What is the right way to lose weight?

While eating less and working out can both help you lose weight, doing them simultaneously is not the solution. In this article, I will give you a health and fitness tip on how to lose weight without having to undergo the difficult phase of eating less and exercising more at the same time.

You need proper fuel to replenish your energy levels.

Doing lots of exercise without recharging well through eating right will lead to physical burnout. You won’t have enough energy to exercise as hard and as often as you’d like. Aside from burnout, since you don’t have enough energy and stamina, you are risking yourself to injuries and slowed results.

You need to maintain your body’s homeostasis.

Homeostasis happens when everything in your body is balanced. If you burn so much calories through exercise but do not replenish it through proper eating, then your homeostasis is at risk. Your body will adapt by slowing your metabolism rates down to preserve your energy.

It is also important to note that while we can have a general idea of how many calories we put into our bodies, it is near impossible to accurately know the rate at which each unique human body outputs calories (expends energy). Therefore, when we think about creating a calorie deficit, we must recognize that there will be some unknowns.

Eating less and working out more need structured plans.

Eating less and working out more are difficult to do as is, but if you combine them simultaneously, you’re risking not being able to do either. Which is more important right now? Diet or exercise? Once you know the answer to that question, start there.

This does not mean that you are ignoring the other, but focusing first on one and moving on to the next once everything is settled.

Developing a healthy relationship with your body means that you respect it enough to not overwork it and to take care of it no matter what. I highly recommend not doing them both at the same time.

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