Do you know that being overweight makes you prone to various health hazards? It increases the risk of you having cancer, diabetes and lot more.
Research has now shown that over 60 percent of women living in the U.S. are overweight? And this is due to various reasons.
Do you want to control your body weight?
Though this question is a personal one, but the answer is if you don’t want to you will not be reading this. But the question is how realistic are you on the process of controlling your weight.
Below are 8 realistic signs to look out for that you will not even lose 1 KG even after 6 weeks of dieting and weight loss processes.
N.B; I didn’t write this article to make jest of you, instead for you to realize and stop those unhelpful acts that hinders the achievement of your goals and become really practical about “your weight and health issues”.
1. You Have Unrealistic Weight Loss Expectations.
Weight loss can never be immediate; taking an exercise this morning, does not mean you will see the changes in the evening or the next morning; mind you that is only loss of sweat (water) that will be replenished when you drink again. Your aim is to lose the fats and not the water!!!
It takes a gradual process. Many people are in search for immediate “weight loss” results as a cause they don’t even find any. Research proves that those who lose weight rapidly are likely to get it back. Mind you, we all have individual differences; some might lose a lot of weight in their first week, while others remain the same way; even though they were placed under the same conditions.
Instead Do This –
What is your present weight? ____________________ (write it down)
What is your weight loss goal______________________ *don’t write junks like what I saw recently; lose 30 percent of my body weight within 2 days. Come on that a junk; a real one!!! (Write down a goal that is realistic). “The more realistic your goal is, the better and sooner you tend to achieve them.”
2. You Consume More Calories Than You Use.
Full fat ice cream, doughnut, ground beef, fried vegetables, brisket, bacon, French fries. You know them right? You take them more often and you are complaining about your body weight. If you don’t put a stop to them or reduce the intake drastically, you will start sharing your obese testimony in few months’ time. Funny though but it’s the truth.
“Of all the dangerous ideas that health officials could have embraced while trying to understand the reason why we get fat, they would have been hard-pressed to find one more damaging than calories-in/calories-out.” ~ Garry Taubes.
Begin to consume fresh vegetables and fruits first; they contain lesser calories and they fill you up soonest.
3. You Eat Outside
You eat at those assorted food canteens or at the numerous functions you attend though you don’t know the content and ingredients used to prepare that food. All you know is that the food is tasty. Well it might be truly tasty but calories filled; and you think you will lose weight? It is not possible.
Eat before leaving home, and if you think there will be any need for you to eat outside then take your food along.
4. You Find It Difficult To Walk
Do you know that you can burn 150 calories in just 35 minutes of intensive walking/jogging?
Oh you think you are already overweight that you can even walk a few miles. Even if some were privilege, they will have their cars parked right inside their office, beside the chair where they will sit.
Begin to use those long routes and take stairs if possible. Most of the time, little movement throughout the day’s activity contributes vividly to the loss of weight.
5. You Take Alcohol.
Do you know that pure alcohol serves up to 7 calories per gram (i.e. close to double the amount of calories of carbohydrates?) And it lowers your inhibition.
You are dieting, taking appropriate exercises so as to lose weight, yet you still take alcohol; you can’t do without it. With alcohol present in your body system, your metabolism slows down the rate of energy conversion of carbohydrates and fats, to first eradicate the alcohol present; and it takes a little longer.
If, and if only you truly want to lose that body weight, then you need to stop or have a standard control limit of your intake of alcohol.
No two ways to it. You either continue taking your favorite (alcohol) and love your body mass or you create a standard control over it and you help yourself to achieve your goal.
6. You Don’t Balance You Sleeping Time
You fail to balance your sleeping time, you love sleeping yet you talk about losing weight. Wake up man; stop dreaming!!!
I say this more often- “Just like eating, a person must eat to live, but it makes people gain weight and there is a surplus of obese people in our world today, yet is also saves many lives a day.” So not only the health benefits of sleeping should be emphasized, the disadvantages of sleeping too much should be as well considered.
Balance carefully your sleeping time; sleep only when you should and don’t over sleep it will help you achieve your goal.
7. You Dislike Exercise
Do you know that about 300 calories can be burn during just 30 minutes of dancing, swimming as well as “smart running?” Your goal is to lose body weight, and some recommended exercises would help achieve your goal better yet you stay away from it.
“For some people, exercising can dredge up feelings of being picked last in the gym as a kid.” ~ Rich Weil
Go to the gym more often, do recommended exercise and be proud of doing them because regular exercises are very essential in the compositions of a healthy lifestyle.
8. When you check your weight regularly.
This is one of the most common mistakes people make whenever they want to lose weight. During a discussion with a friend of mine; Miss Bukola said she gave up on losing any weight because even after 7 days of dieting and intensive exercises, as well as keeping track of her weight daily, she found out that she wasn’t losing any weight instead she was gaining it more. “What is now the essence of suffering myself” she said.
After you had set real and achievable goals, you need to give your body time to adjust. Those fats didn’t bump up in a day you know?
You have explored all kinds of weight loss experiments you know but all seem to prove abortive. Now you can see the signs you exhibit that has being serving as hindrances to you achieving your body weight goal.
Just like I said in the beginning of this article, I didn’t write this article to make jest of you, instead for you to realize and stop those unhelpful acts that hinders the achievement of your goals and become really practical about “your weight and health issues”.
Author: Daniel Moayanda
Dan. is a young strategist, motivational writer and public speaker. He provides entrepreneurs with success strategies and backs it up with the right motivation needed to explore. He also writes about finding a way out of everything in general!