It is guaranteed that one day you will find yourself in one of these two situation, you either want to lose weight or you want to gain some extra pounds. People have always been struggling with weight in general.
If you are reading this and you want to lose weight, it can be difficult to understand and to relate to those who want to gain weight and can’t get themselves to do it. Well, it goes both ways, even those who cannot gain weight see losing weight as an easy matter. So YES, the struggle is real! But don’t panic, it is surly not impossible, all it takes is to approach it from the right angle and to do so, YOU NEED TO DO YOUR RESEARCH.
You are probably asking yourselves now, what I’m talking about and that you are doing your research! Because the fact that you are reading this article proves that you are actually doing your research. However, this is only the first step in a long way. Doing your research will allow you to know what body type you are, how your metabolism work, what do you like and what you don’t, what can work for your body /lifestyle and a lot more. These things may seem secondary and not necessary but THEY ARE. In fact, without these information everything else you do can’t and won’t be effect and even if does, it won’t be as effective if you know your body and you take everything in consideration. So, don’t be lazy and make this your starting point, at least now you will know how to begin you losing\gaining weight journey.
Now that knowing your body is out of the way let’s talk science and logic, losing and gaining weight are related to first and for most to your calorie intake, in other words how much you eat per day.
So, logically if you want to lose weight you need to decrease the amount of calories you consume a day and do the opposite if you want to gain those extra pounds. What doctors and researchers have advised is, adding 500 calories to gain weight and decreasing 500 to lose it safely, more than this can harm you in the long run, so be careful and see a doctor for further more specific details and information.
Eating healthy or not doesn’t affect your losing/gaining weight plan as long as you are aware of your calorie intake. But, eating junk food will not help for the obvious following reasons. Firstly, it doesn’t have any nutritional benefits and secondly because of its high calories/small-portions factor, you will feel deprived and hungry all the time whereas, if you eat healthy and clean you will eat a lot more and you will benefit of what you’re eating. So, choose wisely.
Losing/gaining weight can only depend on your calorie intake and as I said before how much you eat or it can be a combination between working out and eating right. Yes, you’ve heard it right, working out is good and beneficial for losing AND gaining weight as well. It’s true that by combining the two you will be healthier and as a result you will get a more fit toned body9 and who doesn’t want that!) but this doesn’t mean you can’t lose/gain weight only by what and how much you eat.
Finally, if you want to lose or gain weight the only thing you need to do is to believe in yourself and mostly to love your body now and throughout the process as well. Don’t rush things and keep on the hard work and you WILL eventually see results.