When it comes to weight loss there are about ten thousand different opinions out there, but what it really all comes down to is creating a caloric deficit.
From the fad diets that have you consuming a paltry amount of calories to the workout programs that have you exercising for hours on end, these methods can sometimes seem like torture.
For most, that's not the best option for weight loss. Instead, if you have patience you can still lose a substantial amount of weight with a small caloric deficit of even 200 calories a day.
For instance just creating a 200 daily caloric deficit (with all other things remaining the same) you could lose up to almost 21 pounds a year. (There are 3,500 calories in one pound. 200 calories multiplied by 365 days, divided by 3,500 equals 20.8 pounds.)
That’s substantial and can be done by cutting out one soda a day or by adding a little bit more activity or exercise to your day. So remember, give weight loss time and have patience! Small changes can lead to big results.
Josh Anderson is an AFAA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and the CEO of Always Active Athletics.