WEIGHT LOSS TIP:
A principle of exercise science usually found to be lacking in most people's diet and exercise programs for weight loss that can help you to achieve greater success in losing weight is what is known as the principle of variation. In simple terms it means you need to change what you do in your diet or exercise program from time to time in order to produce the best results. For example, in terms of diet, you should never force yourself to eat the same foods all the time simple because they are low fat and low calorie because you will eventually tire of eating the exact same foods. Instead you should seek out a variety of foods that are healthy to eat that you also like and you will never even notice that you are on diet to lose weight in the first place. In terms of exercise, variation is even more important because your body has a need for change in order to force new positive adaptations from the stress of exercise. The reason you exercise in the first place is provide your body with a new type of stress to cause positive physical changes.
Unfortunately your body will quickly become used to the same type of stress and resulting gains are minimal. Exercise science researches discovered a long time ago that the way to keep making progress is to employ variation in your exercise routine. There are various ways to include variation in your exercise and some methods can get be very sophisticated but for the average person the best approach is to simple change something about the way you exercise about every month or so. You can change the number of repetitions you perform for weight training exercises from say 8-10 to 12-15 after a month and then go back to the original rep scheme the next month and you will notice how much harder it is when you first change which is the shock that your body needs to achieve gains. Another simple way to give your training variation is to use different exercises for the same muscles like bench pressing with a bar for one workout and using dumbbells for another. Change is good when it comes to your body so implement some variation in your diet and exercise program to lose weight and you will achieve much greater results.