Healthy Weight Loss

Losing Weight the​ Healthy Way
Almost 108 million Americans were overweight or​ obese in​ 1999 . ​
Until now,​ obesity continues to​ be a​ serious problem and​ is​ predicted to​ reach epidemic levels by the​ year 2020 . ​

One way to​ prevent this scenario is​ to​ make people aware of​ the​ risks of​ being overweight or​ obese . ​

Here are some diseases that you​ are putting yourself in​ risk of​ if​ you​ are carrying a​ lot of​ extra pounds
1 . ​
heart disease
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Losing weight helps to​ prevent and​ control these diseases . ​

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​ supplement or​ pills do not work . ​
if​ they do,​ the​ results are just temporary . ​

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 a​ lot of​ pounds in​ a​ short span of​ time . ​

Here are some tips on​ how you​ can lose those unwanted pounds the​ healthy way
1 . ​
Do not starve your self . ​

The key to​ a​ healthier way of​ losing weight is​ Do not diet . ​

You may seem happy and​ feel that you​ are losing those unwanted flabs on​ your belly and​ thighs by skipping meals . ​
But remember that this would not last long . ​
Your body cannot tolerate having insufficient food to​ fuel the​ energy that you​ use up everyday . ​

If you​ get used to​ skipping one or​ two meals a​ day,​ your stored calories will be used up instead of​ the​ energy that should have been provided by your meals . ​
So if​ you​ just eat one huge sandwich in​ one day,​ it​ will end up straight to​ your problem area i . ​
e . ​
highs,​ buttocks,​ hips . ​

2 . ​
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​ jumpstart your metabolism . ​

Your food intake after you​ wake up will be used to​ burn fat all day long . ​

3 . ​
Eat small,​ healthy meals frequently . ​

Five smallserving snacks per day is​ 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 . ​

4 . ​
Decide on​ how much weight you​ want to​ lose . ​

Keep your goals realistic . ​
in​ the​ long run,​ it​ is​ virtually impossible for​ you​ to​ lose 40 pounds 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 . ​

5 . ​
Drink lots of​ water . ​

Your body needs sufficient water to​ burn fat and​ keep your cells hydrated and​ healthy . ​

6 . ​
Avoid too much sugar . ​

Plan your meals around lots of​ fruits and​ vegetables,​ some bread,​ rice or​ pasta for​ that carbo fix that you​ need,​ plus lean meat and​ protein richfoods . ​
Sweets,​ sodas and​ pastries should be onceinawhile indulgences only . ​

7 . ​
Watch your fat intake . ​

Fat is​ not the​ culprit to​ being overweight . ​
you​ need 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 omega3 fats which is​ good for​ the​ heart . ​

8 . ​
Exercise . ​

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 activites and​ other home chores if​ you​ are too lazy to​ go to​ the​ gym and​ take exercise classes . ​
Make sure that 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 healthy,​ drink lots of​ water,​ have enough sleep and​ exercise . ​
This will give you​ a​ higher chance of​ losing weight and​ improving your health,​ which would result to​ a​ new,​ healthier you . ​

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