with patience, routine and discipline it is possible to burn fat and loose a lot of weight.
Contrary to what you have heard on TV and other media outlets, there is no quick weight loss routine. Most of the products they try to sell you do not work and is not worth your time or money. So if you are still trying to find a quick weight loss routine you need to re-evaluate your goals. Loosing weight require nothing more than some knowledge and effort.
On average a healthy weight loss routine will cause you to burn a pound of fat every week. These numbers vary based on your size. Larger people may loose more than a pound of fat per week but as you get closer to your weight loss goal, your body settles down to a pound of fat per week.
To loose a pound of fat, your body needs to burn 3500 calories. To put this into perspective a large cheese pizza has about 2500 calories. So if you eat a lot of pizza then you are piling on the calories. By eliminating one and a half whole pizzas from your diet, you will loose little over a pound of fat. Loosing weight comes down to caloric intake. By consuming less calories and burning more calories, you will loose weight. It’s is a simple as that.
Weight Loss Routine
Step 1: Calculating Your Body Fat
To start your weight loss routine, you first need to calculate your body fat percentage. Your body fat percentage is the ratio of fat you have in compassion to the rest of your body. You can use an online body-fat-calculator of calipers to calculate your body fat.
Next you will need to classify your body based on the calculate body fat percentage. Here is table showing the Biofit classifications of different body fat percentages:
Men Women Classification2-4% 10-12% Essential Fat
5-13% 13-20% Athlete
14-17% 21-24% Fitness
18-25% 25-31% Acceptable
>25% >31% Obese
Based on the table above you will be able to see where you and your body fit and what body fat percentage you need to have in order to achieve your goal of fat loss.
Step 2: Setting Your Goals
You next step in your weight loss program will be setting your goals. Your weight loss goals can be anything from losing 5 pounds to a 100 pounds. It all depends on how much weight you want to loose.
When you are ready to begin you need to ask yourself “Am I serious about the idea of losing weight?” If you answered yes then you need to prepare yourself for the journey ahead.
Now losing weight is not a complicated matter, but it will require a lot of effort and discipline on your end. I can merely provide you with the tools to achieve your goals but you will be the one to implement these tools.
To loose weight you will need to workout out consistently and monitor your diet. You will need to lift weights and do lots of cardio to but calories and fat. Also you will have to eliminate all junk food from your diet and eat a more health, nutritional and balanced diet.
Step 3: Let The Fun Begin
To start things off mark down your body weight and your body fat percentage. Then continue eating your regular diet for a day and count all the calories you consume in a single day. Once you have done that, take the total calories and subtract 500 calories from your diet. Doing this alone will cause you to consume 3500 calories per week and loose a pound of fat per week. Also I recommend eating several small meals throughout the day instead of a couple of large meals as this will keep your metabolic rate up which will help burn more fat. For a good diet check out my weight loss diet article.