weight loss

If you took a second to research weight loss online, you’d be presented with hundreds of pages of links, articles, tips, and guides. This is a subject of great interest and intrigue, but there’s so much conflicting information out there. If you feel like weight loss is a conundrum you just can’t seem to solve, hopefully, you’ll find this guide useful. 

Exercise

Exercise is an effective way to change your body and become leaner, but it’s important to realize that you might not lose a huge amount of weight by exercising alone. When you’re working out regularly, and your muscles become more defined and you’re turning fat into muscle, you might actually notice that your weight loss slows slightly. Try not to focus too much on the numbers on the scale if you’re an active person, and go by how your body looks and how your clothes feel instead. You might find that you look trimmer and your jeans feel baggy even though you haven’t dropped a massive amount of weight. If you’re new to exercise, and you want to lose weight, working with a trainer is beneficial, as they will be able to design a bespoke program for you. Exercising can aid weight loss, but it also offers an array of additional benefits for your physical health and mental wellbeing. It’s crucial if you are trying to slim down, to combine exercise with healthy eating. 

Surgery and cosmetic procedures

If you’ve done some research into weight loss, you might have stumbled across articles about weight loss surgery and cosmetic procedures such as liposuction. Any procedure carries risks, and surgery should only be considered as a last resort when other techniques have failed. If you are considering having treatment of this kind, research reputable clinics, find out more about side-effects, risks, and complications and watch liposuction videos online to get an insight into what the procedure entails. It’s essential that you make a decision based on your own thoughts and opinions. You should never feel pressured into having surgery. 

Diet

Often, we gain weight due to the fact that we consume more calories than we need. If you don’t use a diet tracking app or keep a food diary, you might not know how many calories you take in on an average day, and you might be eating too much unwittingly. If you do want to try and lose weight, your diet should be your primary focus. Cutting down portion sizes and making simple food swaps can make all the difference. Start looking at food labels and thinking about how much you eat, and opt for foods that have nutritional value. Healthy eating doesn’t have to be dull, and there are some really tasty low-calorie dishes you can rustle up at home using online recipes and cookery books. The average person needs 2,000 (females) to 2,500 (males) calories per day, but if you have a sedentary lifestyle, you can reduce this number. Use an app to keep track of your intake and monitor nutritional value and try and make healthy choices. Cutting out processed foods and foods that are high in saturated fats is a good place to start. 

If you’re on a mission to lose weight, you may be confused by all the information and advice available online. The truth is that in most cases, making simple changes to your diet and your activity levels can be hugely beneficial. Tailor a healthy eating plan to include nutritious foods you enjoy, do more exercise and try and avoid fad diets. Surgery should only ever be considered as a last resort. 

Purnima Madaan
Purnima is the brain behind #ootdiva and loves to brag about it. She is a personal stylist, a trained make-up artist and a professional content writer. You can follow her on Instagram at @PurnimaMadaan

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10 Comments

  1. This is really very informative article. 30% exercise and 70% diet.

  2. I completely agree with this article ! Weight loss is 80% diet and 20% workout. Thank you for sharing all this information!

  3. This is a very useful article indeed! Weight loss is 80% diet and 20% workout. Thank you for sharing all this information!

  4. Amongst all the ways that you have metioned…I think perfect diet is the best way to control weight…thanks for sharing this one!

  5. Amazing and insightful post. Proper diet is necessary for the healthy lifestyle . Workouts are also best suited for the healthy living.
    Great thoughts.

  6. Your post shares many doable things. Yes losing weight is more of mental preparation than going in for physical change.

  7. A post which z really going to help me in coming days as even I am putting on weight… So explained… Ty for sharing I will definitely suggest my sister to.

  8. All your advice is useful. I feel weight loss can be achieved by being more disciplined with what you intake and how much you intake.

  9. Diet and exercise are the best way to keep the body fit, surgery and cosmetic procedures leave some unwanted effects too. Better to listen to your body, what it requires.

  10. I think proper diet and regular excercise are enough for healthy lifestyle. I dont trust other cosmetic surgery methods

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