Whether you want to slim down for New Year’s Eve, or for the upcoming summer, it doesn’t really matter as long as you have a positive and healthy goal. Being overweight is something that comes with a lot of negatives, and I have a feeling that no person should be experiencing this. Why? Because it is so easy to slim down if you know what you’re doing.
The fitness industry is probably the one with most myths circling around, and this is the exact same reason why people are unable to re-construct their body composition. Lack of knowledge means setting up for failure, especially in the world of fitness, so today we are going to try and inform you about weight loss as much as we possibly can.
What is weight-loss?
Weight-loss is the process of losing bodyweight, pretty simple, right? However, our bodies are not composed of bones and fat only. Losing weight doesn’t always mean losing fat, and that’s not a good thing. If you want to lose weight but keep your body in shape and in the healthy range, you should be striving for fat loss, not weight loss. If you are losing muscle in the process of losing weight, you are doing something wrong, and that’s not healthy at all. Let’s start from the beginning.
How do people lose any kind of weight in the first place? Losing weight is something that can be achieved when a person eats in a caloric deficit. Not sure what that means? Worry not, we’re here to explain.
As you probably know already, every food that you can eat has calories, marked as kcal on the back of the packaging. Your body has something that is called an active metabolism, and depending on multiple factors, such as how old you are, how much you weight and are you a male or a female, your active metabolism will burn a different amount of calories during the day. There are many free online calculators that you can use in order to get an accurate number for this, but let’s say that your active metabolism is about 2200kcal per day.
If you are consuming less than 2200kcal per day, it means that your body is burning more fuel than what you’re getting inside, which also means that you are slowly but surely losing weight. This is called eating in a caloric deficit. How much weight you are going to lose depends on how much of a kcal deficit you’re eating at. However, you should have a healthy limit, so make sure to eat enough food to give your body fuel for the basic functions that it does during the day.
Gaining weight is something that is the complete opposite of eating in a caloric deficit, which means eating at a caloric surplus. That’s what you were probably doing if you are currently a bit overweight, but worry not, you can easily “fix” this. There are a lot of ways that you can get rid of that unnecessary fat that is sabotaging your look or giving you headaches every time you step on the scale at home, so let’s take a look at some of the most effective ones. The next part is what you should fully read if you are currently struggling with obesity.
What are weight loss pills?
Weight-loss pills are dietary supplements that people who struggle with weight-loss use in order to maximize their results. They are usually used when someone needs to drop a few pounds for a shorter time period, but on many other occasions as well.
These pills come in many shapes and sizes, and most of them have a different way of functioning. Depending on which brand and formula you’re going to choose, you can either get a product that directly affects your appetite, suppressing it, or you can get pills that reduce your fat absorption from foods. Both are pretty effective and they can all help you in your weight-loss journey, according to health-info.org
Many brands are trying to perfect their formula by adding all sorts of energy boosters to it, in order for people to feel overall better while using them, instead of being tired due to the lack of food. Although this is a good thing, there are a few things that you need to remember when using dieting pills.
One of these things is the fact that weight-loss pills shouldn’t be replacing your healthy and balanced diet. If you are someone who wants to lose weight, you should still consume tons of healthy foods during the day, and use these pills as a slight “boost” for faster progress. They should never serve as a meal replacement or anything like that.
Also, if you are eating an unhealthy diet, you will not make any progress with these pills. You need to combine all of the pieces from the puzzle in order to start seeing results. Change your diet, start with some light physical activity a few times per week, and utilize these weight-loss supplements if you really want to re-shape your body composition.
Get to know your body better
Some things work for certain people, and some don’t. We all have different bodies and if a certain weight-loss formula is not working for you, you might want to switch things up and try something else. As we all know already, there are people who gain weight a lot easier than others, but there are also people who run a few times per week and they drop more than 20lbs in a month. Everybody is different, so make sure to find what really works for you before attempting any major changes.
Also, it’s always a great idea to speak with your doctor and hear them out on what they have to say about your situation. Maybe they will prescribe weight-loss pills, or maybe they’ll think that you don’t really need them. Either way, it’s worthy to hear what they have to say, so make sure to do that before heading to the local pharmacy.