Many people believe that they know how to lose weight but they are still overweight. This means that they either try to lose weight using methods that do not work or they are not trying hard enough and they fail. The essentials steps of a healthy weight loss are simple, and this is what we outline below.
To be able to lose weight you need to have a plan. Weight loss is a big project and to handle it successfully you need to lay out a detail plan with clear milestones until you meet your targets. In the plan you should clearly state how much weight you want to lose and when you should lose it.
You need to make sure that the targets you set are realistic and not too optimistic. A healthy amount of pounds to lose per week is 2, anything above that is not recommended. It is better to lay out a long term weight loss plan and lose weight slowly and gradually. Fast weight loss needs a special way and experience and it is not recommended for beginners. You can get a good idea on how to lose weight in 2 weeks by reading the post.
Next step is to make a thorough analysis of your current eating and exercise habits. You need this information so as to create your action plan. First make a list of what you eat and drink in a typical day. Keep this info for about 2 weeks and then create your final list of items. Next to each item write the number of calories and calculate your daily average calorie intake. Create another list and try to record the amount of exercise and physical activity you do per day and use any of the free tools to calculate approximately how much calories you burn daily through exercise and activity.
Now that you have all the information you need it is time to create you weight loss action plan. Depending on how many pounds you want to lose you can make the necessary calorie savings in your diet and burn more calories through exercise. When doing so you should have in mind that a healthy diet should not be less than 2000 calories (daily) and that to lose one pound you need to burn 3500 more than you consume.
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