To really get into shape, most people really focus so much of their time worrying about what type of workout program they should perform. Should your focus be on resistance training or cardio workouts to lose weight? Then what types of exercises should you perform, both for resistance training and cardio. With so many options out there, it can get over whelming to figure out what to do.
Another thing I noticed when I was trying to get back into shape was there was so little emphasis on the importance of your diet, especially regarding how many calories you need to eat to maintain your weight. I remember reading some standard about 1500 calories was the target we needed to eat each day, along with an exercise program to lose weight.
Over time as I learned more about diet and exercise, I discovered that our daily caloric needs vary by height, age and sex. The basal metabolic rate (BMR) is a measure of how many calories a person needs each day to maintain their weight. The first step to being successful with a weight loss plan is an understanding of how much you need to eat to maintain your target healthy weight.
So if you want to be successful in achieving your weight loss goals, managing your eating plan will be more important than your workouts, since after all, we eat at least 4 to 6 times a day, and only workout once a day, maybe 5 days a week.
To learn more about the Back-to-Basics workout series, checkout the video above