Despite the fact that statistically
men are less likely to be obese and it is easier for men to lose weight,
there are still men who struggle with
weight loss. When it comes to weight loss, men become impatient and expect faster results.
It is important for men to be conscious of their weight for better health, longevity and quality of life.
In general men need specific reasons for losing weight like a job, a woman, or health reasons. Assess your BMI and find out what an ideal weight is for you and how much you need to lose. Write down your target weight.
It is important to have a clear understanding of how long it will take to lose weight. Also understand that the only way to lose weight is through diet and exercise. This will involve some lifestyle changes in order to keep the lost weight off.
Eating well is imperative to losing weight. While trying to lose weight, keep track of what you are eating, where you are eating, the time of day and your mood. It is important to understand your relationship to food and your food patterns in order to lose weight and to keep that weight off. Food diaries also help you keep track and monitor your change in eating habits.
Because men often become impatient with weight loss, it is important to be realistic about weight loss goals. Understand that you should not lose more than 2 pounds/week. If you are losing more than that, most likely you are losing muscle which in turn will slow down your metabolism and cause you to burn calories more slowly.
Diet and exercise go hand in hand. While you need to eat healthy foods and try to cut out unhealthy and excess snacks, you also need to incorporate exercise. You need to burn more calories than you take in, so increasing your activity is important. Exercise will burn off calories, keep you fit and keep you toned. It also increases your metabolic rate so makes losing weight easier.
Contact Best Fitness in your area for a weight loss plan through nutrition and exercise.