There is a theory that is based in logic and arrived at by physical study, which suggests that men lose weight more easily than women. Well guys that gives us a head start, but how much of it is theory and how much is reality? The reality is that anyone can gain weight by eating too much or a load of the wrong foods and not doing any exercise. Men or women, the results will tend to even out to be about the same. So when it comes to losing the weight you put on, it doesn’t matter whether you are a man or a woman. You are going to have to put in some serious work to put things right again.
One thing men have on their side in the battle of the waistline is physical strength. Unfortunately, a man who does no exercise will have very little of that precious commodity so that sort of evens the playing field between the sexes when both of them spend all their time wedged in a comfy chair in front of the TV. It’s a bad situation to get into and a difficult one to get out of because the TV can be so addictive. So can being lazy!
If you want to lose weight and improve your physical fitness levels, you are going to have to be strong (in a mental sense) and break out of the TV cycle altogether and get some real physical exercise going. Sure, you can stay lazy and just adjust your diet so you restrict your calorie intake. That will probably slow down your rate of weight gain, may halt it altogether and if the diet is restrictive enough, you might even lose a few pounds. But you are not going to improve your health and the way your body looks by just eating less while staying joined at the hip to the TV set.
Exercise is Key
The key weight loss tip here is that you must get your metabolism moving and get that metabolic rate going faster. That will cause your body to burn more of the sugars it is taking on board through your food. Even if it is a diet. The most effective way of boosting your metabolic rate is to make your muscles work hard through exercise. Exercise forces your muscles to work and when they work, they demand energy that your body must supply them with. That comes in the form of the burnable sugars dissolved in your bloodstream. The longer you exercise for, the more of those sugars get used up until a point is reached, usually around twenty minutes into your exercise work-out, where you have depleted the sugars in the bloodstream and more must be found.
The body finds more all right, exactly where it put them all in the first place while you were slobbing it in front of the TV stuffing your face with pizza. It finds the fuel your muscles need stored away in the fat cells that are making your belly look like you swallowed a beach ball. Yep, your body starts taking the fuel it needs to keep those muscles working from the fact store in your body and starts to deplete that to provide the burnable sugars your muscles are demanding to continue working. The longer you workout for, the more fat you burn.
The catch is that over a long period of doing nothing except scratching your behind and cramming burgers into your mouth, you accumulated a lot of fat. It will, obviously when you think about it, take a similarly long time to burn off all that fat. But you can do it and the more you exercise and the harder you exercise as you build up one day at a time, you will burn more of that fat each time you exercise.
Eventually, you’ll be rewarded with a body that slims down, tightens up and tones to start looking good, fit and healthy again. If you think this will be tough, it probably will be, at least at first. But you don’t have to stress over trying to lose however many pounds it is you need to lose all in one hit. You do it gradually and methodically. All you have to do is take the first step and take each day at a time as it comes. Just set yourself an exercise goal that you think is achievable on day one and try and reach it.
If you do reach it, great. If you don’t, don’t sweat it. You’ll reach it tomorrow. Then when you do reach that goal, set a slightly tougher one for the next day. With your way up slowly and surely like that and I guarantee within a few weeks you’ll be feeling fitter, you’ll have more energy and the more energy you have, the more you’ll want to exercise. If that isn’t a great set of weight loss tips for men, I don’t know what is! Just stay motivated, stay positive and believe in yourself and above all, keep your goal in sight and never let it get out of your sight. If you want it badly enough, you will get it.