Easy Weight Loss Tips For Beginners Part 1

| May 20, 2018

Easy Weight Loss Tips For Beginners

 

Over the years, the rising obesity rates in the western world have become a major cause for concern. The whole world is gradually become more obese than ever. This is especially true in the US. According to new global analysis, no country has been able to succeed in curbing obesity rates in the last 4 decades.

This current obesity epidemic has been put down to a lot of things but mainly stems as a result of modernization. Years ago people needed to live far more active lives to get things done. In today’s modern world just about everything can be automated or delivered to your door. Also, another major factor has been the invention of processed foods.

It has now come to the point where obesity is considered a disease and requires medical attention and intervention. This problem is fast spreading all round the world posing health threats everywhere. Anybody who is overweight is at risk of serious health complications. One major risk is that of heart disease, which usually ends up in a heart attack. Other health risks you are exposed to are having a stroke, cancer, liver problems, type 2 diabetes and difficulty in breathing – among others.

The dangers of being overweight go beyond just affecting our health but even our daily lives. It also affects your flexibility in getting things done. It makes you feel sluggish and lazy. The speed at which you get things done is now decreased.

Being overweight can also prevent you from having a proper sleep and rest, thereby once again hampering your approach in your daily activities. But hey, it’s not all doom and gloom! In fact, there are some super simple secrets that will have you losing unwanted fat and get you to peak health in no time at all.

Here are some broad guidelines to take on board as we start this journey towards improved health:

  1. Get involved in a weight loss program that you will discover next and stay on it.
  1. Consistency is what does the job.
  1. Get yourself engaged in exercise that will help burn those calories and don’t be discouraged if it takes a little time.
  1. Just remain active and eat right. Losing a few pounds at a time is just ideal and makes the difference.

 

Now that we understand where we are and the current state that most of the world are in, it’s time to begin the journey that will ultimately change your life…are you ready? Let’s get started.

 Nutrition Basics

Have you ever heard the saying “you are what you eat?” In some sense, this is true, because if you eat unhealthy foods you are more likely to be an unhealthy person. The foods we ingest are extremely important to our ability to grow, maintain function, and prevent illness. Therefore, if you value your health, you should learn as much about healthy eating as possible.

Healthy eating is important from the day we are born. As a child, we grow quite rapidly and this is due in part to the foods we eat.

Foods all contain nutrients that provide us not only with fuel to live our daily lives, but also with the very substances that build our bones, muscles, and organ tissues. Not getting enough of one nutrient or another can cause a variety of problems, including stunting our growth.

For mothers who are nursing, nutrition is important because breast milk contains the nutrients a child needs to grow and develop properly. As we grow so does our need for more substantial solid foods, however our bodies need for proper nutrition never changes. Cells continuously break down and rebuild, so healthy eating for growth continues to be important right up until the day we die.

Maintaining bodily functions is also important but without healthy eating in our daily lives, the energy we use to think, walk, talk, breathe, and perform any other action will suffer. The energy it takes our body to do these things comes from fat reserves in the body from our daily food intake. If you don’t eat healthy foods, you will find that you are storing more fat that necessary or that you aren’t getting enough and you feel sluggish or weak.

 

Along with energy-providing nutrients, like fats and carbohydrates, we also need the right nutrients to allow our organs to do their jobs. Hormones and other substances in the body make sure that everything is working properly. If you don’t eat the right nutrients, your body cannot produce these hormones and, as a result, cannot function properly.

Lastly, healthy eating is very important in order to prevent illness. When we don’t get the right nutrients, our bodies natural defense system against diseases weakens, and this can allow viruses and bacteria to attack the body and make us ill.

A good thing to do is to visualize your body like a well-trained army, if the army doesn’t have enough to eat, it will not do well in battle. Without healthy meals and plenty of water, our bodies simply could not operate optimally on a day-to-day basis. Understanding the different types of healthy food groups our bodies need on a day to day basis is vital and we should begin learning this as children. However it’s still not too late. If your eating habits aren’t what they should be, definitely consider changing your diet and look for a solid plan which accommodates all your macronutrient needs.

And in the next post we shall take a look at the macronutrients in your diet…

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I’m just an average guy who spent 15 years in the Armed Services, and when about to leave thought “Hmmm, what the heck am I going to do now?!?” Being an ex-serviceman I have always had a passion for health and fitness and wanted to help others reach their goals. I have 4 wonderful daughters (hence my lack of hair) and they are my reason “why” I do this. I wanted to have lots of energy to make the most of my family time, especially when the kids are young and making you run around like a lunatic!!! I've managed to keep myself in good shape all my life and it is never too late to start. But you have got to believe in yourself, a LOT!!!! And that’s where I come in. I can help you overcome your doubts and show you how to look after yourself physically and mentally so you can have the physical energy to be able to enjoy all the free time with your friends and family. I guess that about wraps it up; I hope the site helps you in some small way in your health and fitness and personal development journey.

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