There are times when we look in the mirror, and we really aren’t happy with what we see. It can be quite upsetting when we don’t like the way we look. When people aren’t happy with their appearance, they are often in a particular outfit that doesn’t flatter their shape. If your clothes look misshapen on you, they may actually be misshapen! It could be time to try some different styles anyway.
However, sometimes we may have just put on a few pounds, and a little bit of extra fat is hanging around somewhere we don’t want it. If you have hopped on the scales and things are a little heavier than is healthy, it could be time to start thinking about losing weight. There are several ways to achieve this, and any one of them could be for you. It will be a lot easier if you tackled the challenge with someone, so ask your husband or friend to join in with you to help keep you motivated.
Increase your activity: It may be that you have taken to using the car more, or you’ve been too busy to go for those lovely Sunday strolls you used to take. The weather hasn’t helped with outdoor pursuits either. Invest in some good wellies you are comfortable walking some distance in, and commit to walking up that hill every Sunday whatever the weather. Even if you are just heading to the pub on the other side of it for a quick pint, the exercise has increased your heart rate and circulation, and toned your leg and bum a bit too. Try to find the time to take a walk for 20 minutes every other day as part of a lifestyle change. You may want to take up a sport or health class like Yoga. These will increase your activity and help you stay motivated about it.
Take on diet supplements: These are quite handy for speeding up the process of losing weight and shifting fat. Few of them are longterm treatments, and some of them may be dangerous for you. Generally speaking, a fat burner for men will contain naturally sourced metabolism boosters like caffeine and pepper. A fat burner for women may contain more ingredients to support hormone balance. Diet shakes and low-calorie meals cannot possibly be sustained forever, so think carefully how you will change your lifestyle to maintain any weight loss you achieve.
Reduce your empty calorie intake: Empty calories are the ones that come from sweet or processed foods that leave us hungry no matter how many we eat. The calories add up, but we need to eat other foods on top, doubling our calorific intake. Don’t cut out your treats and rewards, but do stop the ritual snacking in front of the TV. Sucking on a sugar-free ice lolly gives you something to do with your mouth and hands while watching your soaps. Try to combine TV watching with some Pilates practice, ironing or FaceBooking to avoid the need to do something with food.