You're looking for weight loss tips, fat loss advice, ways to trim the excess body fat. Cool.
You are fat because you take in more food than you can use, and the extra has to go somewhere.
That is the real reason.
If you want to lie to yourself, you probably don't want to be here. Go someplace where they'll happily tell you that you have "a glandular problem" (you do, you're stuffing in more calories than your glands can handle, but that's not what you meant), and they'll also happily sell you a magic pill to:
Sorry. No magic here. No pills. Weight loss stops when you either cut your intake or increase your output ... and we don't mean how much you crap. We mean how much you exert.
Yup. Like exercise.
But wait. It gets worse.
We don't like it any better than you do. Weight loss, fat loss, body fat reduction, whatever you want to call it, is not much fun.
Sure there is. The good news is that it can be done. You can rearrange things slightly, in your life, and in a few months you'll weigh considerably less than you do now. A pound of fat is 3500 calories. If you take in 3500 calories more than you expend - over any period of time - you gain a pound of fat.
If you take in 3500 calories less than you expend - over any period of time, then you lose a pound of fat.
If the difference occurs over a week, then you gain or lose that pound in a week. If the difference between intake and output takes a month to happen, then you gain or lose that pound in a month.
If you are attempting to reduce the intake by that much, then it's a small sacrifice every day, that adds up over a month.
If you are keeping the intake the same, but attempting to use an extra 3500 calories in a month, then that's barely more than 100 additional calories that you burn in a day. For somebody working in a multi-story office building, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, several times per day, can make that difference - depends on the number of floors. Obviously, if your building is 60 floors, you don't walk 60 flights of stairs. You take the elevator to within a few floors of your destination and then walk the rest.
If you are trying to combine a reduction of intake with an increase of expenditure, then both become easier. OR, you can do as much reduction and as much increase as you would have done alone, but get twice the result in the same amount of time or the same result (a pound lost) in half the time.
There's always hope.
But not magic.
Don't we all... but weight loss, especially the kind that doesn't rebound, is not magic. It takes a bit of work. You actually have to pay attention. You have to make some changes.
Um... you're living the downside. You'd hardly be here looking for Men's Health Tips on weight loss, fat loss, body fat reduction ... whatever... if you were slim, would you?
So it's a matter of which one(s) of many reasons actually brought you here.
Be honest with yourself - if you are a middle-aged guy and you are ... er... hefty, then chances are you've run into one or more of the usual reasons for being concerned about your weight:
It seems that you have good reason to inquire about weight loss. If you are experiencing even a few of the things in that list, your health is being compromised - not might be - IS .
If you experience many of those "symptoms" of being fat, then buddy you are in trouble, and your quality of life is suffering. Like most people, if something sneaks up on you over time, you get accustomed to it, you adapt. It might not be great, but you put up with it.
The good news is, it doesn't have to be that way. Weight loss will cure a lot of your health and quality-of-life problems. Fat loss will make you the man you once were. And it's not all that hard to do.
The hard part is admitting it to yourself - not simply saying the words "I'm fat and I need to slim down", but actually taking those words seriously.
That's a start. But the longer you procrastinate, make excuses, accommodate your "handicap", the harder it is to reverse.
Have you seen some of our other pages, on hypertension? On Snoring? On backache? You can suffer any of those without being fat, but it's far more likely that you are fat if you do suffer those afflictions. Or, said another way, if you are fat, then the chances that you suffer those afflictions (likely more than one) are very high.
It's also important where you keep it.
Yes and no.
If you are like most guys, you carry the bulk (no pun intended) of your fat on your front. You might have heard or read that that's not a good place for it. Somebody with the same amount of excess fat, but spread more evenly over his body, is in less trouble with respect to heart disease and diabetes ... maybe stroke, too.
The real problem, apparently, is not what hangs out front, but what is inside among your organs. If you are carrying a lot of fat in there, then you are in line for many of those fat-guy problems. Organs don't like to be crowded and squished.
|The MHT page||What the page is about|
|About all the magic weight-loss tricks||The bad news you didn't want|
|Belly Fat||What's extra bad about carrying fat on your belly|
|How to lose fat quickly||...just what it says|
|Weight-loss introduction||(This page)|
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