Studies have shown that only 20 percent of people are successful at reducing their weight by 10 percent and keeping it off for at least a year. And if you think that eating less and moving more is the answer to all your weight issues, we bet that the last year has proven the same, wrong. Turns out that the body responds to weight loss with compensatory mechanisms that sabotage results. If fitness and better health are on your mind this new year, today we have just the lifestyle changes you need to make. Metabolism starts to slow by an estimated 15 calories per kilogram lost, so the more pounds you drop, the harder it is to keep the momentum going.
Also, getting rid of unwanted weight causes hormonal changes that make food smell and taste better. You’ll also experience an uptick in appetite. Hence, the slimmer you are, the more you will want to eat. Hence the question that pops up in most of our minds is: Is exercise the answer when it comes to getting rid of unwanted pounds? Here's what you need to do. First, you need to look at the body’s response from a glass-half-full perspective. Also, it is important to note that there’s no benefit to losing weight quickly, as it’s likely to result in a more pronounced set of short-and long-term compensations that increase the chances of those pounds coming back with a vengeance. What will work is if you make lifestyle changes. Changing your diet to include healthier choices and slightly smaller portions is more sustainable than adhering to a 'trending' diet. You might also want to consult a dietitian, who can outline eating strategies designed to manage the rocky weight-loss journey.
When it comes to exercise routines, don’t opt for routines that tire you out so much that you spend the rest of the day recovering. The key to long-term weight loss is adopting a healthy lifestyle you look forward to maintaining.