More Tips To Improve Your Weight Loss
If you are like me you are probably totally
sick of dieting because every time you stop the weight comes flooding back on
and you just cant stop it!
I have put
together 10 more weight loss tips to try and sway you away from the dieting run
around and to try and put you on a more steady and healthy course of weight
Lets have a look at them:
– Take every opportunity to expend more energy.
Don’t drive if you can walk, don’t walk if
you can run. See activity as an opportunity rather than an inconvenience.
General moving burns a big 70% of your daily calories so try to Eat Less and
We keep looking for a fast, magical, fat
loss, weight loss, health and fitness miracle but what would happen if we
applied the simple concept of eating less and moving more.
less junk food, eat more fruit and veggie foods, Get some regular cardio based
exercise, Get stronger to protect your body, improve your quality of life and
turn your body into a fat burning machine and stick with it rather than giving
up after one week.
– If you’re thinking of going on a diet to lose those extra pounds
think again. Long-term weight control through dieting is near impossible, for
the simple reason that diets promote only short-term solutions. On a diet
you’ll certainly look lighter on the scales, but in most cases this is because
you’ve dumped a few pounds of body fluid, and not because you’ve lost any
significant amount of body fat.
Diets Don’t Work
– One of the main reasons diets don’t work is because they send the
body into starvation mode – a survival mechanism for times when humans faced
periods of famine. Cutting back on our energy intake causes the body to lower
its metabolic rate, which reduces its ability to burn fat. At the same time,
hunger signals increase and we quickly start to crave high energy foods loaded
with fats and sugars – the exact foods we are trying to do without!!!
Diets Put On Weight
– Alarmingly, research has shown that repeated dieting actually
makes it harder to lose weight and easier to put it on!! This is because when
you dump the diet and return to normal eating habits, the drop in metabolic
rate caused by the diet means that your old eating habits actually represent
excess in calories. Not only do you regain the fat stores just lost, but also
you may even gain a bit extra.
Diets Are Unhealthy
– A cycle of rapid weight loss followed by weight gain can lead to
loss of lean tissue from your muscles and calcium from your bones. It also
strips the body of essential vitamins and minerals.
Too little food means not enough energy for
physical activity. Dieting causes your body to conserve energy, making results
harder to achieve.
Diets Make Food The Enemy
– Food provides nourishment and comfort. Diets can make you afraid
to eat, depriving you of one of life’s pleasures. Going from one failed diet to
the next can leave you feeling depressed and create a cycle in guilt battles
A Lifelong Plan
– Regular physical activity and a healthy, balanced diet aren’t as
glamorous as the quick fixes, but they do get better results. Start with one
extra exercise session and one less fatty takeaway meal per week, and gradually
work towards a lifelong plan for achieving your best weight.
Sticking With It
– If you change the way you eat or exercise to lose weight, ask
yourself this question. Can I see myself sticking to this routine for
If the answer is “No”
then it’s time to change what you’re doing.
– A realistic weight loss plan is around one to two pounds per
week. Fast weight losses are not fat loss but glycogen and water.
If you lose weight quickly then you will
probable return back to the weight at which you started as quickly as it was
– Increase the amount of fruits, vegetables, non-fat dairy
products, whole grains and beans that you eat. Eliminate calorie-dense foods
such as cookies, sugary desserts, chips, fries, pizza, candies, crackers etc.
Research on people who have successfully
lost a lot of weight and kept it off long term, shows that the vast majority
succeeded by consuming a low fat diet high in fibre coupled with strength
training and cardiovascular activity.
Your goal is to start utilizing these tips
into your everyday weight loss regime to start losing weight consistently and
Gary Matthews is the author of the popular
fitness eBooks Maximum Weight Loss and Maximum Weight Gain. Please visit http://www.maximumfitness.com right
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