The Secrets to Weight Loss Success
Do you want to uncover the blueprint for permanent weight loss?
It’s no secret: losing weight can be a tough challenge. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Losing weight is actually one of the most achievable feats that you can accomplish in this lifetime.
And no, you don’t have to spend a lot of cash to achieve your dream body.
Weight loss success depends on many factors, including your attitude towards the process. It took me years to discover the cornerstones of genuine and permanent weight loss.
Today, I’m going to share with you some awesome secrets that will allow you to lose those extra pounds for good.
If you have tried for so long to see the numbers on your bathroom scale change, then today might be the day that you will finally understand what you need to do to start melting extra fat away.
Secret # 1: There’s a Target Time for Exercise
There is no shortage of advice regarding the amount of time you should spend exercising every week. A single visit to any fitness or bodybuilding forum will yield a confusing mix of recommendations from 10 minutes a day to 120 minutes per day, 7 days a week.
So how long should you work out to lose weight?
The answer according to medical studies is at least 150 minutes every week.
But there’s a catch: if you limit yourself to just one type of exercise or physical activity, the weight loss will come more slowly or in some cases, it won’t come at all.
In order to torch fat more quickly, you would need to include the following in your daily fitness routine: cardiorespiratory exercises (like walking and running), resistance training (such as lifting weights) and additional physical activities (like playing sports).
Secret # 2: The Body Adapts to Exercise
Why do we experience weight loss plateaus?
Many people complain of a sudden slowdown in their weight loss after a few months even if they are working out regularly. This happens because the human body adapts to regular physical activities.
The human body is an expert in maintaining equilibrium and one of the ways to maintain equilibrium or balance is by slowing down the weight loss. Adaptation to exercise is one of our natural survival abilities.
How can you beat the body’s adaptation ability?
The answer is simple: keep things exciting! If you are starting to get bored with your current exercises then your body gets bored, too.
Your body slows down the weight loss because you are already approaching your state of equilibrium. Your body doesn’t feel challenged anymore and the weight loss process is halted to conserve your current body weight.
If you want to lose more pounds, then you have to start doing things differently.
Here are some tips to shake your routines up:
- ADD more exercises to surprise your muscles and keep yourself challenged whenever you exercise.
- INCREASE the frequency of your sets and repetitions to get yourself out of your current comfort zone.
- CHANGE the way you perform your exercises. For example, if you used to perform regular front planks on the floor, try adding a Swiss ball for added instability. Consult with your fitness trainer to find out more!
- RELAX more, if you need to. Sometimes we become so focused on losing weight that we forget that our bodies need rest to function properly. If you are physically and mentally stressed from exercising too much then you need to take a step back and reevaluate your fitness regimen.
Ideally, you should have at least one complete rest day every week. Do not exercise more than 2 hours every day, unless you are under the close supervision of a medical professional or a certified physical trainer.
When should you stop exercising?
You should stop exercising immediately if you feel dizzy, nauseated or if you feel that your heart is beating out of rhythm.
Individuals who have been diagnosed with medical conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure should first consult with their doctors before starting any exercises at home or at the gym. You should never second-guess your doctor or you might end up in the hospital!
Secret # 3: Your Happiness Matters
You are the most important person in your weight loss journey.
If you are unhappy with how things are going and you don’t feel any satisfaction with what you are doing, then you should try to find an alternative weight loss system instead.
There are countless ways to exercise and reduce your daily calorie intake… Don’t think for a moment that there is only one way of losing weight!
I’ll see you again on the next post. Stay happy & stay positive!