Archive for January, 2010


A Healthy Weight Loss Strategy

It is important to know that a defining a healthy and achievable weight loss strategy is really all about doing what your body wants you to do in order to lose weight and also to maintain a healthy body size and shape. For this reason, this post is going to focus on the health aspect of your physical body and the ways in which you can maintain a healthy level of fitness and overall well being.

Tipping the Scales Too Heavy!

People tend to want to lose a few pounds when they get on the scales and get a shock because they realize that since the last time they looked they have gained a lot and never noticed. That usually means that they haven’t gotten onto the scales in a long time.

Alternatively, it could mean they have been fairly fit at one point and then changed lifestyle to a sedentary one, perhaps with a change of job. When this happens, their muscle tissue levels may have declined while their fat levels increased.

This would not necessarily register as weight gain in the early stages as muscle tissue is heavier than fat. So the slower muscle wastage that would have occurred due to doing no exercise would balance the faster gain in stored fat while not showing as weight gain on the scales, until the balance changed and muscle wastage slowed while fat storage did not.

This is a situation which is not desirable because it means that it will be that much more difficult to reverse the trend and rebuild the muscle tissue bulk. of course, this is necessary to help the body burn off the excess fat that has been stored up over time.

But it is not a complete disaster as long as it is caught in good time. A gentle starting up of some light daily exercise while combining this with a good quality, low calorie diet will get things back the way they should be in time.

Being Patient and Persistent

The trick to this is to have patience and persistence. By slowing and gradually building up your daily exercise while restricting calorie intake through a good diet you will not see a difference on the scales because, as we started off this article, muscle tissue is heavier than fat and you will be aiming to build up muscle tissue.

So your body mass will appear to remain constant while in fact you will be losing the lighter fat bulk. At the same time you will be increasing the heavier muscle bulk needed to burn calories faster and more efficiently while simultaneously increasing metabolism and with it the effectiveness of the process over time.

Eating Healthily to Compliment the Exercise

It doesn’t really matter which kind of diet that you go on in order to try and lose some weight, there will always be certain aspects to it that don’t sit right with you. That doesn’t mean the diet is no good, but just that you have some personal issues with it, or it just doesn’t match your personal needs or tastes.

This is pretty common because people are all different and they will naturally have different needs and different expectations from their diet. This article takes a look at what you might want to try to give your diet the best chance of succeeding.

Fill Your Needs

To find one that fulfills all your needs and is perfect for you is a rare gift indeed, but it can be done. If you are looking for a simple diet that is convenient and does everything for you, then you will probably want to take a closer look at Nutrisystem as a potentially viable option.

There are similar diet programs, but this is one of the most popular and probably the most cost effective. It does make life pretty easy and frees you from all the hassle of a regular diet. Here are some things that you could work on to make a success of your diet:

  • Choose a diet that has food you actually like to eat
  • Set yourself a target: For example to lose xx pounds in yy weeks and then stick to it
  • Give yourself a routine like eating meals at the same times each day
  • Drink lots of plain water every day
  • Get outdoors and walk or do some exercise every day

Simple and Convenient

But with those advantages of simplicity and convenience will come some disadvantages that you may or may not encounter, depending on your own personal tastes. But these are few and far between and reading up on the various aspects of this diet in the numerous reviews that are available online will be sure to overcome any misgivings you may have.

The bottom line is to try and work with your diet as best you can and get past any things you do not like about it while working with the things you do like. That way, you at least give your diet a chance at bringing you success at meeting your goals as easily as possible.

The long term results, as the best tips for healthy body mass reduction will prove, will be in a healthy lightening of the load as your fitness levels once again increase to further help burn off the unneeded extra store of fat. Which, after all, is what you will be setting out to do, right?

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