Finding The Right Moment To Lose Weight

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weight-loss-healthy-mealFor most people, the hardest part of weight loss is the whole process of doing it. But in my opinion, the hardest part is deciding to lose weight. Weight loss is just the outcome of a very clever decision to finally live right. For me, that’s a very hard decision to confront and eventually take on.

Three people found the right moment to make a clever decision to lose weight. They share their amazing but emotional journey to weight loss.

Richard: Fit To Become A Dad

Richard was severely overweight. Often bullied and hit on because of his weight, he comforted himself with eating. He had already been a chubby kid. With his excessive eating habits, he ballooned to a weight that couldn’t even be registered on a weighing scale.

Looking back, he binged a lot to hide the pain of being overweight. He just couldn’t stop this particular way of eating. Everyday, he would wake up to a pound of bacon (2500 Cal), four to six biscuits (1164 Cal), and a dozen of eggs (1299 Cal). This was his typical breakfast meal. A meal that totaled to 4963 Cal. Adding on a snack of four cheeseburgers (1760 Cal) that he would take on before lunch time. All in all, Richard was packing in about 6723 Cal just halfway through the day. He eventually ended up morbidly obese weighing in at 426 lbs.

He found the right moment to make that clever decision when his doctor told him that he wouldn’t live to see his 30th birthday and he wouldn’t be able to have kids. After a terrifying moment of truth, he made a decision to change his life.

Richard changed his life by taking on an exercise routine. He eventually cut down on his large food potions. Eighteen months after, he dropped 242 lbs. Finally fit, Richard became a dad.

Ashley: Overcoming Medical Issues

Ashley had a lot of serious medical issues. Her 288-pound body frame gave way to various health issues. Often tired and depressed, she had liver disease, high blood pressure, and chronic migraines. Then one day, her husband took her for a walk. This was her first walk and it was very painful. Her body ached and she cried while walking. But after that painful walk, she found the right moment to make a change.

She accelerated her walking to running and found healthier food options online. She made small changes that eventually led to some amazing developments in her life. She dropped 137 lbs. She now boasts that her son can actually wrap his arms around her body. Ashley feels wonderful and has overcome her health issues.

Leah: Overcoming Emotional Eating

Leah gained a lot of weight after giving birth. As an emotional eater, it didn’t take her too long to pack on the pounds. Then her husband made her realize that she had to make a change. He husband knew that Leah was just not happy with herself. This was her moment of truth.

Leah started to focus on portion control. Then she got into running. Her husband supported her through and through. Until one day, her husband was killed in an accident. Such a difficult moment in her life could have made her go back to being an emotional eater. But she didn’t. She held on to the right moment and followed through.

The process of weight loss varies. What works for you, may not work for some. But there is one common denominator and that’s finding that right moment to finally lose weight.

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Exercise: A Great Weight Loss Solution

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exercise-to-lose-weightThere is no way weight loss can be accomplished without exercise, unless you want to starve yourself. Nowadays, it’s just not about looking thin.  Everybody wants to look lean and fit. Weight loss is all about looking and feeling good.

That explains why more and more people get into some kind of exercise routine to start off a healthy weight loss program. Controlled food intake is always partnered with a safe but exhilarating exercise routine.

While some are lucky enough to have a personal trainer to monitor a focused fitness program, some have to resort to a more affordable exercise routine. The most common of which are jogging, walking, and swimming. More and more people are realizing the benefits of these invigorating physical exercises.

