This article is a part of an ongoing series featuring tips and ideas I have found that have inspired me on my personal weight loss journey. I hope they do the same for you ~Meir Liraz.
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The 'Healthy Weight Loss Planner' app is a simple yet extremely effective weight loss tool that will make it easy for you to lose weight in a healthy, sustainable way. Now you can not just drop the pounds but also make sure they stay off.
The app uses a simple 3 step strategy to help you lose weight fast and healthy. Featuring a set of useful tools, including: body fat calculator, calorie needs calculator, daily diet planner and more, ...and best of all, it is completely free, no strings attached.
Available now for Android phones and tablets. Access the Google app store now with your android phone to install it for free.
Here Are Some Important Weight Loss Facts You Need to Know
Weight loss can be achieved either by eating fewer calories or by burning more calories with physical activity, preferably both.
A healthy weight loss program consists of:
You need to consider each of these components.
Keep in Mind
How Do I Know Which Weight Loss Plan is Right For Me?
Key Behaviors of Successful Losers
Staying On Track with Your Goals
Setting realistic goals and tracking your progress are key to your success. In fact, research has shown that those who keep track of their behaviors are more likely to take off weight and keep it off. A reasonable rate of weight loss is 1 to 2 pounds per week.
There comes a time in your life, when you must decide,
No help from anyone, on which you've always relied.
Between right and wrong, between black and white,
Between good and bad, to walk away or fight.
To be honest and true. to be open with your heart,
Or to hide your feelings, play it safe from the start.
To sit back and watch, to listen and learn,
Or jump into the fire, taking a chance on a burn.
To stay. to move. to not care, or always prove.
To be strong, to be weak, to be aggressive, to be meek.
To laugh out loud with all your might, or smile a little just to be polite.
To stay together. to live apart. to think with your mind,
or trust your with heart.
To live in the past. to always look back,
Or to look ahead to the future, with ambition you won't lack.
Begun at the front. or start at the end, believe in your own self,
or follow the trend.
To dream. to hope, to quit, to cope. To be a lover, to be a friend to be real,
or just pretend.
Choices we make can make or break, to have to decide at all could be our worst fall.
Choices are sometimes deceiving, you can be lured by the sweetest bait.
So make your decision wisely, because to change your mind could be too late.
Life is about choices, for however we decide, we'll have to live with our decision until the day we have died.
My personal story...
Here's the simple weight loss method that works best for me:
As we all know, In order to lose weight we need to create a “calorie deficit”. What that means is, we must eat less calories than our body burns in a day. There's no way around it.
To utilize this method I use a free app called: "Healthy Weight Loss Planner", you can install it to your android phone or tablet from here, or if you don't have an android device you can access the online version here. (by the way, I developed this app myself for my own needs and make it available for all to use for free).
Now here's how this simple system works:
After installing or accessing the app online follow these three steps:
First: Use the 'BMI Calculator' to check your Body Mass Index (an indicator of body fat), and see where it fits within the BMI categories.
Second: use the 'Daily Calorie Needs Calculator' to determine the number of calories needed each day to maintain your current weight.
Third: use the 'Daily Diet Planner tool' to set a daily calorie target and construct a daily food plan to fit your target (and your diet's food discipline). Now obviously you need your target calorie intake to be less than your daily calories needs. How much less? Aim to subtract 500 to 1000 calories daily, this translates into losing about 1 to 2 pounds a week respectively (about 0.5kg to 1kg).
For example: if your daily caloric needs are 2200, and you want to lose 2 pounds (1kg) per week, your daily calorie target should be 1200. Once you achieve your goal, you can revert to a target of 2200 to maintain your desired weight.
A pace of 1 to 2 pounds a week will allow you to lose weight in a healthy, sustainable way. Keep in mind that setting realistic goals and tracking your progress are key to your success. Research has shown that those who keep track of their behaviors are more likely to take off weight. As a matter of fact, setting unrealistic diet goals is the main reason most diets fail. You want to develop lifestyle habits that will help you maintain your weight in a healthy range. A short-term "diet" that you "go on" and then "go off" is not the answer to long-term weight management.
Note that the app sports a database featuring more than 400, mostly non-processed foods. The variety of foods allows you to construct food plans that adhere to any diet rout you decide to take. With this app you will be able to construct a food plan that fits perfectly with your specific diet discipline. Enjoy!
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