If you feel like you’re endlessly fighting the battle of the bulge and struggled with weight your whole life, you’re not alone, nor are you destined to remain overweight. You can start to lose weight and see success when you use the help of an expert, such as a personal trainer. Losing weight means making changes in your lifestyle that will give you permanent results.
Start exercising regularly.
Regularly scheduled exercise not only makes you healthier, but also helps you lose weight. When you add regular exercise to your life, you’ll start to see the pounds just melt away. Exercise has so many benefits, such as improving your heart health, decreasing your potential for serious conditions, lowering your blood pressure and controlling your sugar levels, weight loss almost seems like a huge bonus. Controlling your weight is just as important for your overall health, since obesity has become the number one leading cause of preventable death.
Not all exercises are alike when it comes to losing weight.
Exercise, no matter what type it is, benefits you. So, if you’re doing any kind of exercise, don’t quit it just because you aren’t sure it’s the best one for losing weight. However, some exercises are calorie burners while you do them, but also continue to burn calories for a period even after you’ve stopped. It’s those types of exercises you want to incorporate in your workout. Some exercises or ways of exercising burn more calories in a shorter period of time, which also cuts your workout time if you have a busy schedule.
Eating a healthy diet isn’t dieting.
Dieting does not work! Eating healthy does and there’s a big difference. When you diet, you eat specific foods, which often leaves you feeling hungry and deprived. The diet always ends, then you go back to the way you ate before you started and guess what! You gain the weight right back again and sometimes more, particularly if it was a starvation diet that lowers your metabolism. Eating healthy doesn’t leave you feeling hungry. You also won’t feel deprived. It means making wiser choices when it comes to food, which may be minor changes, such as substituting brown rice for white or changing the way you cook foods, such as baking instead of frying foods.
Combining a healthy diet with regular exercise puts a double whammy on fat that can knock it out and off your body quickly.
Regular exercise helps you sleep better at night, which can help prevent cravings for foods that add weight and keep you active throughout the day.
A personal trainer creates a program designed just for you. He or she assesses your level of fitness and learns about your needs and goals before designing the plan, so it will get you to your goal faster.
Some personal trainers offer a guarantee of success. If you’ve failed before, you can’t go wrong when you workout with a trainer offering a guarantee, either you’re successful or it costs you nothing.