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When you browse the internet, you encounter so many articles, guides, videos, and other resources that show you what you can do to lose weight. When you skim through your feed, you can also find many “fitspirations” or people with otherworldly figures that can make any person look twice. Looking at them, you tell yourself: What can I do to achieve such a body?

Tips To Losing Weight

tips-to-losing-weight

When you browse the internet, you encounter so many articles, guides, videos, and other resources that show you what you can do to lose weight. When you skim through your feed, you can also find many fitspirationsor people with otherworldly figures that can make any person look twice. Looking at them, you tell yourself: What can I do to achieve such a body?

Thus, the dieting games begin.

But that’s exactly the problem, dieting becomes more like a game and less than a lifestyle. People are so easy to get convinced with what they see on social media that they fail to plan their lifestyle change in advance. They think that losing weight happens just like that. They think that by not eating in the next of couple of days, they can achieve the perfect hourglass body. Or, if they hit the gym for just a couple of weeks, they can burn all that body fat and look like a VS model.

Losing weight is not that easy. Reducing or halting your intake of food cold turkey only to quit your diet and eat more than your usual portions will only result to your body storing more fat. If there are three things you need to successfully lose weight, they would be:

  • Discipline
  • Control
  • Consistency

Without these three, your diet plan will just go down the drain – along with all your hopes of achieving that Instagrammable bikini body. In order to lose weight efficiently, first, you must understand a few things. From facts to lies and myths, we’ve covered them all. Check out what it really takes for you to lose weight:

Photoshop Is Everywhere

Losing weight is a really good idea – if necessary. If you’re already at just the right weight for your height (check out BMI), there really is no need for you to keep dieting. When you deprive yourself of food at this point, you won’t be losing weight to become healthy; you’ll be doing it to become malnourished. Being skinny-healthy is different from being all skin and bones. When you’re way too low your required weight you risk yourself of many health problems; you may also be unknowingly weakening your immune system. When you decide to lose weight, you have to do it for the right reasons. If you want to lose more weight because you see someone on social media looking skinnier than you, then your heart is not in the right place.

On that note, let me remind you that not everything you see on TV or in the internet is true. In today’s world, there exists Photoshop. In fact, there are many versions of it. What you see isn’t always what you get. What may seem perfect can be a total fraud. So don’t gamble your health trying to achieve the impossible. Love your body; lose weight if needed. But always, always do it for the right reasons.        

 

Yo-yo Dieting & Exercising Usually Lead To Weight Increase

“I keep dieting and going to the gym but I’m still getting fatter by the minute!”

If your concern sounds similar to this, then we probably know what’s wrong. Although genetics somehow plays a part in weight reduction, still, the most usual cause of unsuccessful weight loss (that typically leads to more weight gain) is lack of discipline. Sure, you diet. And yes, you exercise. But question is, how consistent are you at doing these things? Even if you deprive yourself of food, cut down your portions, or change the way you have your meals (e.g. intermittent fasting) but eventually go back to eating whatever you want and whenever you want when you feel unmotivated, the results can be disastrous. It will lead to you gaining more weight as people who suddenly start and stop dieting or exercising tend to eat more than they normally have in the past.

Yo-yo dieting and inconsistent exercising (especially when it involves weight training) will only make you gain more weight in the long run. When you do start a change in your lifestyle, make sure you follow through it. “On-again-off-again” methods are usually unfruitful.          

Staying Up Late Can Make You Fat

Yes, staying up till 2 AM viewing other people’s profiles and news feeds will not do your weight loss plan any good. It may even have the opposite effect on you. Contrary to popular opinion, staying up late does not make you thinner. It’s actually the other way around. Why?

The reason behind this is simple. We tend to compensate for our lack of sleep with food because food fills in the gaps of energy we desperately need to get through the day. Even if we don’t eat or drink anything while we stay up late at night, we’re bound to increase our food intake during daytime – but we’re probably going to do this unknowingly.  If you can help it – like, if your job doesn’t require you to stay up late at night – go to bed early. Don’t disturb your cooking pans anymore. It will not just help you lose weight; it will also benefit many other aspects of your health.    

Beer Has More Calories Than Actual Food

If you like to get it down every Friday and fancy going out with friends to all sorts of parties during the weekends, then dieting may not work for you. Friday nights and parties always have one common denominator: BEER.  Unless you’re a “water only” kind of girl, alcohol will be the pitfalls of your diet plan.

A single bottle of beer, you see, can have calories equal to or more than a full meal! So imagine eating dinner, enjoying dessert, and chugging down a mug of beer in a single night. How much calories do you think have you allowed into your body? Not to mention, hangovers can make you really hungry the morning after! If you don’t want your dieting efforts to go to waste, skip Fridays and start enjoying more weekends at home. Having a good time is not bad, just do it in moderation.

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