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How to Lose Weight
How to Lose Weight without Losing Your Mind
Step One - Take a long look at your body. Are you really overweight or trying to look stylishly thin? Consider this: have you gained a lot of weight recently or experienced a gradual weight gain over several years. These are valid reasons to consider losing weight.
Step Two - Are you dealing with a slow metabolism that causes weight gain? A lot of people go on fad diets or yo yo diet. This type of behavior slows down the metabolism, which might be a problem.
Step Three - Record all the food that you consume for a week. Write down your emotional state while eating the food. Include all snacks. Were you sad, mad, bored, or hungry? This might illuminate a problem. Some people eat food to conceal depression, anger, or even boredom.
Step Four - Plan Your Diet. Forget about fads. Read books on nutrition and eating well-balanced meals. Consider gradually increasing activity. For example, starting an exercise program or walking more. Consult with your doctor for more information on a healthy weight loss plan.
Step Five - Lose weight slowly. Don’t try to lose all the weight in a few weeks. Instead try to lose weight gradually. Aim for about a pound per week.
Step Six - Don't count calories. Counting calories is tedious and frustrating. This might cause some people to get wrapped up in caloric numbers instead of good nutrition. Instead, eat meals in smaller plates. For example, instead of a dinner plate, eat meals in a smaller salad dish. Drink liquids out of smaller glasses. Avoid second helpings.
Step Seven - Eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Skipping meals leads to overeating at the next meal. Remember to include two servings of meat, two serving’s dairy products, four servings’ fruits and vegetables daily. Along with four servings of bread, grain, or cereal, or pasta.
Step Eight - Get rid of fat. Avoid foods with high fat content. Instead, switch to foods with low fat. Buy lean cuts of meat. Do not fry foods, instead, bake, broil, or roast food. Fill your plates with plenty of fresh vegetables fruits and grains and less meat.
Step Nine - Get Exercise. The key to really getting weight under control is to exercise more often. Exercise burns more calories and increases weight loss. Try walking briskly every day for about 30 minutes, take up aerobics, try jogging, or strength training to help increase the metabolism and build lean muscles.
Weight management is a lifelong issue that demands lifestyle changes. Certainly, obesity leads to a number of health problems that include heart disease, gout, and osteoarthritis, to diabetes. Consider the tips here or consult with your doctor for more info.
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