7 Friendly Tips to Losing Weight

Friday, August 10, 2012 · 0 comments

Healthy eating seems to be the wave nowadays. A lot more people have shown more interest in a healthier lifestyle. However, before you jump into the bandwagon, there are a few things that you need to know to make your journey towards a fitter self easier. Attaining the ideal figure that you have always wanted may entail extreme self control and sacrifice, but not with these seven friendly tips.

1.      Mind Your Portions

Are you already forlorn with the thought of cheerless days without the yummy doughnuts, chocolates, cakes and ice cream? Brighten up! You do not have to cut them out entirely out of your diet; you only have to limit their intake. You can still enjoy your favorite food but be sure to minimize your serving proportions.

 2.      Tip 2 Enjoy Four to Six Meals Daily

Did that just make you smile? Research shows that having only two meals a day increases your hunger pangs, thus weakening your resolve and forgetting your diet altogether. Eat four to six meals daily, but remember to take them with your diet friendly words in mind ‘controlled proportions.’ You can eat whenever you are hungry, but be mindful of the amount of food you are eating.

 3.      Eat More Protein

Choose protein rich snacks instead of the sugar laden food that may offer you immediate satisfaction, yet will leave you craving for food really soon. Protein keeps you energized throughout the day while sugar holds back your immune system and causes hyperactivity and anxiety.

 4.      Eat Veggies and More Veggies

I might have caused your eyeballs to roll over that one, but you can’t deny how bright colored veggies can give you energy, strength, and a healthier body free from diseases. There are actually sumptuous ways to prepare your vegetables, take time to experiment and benefit from the nutrients they contain. Adding vegetables to your diet lowers your cholesterol levels and helps you attain your ideal weight.

 5.      Drink Your Water

When your body lacks water you feel dull and tired, and sometimes you misinterpret the signs for hunger. Instead of eating, focus on consuming more glasses of water daily. Your body needs water to lubricate your joints and to make your kidneys function properly. Drinking sufficient amount of water can significantly sharpen your mental and physical functions, increase your energy level. It even gives you clearer skin and lesser wrinkles. Most of all drinking adequate amount or water, especially before meals, promotes weight loss.

 6.      Plan Your Meals in Advance

Planning your meals can do wonders to your weight loss endeavors. Before you step into your kitchen and mindlessly grabbing any food you can find, why don’t you make it a habit to plan what you will eat for the next day? Better yet, plan a whole week menu for more convenience. This way you can look for healthy recipe ideas on the net and shop for the ingredients at one time.

 7.      Say No to Fast Food

I know just how tempting those big burger combo deals are, but if you really think about it, your health is more important. So, pass up on those fatty burgers and fries and focus on your goal. Practice a strong will power when deciding what to eat. After all, losing weight is all about making the right choices.

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