There are numerous ways people try to achieve weight loss these days from diet programs & diet pills to diet patches, from hypnotherapy to cosmetic surgery. But what really works ? What is the best method for you to lose those unwanted pounds and get the body you dream of ?
Well I’m afraid there is no easy answer to weight loss , no quick fix or wonder drug that is suddenly going to help you to achieve the weight loss you desire. It is going to take hard work & will power in order for you to reach your goals.
There is a well known method for weight loss which is just common sense & not rocket science, eat less & exercise more. If you eat less you take in less calories & if you exercise more you burn off more calories which means your body has to get its energy from somewhere else ie the fatty tissue hanging around inside your body. The result is, you lose weight, simple right ?
Well if only it were that easy but its not. The saying you are what you eat maybe not exactly literally true but it does make some sense. After all if you ate healthy foods like fish & vegetables & I ate fatty foods like potato chips & chocolate it doesn’t take a bachelors degree to work out which of us would have the healthier looking body.
However everybody is different & what works for person may not work for others. For instance I , & I’m sure you will
too, know people who seem to eat whatever they like & never seem to put on a ounce in weight But they are the exception rather than the rule. The rest of us have to watch what we eat & take regular exercise in order to achieve our desired weight loss.
We can all follow, or at least try to follow these 7 essential rules when it come to healthy living.
1.Drink plenty of water. Water aids in digestion & can help to reduce those hunger cravings.
2.Reduce the amount of red meat you eat. It is well known that red meat is not good for us & is high in fat, eat white meat eg chicken or fish.
3.Eat fresh rather than frozen vegetables
4.Eat plenty of fruit. Fruit is a great source of vitamins.
5.Eat less more often. Instead of 3 large meals a day eat 5 or 6 smaller meals, this will take away the urge to snack in between meals & stop you overeating.
6.Eat slowly. It takes time for the message that your stomach is full to reach your brain.
7.Take regular exercise. You don’t have to go to the gym everyday to take exercise. Talk a walk at lunch time, get out & rake those leaves off the lawn. Anything to get your blood pumping & raise your metabolism to burn off those calories.