Perhaps you wish to lose weight for some special occasion, say a wedding invitation or something like that, in which case you would consider some rapid weight loss program, but that will usually involve an intense regime, which could be too difficult to maintain on a long term basis. Otherwise you should reduce weight by a steady, controlled program, ideally involving both diet and exercise. Your approach should be to look for permanent, sustained weight loss. There is little point in losing weight mcm accessories this month, just to gradually put it all back again in the next few months. That, simply, is not how to reduce weight.
To give you some direction, you will find that keeping a food diary is an invaluable help. This should be just a few simple notes, about what and how much you eat, and it will help you to keep a check on the incoming calories so they do not overtake the outgoings. This may sound like a bit of a chore, but there is no need to make it complicated, and it will pay enormous dividends. Many people defeat themselves, because mcm outlet store they start to feel a little bit hungry, and so take an extra little snack to overcome that. Feeling a little bit hungry at first is a natural result of the weight loss process, and if you are unwilling to tolerate that then you will never be able to reduce weight. You should enter everything you eat in your food diary, including biscuits with your morning coffee etc. Your food diary, apart from showing where you can cut down your food intake, will also keep a check on any extra eating, and this is the best bit; it will make you feel guilty about it. It may sound obvious, but cut down on high fat and high sugar foods.
Ideally you should also take some extra exercise, but it does not need to be grueling or intense. Unless you already lead a fairly active lifestyle, you should not embark on five mile jogs from day one. You will probably strain muscles that way. Freestanding exercises at home would be enough to start with, and you may benefit by purchasing an exercise DVD to give you some ideas and direction. Books are OK if you want to know all the ins and outs of how the exercises work and why this exercise may be better than another. But it is a bit difficult to follow exercises while you are mcm store holding a book in one hand. If you lead a sedentary lifestyle, then a 20 to 30 minute brisk walk will do wonders for you to start with, improving your health and fitness until you are ready to take on a heavier routine. If you are a dog owner you can take the dog for longer walks; that will benefit the dog as well.
Many people prefer to use the services of a gym, and as long as you have the time to spare, and money is not a problem, then gyms have a lot of advantages to offer. You will be assessed for your current fitness level by a qualified instructor, who will set you an exercise plan to follow, tailored to your own individual needs. That plan will be reviewed from time to time, and adjusted to suit your increased level of fitness. Gyms also have a social atmosphere, and you may find yourself meeting new friends and enjoying their company as you exercise, and that will often keep up your enthusiasm when you might otherwise get bored with a self regulated routine at home.
However you approach your weight loss plan, you must adopt a “permanent” mindset. Intense, rigorous routines so often fail because of the difficulty of maintaining them on a permanent basis. I have read books which say that you should use the stairs instead of the lift at the office, or leave the car at home and walk to the shops for your weekly supply. If, like me, you have a two mile walk to the shops, that is a long way to carry heavy bags of shopping home, and if you have a family to feed you may well need the car to carry it all. Otherwise you will need to make several shopping trips each week. So, using stairs instead of the lift is no big deal, and anybody who has that option should take it, but causing yourself a great deal of inconvenience over the weekly shopping is doomed to failure from the start. I am not saying that walking to the shops is a bad idea, but most people will find it just too much of a lifestyle upheaval. If you set your targets too high, then you will not reach them, and nothing is more discouraging than failure.
I’m June Goldsmith and I used to be a yo-yo dieter. In other words I was always trying out some different weight loss program, only to find that I would lose about half the amount of weight I had intended, when it became all too much. The rigorous discipline, the inconvenience of having to prepare special meals for myself and normal meals for the rest of the family, and eating foods I didn’t always enjoy would gradually sap all my will power, and I would give up, put all my weight back on and start looking for another way.