Every year there are millions of people who make good intentioned New Year’s resolutions in order to lose weight, keep the pounds off, and look their best. Even though their intentions are good, sometimes the methods are not. If you really want to learn how to lose weight fast, it’s important to keep focused on the basics. In this article, we’ll give you both the basics that will help you to be victorious over fat, but also how to stay in shape for a long time to come.
As you will see, it isn’t as hard as you may think. Weight loss is only going to take you a few steps if you know what you are doing.
Step #1: Calculate how many calories you really need
Most people mess up by eating too much food. As simple as it may sound, your body expends a certain amount of energy throughout the day (with or without exercise). This is called your basal metabolic rate (BMR). With this, you are going to have a far better understanding of how much food you can eat and how much you should NOT. The things you don’t eat are probably the most important part, just so you know!
After you have your BMR, it is time for you to create a meal plan that fits around this. Ideally you have a balanced amount of protein, carbohydrates, and fats, but sometimes there are diets that can help people in different ways. For example, some people like fasting or a ketogenic style diet in order to lose weight, but that doesn’t mean eating carbs will prevent that from happening.
Step #2: Don’t eat over your daily caloric intake needs
The ironic thing about most people is that they calculate how many calories they need and their daily rate, but they end up eating too much anyway. The second step (and arguably the more important one) is to simply not eat more than you are supposed to!
You can do this through a few different methods. First of all, you can make sure that you are eating foods that have a lot of fiber (like broccoli and brussels sprouts). These are foods that will fill you up, but at the same time provide plenty of nutrition without so many calories. Honestly, most of these foods just have a lot of water in them!
Step #3: Exercise sparingly
You don’t need to spend forever in the gym. Just get a workout in (sometimes even walking counts) and you’ll be good to go!