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Sure Simple Ways to Lose Weight

Updated on July 27, 2017

Staying slim has not been a bit of a challenge for me. I will not label myself as insensitive to weight gain as I do experience weight gain during my occasional spells of unhealthy eating, the key is actually realizing how and what should the intake be. I have never starved myself to keep in shape, no one should be made to go through the starving process, it is cruel and ineffective; starving actually can actually lead to weight gain as it induces overeating at the time when we do eat. One conclusion that I have derived from observing others is that in most cases, a person cannot be overweight unless he is consuming a bit too much. Many people may disagree but they should compare their diet plans and their calorific intake to their slimmer counterparts.

Exercise; Recommended

  • Rock Climbing;

It’s time for the couch potatoes to inspire themselves. To burn some flab there is need to get moving. The most effective way to burn some good calories in one shot is rock climbing. Climbing to the top of the wall requires some effort but the end result is worth it. This activity can burn up to 1000 calories in one go depending on the weight of the person.

  • 30 Minute Brisk Walk;

Take a 30 minute brisk walk everyday in the evening. Very fruitful for those who have not been in touch with exercise and suffer from heavy breathing from exertion. This will prepare them for regular exercise. The calories are burned at the rate of 4 calories per minute, constituting 120 calories every 30 minutes.

  • Trampoline;

Trampoline burns around 230 calories per hour. If one is averse to walking, then this is a more convenient replacement as can be undertaken at any time without specific planning.

It is highly important to be consistent in exercising if one is serious about weight loss. I found this amazing calorie burn calculator for the benefit of my readers. Just give it data about your activity and it will return the number of calories you might have burned.

Eating Routine

Consume a heavy breakfast, a lighter lunch and an even lighter dinner. The logic behind heavier consumption in the morning is that there is a chance that the calories will be burned off in the activities of the entire day. Eating more in the night will only result in the deposition of the extra calories.

Green tea

Green tea is a miracle worker. Managing weight gain is only one of the benefits of its consumption. I have also observed people who in their fanaticism consume several cups of tea a day, they are not any better off than the ones who consume one or two cups and they also suffer from some undesirable effects. Just a couple of cups a day are enough to keep one in good health and shape.

Eat soups

Liquid diets are proven to stay in the stomach for a longer duration as compared to solid food. Make healthy soups and even blend your normal meal to create a liquid diet. Food which stays longer in the stomach suppresses the need to eat again for some hours. It controls the calorie intake by reducing the number of times people need to replenish themselves.

Eat protein

This too has the same explanation as the soup eating; protein tends to stay longer in the stomach thus curtailing the need for frequent snacking. Carbohydrates and fats are digested in the stomach faster than protein; if carbohydrates and fats constitute major part of your meals then they are the main reason for the excessive weight. The meal plan then needs to be revamped; inclusion of white meat, including chicken and fish is light for the heart and has countless other benefits.

Less salt; less bloat

Consuming more salt makes the body retain water; the retention of water in turn makes one look flabby. Its consumption also has other adverse effects. Exorbitant amounts of salt is mostly found in a bag of chips and similar junk items, avoiding similar junk items can do wonders for your shape.

Smaller portions

People end up eating everything which is placed in plate and presented to them. This culture of presenting a plate heaped with food should be replaced by plating manageable small portions.

Treats; How to handle them

There is no harm in occasional treats. One can indulge in buttery cheesy treats once in a while. People on a drive to lose weight should avoid parties or if it is essential for them to attend then avoid the temptation to spoil their hard work of days. Butter should be given up as an item of daily use. Cooking oil should be free from saturated fats.

Skimmed milk

Milk fanatics should switch to skimmed milk. The milk has only 6% saturated fat content as compared to 50% saturated fat in whole milk. In addition,  a recent study has indicated that consuming a diet containing 1,000 to 1,400 milligrams per day of calcium from dairy foods changed the way the body burned fat; it actually increased fat metabolism. So not only can drinking skim milk help you burn fat better and lose weight, it may also help trim inches off your waistline.

Daily exercise and healthy eating are the only ways to manage weight. Switching to healthy living can require a bit of perspiration but this will not only be beneficial for you but also for the rest of the family.


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