Unless you belong to the lucky few, losing weight is one of the topmost wants on anyone’s mind. With all the good food surrounding us, especially for those living in Asia, it’s a real chore to keep the weight off while enjoying the delicacies so easily available to us.
In actual fact though, learning how to lose weight and keeping it off isn’t as difficult as you may think it is. As long as you are able to do simple mathematics, losing the pounds can be really easy. Basically, all you need to do is make sure you don’t consume more calories than what you burn and you will be fine. I know many of you may be thinking, “It just sounds easy, but it’s so hard to do!”. Depending on your lifestyle and how sedentary it is, you may find that it really isn’t such a difficult task to accomplish.
For those of us lucky (…or unlucky), enough to be in relatively sedentary jobs, more effort on our part definitely needs to be in place to get rid of the excess calories from the food we have consumed throughout the day. Whether we do desk exercises (there are several videos on YouTube for reference on this), or we attempt to move around as much as we can, we need to figure out some way to burn some of the calories. For those who are required to run around and move about often in their line of work, burning the calories will definitely be an easier task.
To me, the difficult part comes from having to be very observant about the amount of calories you have consumed through noting down ALL the items you have consumed throughout the day. Yes, every single food and drink item has to be taken into account otherwise your calorie count won’t be accurate. It can be a little painful but always think of the end results! Take into account the coffee you had in the morning, the small piece of mooncake you consumed mid-day and that orange juice you had before bed. Every thing has a calorie count and unless it’s a piece of raw lettuce, it better be punched into your calorie calculator.
Once you have established a routine, the next step is to figure out how much you are burning every day. If your lifestyle is very much sedentary, you may like to download a fitness app that can calculate the number of steps you take every day and the equivalent amount of calories you burn. Some phones even come installed with such a function so do check it out.
It may take some getting used to but trust me, at the end of the day (or your diet regime), you will see awesome results from your efforts. Incorporate some form of exercise into your routine and you will be good to go!