Posted by Mona Mackesty on June 17, 2014
Many people think the hardest time for weight loss or to maintain their weight is the holidays. We often hear people talk about the challenges they face with weight loss. All the parties, desserts, snacks and treats make it difficult to eat healthy food and have the motivation to work out. The cold temperatures for most of the U.S. make it physically and mentally tough to get outside and exercise or even find the motivation to work out and we know this is also the case from our international clients, too. But regardless of the season, losing weight is challenging - bottom line.
Throughout the year we see people lose weight only to gain it back. Even celebrities struggle with weight loss, motivation to work out, eating healthy food and maintaining consistent and fun workout routines. With the constant confusion of all the new workout routines being released, new programs being offered and new fads being tried it is no wonder how easily people lose their motivation to workout. Thankfully a well-balanced, tried and true, consistent approach can help you accomplish your wellness goals through winter, spring, summer and fall.
Skip the Latest Weight Loss Fad
Flip through the TV or walk through a store and you will see countless new weight loss approaches "guaranteed" to get your results or your money back. Everything from diet pills, to juices, shakes; even electronic devices that "dissolve fat away" while you do nothing. In the end, you will save yourself time and a whole lot of money by sticking to the basics and skipping the temptation to buy into the latest fad. Weight loss, at its core, boils down to numbers. Evaluating the amount and type of calories you eat from healthy food, and increasing the amount of physical activity is the best way to lose weight, find the motivation to work out, and eat healthy food. You might get temporary results with diet pills and drinks, but long term, sustainable results require that you evaluate your diet and exercise. Myosource Ultimate Kinetic Bands are a great way to burn calories in less time, are very inexpensive, and will allow you to use your own body weight to put tension on your muscles. The unit is also small enough to take with you to use anywhere and anytime.
Eat Smart – Healthy Food
Sometimes we work with people who believe reducing the number of calories in their diet will lead to sustained weight loss. Unfortunately it is not just about reducing calories. Eat less and your body has the potential to increase its desire to eat more. Eat the wrong type of foods and you have the potential to be hungry faster. Evaluating portions, what you eat and when you eat, in addition to your total caloric intake is a better approach. Simply cutting calories might get you short-term gains and long-term frustrations. Food is actually power and incorporating healthy food into your daily diet is the best solution. Start eating fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, lean meats, lentils, beans, and nuts.
Incorporate Strength Training Workout Routines
Counting calories and watching what you eat is only half the equation. Exercising, in all of its various forms, is vital to accomplish lasting weight loss goals. The often-overlooked form of exercise is strength training workout routines. We have people who want to lose weight but what they really want to do is lose the fat. And we are not just mixing words here. By incorporating strength training workout routines will unleash the one thing that has the greatest calorie burning potential...your own body! As you gain muscle and burn fat your body acquires the ability to burn more calories faster. Shaping, building and toning muscles through strength training workout routines are not necessarily going to make you look like a professional bodybuilder. `Kinetic bands / resistance bands workout routines will allow you to burn fat to lose weight and have the greatest potential for keeping it off over a long period of time.
Include Cardio Workouts
If you want your body to become a fat burning machine, you probably will not get there without cardiovascular Cardio workouts. Cardio workouts not only help you burn calories, but they strengthen your heart and lungs, boost your energy and reduce stress. These types of cardio workouts can include running, biking, jogging or even walking. Adding Myosource Ultimate Kinetic Bands will enable you to burn fat quicker and get results faster. Anything, which increases your heart rate for an extended period of time, provides a variety of health benefits in addition to weight loss.
The journey to lose weight is by no means an easy one. The season, at times, makes it more difficult, but for many of us it is a 365-day battle. You do have the power to regain control, break the cycle, and start on a new path of sustainable, long-term health. Do not be tempted by the latest workout fads that do not require any work. Evaluate all components of your diet, not just your calorie count. Incorporate strength training workout routines and cardio workout routines to turn your body into a lean, mean, fat fighting machine. Stick to the tried and true, balanced approach to weight loss and you can find victory.