Reducing weight is increasingly becoming popular across the world. Sedentary lifestyle and increasing number of lifestyle related therapeutic conditions are further propelling everyone towards wellness and fitness. The most common lifestyle disorder symptom is weight gain. Fortunately it is also the easiest to control and manage provided slight changes are made in the current lifestyle. Weight reduction is possible with the right approach towards what we eat through out the day and the activities that we indulge in.
Here are a few weight reduction tips to lose weight.
Don’t starve yourself: The most common myth amongst people for weight reduction is a strict diet. Few go on yo-yo or crash diet, low calorie diets, atkins diet, banana diet etc. But they fail to reduce weight. Starving sends the message of not enough food and the body slows down the metabolism reducing the speed of calorie burn. Thus fat and the extra pounds burn much more slower than before making weight reduction difficult.
Don’t skip breakfast: If you skip the nutrition at breakfast then there is seldom chance that you would make it later in the day. Skipping breakfast lowers the metabolism and lack of nutrition makes the body become weak and vulnerable to eating snacks and junk food later in the day. Eat healthy food for breakfast and you would feel fuller and eat less too.
Eat meals on time: Non timely meals disturb the body metabolic cycle making it difficult for the body to adapt to a schedule. Also eating meals late makes you tend to over eat because staying hungry for longer makes you feel hungrier psychology resulting in overeating. Hunger reduces the efficiency of the body reducing the metabolism, hence the weight reduction. Time your meals and watch the progress.
Drink cold water: We have been often advised to drink lots of water. Yes drink water but having cold water increase the rate of metabolism and helps in weight reduction. The cold water drops the temperaure of the body which the body makes over by burning a few calories. Keep sipping cold water while on your desk and burn a many calories as you want. Unlimited Offer!
Green Tea: Instead of your milk tea which is loaded with sugar switch to green tea. Not only it has antioxidants to curb the free radicals but helps in weight reduction too. Green tea will also make your skin glow and keep you healthier. If you feel like drinking tea or coffee, skip the milk and sugar. Drink green tea with cold water for double benefits and change of taste. New research shows that adding milk in your tea, negates the health benefits of tea!
Say no to junk food: If you really want to lose weight you would have learnt by now to say no to junk food. The flavour taste and satisfaction that junk food provide makes us binge on it regularly. The extra calories gained by eating junk ends the weight reduction effort whether you eat healthy or exercise. The huge number of calories that we gain is much more than we lose and thus the rest gets saved as fat.
Do some exercise/involve your self in some activity: You would eat healthy but still to lose the extra pounds you will have to do some exercise. Lift weight for muscles or do simple exercises to lose calories, exercise is important for everyone. Weight reduction increases if you involve your self in some activity. Summers are here, go for a swim in the evening. Probably before autumn you fit in your favorite pair of jeans.
Say no to sweetened sodas and sweet stuff: Avoiding sweetened sodas can be difficult as it is available at all the places from a cigarette shop to a restaurant. But yet the choice is yours to drink. Sodas make you consume a large amount of sugar in it which makes it all the more difficult for weight reduction. Diet soda’s are are not sugar free, so dont go easy on them. Drink lime water instead or have fresh fruit juice and buttermilk. Sweets are one of the problems other than junk food in storing fat in our body. Quit it now !
Get Sleep: Dont blame your work, lifestyle for your problems. You have no options than to work and rest in the same schedule. Rest is equally important as the body gets tired and need time to reboot itself. Work, late nights, midnight munching, low quality of sleep are enemies or weight reduction.
Leave all thoughts aside while you rest to recover. Once you have decided to get fit consult professionals to guide you for better results. Ensure that the consultants understand your lifestyle, bodytype and food habits to help you make that lifestyle change in a healthier and more effective weight reduction.Author Information — this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo