My name is Julian Stone, and I am a personal trainer that has personal experience of losing more than 100 pounds. One of the most important aspects of losing any amount of weight is spending more of your time being more active.
The best way to lose weight is to burn more calories than you consume. That may seem obvious, but it is common for people to cut calories to lose weight, which is the wrong way to approach weight loss. Being more active than you were previously will result in weight loss, as long as you have your diet under control. Be more active is step four of my lose 100 pounds guide.
There are many different activities that you can participate in when trying to lose weight; being more active is more fun when you find something that you can enjoy doing. Going out for a run 5 days per week will quickly become difficult to maintain, if you hate running. However, if you have a dog that relies on you, then going out for a walk every day is something that you will enjoy.
For some people, any amount of activity is more than they are used to doing, so walking is a great way to start being more active. You don't need any special equipment, and you can find lots of places to walk, no matter where you live. Learn more: walking for weight loss.
Go outside and walk, you will feel better, and you will burn calories while you are walking. If you don't like the idea of walking alone, find your local walking group and walk with other people.
If you find walking too boring, or you just want to increase the intensity of your active lifestyle, then running may be for you. If you have never been running before, you will find that it will take a few sessions to get used to the different stresses and strains that running puts on your body, so don't try to do too much too soon. Learn more: running for weight loss.
While running requires no special training, you do have to make sure that you are running in a natural way, and not trying to run too fast or taking longer strides than necessary.
While walking and running are good for weight loss, if you are looking to take your training to the next level, then it is a good idea to do some interval training. Learn more: interval training for weight loss.
By increasing the intensity, not only are you burning more calories, but you are also training your body to cope with higher levels of stress. Interval training is more stressful to your central nervous system, and your fitness will improve.
As a personal trainer, I can be with you every step of the way when you are ready to begin your interval training routine, guiding you through the steps that you take when training at a higher intensity, making sure that what you are doing is safe.
If you haven't done so already make sure you read step 3: losing your first pound. If you have finished with step 4: be more active, then it is time to move on to step 5 of my lose 100 pounds guide, this is where you will learn about how important it is to your weight loss journey and how losing 10 pounds is a good start.
You have to start somewhere, and losing weight can only begin when you stop gaining weight. This sounds so obvious, but a lot of people struggle with weight gain.
If you continue making the same mistakes that you have always made, then you will never be able to lose 100 pounds, you need to learn about nutrition.
It feels good when you first start losing weight, and losing your first pound is just the beginning. Once you begin, losing weight can quickly become a good habit.
Losing weight is a combination of healthy eating, proper nutrition, and learning how to Be more active
The first couple of weeks is when you will find it easier to lose weight, and small changes will lead to you losing 10 pounds
If you want to take your weight loss to the next level though, you are going to have to work hard and change your mental attitude.
A few lifestyle choices will have to be made for the better if you are interested in losing 50 pounds.
For some, this is the most difficult aspect of weight loss, it does take a certain level of strong determination to maintain your weight loss.
When you look at your weight loss as one big number, it can be daunting, so break it down into single pounds when losing 90 pounds.
Your body will be much leaner, and you will have a lot less fat to lose, and it is going to take a determined effort to lose the last 10 pounds
Don't throw it all away, you have done the hard work to get this far, now you have to work hard to maintain your 100 pound weight loss
I have already lost 100 pounds, and I am maintaining my weight loss, so get in touch if you want to lose 100 pounds with a personal trainer.