With the advancement of modern technologies our lifestyles have changed so much in recent years to the point that most people have sedentary jobs that require little in the way of physical effort to accomplish their daily tasks.
Added to this the popularity of fast foods and lack of exercise it’s not surprising that obesity and weight loss is a major concern for many people. It’s not about the perfectly sculpted and toned body or the desire for a perfect hour glass figure, it’s about staying fit and remaining healthy and ensuring a long life free from serious illnesses.
People are now switching to healthier lifestyles, but weight loss doesn’t happen by itself. There are only two ways to lose weight and to stop the pounds from piling back on again and fad diets is not the answer.
The first is by watching what you eat and the second is by ensuring that your body gets the exercise it needs. (This report gives tips for both – some you may already know but some will surprise you!)
Weight loss & diet tips (1 – 5)
Drink plenty of water. Our body needs a lot of water so give in to water. Water is not just way to flush out toxin but if you have more water in your body you will generally feel healthier and fitter. This it self will discourage any tendency to gorge. The best thing about water is that is has no calories at all.
Start your day with a glass of water. As soon as you wake up, gulp down a glass of cool water. It’s a wonderful way to start you day and you only need a lesser quantity of your breakfast drink after that. A glass of water lets out all your digestive juices and sort of lubricates the insides of your body. You may have your morning cup of tea but have it after a glass of water. It is good for you.
Drink a glass of water before you start the meal. Water naturally needs some space so that you feel fuller without actually having to stuff yourself.
Have another glass of water while you are having the meal. Again this is another way of making yourself full so that you can actually rise from the table eating less but feeling full just the same. Instead of drinking it one gulp, take sips after each morsel. It will help the food to settle faster so that you get that feeling that you are full faster. (Water also plays a vital role in weight control)
Stay away from sweetened bottle drinks, especially sodas. Hey all those colas and fizzy drinks are sweetened with sugar and sugar means calories. The more you can cut out on these sweetened bottle drinks, the better for you. So if you must drink sodas, then stick to diet sodas.
Weight loss & diet tips (6 – 10)
Include in your diet things that contain more water like tomatoes and watermelons. These things contain 90 to 95 % water so that there is nothing that you have to lose by feasting on them. They fill you up without adding to the pounds.
Eat fresh fruit instead of drinking fruit juice. Juice is often sweetened but fresh fruits have natural sugars. When you eat fruit, you are taking in a lot of fiber, which is needed by the body, and fruits of course are an excellent source of vitamins.
If you do have a craving for fruit juice then go for fresh fruit juice instead of these that contain artificial flavors and colors. Or even better, try making your own fruit juice taking care not to sweeten it with too many calories.
Choose fresh fruit to processed fruits. Processed and canned fruits do not have as much fiber as fresh fruit and processed and canned fruits are nearly always sweetened.
Increase your fiber intake. Like I mentioned, the body needs a lot of fiber. So try to include in your diet as many fruits and vegetables as you can.
(click below to read more)
(1) How to Lose Pounds Quickly And Easily
(2) Why You Should go Crazy on Vegetables
(3) Count The Calories as You Eat
(4) 50% of Your Diet Should be Carbs
(5) Why Its Important to Watch Your Fat Intake
(6) Dry Wine is Better Than Sweet Wine
(7) Select an exercise pattern to suit your life style
(8) If You Can’t Run Then Try Walking
(9) Have You Tried Pelvic Gyrations
(10) Dancing is a Wonderful Way to Burn Calories