If you’ve been to your neighborhood bookstore lately, you may have noticed the huge table they have set up holding books on weight loss. These tables are usually strategically placed so you can’t miss them as you walk in.
Why do they do this? Most adults today are overweight, or obese. So it stands to reason that the average person going to a book store might very well be persuaded to buy a book on weight loss.
If you have a look through these books you’ll find a plethora of different strategies. People want to lose weight, and lose weight fast. With all these books with different methods to choose from, which is best?
Any weight loss plan must include a healthy diet and some kind of exercise plan. Despite the promises of quick weight loss, and losing weight while you sleep, there is no way around this simple fact.
The basic science of the human body makes this so. If we eat more than we need, it gets stored as fat. If we burn more than we eat, we burn fat. Most people don’t realize that we can burn fat while we exercise, and while we are sitting around.
A great way to virtually skyrocket your metabolism is through increasing your lean muscle mass. It’s a well known fact that people who have a high enough metabolism can virtually eat anything they want and not gain weight.
So how do you get a higher metabolism? Increase your lean muscle mass. This means you must exercise. But you don’t need to overdo it. Only a few minutes a day will go a long way to help. Start off slow, and increase the amount as you get used to it.
If you start out like most people, sign up at a gym and vow to spend an hour every day, you’ll likely burn out pretty quick. Slow and easy is the best way. Before you know it, you’ll be burning fat so much you won’t be able to keep up.