Many believe that the more you exercise, the faster you lose weight. It’s the biggest misconception you can ever have. Yes, there is no doubt that exercising does help in weight loss but alone, it does very little to weight reduction.
Physical workout must be correctly supplemented with a healthy lifestyle, proper nutrition and rest too. It makes no sense that you spend one hour daily in the gym and then gulp down a glass of cola soon after. A glass of cola has around 10 spoons of sugar. Sugar is a major component that leads to weight gain. By doing this and other similar mistakes, you might actually be causing more damage than repair.
The journey of weight loss involves the right amount of exercise, intake of the right quantity of food and healthy habits. They all combined help the body is shedding unnecessary weight.
For losing weight, there are some things that you must absolutely not do like:
- Don’t overstress your body with excessive gyming. There is a limit to which your body can bear the pressure of exercising.
- Don’t starve yourself. Crash diets are a big no. Remember, starvation will steal your body of the natural and even the minimum energy that your body needs.
- Taking weight loss supplements or medications is the worst thing you can do for losing weight. The more natural ways you adopt, the better.
Diet play a crucial role in your weight loss journey. It’s important you focus more on it than the workout.
Here are something that you must keep in mind:
If you have enrolled yourself in a gym, ask your gym trainer to provide you with a proper weight loss plan. Maintain a diet chart.
Find healthy alternatives to your unhealthy food cravings. For example, if you love eating fried items, switch them to consuming baked food items. Instead of eating normal chips, eat baked ones.
Cut down all the confectionery items and stock up your snack cabinet with healthy options like Fox Nuts (Makhana).
Include greens and lentils in your diet and restrict your consumption of bread (maida/corn flour), wheat bread (chapati) and rice. Eat only one chapati and have a bowlful of veggies/dal and salads.
Trick your mind. Eat from a small plate instead of a big one. This way the food will appear to be more making you think you have eaten a plate full of food.
Eat home-cooked meals instead of eating out. It is nearly impossible to cut out outside food completely, however, saying no to it whenever you have the chance will reduce the amount of unhealthy food you eat outside. Studies have shown that if you eat home-cooked meals 5-6 days a week, you are more likely to live a long and healthy life.
Don’t mess around with your breakfast routine. Experts state that having a power breakfast daily and then eating the rest of the meals in small portions can help largely in reducing weight. Eating breakfast in the morning boosts the metabolism which helps in weight loss.
Consume more fruits. They are rich in nutrients, and low in calories. Eating ample amounts of fruits can also help in weight loss while also maintaining the natural health and strength of the body.
We have many exercising options available to us be it Gymming, Yoga, Aerobics, Zumba, etc, but they are all futile if your diet is wrong. If you are looking to lose weight, keep the things mentioned here in mind and have a good combination of both, exercise and diet, to have a good weight loss regime.