Best Weight Loss Plan
It’s a fact that some weight loss plans are definitely better than others. With literally thousands of different weight loss programs and systems available these days, it can be hard to figure out which weight loss approach to take. While all of the weight loss systems contain almost the exact same information, there definitely are a few things that set the solid programs apart from the rest.
Today I thought I’d write down a few ideas here as to what I think is the best weight loss plan. I’m going to lay out a simple and easy to follow weight loss program that incorporates a solid weight loss diet strategy with an effective fitness routine. When utilized in combination there is really no more effective way to go about naturally losing weight and keeping it off for good.
Before I jump into the specifics of what I believe to be the best weight loss plan, I just want to take a few moments to impress upon you the importance of implementing these weight loss tips into your life in a way that will allow you to continue on with the plan into the future.
While I do like the 12 week body transformation style weight loss programs because they force you to get after it quickly and consistently, the big problem that I have with them is that they don’t show you a reasonable way to incorporate the fundamentals of the program into your every day life – and that is what will allow you to lose weight and keep it off for good. There is no sense in incorporating any form of weight loss plan unless you have a strategy to implement it into your entire way of life. So make sure and keep that in mind as you look over the outline below.
The Best Weight Loss Plan
Here’s the outline that I typically use when I’m working with clients who want to lose weight. Sometimes I will vary the specific of the program, but I hardly ever deviate from the overall outline.
1.Make it a habit to fit in 20 – 60 minutes of resistance based exercise (body weight, stability ball or free weight) 3 – 4 times each week. This is critical to the weight loss process, as it will allow you to build some lean muscle mass, which will correspondingly equate to some body fat and weight loss.
2.Make it a habit to fit in (2 – 4) 20 – 45 minute aerobic exercise sessions each week. You really don’t have to go too crazy here, jut make sure to fit in some form of aerobic exercise at a decent intensity level. Walking, jogging , swimming, and cycling all fit the bill here as effective forms of aerobic exercise for weight loss.
As I said before the best weight loss plan will incorporate different forms of exercise with a solid weight loss nutrition strategy, giving your body no choice but to drop a few pounds. Another benefit to this approach to weight loss is that you will typically improve your overall level of health while you lose weight as opposed to fad diets and crazy fitness programs which will typically decrease your overall level of health as you lose weight.
Here are the nutrition related tip for this weight loss plan…
1. Start out by tracking what you eat each day for a week. Calculate the total number of calories that you are eating each day on average and adjust this value down by 250 – 500 calories each day.
2. Make it a habit to break up your total daily calorie intake into 5 – 6 smaller but nutritionally complete meals. This will stimulate your metabolism and force your body to burn more calories at rest, which will lead to some additional weight loss.
3. Increase your whole food based protein content and cut out unnecessary sugars and junk food. Also focus on increasing your vegetable intake – dark green vegetables like broccoli, spinach and kale are best here. Plan on eating whole food protein, vegetables and some form of high quality carbohydrate with each of your 5 – 6 meals.
4. Drink a lot of water.
That’s basically it for my version of the best weight loss plan. Simple, short and sweet but very effective for long-term weight loss. The key to making this weight loss program structure work for you is to make sure and apply each of these tips consistently over time. Really commit to fitting in your workouts and eating your meals – if you do this you will begin to lose weight (or at the very least lose body fat) and start making some serious progress towards uncovering a slimmer body.