When trying to lose weight, should you make dietary changes or look at an exercise program first?
Your single goal is to reduce body fat by eating and drinking fewer calories than you burn through physical activity.
Most of us get fat due to drinking too much soda drinks, drinking too much alcohol, eating too much junk food and other processed foods. It all add pounds to your weight.
So if you can your diet right, you will lose the weight.
And for quick results, cutting back on the bad food choices will often get you there faster than exercise!
Look at it this way – you can cut out a 500 calory burger from your diet immediately, but with a workout you probably need a hour or two to lose 500 calories. Now this is more challenging.
But this does not mean you need to starve yourself to lose the body fat! Too many people go the wrong path of cutting out food completely – which is harmful and a punishment. This is a crime.
And more likely, if you starve yourself, hunger will take over your eating habit and you will stack more weight back on!
Losing body fat is not about harming yourself, it’s about treating your body the healthy way.
Fact is – eating the right kinds of food is far more effective and more beneficial to both your health and weight loss. And if you eat more with the right food choices and in the right amount – you will control the cravings and shrink your belly fat!
Therefore treat food as a friend – opt for plenty of variety of fruit and vegetables, eat the right carbs, choose low fat milk and yogurt, reduce your salt intake, eat more fish, eat less of the bad fats, drink less sugary beverages, and don’t be afraid of nuts.
These are all great for the body, and will help you reduce body fat.