Let’s face it, the majority of America could lose a few, if not, a lot of pounds. Our lives are busier now, more than ever, and technology has made it easier to complete tasks without having to get up off the couch. Society is bombarded with false promising ads on “special drugs” or “special 10 minute ab routines” to get people ripped without having to put in any sort of work.
Weight loss is not rocket science, and there are no short-cuts. There are really only two ways to shed those unwanted pounds:
1). Eat less. No matter what diet you plan on following, the only thing that will start moving the scale in the right direction is eating less calories than what your body uses throughout the day.
In short, Calories In vs. Calories Out
2). Move more. You can continue eating a large sum of calories, but if you choose this route, you will need to make up for the extra energy you are putting into your body. This is where exercise comes in. Americans sit down… a lot. We watch TV, sit behind a desk, and really just don’t move around a whole lot. Stay active: Go on walks, lift some weights, enjoy the outdoors, pick up hobbies that get you moving.
The answer to losing fat and looking better is really very simple. Facts are facts, and you cannot lose weight if you are not in a calorie deficit. When coupled together, a well thought-out diet and exercise plan is the best, most proven way to lose weight and live a healthier life.