Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tips on Losing Weight to Stay Healthy and Fit

Experts say that two crucial factors greatly affect weight loss. One of which is the food in terms of calories or the diet you are eating and the other one is the frequency of physical activities you are doing such as exercises. These are the aspects that you must concentrate on during the implementation of your weight lost program. Here are some useful tips to help you achieve your weight loss goals.

1. Don’t ever skip regular meals. Do not deprive your body with essential nourishments that you can get from the food you eat. This is because if you skip meals, there is a bigger chance that you will eat more on your next meal and the meals after that.

2. Regulate your food intake. Although it is not good to skip meals, you must not eat excessively. Eating smaller amounts or food portions will help you cut down on calorie and fat intake. Of course, your choice of food, which I will discuss on this post later, also plays an important role on your weight loss program.

3. Monitor gradual weight loss of about one to two pounds weekly. This requires patience and your dream weight will not come to you overnight. Avoid programs that make you irritable, fatigued, or weak. Let your body regain water and fats that you lost during your workouts.

4. Select healthy food choices only. Choosing the foods that a person can eat from the food pyramid will help him develop a well-balanced diet as well as good eating habits. Drink more water and eat more fruits and vegetables, without neglecting a regular intake of meat and some fats.

5. Cut down on your calorie intakes properly. Know your body’s required calorie intake because cutting too many calories can slow down your metabolism. With enough calories in your body, your system will not “eat up” other nutrients to function well.

“To gain something, you must give away.”


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