Weight loss results are not immediate. In order to see weight loss results you will need to set achievable goals and continue on the path to success until you reach your goal. The path to success is full of obstacles and if you are expecting to see results that you simply aren’t getting, there are number of reasons this may be happening.
Weight Loss 101
To lose weight there is a simple equation that must always be in the back of your mind. Calories in – calories burned = your weight. Creating a daily (and consistent) calorie deficit is required to lose weight and it’s pretty simple really – 3,500 calories is required to lose one pound. That means that every day you have to burn 3,500 more calories than you consume to lose a pound. Tracking calories then becomes important. That’s easy to do with tons of Skinny Ms. recipes which include nutrition information, and calorie counts for each meal. Download your Skinny Ms. Cookbook instantly, for thousands of recipes that always include calorie information.
Know When to Expect Results
If your current diet and exercise plan is not delivering the results you desire, you may only be creating a calorie deficit of 500 calories a day, which means that you will only be able to lose one pound a week, but you may be expecting to lose more than that. If you are creating a daily calorie deficit of 1,000 calories, you can expect to lose two pounds per week. It also depends on your starting point, current body weight, and your daily calorie deficit whether it will take a month or even longer to see a noticeable difference in your weight.
The only way to truly know what to expect for your weight loss is to keep a detailed journal, which contains your daily exercise efforts, and your caloric intake. Keeping a weight loss journal is a way to document all the foods and drinks that you consume every day, along with their caloric values. At the end of the day, simply tally up the total number of calories you consumed and then compare it with the number of calories you burned during your workouts. This will provide you an accurate reading of your daily calorie deficit. Go here for a free Fit-O-Meter Reading, which will tell you how many calories the exercises you are doing can burn.
Understanding the Fitness Plateau
Dieting and fitness plateaus can last from a few days to a month. Keeping your body guessing is essential to continuing to see progress with your weight loss. If you simply continue to eat the same “healthy foods” and do the same physical exercises over and over, your body will adapt to this, and will no longer make the necessary changes to adapt, which result in your weight loss. You have to keep your body guessing by changing up your workouts, for example if last week you swam, ran and went to the gym for weight training, next week you will need to bike, try a Yoga Workout and increase your weight amounts in order to take your progress to the next level. If you have stopped seeing results, it is very possible that your body has simply reached its plateau.
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