How can you lose weight?

In this post, we’ll list what you need to do to lose weight. However, don’t expect us to give you our worst slimming tips, our goal is to help you lose excess fat while respecting your body.


Patience is the key to success

Before we begin, it’s important to consider one thing: how long have you been gaining weight? A few months? A few years?

We must tell you that it would be counterproductive, and even unhealthy, to make you lose a certain number of pounds in a few weeks, if it has been several years since the fat has accumulated under the layers of your skin.

If you want to lose weight too quickly, you’re taking a lot of risks. You’ll probably:

  • Develop eating disorders,
  • Disrupt your metabolism,
  • Suffer from the yo-yo effect,
  • Hurt yourself,
  • Disturb your sleep,
  • Have trouble managing your emotions.
  • And experience many other unwanted effects.

How can you lose weight safely and sustainably?

The answer is: you need to choose a healthy lifestyle.

This sounds simple and obvious, but if it were, you wouldn’t be reading this article.

If you want to lose weight, change these three aspects of your life: nutrition, exercise and rest.

If you want to lose weight, change these three aspects of your life: nutrition, exercise and rest.
Adopt an healthy life style

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1.     Focus on healthy eating to lose weight

If your diet isn’t very healthy, don't make any drastic changes! It's difficult, if not impossible, to maintain drastic measures in the long term.

If your diet isn’t very healthy, don’t make any drastic changes! It’s difficult, if not impossible, to maintain drastic measures in the long term.

We’re much more emotionally connected to what we eat than we would like to believe. Making drastic changes could upset your mental balance.

A healthy meal contains a variety of high-quality food sources:

  • Proteins (animal, animal-based or plant-based) – 1/4 of the meal.
  • Carbohydrates (potatoes, rice, pasta, etc.) – up to half of the meal.
  • Fats (raw milk butter, olive oil, avocado, cheese, oilseeds, other seeds…) – just a small amount.
  • Fiber (vegetables) – 50% of the meal.

If you have a bit of a sweet tooth, you can still enjoy your favorite treats once in a while. Just watch the amounts and the frequency.

For example, if you’re someone who loves to end your meal with something sweet, you can still do that! However, avoid automatically choosing a pastry, you can go for two squares of chocolate instead (we know, you can’t have just one), a piece of fruit, one or two small pieces of candy (yes you can, but no more than one or two).

If you have regular sugar cravings, it may be one of the reasons why it’s hard to stick to a healthy diet. I recommend that you read this article: 3 tips for cutting back on sugar.


2.     Move your body to burns fat

Exercising keeps you healthy and burns fat at the same time!

Exercising keeps you healthy and burns fat at the same time!

Cardio workouts are the best way to lose weight. If you don’t know how, use the FITNESS COACH app. There are six levels of progressions, training sessions targeted according to your needs and specially qualified coaches to help you train. It’s no more expensive than a gym membership and it’s super effective!

You can also create your own training with this 8 exercices for weight loss. If you don’t have time, take at least 5 minutes out of your day!

Important : Building muscle is also a great way to lose weight, keep progressing, improving your shape and burning calories.

You can read this ” 3 essential rules for building muscles

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3.     Rest to recovery and to lose weight

 Rest and sleep are essential for your physical recovery and therefore for burning fat.

Don’t neglect your rest (between sessions) or your sleep! Rest and sleep are essential for your physical recovery and therefore for burning fat. After a session on the FITNESS COACH app, you’ll continue to lose calories, provided that you rest. Wait for your aches and pains to subside before working out again.


One last important point to lose weight

To successfully lose weight, these new habits must be a regular part of your daily life. You must not avoid doing them because you don’t have the time.

For example, your physical training must really be included in your agenda, with a duration that includes the session itself, and also the time it takes to get there and back, if you work out in a gym, your shower time, your warm-up time, etc.

And remember to respect your rest days and to get enough sleep, so you can continue to make progress and lose weight.

You can also act on other aspects of your life to boost your weight loss, reduce stress, stop smoking, limit alcohol, spend more time outdoors, etc.

This Post Has 30 Comments

  1. Phatty

    I’m such a fatty but things are about to change don’t know much in how to get there but I feel like these tips lead you in the right path

    1. Emily

      Hello Phatty,
      Thank you for your message.
      I’m sure you can do it. There are new articles on the blog, with nutrition and sport advice.
      Never give up ! 🙂

      1. Madi

        I have been trying to lose weight for the longest amount of time and never really understood why I couldn’t. I’m 15, 5’2, and 125lbs and am currently trying to reach 115lbs. Thank you for this!!

  2. Dennis Godbolt

    Thanks 😊 that was helpful 😀

    1. Akash Ali

      Yesss

  3. Weakie

    Great

    1. Akash Ali

      💕 love

  4. Laura

    I’ve been trying to lose weight without results. This might actually work

    1. Kavita paygude

      Yes I’m wait loss

  5. CD

    It’s 2022, I’m 63 years old and sick and tired of being sick and tired. I’m starting this plan/advice tomorrow…gope ot works!!

    1. Emily

      Hello CD ! Great, there is no age to get back in shape. Congratulations, you made the right decision. I send you my energy!

  6. Stacy

    Hi I’m Stacy and I’m 14 turning 15 in august but my weight is about 220 and I’m trying to get that down and nothing seems to be working but hopefully this helps me and gets me back how I was before this Covid stuff happened

    1. Emily

      Hello Stacy 🙂
      Thank you for your message. You can change things, be persistent and patient. I send you all my kindness.

  7. Dianne Vetrano

    It’s hard but I do a 1000 calorie diet and at the gym 5 days a week. Lost 12 pounds in a month. It works but you have to stay with it.

  8. Janice M Seymore

    I’m trying to lose weight for a surgery I have two of them coming up. It hard for me to lose weight my weight goes up an down

    1. Emily

      Hello, first of all, since you are about to experience two medical operations, I invite you to ask your doctor some advices about weight loss.
      In my opinion, you should not go on a diet, the fact of depriving yourself causes this “yo-yo effect” (the weight that goes up and down). Eat well, but above all eat better.
      You also have to be aware that it takes a long time, sometimes years. You have to rethink your lifestyle for the long term. We should not deprive ourselves, but rather put in place sustainable actions.
      Wishing you all the best for your upcoming surgery operations.

  9. Ird-974@gmail.com

    Thank you for this! It has motivated me to keep working out and be patient with my weightloss.

  10. Robert Burgin

    Thank you I’m 12, and have abs, but they have to much fat on them. I think this will help me lose that fat so my Abs show more.

  11. Johnny

    I’m goin try this

  12. Kevin Triplett

    Thank you this was very helpful informational!!!

  13. Anita pony lado

    Hello, I’m Anita I want to lose weight what can I do?

  14. Madelyn Rumley

    I want an “hourglass” shape. How do I get that?

    1. Emily

      Hello Madelyn,
      The hourglass shape is achieved through the slim waist or slim waist effect. You can work with the stomach vacuum exercise for the slim waist. And to boost your results, you need to work on your upper body as well as your lower body, never forgetting to build muscle volume. To help you, you can read the following articles:
      https://coach-plus.blog/2022/05/11/do-stomach-vacuum-for-a-trimmer-waistline/
      https://coach-plus.blog/2021/12/29/how-to-have-a-flat-stomach/
      https://coach-plus.blog/2021/09/23/best-home-exercices-for-glutes/
      https://coach-plus.blog/2021/09/23/3-essential-rules-for-building-muscle/

  15. Adrianna Brink

    This sounds awesome I’m going to try this.😀😀

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