A big issue which many people have following the pandemic and the subsequent lockdown is that they have some weight to shift after gaining a few pounds. This is perfectly natural of course and even medical experts like Dr. Balpal Sandhu have been speaking about how this is quite normal, but also highlighting the importance of making sure that you take action as soon as possible in order to reduce that weight. There is no point in feeling bad about what has happened, it was to be expected that after so much time indoors, at a time when many of us couldn’t leave, eating more and exercising less was bound to happen. If you have a few unwanted pounds then here is how to get them gone.
There are all kinds of diets and trends out there when it comes to losing weight but the smartest thing which you can do right now is to ensure that you are in a calorie deficit. This basically means that if you should be eating 2000 calories a day, that you remain under that figure. There are many online calculators which you can use to assess what the amount of calories you should be eating is, and that is the only thing to follow if you want to lose weight. Look to burn calories and remain in deficit.
If you are not yet ready mentally to lose weight then just think about the lockdown and what that has meant in terms of your ability to get out and allow that to inspire you to get moving once again in the open air. Take every opportunity that you can to walk, to run, to climb and to push your body to its limits, this will not only help you to lose weight but you are going to have a lot of fun getting out there and living life once again.
You are not the only one who feels this way and you are not the only one to have put on some weight during lockdown. With this in mind then you should look to see which friends or family members are also up for losing some weight and you can do this together. As the saying goes, a problem shared is a problem halved, and that should encourage you to buddy up with someone and lose weight together, this will also be a far more fun way for you to lose weight, and it is going to be great for your mental wellbeing too as there is a social element to doing this.
The key is to take action now, it is understandable that you have gained a little bit extra but if you don’t take action right away then you run the risk of gaining more weight. Commit to a couple of weeks or months of hard work and you will be able to get back to where you were before all of this began.