A Guide to Successful Weight Loss in Men

Losing weight is a general concern. Men and women of differing age and race find themselves wondering how to get the perfect body for the summer heat. Aren’t you a part of this population?

Though women are more candid about weight loss and weight gain issues, men are equally concerned. That’s why you are reading this article in the first place, isn’t it right?

Weight loss isn’t a one-stop fix. It isn’t magic in a bottle or a genie in a lamp. For you to successfully get rid of the extra inches and fat stores, you will need to work on it, sweat out and spend not only effort but also time.

The brighter side of the picture is that you get to start weight loss at home. You don’t entirely need a specific weight loss program. To some it’s a call of the right cards.

Here are some simple tips which might want to bear in mind when you are considering slimming down.

  1. Limit TV. And it’s not just being a couch potato. According to a study conducted by the scientists at Bookhaven National Laboratory in NY, the sight of food triggers a ‘feed me’ bodily response. Brain activity in the orbitofrontal cortex of the brain is stimulated by seeing food, causing the activity a 24% increase. This area of the brain is highly associated with drive and acquisition. In simpler terms, when you see chocolates 5 times per commercial break on a repetitive basis; it gives you the sudden urge to buy and eat some. Want to test your limits?
  2. Tastebuds and Eating. Have you ever wondered how ice cream feels so satisfying when you’re hungry? And incidentally, it isn’t enough – just yet. According to a researcher from the University of Malawi, when you are hungry your tastebuds tend to exaggerate a bit with an inclination to both salty and sweet foods. That is why when you are hungry, all things salty and sweet tastes like heaven on earth. How to do away with it? Keep hunger at bay by eating regular meals. Missing meals is a no-no.
  3. WeighingWeighing. Nope, it’s not being meticulous or being overreacting. Weighing frequently keeps you in your weight management bounds. It helps you identify your limits when it comes to diet, for example. According to studies conducted on 3500 individuals from the National Weight Control Registry, clients who were able to maintain a 60lb-or-more-weight loss are those who weigh themselves on a regular basis. And as it becomes a habit, weight management becomes an easier task to control.
  4. Carpe Diem! Seize the day! When you are out for a long summer break or a winter vacation, why not grab your bags and go outdoors? Do fun outdoor activities. Enroll yourself in camps. Go bungee jumping, long boarding, skiing and the like. Dieting in May is best. This is the time when food cravings go down. This is the perfect time to start working on it – physically!

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