- Exercise & Fitness
From Thin to Looking Great
It is understandable losing weight in an illness, but can be some kind of torment when the reasons are pressures and stresses of life.
Perhaps you are now determined to get back your curves, or you may be the thin type, always have been, but you have only just made up your mind to do something about it.
Medically, you would still be advised to see your doctor. If he thinks it advisable he may give you special treatment, but, to be quite honest, fattening up the naturally thin is easier said than done. However, it is possible, provided you are prepared to be really strict with yourself. It can be a little tough, but with a little careful planning, you can put on weight...and hopefully muscle too!
Try to Settle Down and Stop Worrying
Do you worry every minute and second of the day? Develop some soothing interest that takes your mind off whatever it is that worries you, whether it is your work, your children, your husband!
When you feel getting into a state, force yourself to pick up something to read, but choose a good book, or a magazine. Listen to your favorite music, cook something decadent, visit the garden, do a crossword puzzle, anything that can calm the mind. That will absorb your thoughts and distract them from whatever you are worrying about. You might like visiting my hub on trying to avoid burnout stress.
Do Take Exercise
Exercise makes your body firm and muscles toned. It gives you energy, makes you feel good, it can reduce risk of disease, it can increase metabolism, and on and on. Most of the time it makes you hungry which helps build appetite that keeps the pounds on.
If you like strenuous games, there’s no need to give them up. They will create appetite. Try to take a good walk in the fresh air every day, without getting overtired, and do at least twenty minutes’ planned exercise, preferably to music, every morning.
Take Plenty of Rest
You can do with eight to nine hours in bed at night.
Lying down or napping during daytime can be very restful. I’m in my mid—40’s and my doctor strictly advised me to always rest for ten to thirty minutes after lunch.
Not very easy when you are born a workaholic, though I many times nod off in the middle of an early afternoon work. But difficult as it seem to start with, 15 to 30 minutes napping has been very relaxing both mentally and physically. Truly worth-trying.
Another thing, don’t on any account leap to your feet the moment you have finished eating and start feverishly clearing the table, or rushing round the shops if you are a working girl. Sit on and chat for a while over a cup of tea or coffee.
Don't Rush About
Slow down your pace and take life easily, allowing yourself enough time to do something deliberately in order. Experts strongly advice on putting off till tomorrow some of the things that don’t have to be done today.
You can’t think of any good thing that comes out of rushing because your mind refuses to stop thinking. This unhealthy obsession of time looses you from focus and tearing hurry can make you forget to handle things with care.
If you look back, women of the old times make smooth movements. They may move quickly from task to task and place to place, yet they never look harried. They seem to always compose themselves regardless of a routine.
Cut Down on Cigarettes
It’s a big challenge if you are a smoker. Begin setting your mind that smoking is said to diminish the appetite; so if you must smoke, only after meals, please… or why not break the habit? You know how your doctor would strongly insist on “Stop Smoking.”
Re-Organize Your Eating Plan
So you’re including all the fattening foods. The most basic thing to remember here is to apply the principles of clean eating -- you should still eat small, frequent meals consisting of whole foods.
Just make sure not to fill yourself between meals or you will only find you can’t eat your main meals of the day, which are far more important. Over-eating is not the answer, and will only cause indigestion. It is eating the right foods that get results. Fish liver oil, will help to supplement the fat in your diet.
Eat well, regularly and possibly frequently. Aim to have three good meals a day, plus any extras you fancy and enjoy without feeling that you are over-eating. At each of your three main meals, you need protein (meat, fish, egg or cheese) for body-building. With extra small meals and eating them often, your metabolism is revved up several times a day allowing your digestive system to absorb more of the nutrients and calories which helps with weight gain and muscle growth.
Drink at Least a Pint of Milk a Day
If you just can’t bear the taste of it neat, disguise your milk with a dash of coffee or cocoa. A soothing drink last thing at night provides extra nourishment; it ensures deep sleep allowing you a full quota of eight to nine hours sleep.
There are high calorie milk shakes that you can buy. The old-fashioned powdered supplements did and still do provide reasonable amounts of protein and calories when mixed with milk, bananas, and other fruit. Some options are milk and egg based protein powders (if they suit your system), skim milk (or alternative), fruits, nuts, seeds, and healthy oils.
Note: A much better way to get the calories and settle for a reasonable and usable amount of nutrients is to stick to real foods that are high in calories.
Believing on the should be healthier way of life will lead you to the joys of what healthy living is really all about.
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