One Easy Way to Lose Weight and Keep It Off
If you look at the covers of tabloid magazines, watch any day-time television, or even notice those Internet ads telling you could lose weight with “one weird trick”, there seems to be a new answer to that question every week. Yet millions of Americans and people worldwide still struggle to lose weight and keep off those pounds for good.
There are hundreds if not thousands of diet plans that claim will melt the fat off you easily and in very little time. With all these diet and exercise choices, it can be difficult to find the most effective way for you and your lifestyle. So how do you really lose weight easily, and more importantly: keep it off.
The answer is rather simple, burn off more calories than you consume. Yet if it was so simple, then why is the number of overweight people rising?
It seems to be the majority of the overweight population don’t know how many calories their bodies need a day, nor the number of calories they are actually consuming. Thankfully, there is an easy and inexpensive way to lose weight.
Thanks to the Internet and smartphones, there are dozens of apps to help you lose weight and keep it off once you reach your goal. Many of these are calorie counters providing a vast library of foods ranging from fast food chains to homemade meals.
If you’re wondering the amount of calories you should be eating, these apps and many online calculators help you figure out the number of calories you need to lose weight. Most of these help you calculate the calories needed in order to lose about one to two pounds a week.
Although this sounds easy enough, many adults find it difficult to control their portion sizes. They log the food that they eat faithfully enough, yet are shocked and disappointed when the scale registers no change, or even worse, a higher weight.
This can usually be attributed to the fact that they are not logging in their caloric intake correctly. A lot of times these individuals don’t bother entering foods they deem “safe” like fruits or vegetables, or won’t log in small amounts of food, like a bite out of their spouses’ dessert.
However, these small portions here and there can add up quick during the day and you may even be consuming hundreds of more calories than you logged.
Out of thousands of diets out there, the most important thing is to eat less than what you burn throughout the day. Stick to a 500 calorie deficit a day and slowly but surely the weight will come off.
And if you’re wondering how to maintain your goal weight once you reach it, these calorie counters also show you how many calories you need to stay at that weight. Losing weight can be easy, but it takes dedication and patience.