How to Lose Weight the Natural Way
The most natural way to lose weight is to drastically cut down on one’s diet – i.e. eat fewer calories – and increase physical activity. Most of the times, weight build up happens due to the proportional imbalance that exists between these two aspects. When a person eats more and exercises less, the un-burnt calories accumulate inside the body, pushing the weight up. Some might think that then the natural way to lose weight is to go hungry for most parts of the day, or limiting food to one or two times a day. Even though this may sound logical, from a health perspective, it is not a safe equation for skipping meals could lead to other health issues that far outweigh the weight loss benefit.
The first and foremost thing is to never attempt to reduce weight in a hurry. Experts say a weight loss of one pound/week must be the ideal target. So hard dieting is not an option.
Next, contact your dietician to chart a diet plan for you. For weight loss, it is important to follow a balanced diet that is rich in fibers such as vegetables, fruits, and cereals, while avoiding food that is rich in saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol. That is, avoid fried chicken/fish and French fries, cut down on sweets, and say NO to fats and spreads. Also, it should be kept in mind that there is no standard diet plan that works for virtually everybody. A diet plan that works for one person may not work for others and vice versa. Hence, it would be better to leave the job of charting a diet plan to an expert dietician.
No diet plan brings down weight effectively without the person also exercising regularly. In other words, it is equally important to follow a stringent workout regime for effective weight loss. More than 30 minutes of moderately intense physical workout could bring excellent results. Brisk walking few miles in the morning or evening is also advisable.
In short, weight loss is all about following a lifestyle built on healthy diet and consistent workout. The more natural way one does it, the better it’ll be for his/her system/health.