Salient weight loss tips

Oct 19

Salient weight loss tips

In order to have a good personality, it is essential to maintain a proportionate weight. Those who are overweight are always worried about it.  Remember that it is extremely difficult to lose weight and requires concerted efforts and regular daily routine to do so. Here are a few tips for losing weight

Plan reducing weight

Find a suitable plan to reduce weight and ensure that it is implemented sincerely. It is not so simple to lose weight but can be done if you are determined to do so. Fix goal to lose unwanted extra weight and concentrate to achieve it. Don’t get influenced by others that it is a difficult task. Thus it is immaterial whether you are following a weight loss guide; a DVD or a program online, what is important is that it must be followed strictly.

Maintain record

Keep a diary and maintain record of all your ideas, feelings, intake of food efforts being made to lose weight. Thus you would have complete record of your efforts towards losing weight. You would be able to assess the reason of not losing extra weight and take remedial measures.

Drink adequate water

A large number of Americans don’t consume sufficient quantity of water for proper functioning of body. Normally a person weighing 150 lbs is required to consume five bottles of water daily. This can be done by avoiding unnecessary intake of fluids like cold drinks, coffee and alcoholic beverages. We generally don’t realize importance of water to our body and take it for granted. Once this is understood we would certainly increase intake of water gradually.

Dieting not necessary

Dieting is not essential. Majority of people are unable to continue having a particular diet for a longer period and soon give up. Only minor changes should be made in your nutritional habits so that it can be sustained.

Eat breakfast

After fasting whole night the metabolism is lowest in morning. There is requirement of stroking metabolic fires with good breakfast. If this doesn’t happen your body would like to store excess calories from next meal you have as fat. Thus, it is very important to have proper breakfast.

Smaller meals

It is advisable to have four to six small meals per day rather than 2-3 big meals. By distributing energy intake into smaller and frequent increments, this would increase metabolism.

Reduction of stress

Stress causes release of cortisol which helps in storage of fat in body. Efforts should be made to reduce stress with the help of yoga, meditation, taking up hobby or anything that reduces stress.

Keep food log

Make note of all that you eat and calculate average calories per day. Now reduce calories as per requirement to achieve goal.

Regular exercise

Start exercise program slowly. This could be for three days a week. Walk of twenty minutes every day is good enough. Carry out short workouts at gym or home which will increase calories expenditure. So number of calories from your diet may not be cut but you still lose weight.