A healthy weight loss is a steady weight loss. Losing weight slowly keeps weight off for a longer time. According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, 34 percent of Americans are obese, and 18 percent of teens between 12 and 19 years old are obese. Choosing to lose weight increases your health as well as your overall quality of life.
Healthy Weight Loss
A healthy weight loss is between 1 and 2 lbs. per week. To lose 1 to 2 lbs. per week you must burn 500 to 1,000 calories more per day than you consume. These calories can come from cutting back on your caloric intake, exercising or a combination of the two. To lose a pound, 3,500 calories need to be shed. Weekly weigh-ins keep you on track towards reaching a realistic weight-loss goal. However, do not let these figures be your only measure of success. By implementing regular weight training into your exercise regime you will start to see changes in your Body Composition ( what your body is made up of ). Training with weights will help develop more lean body tissue. It is quite common to look leaner and lose inches whilst not seeing a lot of movement, even an upward one, on the scales. In no way should this be seen as negative, in most cases, quite the opposite
Slow Weight Loss
Slow weight loss is better than fast weight loss. Fast weight loss usually takes extraordinary efforts that cannot be sustained over long periods. Successful weight loss comes from making lifestyle changes in your exercise and diet that help you keep weight off longer than any crash diet can.
Losing weight decreases your risk for certain health problems. Overweight individuals are at increased risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea and certain cancers. Depression and low self-esteem are also seen in overweight individuals. Losing weight will not only help you reclaim your body, but it will also boost the way you feel.
To promote a healthy weekly weight loss, exercise almost every day. Doing aerobic training five days a week for 30 minutes burns extra calories to bring you closer to your weight-loss goals. In addition, weight training strengthens and tones your body and builds muscle, which helps you burn more calories.
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Jon Morgan is a fitness expert and transformation specialist from Eastbourne ( East Sussex, UK ). Having worked with professional athletes and everyday people Jon uses his innovative techniques, education...