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How to Really Lose Weight
How To Lose Weight Without Losing Your Mind
Step One - Want to really lose weight? 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? People that are overly concerned with excess weight attempt to lose it fast on a fad diet plan. Health experts warn that losing weight fast leads to a slow metabolism, along with the possibility for more weight gain in the future.
Step Three - Record all food consumption for a week. Write down your emotional state while eating the food. Include all snacks and bits of food. Were you sad, mad, bored, or hungry? This should quickly illuminate a problem. Some people chow down on salty snacks or sugary foods 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 and exercise combination.
Step Five - Lose weight slowly. Don’t attempt to lose too much weight too soon. Instead, make a commitment to lose weight gradually. Aim for about a pound per week.
Step Six - Don't count calories. Counting calories is tedious and frustrating. This leads to getting more concerned with caloric numbers instead of good nutrition. Instead, try this idea. Eat meals in a smaller plate. Drink liquids in a smaller drinking glass. 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. Buy lean cuts of meat. Do not fry foods. Bake, broil, or roast foods. 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. Why? Well, exercise burns extra calories and increases weight loss. Try walking briskly every day for about 30 minutes, take up aerobics, jog, or strength train 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, and consult with your doctor for more info.
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