Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Quick Healthy Weight Loss - Logics and Tips

In the U.S. there are hundreds of people who continue to make the same usual New Year resolution to lose weight. However, only a fraction of this amount has actually followed through with their resolution. The majority of these individuals who have been constantly giving up, usually do so because that miracle they were expecting to occur over a short period of time fails to occur. Because they have not been achieving their anticipated goals, within a certain time frame, they continue to get frustrated and depressed, and no sooner, started to dislike themselves. Once they have become depressed, they turn to food or unhealthy eating habits, and within a short period of time they have packed on that initial weight or more.

If more people were equipped with certain scientific data when it comes to weight loss, chances are that a larger percentage of people would be more determined to follow through with their weight loss program. For example, one vital scientific piece of information that is usually missing from the weight loss puzzle is this proposed body weight-regulating mechanism theory, known as the Setpoint .

Setpoint Theory

In brief, the "Setpoint" is a weight control theory. It postulates that the body has an established weight and strongly attempts to maintain that weight. Therefore, when someone tries to lose or gain weight, the Setpoint will sense this and triggers a mechanism which allows the body to take certain actions to maintain a fairly constant body weight. The Setpoint operates somewhat like a thermostat for body fat. It is a genetic instinct, vital for survival.

When someone attempts to gain weight, the Setpoint senses this change and triggers a weight-regulating mechanism that deliberately causes a decrease in a person's appetite or causes the body to burn excess calories. When it detects a decrease in body weight, due to dieting, it triggers the weight-regulating mechanism to increase the person's appetite or forces the body to conserve energy.

Due to this scientific proposed body mechanism, one may take all the initiatives to increase his/her daily caloric intake over a period of time, yet is unable to significantly gain body weight. Likewise, another person may lower his/her daily caloric intake, over a period of time, but still unable to loose weight significantly.

Each person has his/her own certain body fat percentage that has been established by the Setpoint. Because of this, everyone does not lose or gain weight at the same rate, even though there was no difference in the diets, exercise regiments and time spent exercising. With the correct approach to dieting and exercise, over time one can offset his/her own Setpoint.

Love Yourself

Now that you are equipped with this bit of information, you should never get discouraged with your weight loss progress. Whether your goal is to lose 20, 50, or more than 100 pounds, you need to look at yourself in the mirror and say, "I look great."

It may not be easy initially. If you've spent a good portion of your life thinking that you're ugly, you're going to continue to look in the mirror and will not stop hating what you see. However, you need to push that thought aside and say something positive to yourself and just keep on working towards your goals. As time goes on, you'll begin to actually appreciate the “person in the mirror.” When you love yourself, however, it's easy to see how you deserve to eat wholesome foods. You'll feel more confident participating in activities, which helps you to eat less. In short, you can lose weight simply by respecting yourself.

Diet Tips

Most people who are trying to lose weight search for diet tips to help get them through the "pain" of dieting. Going on a diet means that you're restricting your caloric intake, usually causing a constant hunger, and limiting some of your favorite foods. It's no wonder that you are looking for help!