by Babs ‘O’ Reilly
(Miami Beach, Florida, USA)
If you are looking for weight loss tips online, you will surely find a lot! When you browse through them, more or less you’ll be reading the same thing over and over again.
Most information you can get online would tell you how exercise and a good diet can do wonders in getting rid of excess fat. Diet pills mention how you can lose pounds in weeks. There are also calisthenics, gymnastics and ballet suggestions that have been proven to be effective in losing weight.
You can definitely get all of that information online.
Here are a few effective ways of losing weight:
• Know the amount of calories your body only needs.
You can either compute this manually (Body Weight x 15 + moderate activity x 3.5 = Basal Metabolic Rate – 500 kcal = target calories) or you can simply use a calories calculator. You will find a lot of these online.
• Consume no less than 5 servings of vegetable and fruits everyday.
Fruits and vegetables are known for their beneficial fibers, antioxidants and vitamins. These can easily fill up your stomach – making you feel full instantly.
The best part is – they are not just low in calories, they can also lower a person’s calorie count.
• Monitor the portion size.
Keep this in mind; one serving of pasta is generally equivalent to ½ cup of cooked pasta. In restaurants, they serve 4x the regular serving size. You really don’t need to eat all of it. Take the rest home.
• Eat small frequent meals.
To balance calorie intake, it is better to eat small frequent meals rather than 3 big meals. Doing so also help balance blood sugar levels.
• Avoid processed, convenient (fast food) or packaged foods.
Processed, convenient (fast food) or packaged foods are higher in fat and sodium. Instead, eat fresh and home cooked foods. When it comes to your favorite treats, have a little indulgence but don’t overdo it.
Having these treats once in a while is good but if you cut them out, you may experience an early relapse. Water is also better than sugary drinks. It can make you feel full. 8 glasses of water a day is ideal.
• Read the nutrition labels and food claims.
When you check the labels, products having fat-free claims don’t imply that they are low in calories. This also goes for a low carb or low sugar labeled products; they are not low in calories or fats.
• Do 30 to 60 minutes of exercise or do two 15 minute exercise.
Doing this exercise routine every day can help you stay healthy. To burn unwanted calories, you can add weight-bearing exercises.
• Have a food journal.
With a food journal, you can check your eating patterns from time to time. This way, it will be a lot easier for you to modify your weight loss plan with the help of a registered dietitian.
By following the above mentioned weight loss tips, you’re on your way to having a sexy body and a healthier lifestyle.