7 Frequently Asked Questions About Weight Loss

weight-lossPeople are interested to talk and give advice about weight loss. It’s no wonder there are so many misconceptions and myths about it. To help clarify the facts, here are the answers for frequently asked questions about weight loss. 

1.  How can you lose weight?

The only way to lose weight is “burn more calories than you consume” and “eat healthy and exercise moderately”.

Fat ↓+ Muscle↑= Weight Loss

 2. Do diet pills work?

Using diet pills is harmful for your body. You might lose weight in the short-term but you will gain weight as soon as you go back to your old eating habits.

 3. Does eating breakfast help you to lose weight?

After sleep, your body is empty. It needs food. There is no better way to get your metabolism moving than eating a healthy breakfast. Skipping breakfast can make your body think it’s going to be starved- sending it into “conserve” mode and slowing your metabolism down. Studies show, eating breakfast not only help you start your metabolism but also help you with appetite control.

 4. What kind of exercise should you start?

If you are too much overweight (10 kg or more), you can start cardio such as speed walking, cycling and swimming. Later, you can do strength training. If you are a bit overweight (5 kg or more), you can do 80% of cardio plus 20% of strength training.

Tips: To get better results from cardio, your heartbeat should reach 130 beats per minute. Do it for 30 minutes 3 times a week.

 5. What is metabolism?

It’s the minimum number of calories your body requires to survive if you stay in bed doing nothing all day. If the daily calorie intake is lower than metabolic rate, your body can’t afford to run all functions. It will shut down minor functions. It tends to absorb more calories once you go back to old eating habits so you will gain weight. For better metabolic rates, you can do strength training to build more muscle.

6. Can you just get rid of underarm fat or belly fat or thigh fat?

It’s a myth to just target part of your body to lose fat. But you can do cardio first and later you can tone specific parts by special exercises such as dumbbells, crunches and squat.

 7. How can you conquer food cravings?

Firstly, when you decide to satisfy a craving, take time to enjoy the food and don’t feel guilty about it. For the foods you can’t stop eating once you get started, you should control the portion before you eat.

When you go shopping, buy a single-serving rather than a whole package. Avoid buying processed food but if you have such food around, keep them out of sight and therefore out of mind.

Knowing what is right and what is wrong will shorten the time it takes you to lose weight. Avoid the wrong ones and go for the right ones, you can achieve success quickly.

 

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