Jogging To Good Health

Everything about jogging is good for the health. Needless to say, it’s a great weight loss strategy as well. Below are the benefits of jogging:

  • A good night sleep
  • Stronger leg muscles
  • Lowers the risk of hypertension
  • Controls and prevents diabetes
  • Reduces the risk of getting a heart attack
  • Relieves stress
  • Stronger bones
  • Improves respiratory system and blood circulation
  • Improves the digestive system
  • A younger you

Walk To Melt The Pounds Away

Walking is also one of the most affordable ways to exercise. It’s not as strenuous and everybody can do it. Regular brisk walking has been proven to be one of the safest ways to lose weight. Below are the benefits of walking:

  • Reduces the risks of heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers because it strengthens the function of the heart, lungs, and blood circulation
  • Reduces the risk of osteoporosis because it improves the overall condition of muscles, joints, and bones
  • Manages weight and lowers blood pressure
  • Enhances the immune system and boosts good cholesterol
  • A happier, healthier, and more relaxed you

Swimming For A Refreshing And Lasting Weight Loss

Another form of physical exercise that is good for the overall health is swimming. The best thing about swimming is that it targets the toning and strengthening of the whole body. The whole body gets a great workout. Below are the benefits of swimming:

  • Relaxes and de-stresses the mind
  • Improves muscle mass and flexibility
  • Enhances cardiovascular health
  • Rejuvenates circulation
  • Provides a low-impact workout
  • Melts the body fat effectively
  • A more confident and slimmer you

Swimming is, no doubt, a fun and refreshing way to lose weight. The chances of keeping the weight off with swimming is also a lot higher.

There are definitely a lot of ways to lose weight. Some ways can be quite pricey and complicated. But there’s really no need to spend a lot and go through all the trouble of finding the right weight loss solution when there are effective and affordable solutions within reach.

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Lose Weight Around The Tummy Area

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It’s hard enough to lose weight. But it’s even harder to lose weight around problem areas. The most common problem area is the tummy part. Both men and women easily store fat in the tummy area. That’s the reason why more and more folks want to know how to lose the weight around the tummy area.

Shifting To A Healthier Lifestyle

There isn’t anybody in the world that does not want a flat tummy. But unfortunately, it’s not that easy to achieve. Getting rid of the belly fat is just not that easy for most folks.

Seriously getting rid of the fat around the tummy area means shifting to a healthier lifestyle. Fitness enthusiast, Schola Dondo recommends taking measurements and progress photos once every month.

“So what I actually recommend before you start in your … belly adventure is to take measurements and take progress pictures because often what you see in the mirror does not help you out enough.”

This makes a lot of sense. Looking into the mirror everyday will not show any progress. It’s best to measure the belly and let the numbers show the difference or the changes.

“So take measurements and progress pictures at least … once a month just so you can compare them each month and see how you’re doing.”

Get That Flat Tummy Now

So how possible is it to have a flat tummy? It’s very possible to achieve a flat tummy as long as there’s determination to get rid of all the starchy carbs in the diet.

“First of all, you’re gonna want to get rid of any starchy carbs … so any carbs that are white like white bread, white rice, pasta, stuff like that … get rid of that because that will really hinder you in getting that nice, flat belly.”

Instead of eating white starchy carbs, it’s best to eat foods that are high in fiber. Vegetables and fruits are definitely healthier alternatives.

“Just eat loads of fibrous foods that will help you flush out your system and get that going …”

This can prevent the heavy feeling of bloating. It’s also recommended to drink lots and lots of water.

“ You just really want to flush out that digestive system.”

Avoid eating heavy meals during the day. Instead, it’s better to snack throughout the day. The best snacks are fruits, nuts, and hummus

“… snacking is good for just keeping your metabolism up and just keeping your body constantly moving and digesting something …”

Snacking throughout the day is one of the most recommended ways to lose weight. Several diet delivery services integrate this concept into their weight loss system as well.

Mix It Up With Exercise

While eating healthier foods can help flatten the tummy, exercise can also do the trick. Hence, it’s best to combine these two. Cardio exercises are highly recommended. That’s pretty much the formula to achieving a flat tummy.

It really takes a lot to lose the excess weight around the tummy area. Giving up the starchy carbs is not going to be easy. But with determination, it is possible to finally shed off the weight around the tummy area.

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