How to Lose Weight Naturally and Realistically

For some people, having ideal weight seems like a dream. But, it’s not! Although it may not be easy, losing weight can be done naturally and of course, realistically. So, how to do the realistic diet program?
Naturally and Realistically
Lose Weight Naturally 

Basically, your weight depends on how much calories you consume and burn from your activities. The ideal weight will be achieved, as long as the calories consumed and spent is equal. As for losing weight, you need to consume less calories and increase your physical activities to burn them out.

1. Set a realistic target
The first thing to do when you are in diet program is setting a realistic target. It means, you make a losing weight plan in the realistic period. For example, you can set the target to lose 4 kilograms for 1 – 2 months. After that, set the details plan to achieve the goal, such as, stopping the habit of eating desserts.

You can start with eating the dessert for 2 or 3 times a week, but after that gradually reduce the frequency of having dessert. The plan you can set to achieve the diet goal is also by monitoring the foods you consume. You can even write it out on the journal, if it’s necessary. By then, you can easily know when you eat too much than usual.



2. Eat on time
Eat in regular basis and not skipping meal turn out to be the essential element on your weight loss programs. Eating regularly will not make you hungry and eat vigorously. The suggested menu to lose weight, such as:

At least 5 portions of fruits and vegetables daily or ideally 7-9 portion. You can make them the snacks during the dinner.
  • Choose the carbohydrate sources, like bread, rice, cereal, potato, and pasta as 1/3 of the portion. The best type of carbohydrate you can have is those made of whole grain.
  • Choose the low fat protein sources, like fish. Eat fish for 2 or 3 times a week. Some of the fishes you can choose are salmon, tuna, and mackerel. Other choices available are eggs, poultry’s meat, low fat milk, non-fat meat, and nuts.
Besides, there are foods you need to avoid as well during your weight loss program, such as:
  • Meat and fat, cheese, butter, milk, fried foods. Hence, choose only the low calories foods such as chicken’s breasts, low fat milk, and roasted foods.
  • Salty foods.
  • Chocolate, biscuits, cakes, and other sweets.
  • High-fat foods like junk foods.
3. Active Move
Living in modern era with all of its easy access makes us eat and drink more, but move less. The thing is, increasing physical activities can be one thing you MUST do to lose weight healthily. As for the period of time, you can set it depend on your age and physical condition. Ideally, adults in 19- 64 years olds are recommended to do aerobic activities, walking, or cycling for about 150 minutes per week (You can gradually increase the portion to lose weight).

The Ideal Weight Loss per Week?
So normally, how much weight you can shed for a week? The healthy and realistic number is about 0,5 to 1 kg per week. Make sure you don’t exceed that number per week if you want to lose weight well. Why? Because the sudden extreme weight loss can turn out to be the trigger of other health’s risks like fatigues, malnutrition, and problem with gall stone, instead of the start of healthier body.

The strong determination to lose weight healthily still makes the best priority for the success of diet program. If you want to be more serious and discipline in losing weight, it’s highly recommended for you to plan a consultation with nutritionist! Try those steps and good luck!