Weight loss is a process of eliminating the excessive fat tissue. Well, that is what it is supposed to be, but usually, people also lose muscle tissue and water. This all will reduce weight but not all fat will be eliminated easily. In this case, some people will have to use the secret weapon of successful weight loss. But the point is that the weapon might be different for each case.
Losing weight can be done in several ways, with exercising and eating control being the most common and mostly used. Actually, it might be said that exercising is all that is needed, but it is not entirely true. It is true that exercising is the most natural pathway towards a fit body, but healthy eating habits are also needed. Eating control includes counting calories and avoiding junk food, which leaves us with vegetables, fruits, poultry, fish, low fat dairy products, whole grains etc. There should be many meals in a day with small amounts of food. This will not be a problem for the intestines to process, while the metabolism of the body will be active all the time, which requires constant energy. If there is not enough energy in the food we eat, fat burning process begins.
There is also a fast type of diet, the one which should help obese person lose weight in the matter of two weeks, even less. Extreme reduction of carbohydrates and fast is what creates these diets, and even though a lot of pounds can be lost, this is something that should not be applied often because it is simply not healthy. In some cases, the organism preserves the fat tissue and starts eliminating the muscle tissue. Also, some side products – substances, are created and those are potentially harmful for the organism.
In order to win this war, the mightiest weapon used is the mind. Mind will deal with those bad eating habits, and it will also make us put maximum effort into exercising. Mind will also benefit from this process, because self-confidence will be boosted. The most effective workout type which should be used for weight reduction is cardio workout. Based on a low strength output, it can be done over a long period and therefore, more calories will be spent. Of course, cardio is not a must, and even weight lifting will reduce some weight, although not so much as jogging, swimming, aerobics, yoga, some sport activities (soccer, basketball) which are based on cardio physical activity.