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How to Lose Weight Without Crash Dieting

How to Lose Weight Without Crash Dieting

There are thousands of websites that will tell you how to lose weight. There are tons of diets out there. The truth is this: Diets don’t work. I know this may be discouraging, but in order to lose weight, you have to absolutely know how weight loss works. There are many theories and excuses, but in the end, weight loss comes down to one equation.

Less calories eaten + more calories burned = weight loss.

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Of course there are those individuals with “thyroid” problems or whatever. If you haven’t been diagnosed with something like that, don’t make excuses. No, you’re not big boned. No, you weren’t born to be fat. No, you aren’t exercising everyday. Once you stop lying to yourself and once you stop making excuses, you are ready to lose weight.

Something a lot of people don’t know about is net calories or their own metabolic rate. Your metabolic rate is how many calories your body burns on its own in a day just by existing. The heart beating, stomach churning food, all these activities burn calories.

To find out your metabolic rate, go here:

To find out your metabolic rate

Net calories are the calories total that include the exercise you did and the food you ate. For example, If you ate 1700 calories that day, but you exercised vigorously to lose 800 calories, guess what? You actually only had 900 calories that day. Hello…starvation mode! Of course, when the body is functioning on starvation mode, it will be harder to lose weight because the body is going to hold on to every calorie it can for “survival” purposes. This is the part when you complain that you aren’t losing weight. So in order to lose weight, you have to eat 800 more calories to make up for those that you exercised, but always keeping under 1700 calories. This is the confusing part.

A website that makes this EXTREMELY easy is .When you input your age and weight, choose the option that you live a sedentary lifestyle. This will keep your calorie level at your metabolism level, and any activity that you do that raises your heart level you can add. Almost anything you do burns calories, but you want to add substantial things, like if you worked out on the elliptical for an hour, or walked around the park briskly for 30 minutes. My Daily Plate has a chart on the right side that shows your net calories. This makes it extremely easy to see if you are under or over your calories for the day. You don’t have to do any calculations. It does it for you. Everything you put in your mouth, even if its three saltine crackers, you add them. A few M&M;’s. Add them. Why ? Because every calorie counts. This website has almost every food you can imagine from several restaurants. Make sure that you’re always at or very, very near the net calories line that you set for yourself according to your weight loss goals. Being under means you are entering starvation mode. Being over means you aren’t going to lose weight as timely as possible. Make every calorie count. There’s no point is telling yourself you can’t have cheesecake. Sure, you can have it, just plan the rest of the day according to it. Or do more exercise to make up the calories of the cheese cake. There’s absolutely no regret, and you get toned legs. It’s a win-win situation. Start today. Losing weight is easier than you thought. Of course, it will take a while, but losing true weight as in fat and not just water weight is more satisfying and longer lasting than losing temporary weight with some idiotic crash diet.