Motivation can come from a myriad of sources. It could be from your friends or from a weight loss forum or from your positive thinking. You need this motivation to get started and get going to lose weight. But in as much as you have motivation, you cannot get anywhere unless you understand calorie intake. Basically, a pound of fat is made up of 3,500 calories. Hence for you to lose a pound, you need to burn 3,500 calories in a stipulated amount of time, say a week. Each of us has a calorie maintenance level. This is the amount of calories we need to eat to maintain our weight on a daily basis. For us to lose weight, we need to create a calorie deficit. What this means is we have to consume fewer calories than we eat and/or burn more calories.
Cutting back on our calorie intake is the most important factor on how to lose weight. So, how do we cut back our calorie intake easily? Let’s look at 10 simple ways you could use to do this and lose a lot of weight;
1. Drink water before a meal. This ensures that you are partly full and you will not consume a lot of food.
2. Eat 5 times a day. Spread out your meals at least 5 times in a day. Your meals should contain nutritional value that will help you alleviate hunger pains and evade eating unhealthy foods. Another