work for 15 minutes to the office and then 15 minutes back home each day. That would equate to 2000 calories extra each week, over 100,000 extra calories burnt throughout the year!
How about walking to and from work than buying an active pet, such as a dog and then walking them in the evening after work for an hour instead of sitting on a sofa and watching commercials every evening? What sort of calories are we talking about here? Well, walking for an hour will burn an extra 300 calories a day if you weigh 200lb, that’s an extra 110,000 calories to be burnt! If you walked your dog at a quick pace you will find that jumps to 150,000 calories for the year.
Make sure you have enough sleep
If you aren‘t getting enough sleep your body will not function properly and you will find that you will be compromising your weight loss efforts. When you sleep your body repairs itself and aids in your function the next day, such as concentration an you will find that not having enough sleep will mean that your desire to conduct exercise will all of a sudden disappear completely and be replaced by a sluggish person.
There are obviously tonnes of dietary changes that you can make to help reduce your weight, several of them can be found on the page for a healthy diet here.