How to lose weight and keep it off

Being active is an important part of losing weight and keeping it off. The more active you are the more calories you burn up, which can make it easier to lose weight.

Why does weight matter?

Many people worry about their weight at some point during their life. Maybe you have struggled with your weight going up and down for years, or perhaps it increased following a difficult time in your life.

If you are overweight or obese, you are not alone – according to the World Health Organization, around 1.4 billion adults worldwide are overweight or obese. But being overweight or obese can increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.

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Teach your body to burn calories faster

Many people have tried all sorts of diets, diet pills and fasts to lose weight. Unfortunately, too many of us get caught up in all the hype on the latest and newest product that we forget the simple basics.

Managing your weight is actually much simpler than you think. It’s all about understanding your body’s metabolism and balancing your energy (calorie) intake and energy expenditure.

Metabolism is simply how fast your body burns calories. When your metabolism is high, then you will find it much easier to shed extra weight. Therefore, one way to speed up weight loss is by boosting your metabolism. This does not mean starting a very intense exercise regime or going on a diet.

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Overweight child star of Nike ad finds ‘greatness,’ loses 30 pounds

The overweight child star of a controversial Nike ad that aired during the 2012 Summer Olympics has shed 32 pounds in the past six months, and credits in part the “Greatness” ad that made him famous.

“I would never have changed my lifestyle if I was never in this commercial,” Nathan Sorrell told TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie on Thursday. “That’s not the only reason, but that really did help.”

Now 13, Nathan was 5 feet tall and weighed 232 pounds last year when he shot the ad, which showed him slowly jogging down a country road, panting and sweating heavily, while a voiceover declared: “Greatness is no more unique to us than breathing. We’re all capable of it. All of us.”
Written by Eun Kyung Kim, TODAY contributor

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The Cardio Debate For Fat Loss: High Intensity Versus Low Intensity

It is a mistaken belief that long and slow, low intensity cardio is best for fat loss because it utilizes the aerobic system and burns fat during exercise. High intensity cardio is actually far superior and more effective for fat loss than low intensity cardio for several reasons.

This article will briefly discuss the differences in high intensity and low intensity cardio, outlining the reasons why high intensity cardio is more efficient and effective for fat loss.

Written by Rosie Chee

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Weight Loss: Why The Scale Can Be Your Worst Enemy

A lot of people who start a diet are obsessed by the scale. However, the scale is not the most effective way to monitor your progress.

I will prove during this article that the scale can be one of the bigger obstacles you face while trying to sculpt your body. I will also explain how to keep your motivation high by providing you with some examples that will prove my point.

Be careful with the scale and trust your eyes.

Written by Cécile Bayeul

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