Experiment with your fitness when you need to lose weight. Can’t fit your dress for an event? Ashamed to flaunt your Christmas belly with your beach attire? If you’re having a similar dilemma, shedding some weight for these eventful moments may (or should have) crossed your mind. You may now want to experiment with ways to reduce your weight in record time regardless of the process, as long as you achieve desirable results.
Let’s discuss some ways on how to experiment properly on losing those extra pounds to get your dream beach bod.
Regular Exercise is an Experiment
Good old exercise is still the way to go. Thirty minutes up to an hour of moderate exercise every day can help keep fat away. Cardio exercises are the best fat burners, but you should also throw in some weight training focused on strengthening your muscles.
Knowing that you should exercise regularly isn’t enough to just go and lift those barbells like a superhero. Experimenting on your own routine can strain muscle tissues, or worse, cause unnecessary injuries. Seek guidance from trained fitness professionals as they can help you create a workout plan suitable for your body’s condition and weight goals.
Pacing is also important. It gives your muscles time to rest and grow, preparing them for the next level of your workout routine.
Proper Diet is an Experiment
The idea behind losing weight through dieting is burning more calories than the amount you ingest for replenishment. Dr. Dansinger, consultant of “The Biggest Loser” show, mentions this can be done by minimizing intake of starchy food, sweets, fats from meat, and dairy foods, while increasing ingestion of fruits, soy products, chicken breasts, fish, veggies, non-fat dairy foods, egg whites, and lean meat. Still, the effects of this type of diet plan may take some time to show and impatience may lead you to experiment with your own diet program. The go-to plan: crash diet.
People usually experiment on crash dieting which drastically reduces food intake for a short period of time. Some crash diets also include radical exercise routines for further hasten weight loss.
Crash diets are considered by many dieticians a risky way to lose those extra pounds because of the so-called ‘yo-yo’ effect. This is the fluctuation caused by the sudden alteration of the body’s metabolism rate, forcing it to look for other sources of energy to keep important body functions running.
Those who have tried experimenting on this diet lost some pounds during the first few weeks but had a harder time losing more the longer they go with the diet plan. After reaching a plateau, they experience the ‘yo-yo’ effect, recovering the weight they lost, with some gaining even more than they had shed.
The correct way to start on a diet is to consult your doctor for an appropriate weight loss plan. Gradually reducing your food intake and limiting yourself to nutritionally healthier options, gives your body time to eventually adjust to this new routine, preventing the adverse effects of fluctuations in metabolism rate. Combine this with proper exercise and you’ll get wonderful results.
Belviq, orlistat, phentermine, Saxenda – these are some of the known weight loss medications available in the market. These diet drugs promise a fast and safe route to losing weight which is what exactly people looking for nowadays. However, as much as possible, avoid them and just go with the first two methods we mentioned above.
Diet drugs are last resort options and shouldn’t even be in the equation of your weight loss experiment. This is because diet pills are usually given to those suffering from obesity and those who have medical conditions like high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. Hoping these can instantly reduce your weight with the least amount of effort is wishful thinking.
Be careful in taking prescription drugs for weight loss. Even though they’ve passed clinical trials, these may cause allergic reactions or other side effects like diarrhea, headache, fatigue, seizures, and tremors; some even cause increased chances of suicidal thoughts. Make sure to consult your doctor first and give them your complete medical history so they’ll know what medications will be suitable for you.
The idea is to experiment and find what works best for you and then stick to that for a period of time. All exercise and diet changes take time to show the desired results. Give them that time so they can show you exactly how effective they are.