Many Americans want to lose some pounds for the upcoming summer. However, some of them really don’t know how to effectively do it. A lot of Americans have created many fitness misconceptions that have resulted in poor results. The good news is that losing weight is relatively easy and simple. However, one must maintain the discipline to fulfill their goal of losing weight. This is the tricky part. In this article, I’m going to be breaking down just how easy it is to lose weight. Let’s get started!
1. Caloric deficit
Through evolution, our body had to hold on to every bit of energy in order to survive. Fortunately, we are not in primitive times anymore. In order to lose fat, you must be in a caloric deficit. In other words, you must be consuming less calories per day than what your body is burning per day. To find out the amount of calories you should consume daily, I’d recommend going to an online calorie calculator. These calculators are fairly accurate and are a great first step on your weight loss journey. As you consume a fixed amount of calories every day, make sure that you are tracking your progress. When you wake up in the morning, go straight to the scale to measure your weight. At the end of the week, average those seven weights and that will be your most accurate weight for the week. Repeat that process the following week. Your goal should be to lose 1-2 lbs per week.
Like they say, exercise is the best medicine. For losing weight, focus on high intensity cardio exercises like jump rope, burpees, sprints, and tuck jumps. These will burn the most calories while preserving the most muscle. Then again, you don’t want to get to the end of your weight loss journey with only skin and bones left.