This is what some outrageous headlines will scream out and claim, that you can lose 10 pounds in 10 days or something similar, which appears like seductive improbability and obvious “clickbait.” If it sounds too good to be true… then you know it is.
However, dietitians claim that there are clinical changes you can make immediately in your lifestyle, starting with the food you eat, adopting a strict exercise regimen, that can contribute towards helping you lose weight quickly and properly.
Always be careful with any type of sudden weight loss program that appears too unreal. Always consult with your health practitioner or doctor first, this before you attempt to begin any type of strict diet or exercise program. Start with these guidelines first.
9. Begin By Checking Nutrition Labels
What any successful diet entails is keeping a strict food calorie count on a daily basis. This includes your meals, beverages, and snacks. What you can do is add up the calories along with gaining other valuable nutritional information, this by reading the food labels.
What a nutrition label usually contains in detail is the recommended serving size, amount of calories, calories from fat, percentage of nutrients, and daily value percentage. It also lists the daily recommended value (DV) of nutrients.
8. Smaller More Frequent Meals
Eating smaller meals which are healthy, is a lifestyle change which gives you more energy while allowing you to drop those pounds. You also won’t feel hungry more often, which eliminates the temptation to eat more. There are a number of diets on the market, which recommends eating more meals, while giving a precise calorie count.
What most dietitians recommend is 5 smaller meals during the day, spaced out around 2 hours apart. This includes snacking between main meals. The key is eating healthy, and not junk food when selecting these meals.
7. Count Your Calories
To lose weight, what needs to be calculated is how many calories that you’re consuming and burning on a daily basis. To properly calculate your calories, what you need to consider is how many calories that you’re burning at rest, and how many during exercising. There are a variety of online programs that will help you do the math.
The number of calories that you’ll need to consume, depends on how much weight you’re wanting to lose, along with your gender, age, fitness level, and height. If you’re a woman who’s 5’5”, 150lbs, and does light exercise, what’s recommended is around 1,100 to 1,500 calories daily, this to lose 1 to 2lbs per week.