Weight loss is not the monumental task it has been purported to be by some misleading sources. First of all, you don’t need to have a supermodel’s physique as your main goal. No. What you do need is a realistic objective that is not only achievable but allows you to live with your daily life choices.
The diets and exercise regimens followed by bodybuilders and weightlifters are not suitable to an average office guy. Start off by subtracting 500 calories from your daily meals. That could be accomplished by skipping two cups of coffee, a slice of bread and the dessert that you scarf down after dinner.
Then you need to up your activity levels on a regular basis. Add some high intensity interval training on alternate days. And on the three or four days that are left, do three sets of five reps with heavy weights. The exercises in these weight training sessions should be just three: the bench press, the squat and the dead lift.
Next you need to get your nutrition in line with your goals. There is simply no need for following those fad diets such as the Atkins or the Ornish. They reek of extremism. Remember, the truth lies somewhere between the two extremes. And besides, extremes are dangerous.
So follow a balanced diet that has all the macronutrients as well as the micronutrients. Eat six medium-sized meals at three hour intervals throughout the day. That way your metabolism will remain stoked up all the time and the blood glucose levels will also remain constant thereby improving your mood.
Drink plenty of water but not with your workouts or your meals. Keep the proteins and fats high and moderate the carbohydrates especially the refined ones found on supermarket shelves. Pretty soon you will be losing all that extra flab around your midsection.