Smart Tips For Losing Weight

by CEdward

It’s always wise for your health and wellness to lose excessive, unneeded body weight. This doesn’t have to be difficult but can be achieved through simple lifestyle changes.

If you have been or are in the process of losing excess body weight through a nutritional and exercise plan, you will likely have experienced the benefits that go along.  Benefits that may result include: an increase in your energy level, an increase in physical stamina, a decrease in muscular fatigue as well as many other positive effects.  This article will give you find some helpful information to aid you in your quest to lose weight.


1. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables.  Eating a well balanced diet with a variety of different fruits and vegetables will help to give your body the nutrients and energy it needs.


2. Drink plenty of water.  Drinking the proper amount of water will reduce water retention in your body and help your metabolism function properly. 


3. Avoid or limit white flour.  Food items made from white flour contain simple carbohydrates that often lack necessary vitamins and minerals contained in complex carbohydrates.  Simple carbohydrates will also lead to a greater amount of this energy being stored as fat in the body.


4. Instead of eating 2 or 3 meals throughout the day, eat the same amount of food over six meals.  If you eat more food than your body needs at a time, your body will store the extra as fat.  This is probably the single largest factor that will help you lose weight.


5. Try spending 30 minutes performing some type of exercise each day.  This includes cardiovascular and resistance training.  When performing resistance training, perform the exercises in rapid succession.  Take very little rest between sets, perform a higher number of repetitions in each set, and keep moving.  This will give you cardio benefit allowing you to burn more calories.


6. Reduce your overall caloric intake.  If you have a moderately active life style a good rule of thumb would be to multiply your ideal body weight times 16 and then subtract a 500 calorie deduction.  This amount would give you a recommendation for how many calories your body needs to approach your ideal size.  For example, if you weigh215 lbsand want to weigh180 lbsand are moderately active, your recommended daily caloric intake would be, (180 lbs)(16) - 500 = 2,380 calories per day.  Once you achieve your ideal body weight quit applying the 500 calorie deduction to your calculation.  See the article, “How Many Calories Can I Have And Still Lose Weight?” listed in the resources section for more information.



7. Avoid or limit sodas or high sugar beverages.  These beverages are high in simple carbohydrates which will lead to increased weight gain and fat storage.  Limit these and you will see a big impact on your weight loss.


Be sure to consult qualified nutritional and physical training experts for information, direction and advice about starting your diet and exercise plan.  Also, consult with your doctor before beginning any weight loss program.





Excellent Sources of Complex Carbohydrates

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Think Your Drinking Enough Water; NaturoDoc

By: Leroy Perry, Jr. Condensed from PARADE

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How Many Calories Can I Have And Still Lose Weight?

By: Kathryn Martyn Smith, Master NLP Practitioner, EFT Counselor

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Updated: 08/25/2012, CEdward
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