Home » Health » Fitness

Lose Body Fat The Common Sense Way

Feb 21, 2008
Losing body fat is not unlike many other processes in our lives. When we jump off the deep end and go to extremes were almost always doomed to failure. Instead, moderation again is the key to success.

As we know, the common sense approach to losing body fat is that we have to burn more calories than what we consume. All that we need to do then is to make sure that the balance is in the proper proportions so that we are burning just a little bit more in the way of calories that what we are taking in every day.

It is critically important that you go slowly into this process. When most people attempt extreme changes in their eating patterns they find that the body reacts in a very mystifying way by actually reducing the number of calories that it needs in order to function properly day by day. If your body then kicks into what we call starvation mode, even though you are eating less you are not losing any weight. This starvation mode is usually the culprit.

The common view of losing weight is that we must immediately drop our average daily calorie consumption to 1000 calories per day or less. This is insane. Your body simply will not tolerate this without rebelling by slowing down your metabolism so that it actually needs fewer calories to function efficiently. You will also find it extremely difficult to stick with extreme changes in your eating patterns.

Body fat loss is accomplished by taking things slow and steady. During the first week in order to not have your body go in to the starvation response, it does not matter how many calories you have been consuming up to this point only reduce that approximate total by 10%. Depending on how committed you are to making this work you might even consider tracking your calorie intake for one to two weeks to get a reasonable approximation of how many calories you normally eat in an average day.

You will find that when there are regular smaller reductions in your calorie intake day by day it is much less likely that your body will react negatively to this fact. Also, it's just common sense that as an individual you will find it easier to stick with small methodical changes as opposed to dramatic large changes.

In the same way when we consider exercise do not instantly launch into a major exercise routine. Instead only exercise a little bit more during the second week than what you'd normally exercise. Again, it is important that we protect against the body making changes in the amount of calories it needs day by day.

In the second week you will want to take another 10% reduction in your calorie intake with just a small increase in the amount of exercise that you engage in during that second week. Yes, you are manipulating your body's metabolism to your advantage and as you continue in this pattern you will find increasing success in losing excess body fat.
About the Author
Exercises to lose body fat need to be specialized. Losing body fat requires this knowledgeable response.
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 157
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources