How to Count the Weight Away

by : Shane Wilson

One of the most difficult parts about going on a diet is the fact that it is very easy to get discouraged. As a matter of fact, discouragement is probably the number one cause of people going off of their diets and beginning to eat poorly again. Unfortunately, weight loss is not something that can instantly happen to our body but it is something that needs to be done relatively slowly. Just think of it this way, the weight did not come on your body overnight so you cannot expect to experience pure weight loss overnight either.

If you really want to lose weight, you need to be committed to the fact that you are going to be sticking with a diet and exercise program for an extended period of time. If you have a lot of weight to lose, you will have to stay with it for a longer period than if you only have a little. When you have reached your goal you still have to realize that you can't go back to eating like crap again and expect to keep the weight off. Pure weight loss has a lot to do with not only losing the weight but actually sustaining the weight loss throughout your lifetime.

Weight loss can be done in any number of fashions. One of the best ways is to count the amount of calories you intake. With a little patience, you can begin to lose weight on the very first day that you start counting calories. The way that you do it is actually quite simple. You figure out exactly how many calories you're burning by using one of the online calculators. This will reveal to you your daily needs when it comes to calorie intake. As long as you keep that number at a deficit, you will experience pure weight loss that will come off, week after week.

How much can you expect to lose on a diet like this? Actually, it may be a little bit slower than what you had thought. You should not lower yourself any more than 1000 calories underneath your daily consumption limit. The reason why this is the case is because your body will go into a defensive mode as if it were starving and you will not experience any weight loss at all. Keeping yourself as close as you possibly can to your calorie output will help to burn the weight on a constant basis. 1000 calories in deficit a day is equal to 2 pounds of pure weight loss every week.

Throughout this weight loss program, you need to adjust the amount of calories that you are eating. The reason why this is the case is because a thinner person will burn fewer calories on a regular basis. Add a little bit of exercise into the mix and you can actually end up eating more calories as you lose weight. Stick with it because it works and you can experience weight loss that will last for your lifetime.