Today’s world is all about being healthy , eating right and being fit. Excess body weight is associated with lot of serious problems like high blood pressure, high blood sugar,cholesterol and what not. The most prevailing trouble a person faces about excess body weight is about their appearance.
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Lets take a 2-week weight loss plan:-
- Avoiding processed , junk foods.
- Stocking up on healthy foods and eating single ingridient food in every 2 hour interval.
- Exercise , Cardio, Running, Jogging, a walk for 30 mins on a daily basis.
- Eating fresh fruits, vegetables and counting calories once in a while.
- Maintaining a low carb diet.
- Sleeping for 8 hours is a must as it boost our metabolism.
- Swapping refined carb for veggies.
- Drinking plenty of water as it flushes out excess water weight and it jump starts our metabolism.
Hence, weight loss is just not about eating less and starving our-self, but about eating right and feeling good.Instead of focusing on just loosing-weight, we should eat to nourish our body with healthy food and nutrients.Thus, we should eat to become a healthier, happier and fitter person.
It all starts with a plan:
- Modify your diet – starving yourself or selecting foods which offer no satisfaction is torture and will derail you before you get underway.
- Change when you eat – avoid eating too late if you can. Your body needs time to digest what you have eaten. Consider spacing your meals at least 4-5 hours apart. The NY Times published an informative article on this subject: https://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/26/opinion/sunday/the-dangers-of-eating-late-at-night.html.
- One serving – avoid going back for “seconds.” Smaller portions are key.
- Make healthy choices – you’ll hear the phrase “healthy food costs more”. This can be true, but you can gradually introduce healthy foods and replace the unhealthy ones.
How much bread do you eat daily? More than you think.
- Reduce your consumption of red meat – Try to avoid eating multiple types (ground beef, hamburgers, steak) in a 7-day time frame.
- Eat lean meats – this includes thin chicken breasts. Like seafood? Try substituting fish once a week.
- Consider alternatives – turkey rather than beef. If you must buy ground beef, opt for the 93% offering; it costs approximately $3-$4 more than the 80% item. The decrease in fat content does make a difference. Soy, veggie and Tofu burgers have come a long way as well.
- Fried foods – best kept to a minimum. If you must cook with oil, choosing the right one is key: http://www.eatingwell.com/article/17732/what-is-the-best-oil-for-cooking/
- Chips, cookies, pastries and the like – cheat foods; occasional consumption is ok, but like everything, balance is key.
- Carbonated drinks (soda)– Eliminating soda is one of the most beneficial choices one can make. If you must drink soda, choose diet and avoid the darker drinks. Seltzer is a great alternative.
Use the “lite” version
- Watch the sugar – high-sugar drinks need to be avoided, but don’t be fooled by the “all natural” drinks in the display case. Read the label. Apple, orange and cranberry juices all contain high amounts of sugar. Where available, consider “lite” versions of those drinks
- Drink water – it sounds obvious, but it’s often taken for granted. A good habit is to consume 16oz of water as soon as you wake up. Keep a bottle of water by your bedside. This article speaks to the benefits of early-am water: http://alifeofproductivity.com/killer-morning-habit-drink-water-right-after-you-wake-up/.
- Vegetables – yes, you need to eat them. Everyone has a favorite vegetable; start with that one. Also consider purchasing fresh vegetables and avoid canned goods as much as possible.