How to Lose Weight? The fundamentals…
Losing weight is no rocket science, its simple math.
Let’s assume that your daily caloric need is 2000 calories (you can find out your actual BMR here). To lose weight you need to consume less calories than your body needs. So, if you consume 2200 calories every day, your body weight will increase and if you consume 1800 calories a day, your body weight should decrease.
Keeping this calculation in mind, let’s see various things that can help you lose weight
1. Eat Less Calories: The most obvious way, but then, if it were that simple why would anyone be overweight? One of the easiest ways to cut calories is to use a Meal Replacement Shake. The ideal time to use it would be at night, having it instead of dinner. It will lower your food cravings, fill your stomach, provide essential nutrients to your body and most importantly, provide a very low calorie diet, which will be most useful in making your weight loss a success.
2. Burn More Calories: Another obvious answer. If you need 2000 calories a day and you consume 2000 calories a day, you are actually not losing weight. But, if, let’s say, you jog for 15 minutes a day, you are using up around 150 calories a day, which means that you are losing weight. The ideal supplements to help in this are Fat Burners. Thermogenic fat burners actually replicate the conditions in your body that lead to fat loss. With Increased heart rate, increased body heat, your body goes into calorie burning state. But please note that Fat Burners only work with a good diet. Here is the math. Let’s assume that your daily caloric need is 2000 calories and you are consuming 2100 calories, but you are on Fat Burners. The Fat Burner will help you burn, let’s say, 100 calories. But since you are consuming 100 calories extra in the first place, the fat burner will be ineffective.
3. Have a better metabolism: Aah! The magic words…. Good metabolism… Healthy Metabolism… “Quick Metabolism”. If only it were possible. The good news is that yes, it is possible. The bad news is that it takes some effort. Metabolism (for our purpose) is simply the rate at which your body converts food to energy. Higher metabolism means that this rate is pretty quick and that you have lots of energy throughout the day and you can process a lot of calories without having to worry about them being stored away in your body. People with low/slow metabolism, tend to feel fatigued all the time because their body’s capacity to convert food into energy has diminished over the years.
a. Have 6-7 small meals per day. Eat lots of veggies and fruits and try to avoid having any carbs 3-4 hours before going to bed.
b. Be active throughout the day. It is essential that you bring your body out of the rut it has been. If you workout in the mornings, an HIIT session in the evening would go a long way in improving your metabolism. Or a 5-15 minutes jog or just some crunches…anything to keep your body active and not let it slump.
c. Use supplements like Apple Cider Vinegar for detoxification and Garcinia Cambogia to help improve and regulate your body’s metabolism. When your body is detoxifies, you tend to feel much more energetic and tend to burn calories much better.
d. Use L-Carnitine & CLA: Both CLA and L Carnitine are excellent supplements that helps reduce fat reserves of the body. They act only on the fat reserves and in doing to metabolize fat storages of the body. Which means that you may feel much more energetic throughout the day, because your fat reserves are being converted into energy.