Wednesday, 12 December 2012

You Don't Have Time To Lose Weight?

By Russ Howe

In today's society it's very common to hear people talking about how they feel they don't know how to lose weight or simply haven't got time to fit it into their schedule. In fact, a recent poll revealed that a shocking 87% of people in Britain feel they don't have time to lead a healthier lifestyle. Today's post will give you the simple rules to help you get great results without it dominating your day.

Usually the reason we fall into this negative mindset comes down to simple little things which turn out to be nonsense. For instance, we all know one friend who seems to live at the gym and that can lead us to believe we would need to do that if we wanted to get some results. It's not true. You can make an incredible change with a few small, easy changes to your existing lifestyle.

Believe it or not, your diet plays just as important a role as working out and you will be amazed at how much progress a few small changes to you diet will make. This works particularly well for those who have not led a very healthy lifestyle in the past or those who have never really known what to eat before. The list below details the most important factors.

* Stop following celebrity culture, at least where your weight and your diet is concerned. Celeb magazines often tell us to chase instant, miracle results rather than putting in hard work and they seem to promote the idea of having women obsess over their weight constantly. It's nonsense.

* Remember you don't just want to lose weight, you want to lose fat. Cutting down on carbohydrates is fine but you'll need to increase your protein intake otherwise you'll start simply burning off muscle and retaining unwanted body fat. Not a good place to be.

* You don't need to stop eating or skip meals. In fact, regular meals are recommended. It's more a case of learning how to use a simple calorie deficit. It's not as hard as people often like to make it out to be.

* Taking a day off from your diet every week or two is a great motivational tool.

* Your body can use protein more effectively than either carbs or fats, so if you fancy a quick snack try to load up on something which has a decent protein content.

The rules above will teach you how to get started literally right now at home. By the time you even consider your first workout you should already be feeling better and noticing an extra spring in your step. Speaking of that first workout, we'd like to dismiss the notion that your gym time needs to take over your life. The truth is this is a nonsense idea put forward by people who are simply addicted to training. You don't need to spend ages in the gym to see good results from it.

Some people say that they don't have time to exercise because they genuinely mean it, meanwhile many others use it as an excuse to make themselves feel better for their situation. If you want to get results you can create a phenomenal workout session in as little as 15 minutes per day. That's right, I really said fifteen minutes.

Don't be fooled into assuming that you need high tech equipment to get a great exercise session. You do not. In a minimum amount of time you can create a fantastic workout session which hits all of the major muscles in your body and burns a lot of unwanted body fat. Better still, you can do it without the need of any equipment at all!

Most people underestimate the effectiveness of performing true strength exercises like push ups, lunges and squats. We seem to believe wed be better off sat comfortably in some shiny machine when the opposite is true. Go back to basics, you'll be shocked at the results you achieve from basic body weight circuits performed in ten-to-twenty minute sessions each day.

In any gym around the world these days you can hear people talking about the reasons they haven't achieved the body they want. They often say things like they don't have time to workout regularly, can't follow a diet or don't understand how to lose weight. The truth is they are often making excuses. If that's currently you, then today's post will help you to break free from that mentality and enjoy some positive change in your life!

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