What is required to lose weight?
Many experts think you should not try to lose more than two (2) pounds (0.907 kg) per week.
Losing more than two (2) pounds in a week usually means that you are losing water and lean muscle mass instead of losing excess fat.
If you do this, you will have less energy and will probably gain weight again.
To lose weight, you have to eat less calories than your body uses.
Calories are the amount of energy in the food you eat.
Some foods contain more calories than others. Foods with high fat and sugar content also have high calorie content.
Additional calories will be stored in your body as excess fat if you eat more calories than your body uses.
The best way to lose weight and not to win it again is by eating less calories and staying active.
If you reduce 250 calories from your diet each day and do enough exercise to burn 250 calories, this adds up to 500 calories less in one day.
If you do this for seven days, you may lose one (1) pound of fat (0.453 kg) in one week.
The hard task of losing weight is not just about what you eat, but when you eat it.
Far, most slimming plans focused on balancing caloric intake and energy expenditure.
A pound (0.453 kg) of fat equals more or less 3500 calories.
To lose one (1) pound of fat in a week you have to eat 3500 calories less, this equals 500 calories less each day, or you have to “burn” 3500 calories more.
You can burn calories by exercising or just being more active.
Talk to your family doctor before you start any type of exercise program.
Your doctor can help you determine what type of exercise program is right for you.
How often should I eat?
After about a month of eating a normal breakfast and lunch and a light meal, your body will adapt.
Most people can eat three (3) meals a day and one (1) snack each day.
The three (3) meals would be roughly the same size and should have low-fat content.
Try to eat one or two cups of fruits and vegetables, two (2) to three (3) ounces of whole grains, and one (1) to two (2) ounces of meat or meat substitute in most foods.
Take breakfast and don’t skip meals.
While skipping meals can help you lose weight at first, in the long run this fails.
Skipping meals can make you feel very hungry later in the day, which will cause you to eat too much in the next meal.
Some people benefit more if they eat five (5) to six (6) smaller meals during the day, letting two to three hours pass between food and food.
Your first meal of the day may be a cup of yogurt, low-fat or fat-free, and a banana.
Three hours later they could eat a simple salsamentaría sandwich with whole wheat bread and fat free mayonnaise.