If you are ready to make a change and lose, not just weight but the actual body fat thatís weighing you down, making you feel sluggish, and killing your self-esteem, then itís time you applied the basics.
If youíre like most people, youíve probably tried every diet program available. Youíre in for a pleasant surprise when you discover you can do a few simple things to spark fat loss.
Sound incredible? Hereís what Iím talking aboutÖ
Donít just ďeat right,Ē eat healthy
Mainstreamís way to weight loss is cutting calories and fat, and now even cutting carbs. As many dieters venture on low calories, fat, and carbs they find themselves lacking energy and not really losing any noticeable body fat.
When you aim to lose body fat you need to not just eat right, but you need to eat healthy. Fat loss occurs when you feed the body what it needs, but that food choice needs to be of quality.
A breakfast burrito for breakfast, a Lean Cuisine for lunch, and a Healthy Choice meal for dinner will not pave the path to permanent fat loss.
Todayís fast-paced lifestyle has people grabbing for fast and easy meals. However, a healthy eating plan should entail food items that are natural and even organic. You canít just eat right by eating ďhealthyĒ boxed foods. You have to go back to the basics and feed your body the nutrients that promote fat loss. A simple key point to remember is, when it comes to the quality of food, if it wasnít available 50 years ago, you shouldnít eat it now.
While eating foods provided by Mother Nature will help in shedding body fat, the downside to our natural food supply is that itís depleted of nutrients, and more people are eating more processed meals.
Today, we are eating more and receiving fewer nutrients. Often times, when someone has a difficult time shedding excess body fat it can be related to a nutrient deficiency.
Supplementing with vitamins and minerals can help you get the edge on controlling and managing your weight by strengthening and defending your organs from toxins and free radicals and converting food to energy.
Letís get physical
These days we live a convenient lifestyle. Everything is at arms reach, from the remote control to the almighty cell phone that most people canít live without. Most families have at least 2 vehicles, if not more. We have become less dependent on physical forms of moving from point A to point B.
To put it plain and simple, we have become a nation thatís fat and lazy; period. No one is out moving like they need to. If you want to lose weight and be healthy you have to move around and get active.
Walking is the most basic form of physical activity and nearly anyone can do it, but very few people are engaging in this easy form of exercise. Walking stimulates the digestive system, sparks the metabolism, and aids in weight loss.
If you are not walking for weight loss, you are doing yourself and your body a great injustice.
Take the one-month weight loss challenge
If you have had trouble losing weight in the past, then I urge you to take these 3 simple steps and apply them every day for one month.
If you, for one month, eat whole and natural foods (nothing processed), add vitamins, minerals, and enzymes to your diet, and walk for one hour every day, you will lose weight.
Try it and see.
About The Author
Karen Sessions has been in the fitness industry since 1988 and is a certified personal fitness instructor and specialist in performance nutrition. She is a nationally qualified natural female bodybuilder, holding numerous titles in the southern states including two overalls.
Karen has written six e-books on fitness. She also writes articles for several fitness websites, and distributes two monthly newsletters regarding weight loss and female bodybuilding.