When you are trying to lose weight or trying to lose pregnancy weight it can be hard work.
It’s tough for anyone to overhaul their eating regime in an effort to shed the kilos – especially if you are a busy mum – which is why we created the Lose Baby Weight Plans.
There’s lots of conflicting information out there about how best to lose weight, but the reality is, the easiest and most effective way to lose weight is to combine a healthy eating regime with an exercise regime. But what is most important? Exercising or eating well?
If you want to lead a healthy lifestyle, you must have both in place – a healthy eating plan and an exercise plan. Healthy weight loss is achieved most effectively when you have both in place.
But the thing that is most important, when it comes to your weight loss, is the food that you eat. Whilst exercise is important, what you eat makes the difference in how much you weigh and how much weight that you lose. Food intake is crucial to a weight loss plan, because the food that you put in has the most effect on the calories you take in. And it is commonly thought that diet accounts for 70% – 80% of successful weight loss and exercise 20% – 30%.
For example, if you eat a 500 calorie snack in between your breakfast and lunch, you’ll be up 500 calories. If you walk for 1 hour and burn 300 of those calories off, you’ll still be up 200 calories. However, if you didn’t eat that snack but still walked for 1 hour, you will have created a calorie deficit of 300 calories which will boost your weight loss.
Diet has a bigger impact on your weight loss than exercising, but exercising has a bigger impact on preventing weight gain in the future, and on maintaining your weight loss.
Exercising boosts metabolism, increases lean muscle mass (if you do exercises such as weight training and squats), and boosts your BMR. Building lean muscle mass will help you to burn off more calories in the future. To calculate your BMR and to see what your BMR should be, take a look here
Weight loss comes down to a very simple equation. If you put lots of calories in, you gain weight. If you put calories in, but you burn some of them off, you either maintain or lose weight. If you put fewer calories in, and burn some of them off, you lose weight.
If you are ready to lose weight then the Lose Baby Weight plans offer a healthy and safe exercise and diet routine.
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