Commitment, sacrifice, and willingness are some components you will experience through your journey of living a healthier life.
WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Start off at your own pace, listen to your body and do not over do it. It is quite critical to understand from the beginning that every ones body is completely different and some regiments may not work for you like it may for others.
A recent study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that brisk walking is better for overall health than those who walk at a slower pace. But, this is not true or recommended for all body types: Those who are overweight or suffering from injuries, should walk slower to prevent injury, and then work up to a faster pace over time.
Quite simple: KNOW YOUR BODY, EVERY SCENARIO IS DIFFERENT!
One of the main goals is to find out what works best for you and your body as this is extremely important info that will help you achieve your goals faster.
DIET IS 75% OF YOUR HEALTHY LIFESTYLE GOAL, WHAAAAAT?
As a rule of thumb, weight loss is generally 75 percent diet and 25 percent exercise. An analysis of more than 700 weight loss studies found that people see the biggest short-term results when they eat smart.
Giving it your all at the gym is only one small portion towards helping you achieve your personal goals, the same commitment, sacrifice, and willingness will have to be implemented in your diet but you will have to be more stricter.
"So, what should you eat?"
It's true that low-carb diets tend to be the most popular because they offer the fastest results, but they can be difficult to sustain. We recommend looking into a more balanced diet that focuses on veggies, lean proteins, fruits and whole grain carbs. Never cut calories too low (this causes your metabolism to slow down, which can cause you to start losing muscle mass). For a healthy daily calorie count, it is recommended to allow 10 calories per pound of body weight, so a 130-pound woman should shoot for a 1,300 calorie target. That way, you should be able to lose weight no matter how much you exercise.