Losing Weight the Healthy Way. Hello everyone, I hope you are well. In today’s post, I will be sharing a few tips on losing weight the healthy way. At least one of everyone’s New Year’s Resolution lists is to lose weight or to transform their body image. The quick weight loss methods which have spread like fire these days do not provide lasting results. More often than not, dieting methods which involve dietary drinks, foods and supplements or pills do not work. If they do, the results are just temporary unless you do other things (exercising) to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Losing Weight The Healthy Way
It is better to rely on a healthy weight loss option which will provide lifetime results. You have to set realistic goals and not expect to lose many pounds quickly.
Here are some diseases that you are putting yourself at risk of if you are carrying a lot of extra pounds:
- Heart Disease
Losing weight helps to prevent and control these diseases.
Here are some tips on how you can lose those unwanted pounds the healthy way:
Do Not Starve Yourself
The key to a healthier way of losing weight is: Do not to diet.
By skipping meals, you may seem happy and feel you are losing those unwanted flabs on your belly and thighs. But remember that this would not last long. Your body cannot tolerate insufficient food to fuel the energy you use every day.
If you get used to skipping one or two meals a day, your stored calories will be used up instead of the energy your meals should have provided. So if you eat one huge sandwich in one day, it will end up straight in your problem area (i.e. highs, buttocks, hips).
Start Your Day Right
Mothers always say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Have a healthy meal in the morning to jump-start your metabolism.
Your food intake after you wake up will be used to burn fat all day long.
Eat Small, Healthy Meals Frequently
Five small-serving snacks per day are better than three hearty meals. Eating more frequently and in small servings can prevent overeating. This will also increase your metabolism and make calories burn faster.
Decide On How Much Weight You Want To Lose
Keep your goals realistic. You can’t lose 40 pounds in the long run in 2 weeks. Have a mindset that you want to eat healthy to stay healthy for the rest of your life.
Once you have decided on a weight loss plan or program, stick to it and make sure that you follow your own set of dieting rules.
Drink Lots Of Water
Your body needs sufficient water to burn fat and keep your cells hydrated and healthy.
Avoid Too Much Sugar
Plan your meals around lots of fruits and vegetables, some bread, rice or pasta for that carbo fix, and lean meat and protein-rich foods. Sweets, sodas and pastries should be once-in-a-while indulgences only.
Watch Your Fat Intake
Fat is not the culprit to being overweight. It would be best if you had this to keep your weight at the proper level.
There is such a thing as healthy fats. Olive, peanuts and canola oil have them. Tuna, salmon and mackerel have omega-3 fats, which are suitable for the heart.
Leave your car if you are only going a few blocks from home, take the stairs instead of the elevator, jog, cycle or skate. Use these activities and other home chores if you are too lazy to go to the gym and take exercise classes. Make sure you do this regularly, and you will not even notice that you are already shedding pounds with these mundane activities.
It does not matter how much weight you plan or need to lose. What is important is that you set realistic goals for yourself.
Go slow. If you have already lost 5 or 6 pounds, give yourself a break, then try to lose the next 5 pounds.
Eat healthily, drink lots of water, have enough sleep and exercise. This will give you a higher chance of losing weight and improving your health, resulting in a new, healthier you.
I hope you enjoyed that.