Anyone trying to lose the extra flab should know that the key to achieving a successful weight loss lies in the right combination of three elements – a balanced diet, exercise, behavior modification. The reality is, understanding the path to lasting health can help you lose weight and keep it off, although achieving and maintaining that hourglass shape is a struggle for many people from all walks of life.
The saying ‘you are what you eat’ is literally true when it comes to weight loss. A healthy, balanced diet consisting of all essential nutrients – protein, fibre, complex carbohydrates, healthy fats – can help you lose weight effectively. A healthy meal plan also involves avoiding or restricting intake of foods high in added sugars, salt, unhealthy fats, and calories.
Being physically active doesn’t mean to run a full marathon or hit the gym every other day. It’s about ensuring you engage in some physical activity that you enjoy everyday. Activities such as walking, jogging, biking, swimming, etc, can make your heart and lungs work harder and aid weight loss.
While it’s important to pay attention to good nutrition and exercise, putting the last component on the backburner or failing to modify problematic behaviours can seriously affect your efforts to reduce overall body fat. Making lifestyle changes such as nourishing your body with healthy food, prioritising physical health, staying active, and prioritizing physical health, focusing on positive thinking, will help you not just achieve your weight loss goals but also make you a healthier, happier, fitter person.