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Weight Loss Systems: Getting a Slimmer Waist

Updated on January 3, 2011

Weight Loss Systems

You don’t have to deprive yourself to achieve a healthier weight. There are many weight loss systems in existence to conquer the battle of the buldge. Watching your weight is a common issue many people face. People who are looking to slim down will probably gain more success, healthwise and physically by watching their waistline. Waist watching is the way to go for an overall healthier you. Watching your waist is a better indicator of a healthier person. In recent studies, it has been found that watching your waist is more important. In a research study which looked at more than 100,000 adult males and females over 50 years old, there was a high correlation between people who had larger waistlines and a higher risk of dying in under 10 years. Those with smaller waistlines were not as high a risk. Approximately 20% of males, and 10% of females died during the study. Most suffered from conditions involving respiration, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. For each four inches in a greater waist size, there was a 15% to 25% higher mortality rate. Men who had waists ther were less than 35 inches were at the lowest risk. Women who had waists that were smaller than 30 inches were also at the lowest risk. According to this study, higher risks to a person’s health were associated with bigger waists. It is believed the visceral fat - the fat around the internal organs like the liver, pancreas, and kidneys predipsoses a person to inflammation which may be linked to diseases involving diabetes, some cancers, and heart diseases.

It is Better to Reduce Mid Section Fat through Lifestyle Eating

Reducing mid section fat is easier than dieting. Designing weight loss systems that fit your lifestyle will reward you with changes that will better fit your lifestyle. Start with gaining an understanding about food nutrition. There is a lot to know about nutrition, but we can simplify it by starting with a focus on fat content in food. Fat content in food is top on the list to reducing your waistline. Fat has its good and it has its bad. We all need a certain amount of fat in our diet to help our body’s essential functioning. Reducing fat is important for our heart, our cholesterol level and proper weight control.

There are many fats to be knowledgable about.

  • Transfats,
  • Saturated fats,
  • Polyunsaturated fats
  • Monofats.

Transfats are best to be avoided. They are known as “ hydrogenated oils” and only have poor effects on our diet and health. Saturated fats are harmful, when people replace these fats with carbohydrates and sugars, it can make blood cholesterol levels worse. Simple carbs found in common foods like white bread and cereals that contain a large amount of sugar can contribute to elevated triglycerides and reduced HDL (good cholesterol). A wiser choice for substituting saturated fats is to look for foods that contain polyunsaturated fats. These fats are good for us. They contain omega-3’s which are fatty acids in fish like sardines, salmon, tuna, and in nuts like walnuts. Polyunsaturated fats also contain omega-6 acids. Safflower oil is a common polyunsaturated fat, eggs, and some types of fish. These fats actually may benefit your heart, and lower the possibility of a heart attack. Some oils are considered monounsaturated fats like olive oil and canola oil. These make good substitutes for saturated fats, but don’t seem to offer the heart benefit as much as polyunsaturated fats. Olive oil is an excellent oil to use for many other reasons because it has phytochemicals. Using liquid oils when cooking is a superior choice to cooking with butter. Choose good fat over bad fat for a natural way to keep your waist slim. But be mindful of how much you consume. Even good fats can interfere with your weight and waist size, if you consume too much of even healthy foods it can be detrimental. Education about food nutrition and fat in foods is one of the best weight loss systems you can use to watch your waistline.

A Practical Weight Loss System

Healthier Habits to Weight Loss

Eating healthy, including exercise in your routine, and watching your waist size will help keep your physique trimmer and leaner. It is a good habit to eat right. Healthy eating patterns include consuming a selection of vegetables and fruits, choosing whole grains over processed grains. Eating fish, lean meats, and dairy products low in fat. Unlike other weight loss systems, which deprive you of foods, healthy eating mixed with moderation of foods you like will help you lose weight easier. You can still enjoy the foods you like best, if you are mindful of the fat content, and the quantity you are consuming. Reducing both will help you keep your waist line slimmer. Good weight loss systems will include additional aspects of your lifestyle. Other good habits like sleeping 7-8 hours a night help keep your waist line smaller. It is thought that getting enough sleep will lower stress hormones that can keep you from gaining fat in the mid section. Many people are sleep deprived. Being tired can inhibit brain functional activity. Memory, reaction time, thinking, speed, alertness, and cognition can all be affected when you don’t get enough sleep. People who get 5 hours of sleep are more likely to suffer from some form of heart disease than people who get 7 hours. Proper amount of sleep helps your body run more efficiently in many ways.

No Need to Diet to Lose Weight

If you are looking to watch your waist line without being on a diet, water may become your best friend.  People who drank 16 ounces of water before morning breakfast, before lunchtime, and before dinner may help you with resisting overeating at these meals. A study was done with 2 groups of people. One group was put on a low calorie foods. The other group was asked to drink 16 ounces of water 3 times a day, prior to eating each meal.  After about 3 months, the low calorie group lost about 11 pounds. The water drinking group lost over 15 pounds. The individuals who continued drinking the water before each meal, lost  an average of about an  additional one and a half pounds. This may help people lose weight because it slows the stomach from emptying its contents.  It may be a good alternative to dealing with hunger when trying to lose weight. It may also be an effective way to cut back on carbonated drinks which add to a bigger waist line. An added benefit may be seen in lower blood pressure. The average American consumes 28 ounces of sugar sweetened drinks  each day. Liquid calories that are high in sugar, are a hidden way of adding to a thicker waist, and other detrimental issues to your health. Weight loss systems that include non sugary liquids and water will assist you in keeping a trimmer waist.

There may not be a need to diet. Many weight loss systems are designed to deprive you.  This deprivation actually works against you and usually does not work for the long term.  Picture fatty foods, and picture healthy foods. Picture the fatty foods going right to your waist. Picture the healthy foods and picture a trimmer you, who feels fitter. Don’t deprive yourself of the foods you like. Just eat them in moderation.  Drink plenty of water, and get the proper amount of sleep. A little change in your lifestyle may make all the difference.  And of course, think positive. Believe you can do this. Encourage the desire for a healthier you. Tell yourself you deserve to eat right, sleep right, and feel your best.  Love yourself just the way you are. The only reason for a trimmer waist is the bigger picture you want for yourself.  

Keep the Weight Off an Easier Way

Understanding that smart weight loss systems incorporate lifestyle changes that help you keep the weight off permanently. Keeping a trim waist line is the best thing you can do to watch yourself and keep a healthy physique. Keeping the weight off by educating yourself will help you make changes that make it easier for you to keep your waist line trimmer and keep you healthier overall. When your mind understands why you are doing things, it becomes easier for your body to cooperate. Waist watching is a better choice than counting calories towards a slimmer you.


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      Obesity .... 5 years ago

      Well written and nicely presented .Thanks for sharing .


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