The Mysteries of a Successful Weight Loss

Have you ever wondered what the mysteries of quick weight loss are? What are those magical things that people need to do in order to lose weight fast. Is there such a thing and if there is why is it still a mystery? The truth is that there are no mysteries in weight loss. Weight loss needs a lot of hard work but because most people are looking for magic ways to lose weight without making the necessary effort a mystery has grown about this. Weight loss is in fact very easy. It is based on one very simple principle: burn more calories than you eat. The negative result when accumulated above 3500 calories will make you slimmer by one pound. The so called drastic measures (weight loss pills, magical home exercise equipments) do not produce any results. They are just marketing tricks that aim to satisfy a hungry crowd. A crowd that competently wants to lose weight with no effort at all. The proper way to approach weight loss is by making gradual changes to your diet and physical activity levels. If you do this gradually and steadily then you will be able to lose those extra pounds. Yes, it will take more time but you can be sure that at the end you will see results.

Basic rules for weight loss

1. You should find out your basic metabolic rate. This is the energy your body needs for proper functioning. This means that the value that the BMR shows is the minimum required calories you need to consume daily. You should not go under this number because gradually you will create problems to the proper functioning of your body.

2. Once you know the minimum calories you need, the next step is to calculate on average how much calories you burn through exercise and physical activity. To do that you can use various tools that help you find out how much calories you burn through exercise. To have a more accurate figure you need to analyze your daily activities and list how much time you spend on sitting, how much steps on walking etc. It is a tedious task but its good to know where you stand so that you can calculate how much to increase your physical activity levels.

3. You should also do the same thing with the amount of calories you consume. Write down everything you eat and drink during a typical day and find out the number of calories for each item. The total of all the items is the amount of calories you eat per day.

You are now ready to make the final calculation. Add the total from point 1 and point 2 and subtract the amount from point 3. If the number is positive this means that you are on the right track, if the number is negative then this means that you are essentially gaining weight and not losing. Your aim should be to create a positive result of about 400 calories per day. If you manage to do that then every 10 days you will lose 1 pound which is a healthy amount of weight to loose.

Its up to you to unveil the mystery of weight loss. Stop looking for answers on how to lose weight for 2 weeks and start planning your long term weight loss plan. As said above this may take more time than 2 weeks but you will be sure that it will keep the weight off.

Once you manage to achieve your goals you will know how to lose weight and you will be wise enough to guide other people to lose weight as well. Stay away from magic tricks and the magic for losing weight will hold true.

Source by Menelaos Christophi