If you have tried to lose weight in the past and did not get results, it is probably because you were doing something wrong. There is a LOT of weight loss advice out there! Most of this advice is just a scam! There are a lot of misconceptions about weight loss too. In this article, we will explain weight loss in a scientific and practical way. You will be able to decide what you need to do to accomplish your weight loss aims and you will be able to do it!
•To lose weight you need to exercise. All you need to do is watch what you eat, and expend more energy than you consume. It’s really that simple.
• Beverage consumption can be as important as food when it comes to losing weight fast. The best thing to is drink water. After that, stick to pure juices (in moderation; many juices like apple are healthy, but contain lots of sugar; even natural sugar can be fattening in large quantities), green tea, which has antioxidants that may help with weight loss, and herbal teas. All those colas and fizzy drinks are sweetened with sugar and sugar means calories. The more you can cut out on these sweetened bottle drinks, the better for you. So if you must drink sodas, then stick to diet sodas.
• Include in your diet things that contain more water like tomatoes and watermelons. These things contain 90 to 95 % water so that there is nothing that you have to lose by feasting on them. They fill you up without adding to the pounds.
•Use low fat cooking techniques. Avoid frying and sautéing with butter and use slimmer techniques like steaming, baking, grilling (the barbecue is ideal for this) or stir-frying.
•Eat nine servings of summer fruits and vegetables daily. Packed with vitamins, A, C and E, phytochemicals, minerals, carbs and fiber, produce is healthy, filling, and naturally low in calories and fat. Enjoy it at meals, snacks and before/after exercise to stay full, feel energized and lose weight.
•Tea and coffee are harmless by themselves. It’s when you add the cream and sugar that they become fattening. Did you know that having a cup of tea or coffee that has cream and at least two cubes of sugar is as bad as having a big piece of rich chocolate cake?
•Black tea or coffee can actually be good for you. But personally I would like to recommend tea rather than coffee. The caffeine in the coffee is not really good for you because it is an alkaloid and can affect other functions of your body like the metabolism.
•It’s always best to have breakfast within an hour of waking so that your body can charge itself with the energy it needs for the day. The idea is not to wait until you get really hungry. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day but that does not mean that it should be the most filling meal of the day.
•White meat, which includes fish and fowl, is miles better than red meat, which includes beef and pork for those trying to lose weight.
•Top your salad with low-cal dressing or balsamic vinegar. An added plus of having a salad before every meal is getting more fiber, something many of our diets are short on, which will also help you feel fuller sooner. Be sure to include lots of veggies and dark mixed greens like spinach in your salads.
•Use a non stick frying pan for your cooking so that you do not have to add oil. The golden rule is to try and avoid as much oil as possible and a non stick pan is the perfect solution to this problem.
•Boil your vegetables instead of cooking them, or even better, eat them fresh. However if you do not like eating your vegetables as it is, try steaming them without adding anything at all. This is probably the healthiest way to eat cabbages, cauliflowers and a host of other vegetables.
•Don’t stand, walk. If you can walk about then do so. Do not stand in a fixed position. Pacing about is a good thing to do. If you are thinking deeply about something, try pacing about, it will aid in your thinking. Don’t sit, stand. If you can stand, then do not sit. The golden rule is to choose a position that is less comfortable. Don’t lie down, sit. The rule that we mentioned above rings true here as well.
The above tips will 100% guarantee weight loss. The only thing to keep in mind is to be consistent; by being consistent you guarantee losing weight. The products you see on TV or any other medium do not guarantee you losing weight, they just result in wastage of money. So do the right thing and follow the above points.