The most effective and guaranteed way to lose pound is by eating fewer calories than your daily requirement. To put it simply, if you burn more calories than you eat, weight has to be lost. However, this is not the entire picture as too little nutrition can cause your body to exhibit different symptoms such as dizziness, fatigue and possibly hair loss. It is necessary to lose weight at a slow rate (i.e. 2 lbs per month) in order to keep your metabolism high and avoid those nasty side effects as discussed above.
There are some other things that you can do and these will be discussed here as well.
A good exercise regimen is vital to help burn off those excess calories while helping to boost your metabolism throughout the day. The reason is simple: lean muscle will burn off more energy than body fat. The best plans for maintaining metabolism during a weight loss program will involve moderate activities such as cardiovascular routines and light weightlifting. If you want; walking or swimming can also be added since they are less stressful to the joints.
It is also important to eat 3 meals at a regular interval during the day. By getting the body used to this pattern it can actually result in a lower intake of calories while also helping to boost its metabolism. Another benefit is the increase in the resting metabolic rate and appetite control that can help to shed some of those excess pounds.
Protein is vital for lean muscle mass and adding more to your diet can help to burn more calories since muscle uses more energy than fat as was noted earlier. Most medical professional maintain that protein can comprise up to 35% of the daily caloric requirement. For example, on a 1600 calorie diet, you can safely have up to 140 grams of protein. Some of the better options for lean protein are yogurt, seafood, nuts and skinless poultry. Any combination will help to meet the body’s needs.
Finally, in order to keep the metabolic rate high, it is vital to lose weight slowly. A maximum of 1 to 2 pounds lost each week is one such recommendation. This helps not only to keeping up the metabolism, but also helps to prevent the weight being regained in the near future. By reducing your caloric intake by 500 each day, it is possible to lose 1 pound each week.