If you're serious about losing weight, then read on! Losing weight really comes down to one simply solution. You must consume less calories than you expend (or burn). Now most people don't want to believe this or accept it (despite scientific, cold, hard facts). I believe the reason they won't accept it is because that would require effort and planning. Yet, it really isn't difficult to achieve weight loss, as long as you set reasonable, attainable goals.
If you didn't change your eating at all, but added some additional activity to your weekly schedule, you would lose weight. You don't have to join a gym. You can do something you love like walking, swimming, riding a bike, even bowling to increase your activity level. If your activity level remained unchanged, but you removed some calories here and there, you would still lose weight. You could do this without following some impossible-to-maintain diet. For example, you could very simply skip dessert or even just the salad (and dressing). One great way is to stop eating three hours before bed. If you normally do eat right before bed, this one change alone could help you lose weight, without changing anything else.
Now the absolute, ultimate, best way to lose weight is to combine the two; add some exercise and reduce your calories a bit. This powerful combination with get you to your goal much faster than just doing either alone. And of course, the more you make changes, the faster you will see results, but that's entirely up to you.
Avoid fad diets and pills. If any of these really helped achieve long lasting results, there would only need to be one ever. However, year after year numerous so called "solutions" or "break-throughs" are advertised and sold to people who are desperate for help. At least they are searching for an answer, which is better than taking no step at all.
Hiring an expert will save you time and money. A qualified personal trainer (someone with a high-end certification, such as from the National Academy of Sports Medicine) will custom design a program just for you with not just your goals in mind, but your likes and dislikes, as well. A personal trainer can (and should) make getting in shape fun and exciting, and show you that you don't have to give up everything you like to eat or perform strenuous, boring exercises you hate to reach your goals.
A good personal trainer will offer a free consultation to see if he or she is right for you and to see if you like what they have to offer. So there's no money invested by you unless you like what you hear.
To find a good trainer in your area, try searching the Yellow Pages on the web. Meet with the trainer and ask questions. A qualified trainer won't try to hard sell you into buying his or her services and will enthusiastically answer your questions. Finally, a really good personal trainer will keep you motivated and excited about getting to your goals. You've taken an important step just by reading this article so good for you! Now move to the next step and let your trainer take all the guess work out of weight loss for you and get you on the right track for success!
by Harry J. Petaccio
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