The truth is, the weight didn’t come on overnight, so it is going to take you longer to see the results you want to see than you think it will. The good news is that by eating healthy and exercising, you can maximize fat loss and produce the results you want to get your best body ever.
Measuring & Tracking your Results
The scale is not the only way to measure your training results. In fact, the scale is likely one of the worst ways to measure your results. If you are weighing yourself everyday to see if you lost a pound, you are only fooling yourself. Water retention can cause your body weight to fluctuate by 2-3 pounds daily!
How do you lose weight? Diet and exercise. That much has been ingrained in us since youth. So you take up a fad diet, get a gym membership, toil away for weeks and are left wondering why the formula for weight loss does not work for you. It turns out, you’re not so different from everybody else. Over the past several years, studies have shown us that half of what we learned about weight loss is wrong.
As it turns out, exercise is great for your overall health, immune system, and longevity, but it’s not so great at shedding those extra pounds. In the end, it really isn’t all that helpful for losing weight.
Tip 1: Drink Water
Every cell in your body functions only as well as the fluid that surrounds it. Therefore, the more hydrated your body is, the healthier you are likely to be.
The body eliminates waste through liquids in four ways: respiration, urination, perspiration or defecation. Each of these processes dehydrates you, making the replenishment of fluid essential. As we age, the amount of water persistently in our bodies decreases, making the elimination of waste more difficult. The older we get, the more water we need to drink. The same goes for hot days when we perspire more and dry days when we lose more water through respiration.
You should not wait until your mouth and throat are dry to drink water. In fact, people often believe they are hungry when they are thirsty.