Losing extra 10 pounds
It is always the hardest to lose the last ten pounds. We step on the scale every day, and the number is just not moving. We start wondering whether it is worth to deprive yourself so much in order to be skinny. The common mistake people do is trying to lose weight with fad diets. Some people starve themselves and shut down their metabolism completely. What is the best thing to do? First of all, you need to figure out your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR), the rate at which the body uses energy while at rest to keep vital functioning going. You should not drop your calories lower than you BMR because your body will get into starvation mode which will make to lose fat impossible. The rule of thumb is to start decreasing your calories gradually in order to keep your body in balance. If you will drop your calories drastically, the metabolism will start shutting down quickly, and you will not have a backup plan. Dropping calories gradually will help your body to adjust to a new amount of calories, and your metabolism will be constantly ignited. However, you have to make sure that your diet is nutritious and does not consist of processed food. You have to eat good source of lean protein, such as turkey or chicken breast, fish, lean steak or ground beef, low glycemic index carbohydrates, and good fats, such as olive or flax seed oil, fish oil and nuts. It is essential to have 5-6 small meals a day to feed your body and keep your metabolism going. When the body will know that it is being fed, it is not going to store fat but it will start burning stored fat for energy. When you will follow these simple steps, you will be surprised how easy you can get rid of these unwanted pounds and achieve your goals in no time. Stay healthy and fit!