If there is one thing that everyone universally wants, it is to stay fit and healthy. However, it is also one of the hardest things to do. What with the abundant amount of tasty and unhealthy food available at the tips of our fingers. To add to that, the Internet provides us with way too much information on staying fit. The internet is full of diet plans, exercises, yoga videos, offers to join the gym and what not. Moreover, the information is often wrong, misleading or just clickbait. It is therefore a good idea to use your common sense and use a combination of moderate diet and exercise that is most feasible for you. Here are a few ways to do that –
Count the Calories!
If you already have your BMI, (Body Mass Index) worked out, and then it should not be difficult to keep your calories under control. Figure out how many calories you need in order to maintain or reach your required BMI. After that, stick to those many number of calories per day. It is very easy to check the calories of each food item via apps or online, so, that should not be a problem. Needless to say, avoid sweets or fat based food items. Eating healthy food that is tasty is one of the best ways to maintain your calorie count. It is probably one of the easiest ways to lose weight, easier than exercising! So, download that calorie calculator app and get going!
Burning the Extra Calories
Often, it is not possible to avoid extra calories. In that case, check how long it will take you to burn them via exercise. Different forms of exercises offer different results. For instance, walking burns 500 calories in an average time of 100 minutes whilst jogging or running can burn calories in as little as 30 minutes. One of the best ways to burn them is through swimming. Swimming is a vigorous but fun exercise that helps you lose calories in as little as 30 minutes. Other options are undergoing strength training or weights! Often, doing push-ups, sit-ups and crunches at home can also be of big help.
The Combination of Burning Extra Calories and Eating the Right Amount of Calories Daily
This might sound like something very simple and easy but it is a task. You need to manage your calorie in-take and if you have consumed extra, knock them down with the required exercise. There are a lot of products in the market that will help you achieve this. However, it is a good idea to do it naturally without the help of any of the processed products. Moreover, there is a chance of becoming dependable on the product in the long run and that isn’t very healthy. One of the things you can do is to stay in a cool area. Colder temperatures improve your metabolism and help you get leaner.
Maintain the Fitness Regime
Once you have got the rhythm and pattern of calorie consumption set, make sure that you don’t break it. If necessary, come up with a plan that will help you pull off this fitness regime. There are a lot of healthy food items that can be cooked in a tasty way. You can wolf down your pastas, pizzas, meat and chicken while still maintaining your figure. All you have to do is keep a tab on your calorie in-take. In case of women, it is ideal to keep it to 1200 calories per day. Men on the other hand, can keep it to 1500 calories a day. It is definitely ideal to not go lower than 800 calories per day; though even 800 is an extreme and not something you should be striving for. Therefore, ensure that you plan your diet properly.
Lastly, you’re not going to achieve anything if you are going to be impatient. You have to keep your chin up and work from there. There is no way you’re going to see overnight results but slowly and surely, you’ll start to notice the difference. Remember, there isn’t a magic wand. It is you and you alone that can create the magic that is going to change your life. Things such as not obsessing over the weighing scale and the calorie calculator will help you slowly achieve the dream of a perfect BMI!