Burning calories and being physically fit is very important if you want to lose weight. But, your diet also plays a very crucial role when it comes to losing weight. Actually, the role of diet and exercise is 80:20 respectively. That means, the role of your diet is more important if you want to lose weight. I would not go into the calculations like these many steps is equal to these much of calories because our body does not work like that and I have learned it by my experience. You must have heard of that for losing weight one needs to be calorie deficit. This is true. However, considering the diets and eating habits we practice these days, if you start eating clean, healthy and nutritious, you will start losing weight. So, our goal should be focusing on nutrition dense foods and making healthy habits which will speed up your weight loss.
There is formula to stay active & fit and lose weight.
FITNESS = 20% EXERCISE + 80% NUTRITION
You should eat healthy low calorie food and better nutrition on a daily basis to lose excessive fat. You need to be patient while losing weight because if you go for faster weight loss it can be harmful to your body. Ideally 2–5 kg weight loss in a month is recommended. Your weight loss is depends upon your resting metabolism. Our body needs time to accept the changes while losing weight..
You must take care that your water intake should be minimum 3–4 liter per day, in addition you need to consume enough quantity of protein, vitamin, carbs, fiber etc. from a trusted sources.
Depends on how much you want to lose. If it’s 5–10 pounds, that should be possible. It’s also easier if you are trying to lose weight that you gained (which you don’t naturally have) than if you just want to conform to a totally unachievable body ideal set by the media to make everyone feel inadequate- Hey, wait a second! Maybe this isn’t actually a great idea. However, being healthy is important and here are some tips to help you achieve that. (DISCLAIMER: They’re kinda obvious)
- Take baby steps when improving your lifestyle. If you try to change everything all at once, it’s much less likely to work.
- Eat healthy, but focus on things that you find enjoyable to eat (common ones are fruit, protein (often in the form of nuts, cheese, or meat) for reasons other than their being healthy.
- Find some kind of exercise which you enjoy. For example, you may hate running but adore climbing, or swimming, or hiking. Try it. You’ll be happier for it.
I hope this helps.