Sunday, June 10, 2007

5 Easy Steps To Help You Lose Weight

When loosing weight, most of us don't have the time to
drastically change our lifestyles. We need a practical and
convenient way to integrate effective habits into our daily
lives. The following steps are easy and practical ways to get
you on the track to loosing weight and feeling better.

1. Drink Water! Water doesn't just help quench your thirst. All
metabolic processes within the body utilize H2O and drinking
plenty of it helps your body function optimally. It also helps
you feel your best---many of the common daily headaches and
fatigues we experience can result from a lack of water intake.

2. Eat Breakfast! Many Americans fail to realize the true value
of a morning meal. It not only boosts energy for the long day
ahead, but keeps your metabolism regulated. Skipping a meal can
put the body into "survival mode" which means that it actually
begins storing and saving fat as opposed to burning it.

3. Exercise! There is no easy way around it: successful and
sustained weight loss requires a commitment to physical
activity. The best way to be loyal to physical activity is to
work it into each day. Take a small part of each day to go for
a walk, do aerobics, do yoga, or whatever other type of
activity you enjoy. Mix it up so that you don't get bored with
it. Soon, you will not only get used to it, but you will feel
better too!

4. Choose Variety! Don't let popular dieting trends fool you:
Carbs are good for you too! In fact, carbohydrates are what
your brain run on and are very important for proper body
functions. Following a high-protein diet over a long period of
time can not only cause headaches, but also places considerable
stress on the kidney. The important thing is to eat a variety of
foods. This includes fruits, vegetables and even carbs. Just
remember to be smart about the types of carbs you eat:: whole
wheat instead of white.

5. Eat Slowly! We all get in a hurry from time to time, but it
is important to take the time to listen to our bodies. Eating
quickly doesn't give our bodies time to tell our brains that we
have eaten enough. Consequently, we continue eating and are left
filling stuffed and bloated. Eating more slowly allows us to
recognize when we actually have eaten enough and stop—it also
helps us savour and enjoy the food we do eat.

Essential to loosing weight is giving our bodies what they
need. This means drinking plenty of water, eating timely and
proper meals, staying active, and giving our body the time to
tell us when it is full. Our bodies will reward us for our

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