Now that you have decided to lose some weight, that is great. Your weight loss diet should include good protein, nutrition, and exercise. A diet is not temporary, it is a long term weight loss program. Why not make it fun, and not just work.
One way to make your weight loss fun is to include exercise to your daily routine. Everyone knows exercise is essential. Not only does it burn calories, it helps the heart, it is good for the mind as well. According to an article by Luigi Gratton MD, MPH People who exercise regularly tend to have higher levels of neurotransmitters that regulate your mood, such as serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. With so many people on psychotropic medication, exercise is proving to be an inexpensive method of maintaining mental health. As with the body's muscle mass, the same holds true for the brain. There is an old saying use it or lose it.
With your weight loss diet, make sure you are getting enough protein. Also keep an eye on the calories you consume. You will need to burn the extra calories. Most people think they are burning more calories than they actually are. Remember when it comes to your weight loss diet you will get out of it what you put in to it. Including exercising, here an example, if you go to a class, and only go through the motors, you will not get as much from it as if you really doing the exercise.
Here are some different foods, and their calories, and some activities to help you make your weight loss diet more fun. Remember to get the heart pumping.
Popcorn, 4 cups, 140 calories, ride a bike for 20 minutes.
Potato chips, 1 oz. play Frisbee for 90 minutes!
Chocolate frosted donut, 360 calories, play baseball for 1 hour.
Macaroni and cheese, 1 cup, 430 calories, how about climbing stairs for 45 minutes.
A candy bar, 280 calories, 30 minutes playing singles tennis.
A double cheese burger with fries, 1,100 calories, 2 hours of jogging.
Here, are some activities and the number of calories a 154 pound person can burn per hour.
Moderate physical activities, Hiking, 370 calories,
Light gardening / yard work, 330 calories,
Dancing, 330 calories,
Bike riding less than 10 mph. 290 calories,
A slow walk 3.5 mph. or less, 280 calories.
A vital physical activities, Running / jogging 5+ mph. 590 calories,
Bike riding 10+ mph. 590 calories,
Swimming (slow freestyle laps) 510 calories,
Basketball (a hard game) 440 calories.
Add the activities you enjoy the most, and help make your weight loss diet more fun.
There are a lot of weight loss programs out there. Some of these, involve diet pills, and some involve supplement, and some of these program include weight loss coaches. Some of these have been tested by Doctors. When you choose a weight loss diet that includes a coach, you will increase your chances of not only losing the weight but to keep it off as well.