Weight loss is often an unsuccessful venture for many people. But it is often not the diet or exercise program that is at fault, but the fact that the diet or exercise program is not right for that person. There are many factors that help determine which regimes can help you the most. This article presents some solid advice that will work for most people.
Steaming foods that you would ordinarily bake or fry is a great way to decrease the fat content in your food. Steaming food will cook it without adding butter or any other unhealthy supplement. Choose fresh foods with lots of flavor,that way steaming or grilling can be a great way to cook your meals without adding fat.
A good way to lose weight is to eat out less. You never know what goes into the food you get when you eat out. They could be cooking your food with lard, for all you know. It’s best to eat out less and focus on cooking for yourself.
A great way to lose weight is to listen to music when you are doing cardio. Doing cardio can be very monotonous and boring without anything to distract you. When you listen to music, you’ll stop checking the timer every few minutes, and you’ll be more likely to put more time in.
One issue that often impedes a weight loss plan is the urge to snack. It is important to plan out your snacks – just like you would plan out your meals – so that you can avoid unhealthy food when you are hungry. If you have a snack planned, then it will meet your caloric intake goal much easier for the day.
Shedding excess pounds and keeping your muscles in shape may lengthen your life. Your heart will have to work less to carry blood around your body, minimizing stress on your circulatory system. This measure along with regular exercise can reduce your risk of developing more serious problems later on in your life.
To lose weight, you must train yourself to eat less. There are temptations to eat everywhere you look. Billboards, commercials and ads, are all around us. They are designed to make you feel hungry. The key to controlling the temptation is to listen to the cues from your body, telling you when your stomach is full. Only eat when you are truly needing nourishment and only eat enough to satisfy that need.
As was commented on at the beginning of the article, weight loss is often unsuccessful. This can happen when a person chooses and unrealistic diet or has unrealistic goals. By embracing the information in this article, you can come up with a regime that suits you, and this time you can be successful.
How Much Should I Weigh?
What’s the best way to determine a healthy weight? You can look at your height and weight in the chart below or determine your body mass index (BMI) using the interactive BMI calculator at the bottom of the page.
|4′ 10″||91 to 115 lbs.||119 to 138 lbs.||143 to 186 lbs.|
|4′ 11″||94 to 119 lbs.||124 to 143 lbs.||148 to 193 lbs.|
|5′||97 to 123 lbs.||128 to 148 lbs.||153 to 199 lbs.|
|5′ 1″||100 to 127 lbs.||132 to 153 lbs.||158 to 206 lbs.|
|5′ 2″||104 to 131 lbs.||136 to 158 lbs.||164 to 213 lbs.|
|5′ 3″||107 to 135 lbs.||141 to 163 lbs.||169 to 220 lbs.|
|5′ 4″||110 to 140 lbs.||145 to 169 lbs.||174 to 227 lbs.|
|5′ 5″||114 to 144 lbs.||150 to 174 lbs.||180 to 234 lbs.|
|5′ 6″||118 to 148 lbs.||155 to 179 lbs.||186 to 241 lbs.|
|5′ 7″||121 to 153 lbs.||159 to 185 lbs.||191 to 249 lbs.|
|5′ 8″||125 to 158 lbs.||164 to 190 lbs.||197 to 256 lbs.|
|5′ 9″||128 to 162 lbs.||169 to 196 lbs.||203 to 263 lbs.|
|5′ 10″||132 to 167 lbs.||174 to 202 lbs.||209 to 271 lbs.|
|5′ 11″||136 to 172 lbs.||179 to 208 lbs.||215 to 279 lbs.|
|6′||140 to 177 lbs.||184 to 213 lbs.||221 to 287 lbs.|
|6′ 1″||144 to 182 lbs.||189 to 219 lbs.||227 to 295 lbs.|
|6′ 2″||148 to 186 lbs.||194 to 225 lbs.||233 to 303 lbs.|
|6′ 3″||152 to 192 lbs.||200 to 232 lbs.||240 to 311 lbs.|
|6′ 4″||156 to 197 lbs.||205 to 238 lbs.||246 to 320 lbs.|
|BMI||19 to 24||25 to 29||30 to 39|
Source: National Institutes of Health.