No one stays in shape their entire life. I’m no different. Sure, at the time of this writing I believe I’m in pretty good shape. I went for a run this morning and I ate moderately healthy today. However, throughout the year, I may fluctuate slightly with my fitness and eating habits.

The topic of losing weight is a large undertaking. The main points, however, that everyone should know when it comes to weight loss. Exercise, healthy eating habits, and proper sleep all assist in weight loss. As a matter of fact, each of these three should be focused on at the same time if someone is in the process of losing weight.

If someone eats healthy but doesn’t exercise it will be difficult for them to burn calories. If a person gets only 4 hours of sleep each night they will probably eat more during their waking hours. Also, if a person exercises but doesn’t eat healthily, they are only treading water. As soon as they stop exercising for a few days all of their progress will be lost. The key is to be focused on a well-rounded weight loss plan.

Small choices have big results. This can go both ways. For example, during times of desired weight loss, a rule should be no fast food. This makes it easier avoid unwanted carbs. The carbs in something like oatmeal is good for you. Those are complex carbs. The carbs in a hamburger bun are bad for you. They are made up in part of simple carbs.

Losing weight is not easy. The hardest part, without training, is the mental aspect of sticking with the plan. If the plan is compromised it’s much harder to continue with the plan. Cheat days are called so for a reason. They are like a pressure release which must happen from time to time. To learn more about losing weight, watch the video below.