Three Sensible Steps to Weight Loss.
(BlackFitness101.com) In our society we are constantly inundated with information on how to lose weight. Each day it seems we are introduced to a new diet or craze or pill that’s aimed at taking the pounds off.
How do we needle through this madness and find a sensible, non-invasive path to weight-loss? By keeping it simple. Most enjoyment in life is attained by doing the simple things. Before you begin to try to lose weight, check with your physician on the best options for you.
In the meantime, here are three sensible approaches that can lead to sustainable weight-loss and get you on the path to your best body and best life!
Eat a Well-Balanced Meal Everyday
The first step to losing weight is to change your relationship with food. That requires you to move from a convenience-based ‘live to eat’ mind-set to an empowering ‘eat to live’ mentality. That’s very difficult in our culture. It helps to start easy. Aim for at least one well-balanced meal per day, regardless of what you’ve eaten otherwise.
A well-balanced meal is comprised of a protein, good carb and a healthy fat. Try your best to stay away from sugar-rich products, soda and processed foods. If you are prone to eating fast or processed food often, I’d suggest doing a detox at least once a month.
Sweat Once a Day
Two words may determine the quality of your day – and therefore your life – in a very emphatic way: activity level. People are simply not moving enough. Often we are tied to a desk or cubicle for eight hours a day and then we go home and resume the inactivity via the sofa.
Twenty to thirty minutes a day is what’s recommended. That’s just to get your quality of life up to the wellness line. If you really want a quality experience of living each and every day, more activity is recommended. Make it a point to sweat at least once a day, whether it’s from walking the stairs after lunch, doing a power walk during the evening or just a high-intensity workout at the gym before or after work.
Losing weight and getting fit is not just a physical undertaking. It’s spiritual and mental as well. Journaling brings all three of those dimensions together. Studies quite conclusively demonstrate that people who journal daily – whether it’s food entries, activity level or just one’s feelings – tend to lose more weight on average than those who do not. Most agree this phenomenon is due mostly to the accountability factor which most people lack when unable to work with a fitness professional.
Eating a well-balanced meal, sweating once a day and journaling are three sensible ways to effective and enduring weight-loss.
Staff Writer; W. Eric Croomes
This talented brother is a holistic lifestyle exercise expert and founder and executive coach of Infinite Strategies LLC, a multi-level coaching firm that develops and executes strategies for fitness training, youth achievement and lifestyle management. Eric is an author, fitness professional, holistic life coach and motivational speaker.
In October 2015, Eric released Life’s A Gym: Seven Fitness Principles to Get the Best of Both, which shows readers how to use exercise to attract a feeling of wellness, success and freedom (Infinite Strategies Coaching LLC, 2015) – http://www.infinitefitnesscoaching.com.