The Secrets to Weight Loss Success

The Secrets to Weight Loss Success

The secrets to weight loss success, this is part 2 in our twenty-part series designed to help you better understand Serious Weight Loss For Women.

Part 1: Mind Body Wellness
Part 2: You are here – Secrets to Weight Loss Success

Who else wants a proven blueprint for permanent weight loss?

Secrets to Weight Loss SuccessIf you’ve ever tried losing weight and keeping it off for good, you know how difficult it can be. But “difficult” doesn’t mean it’s impossible. If it was that easy, we’d likely all look our beach-body best and there wouldn’t be the billion-dollar weight loss industry we have today. But the truth is – losing weight and looking and feeling your best is attainable. In fact, losing weight could be one of the more achievable accomplishments of your life. You simply need to know and apply the secrets to weight loss success.

The good news is that you don’t have to spend tons of cash to achieve the lean body of your dreams.

How effective you are at weight loss (and other goals in general) depends on many different factors. But it can take some time and at the very foundation of it all is your attitude towards the process. It can take years to separate what works and what doesn’t in terms of creating real and permanent weight loss.

In this article, I’m going to reveal some of the most effective and transformative “secrets” that will help you to melt off extra body fat like magic – and keep it off for good.

If you’re anything like me, you’ve labored for years trying this new diet and that, hoping and praying to see as notable difference the next time you step on the bathroom scale. But once you understand the keys to real change, things begin to click and those extra pounds fall away forever. You’ve about to have an “aha” moment about getting back the body you desire.

Secret # 1: There’s a Target Time for Exercise

Get moving. You’ve undoubtedly heard that before from all corners. Movement and exercise is important and there is no shortage of opinion how much time you should spend every week getting exercise. The problem is that every fitness or bodybuilding forum recommendations different amounts of exercise – so it can be quite confusing. Recommended times for daily exercise vary from 10 minutes all the way up to 2 hours – 7 days a week.

So what is the optimal time for you to work out in order to lose weight?

The good news is that’s probably less than you’re thinking. No you don’t have to spend hours every day at the gym. In fact, according to medical studies, spending at least 150 minutes every week will help you to shed those extra unwanted pounds. That’s just 2.5 hours per week – or half an hour a day – 5 days a week.

But diversity of exercise is the key. If you stick to just one type of exercise or physical activity, weight loss is a much slower and more gradual progress. That means any weight loss will come slowly. So it’s harder to notice. In some cases, those pesky pounds will simply remain and you won’t lose the weight you want.

To burn off fat more quickly, it’s a good idea to include cardio exercises (like walking, jogging and running) and resistance training (for example, lifting weights).  It’s also helpful to stay engaged with additional physical activities, like playing sports on a regular basis.

Secret # 2: The Body Adapts to Exercise

Plateaus happen. Here’s why.

When you start losing weight, you often see results fairly fast. But then they taper off and you see a sudden slowdown in weight loss. This can happen even though you may have been working out faithfully. What happens is the body makes adjustments. It adapts to your regular physical activities and your weight loss plateaus.

The human body is complex. One of the things it does very well is maintain equilibrium. You begin to lose weight and the body takes notice. It then strives to regain this balance or equilibrium by slowing down the action of weight loss. It adapts to this routine exercise as a survival mechanism.

How can you overcome the body’s natural response and its adaptation ability?

Well, the short answer is to switch things up. Change your exercises up to keep them fresh and engage different muscles. When you begin to grow tired of your with your exercise regiment – so too does your body.

Weight loss slows as you more readily reach your state of equilibrium. The same exercises are no longer a challenge to the body – so the weight loss process more or less grinds to a halt. The body does this to conserve and protect your current body weight.

To shed more of those extra pounds shed more of those extra pounds, you need to switch things up an exercise differently. This is one of the biggest secrets to weight loss success.

Here are a few tips to break up your exercise routine:

  1. Change your workout. ADD exercises to challenge your body and exercise different muscles.
  2. Ramp up the frequency of your sets by exercising more regularly. Boost the number of repetitions to break free of the comfort zone you’ve fallen into.
  3. MIX UP the way you exercise. If you perform regular front planks on the floor, add a Swiss ball to the mix to create some instability. Fitness trainers at the gym can be helpful here.
  4. CHILL OUT. Relaxing is a key component. It’s easy to become so wrapped up in losing weight that you forget that your body needs plenty of rest to function effectively.

Have at least one day of complete rest every week. As a general rule – never exercise for more than 2 hours a day. The only possible exception is when you are under the close supervision of a medical professional or a certified physical trainer.

Pay attention to your body.

Stop whatever you’re doing immediately if you feel dizzy, or nauseous. Should you feel that your heart is beating out of rhythm – stop and seek medical attention.

It’s a good idea to consult your doctor before starting a new exercise program. This is particularly important for anyone who has been diagnosed with a medical condition like diabetes or high blood pressure. Second-guessing the opinion of your doctor can be detrimental to your health and wellbeing.

Secret # 3: Your Happiness Matters

You’ve got to take care of you. If you don’t – who will? Take total responsibility. Remember – you are the only person who can get you to the weight and body of your dreams.

Monitor your feelings. If you find yourself unhappy or unsatisfied with your progress, then maybe you should consider an alternative weight loss system instead. One size does not fit all.

Proper exercise and healthy eating are the two big secrets to weight loss success. You can exercise in many different ways, just as there are multiple ways to lower your daily caloric intake. There are lots of ways to lose weight. You just need to find a system that works for you.

I’ll see you again on the next post. Stay happy & stay positive!

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