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Pillars of Weight Loss

thin girl If you ever wonder what are the basic things you need in order to lose weight and to keep it off, this article is for you.

I am going to talk about the 3 Pillars of Weight Loss, the three basic things that you need to get right in order to get your body in shape and your health in order.

While losing weight is often made out as something very complicated, these 3 pillars make it easy to see that it doesn’t have to be.

Pillar #1 – Nutrition

I’m sure that this is no surprise as people always talk about how many calories they eat here and there, how much fat there is in food, how they buy diet food and so on.

It’s true that nutrition is the key to a healthy life and for weight loss as well. But a proper nutrition is about more than just calories and grams of fat. You want to eat food that provides your body with the nutrients it needs to function properly, to reduce risk of disease, to fight against inflammation, to give you strong bones, nails, and hair, to give you the energy to be productive, to make you feel good.

All these things are important for a healthy and a lean body. Calories are important, but they’re not the only thing.  You also want food which works with your internal hormonal system to accelerate fat burning (check out the recent article on fat burning spices for more on this).

In today’s advertising full world, you have to know the truth about the food you eat, what can make you fat and what is just marketed as healthy when it’s really not.

For an eating plan that helps you burn fat and feed your body the right way visit The Diet Solution Program.

Pillar #2 – Fitness

woman doing hammer curls If you want to lose weight fast, you need to create a big calorie deficit. This means burning more calories. As calories are the fuel our body uses as energy, you need to increase your activity level to use more of them.

Calories are stored in the body as they’re used for your day to day activity and the general operation of your body. If you make exercise a part of your daily routine, you will use more of those energy stores and achieve a faster weight loss.

But exercising is about more than just burning calories. You also want to add lean muscle tissue to your body to look firmer and fitter. You want muscles to be stronger and more physically able, and you want to be fitter because it helps to maintain your health.

There are plenty of workout plans and program in the world. One of the most popular fitness DVDs that you can use is called the Insanity Workout. A less intense one, but still good, is called Walk Away the Pounds. There are plenty of resources to choose from.

Pillar #3 – Your Inner Self

The third pillar is a bit more abstract but it influences the first two pillars greatly. I’m talking about your inner self, the things that make you tick, the reason why you do things the way you do: your psychology.

This accounts for a lot of things. It helps to understand why you got overweight in the first place and why you may find it hard to get rid of the weight today. It explains why you have certain habits and find it hard to change them. It can also explain why you failed to lose weight in the past and how this affects your self-esteem and confidence looking forward.

To be able to achieve a lasting weight loss, you need to deal with your mental side. You need to find a way to let go of the past, forgive yourself for any mistakes which you may have made, focus on success, set the right goals, develop will power and motivation, and simply accept no option of failure. In the Transformation Solution Program, Bill Phillips, the famous author, shows how you have to work on your mind in order to change your body.

In Conclusion

While anyone can eat less calories and workout more, it’s important to also work on your health. It is also crucial that you work on your inner self. Otherwise, any weight loss results you achieve may be shortlived.

Date published: January 22, 2011. Last modified: January 22, 2011

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