People these days are very conscious regarding their diet and lifestyle. As life is becoming very hectic and schedules are busy it is very important to have a comprehensive diet to support this lifestyle. When we talk about weight loss programs we generally refer to our body metabolism rate, which has a major impact on our health. Our body’s metabolism rate is a major factor for deciding our body weight.
Weight Loss Tips
Exercise You must seriously be prepared to do some form of exercise if you want to lose weight so take on something - something is better than nothing. 8/10
Eat Less Reduce your calorie intake below your calorie expenditure and you will lose weight - it's not rocket science, cut the 3 course feasts and eat moderate meals - simple, yes? This doesn't mean you can't eat and lose weight, you just need to be smarter about what you eat.
Eat Smarter Eating Less is elementary and will work, but eating smarter is even better. Eat foods that are low on the glycemic index because they keep your energy even and help you to maintain fat burning all day and night. Eating to lose weight is important, so choose Low GI foods to keep energy levels even and fat burning at a maximum.
Rest And Recovery Without adequate recovery you can damage you body and health, so make sure you get enough sleep and rest to rejuvenate your mind and body.
Exercise Smarter Any exercise is good, but intelligent exercise is fantastic, it's impossible to form a 100 ways to lose weight list without making clear the benefits of proper exercise methods. General rules for exercise are that: Harder is better, longer isn't, Good form with weight training is essential for safety, Warm ups are a necessity, Don't eat before a workout unless you are a professional bodybuilder or an Olympic athlete.
If you learn the right exercises for your body and lifestyle your progress will be far greater. The best exercise to lose weight is weight training as muscle is the ultimate fat burner, so you should try an add some more muscle in order to add fat burning power. You can also use simple exercises. Most people know you can lose weight by walking a few minutes per day and if you're smart, you will walk faster and get the heart rate up. You really can lose weight by walking.
Cheats/Rewards Having a naughty meal once or twice a week is fine and should be seen as a reward for your hard work. Never cut your favorite foods out of your diet or you'll cave in eventually and eat them by the bucket. Plan to have your favorites once or twice a week and have something to look forward to. This solution really works , because you never really go without. It means you can still eat and lose weight.
Hide The Bad Food Out of sight out of mind - hide the junk from plain sight to avoid temptation.
Substitute Find subs for bad food like lower fat milk, reduced salt/fat margarine, fat free sour cream, multi-grain bread and many other great alternatives.
Park Further Away Don't try to score a lazy close park, instead find one that makes you walk a little further - C'mon. Walk that little bit extra, it's a fast way to lose weight
Protein Protein doesn't spike your blood sugar and give you insulin lows, it doesn't get stored as fat with ease, it makes you feel fuller, it lowers the g.i of the carbs that you eat with it and its good for cell repair - add low fat protein sources to your diet.
Fiber Fiber cleans your insides, speeds up your metabolism and helps you lose weight. Of all the examples on this 100 ways to lose weight list, fiber is one of the most important. You must have fiber to be healthy and it's easy to find in low g.i foods, so if you eat right you'll get enough fiber. Adding fiber to the diet is a great way to lose weight really fast, because it really speeds the metabolism up. In fact I believe it is the most underrated way to lose weight really fast. Fiber Works!
Drink More Water Not having enough will kill you - "nuff said".......well there is more to it. Drinking plentiful amounts of water stops you from retaining water under the skin, in fact you can lose subcutaneous water that looks like fat just by drinking enough to let your body know that it doesn't need to store water.
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- Guest 8 years ago
One other tip I would like to add is not to beat yourself up if you have a bad day and don't make the healthiest choices. Just make sure that you do better the next day.
This is something that almost made me give up on losing weight. Good habits overtime will out way the bad...so keep that in mind when you have a bad day.