Tips to Help Lose Weight

Old 04-08-2013, 12:01 AM
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Default Tips to Help Lose Weight

When it comes to shedding a few extra pounds it may not be as difficult as you once first thought. However with the huge range of slimming products and pills on the market today many don't know where to start.

This may seem obvious but the best thing you can do is start eating healthy foods. Eating healthy means you have to monitor and watch the foods that you eat. Many people think eating less is the answer but the real solution is to eat the right kind of foods. As an example a portion of chips or fries could easily be replaced by an apple or some other fruit, cutting down on any foods with high calories will certainly help.

If you are unsure exactly what healthy food is you could do a search on the internet, there are hundreds of great sites out there with lots of healthily meals and cooking instructions. Try to find meals you like and then replace it with one of your unhealthy meals. Once you start to look about you will find there is thousands of different meals to try and something for every taste.

As well as eating healthy meals taking regular exercise is also essential help lose weight. Exercise is very important as it helps your body burn off calories. If you haven't done any exercise in a while it is very important to take things slowly at first, you don't want to pull a muscle or damage your body in any way. If you don't at present have an exercise plan or program or don't know where to start it is a good idea to find a free instructional workout video on one of the popular video sites like google or youtube.

When exercising you can use special equipment such as weights and exercise balls but it doesn't have to cost a lot of money, although many people enjoy going to a club you can just as easily exercise at home using the things found in your house such as the stairs to do step ups on.

When it comes to exercising many people are just plain lazy and require some kind of motivation, if you have any friends or a partner see if they are interested in working out with you. Keeping a log or journal is also a good idea; you can even use a online blog. Keeping a track of your progress can help boost your confidence as you see your weight dropping.
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:30 AM
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Really what you have to start with is watching your diet. Start by reducing calories by filling yourself up with protein, vegetables, whole grains, and replacing bad habit snacks with good ones. A good way to replace sugar could be taking a Muscle Milk lite, it has zero sugar and a ton of protein that will satiate while also torching my sugar craving.

You can use cinnamon to sprinkle on your morning coffee or oatmeal, the spice will help stabilize blood sugar and helps you feel fuller longer. Get some vitamin C to help balance the cortisol spikes that happen when you feel stress and it also helps you burn fat faster. Try bell peppers, kale or kiwi fruits. Your body will still need some type of fat intake though. No sugars though. Good fats include foods rich in Omega 3′s, like salmon, avocados & walnuts. These foods are full of nutrients as well.

Avoid “white” carbohydrates - bread, rice, cereal, potatoes, pasta, and fried food with breading. Add to a good nutrition lots of sleep, 7hrs a night, and cardio exercise to get your heart rate up and burn fat.

when you go to the gym do intense cardio and keep your hear rate up to burn unwanted fat.

Hope this serves of some useful information.

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Old 04-08-2013, 07:47 PM
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Enrolling for a gym membership or simply working out at home can greatly help you on your weight goals. Should you decide to go to the gym, your trainer can surely guide you on suitable exercises depending on your current capacity and the workout goals you want to achieve. Exercising at home is also beneficial so you can better schedule your workouts around your daily routines.
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:28 AM
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Originally Posted by jameshundson
The weight loss is not about eating less it is about eating the right foods. Timing is equally important.
Excellent advice!

It's very true, how little you eat has no relation to weight loss. I can eat 1000 calories a day of chocolate - and nothing else - and I will gain weight and not lose any.

Also, the claim that all vegetables are good for you, turned out not to be true in my case.

Eggplant, Okra, yellow beans, corn, peas, and carrots; none of these items helps me lose weight, I learned this from my own personal experience.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:45 AM
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You can start by doing short, intense exercises that focus on full-body movements—like squats with biceps curls—to quickly fatigue the entire body, mainly cardio since you don't want muscles, accompanied with a healthy diet.

If you want to lose weight faster, you'll need to eat less and exercise more.

For instance, if you take in 1,050 to 1,200 calories a day, and exercise for one hour per day, you could lose 3-5 pounds in one week, or more. It's very important not to cut calories any further -- that's dangerous, and could get you sick, your immune system would go down.

For your diet you need to minimize starches, added sugars, and animal fat from meat and dairy foods, focusing on fruits, veggies, egg whites, soy products, skinless poultry breasts, fish, shellfish, nonfat dairy foods, and 95% lean meat.

Eat vegetables to help you feel full, drink plenty of water, get tempting foods out of your sight, stay busy -- you don't want to eat just because you're bored, eat only from a plate, while seated at a table. No grazing in front of the 'fridge. Don't skip meals!

Metabolism can be helped by drinking a cold glass of water as soon as you wake up every morning, also, your breakfast is the most important meal of all your meals.
Hope this serves of some info

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Old 05-04-2013, 12:14 AM
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Weight loss tips are:
Eat slowly.
Stop eating before you feel full.
Never skip meals.
Only weigh yourself weekly.
Reduce your alcohol intake.
Eat high fiber foods.
Keep hydrated.
Avoid temptation.
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