5 Tips For Weight Loss

Written by Hilda Maria

Are you ready to lose some weight? Perhaps youíre surfing forrepparttar magic pill that will vanish your weight away. Maybe youíre simply searching forrepparttar 145969 right information to help you lose and keeprepparttar 145970 weight off. Whateverrepparttar 145971 case, hereís some surefire tips to help you with your weight loss.

1. Do your homework. As you start your weight loss plan, takerepparttar 145972 time to carefully evaluate your situation. What causedrepparttar 145973 weight gain? Pregnancy? Inactivity? Overeating and binging? Emotions? There are many triggers in our lives that will cause us to gain weight. Some can be prevented or eliminated, some canít. Itís important as you begin your weight loss to understand and come to grips withrepparttar 145974 cause of your weight. Be honest with yourself. Donít cheat on this one. Obviously, you want to have your weight loss become permanent.

In order to keep offrepparttar 145975 weight inrepparttar 145976 future, you may have to make some lifestyle changes to stay slim. Donít give up before you start. Thereís usually more than one solution to any weight gain reason. Just remain open-minded, and be willing to change to getrepparttar 145977 results you desire. Donít hesitate to read and learn as much as you can about weight gain. Itís really easy to understand, and you may be surprised at what you learn.

2. Avoid Hidden Calories. Hereís an over simplified version of weight loss and weight maintenanceÖ if you eat more than your body needs, you gain weight. If you eat less (reduce calories) than your body needs, you lose weight! While it sounds simple enough, just eat less Ö.Right? Basically thatís true. Yet, there are other things that come into play as one is trying to lose weight. One common mistake many people make as they diet isrepparttar 145978 fact they donít really understand how much is provided byrepparttar 145979 food they are eating. This is especially true with eating out and eating snack foods and beverages.

A serving as defined byrepparttar 145980 scientific communities on weight loss and a serving that your local restaurant provides is most often very different. For example, one serving of bread is typically one slice. Yet,repparttar 145981 average bun in a fast food restaurant is actually almost three servings. A single serving of French fries is 15 fries. Just take a guess at how many servings are in a ďBiggieĒ French fry container.

Also, donít be fooled into thinking just because a bag of popcorn is small, that itís a single serving. The same thing goes for beverages. The bottle may contain16 oz. Yet,repparttar 145982 serving size may be 4 ounces. Pay attention to actually how many servings of food and beverages you are actually consuming. The amount may surprise you.

Iíll give you an example, my son-in-law whoís 28 was had put on several pounds. His favorite cola is Mountain Dew. Mountain Dew has higher sugar content than most other colaís. He didnít have a clue as to how may calories he was consuming by drinking 3 or 4 24 oz bottles a day. When my daughter told him, he was amazed. He replacedrepparttar 145983 cola with water and went from a 38Ē waist to a 34Ē waist in about two months. Be careful, you may be consuming more than you think.

3. Consider Diet Pills Carefully. Maybe one of your diet buddies has decided to buy diet pills, or maybe you've seen or heard a commercial for diet supplements promising easy fast weight loss. If so, please evaluate CAREFULLY! Evenrepparttar 145984 most natural-sounding diet pills or weight loss supplements can be useless for weight loss, or dangerous, or both. Diet pills are very tempting things if you want to lose weight, especially if you have tried several conventional weight loss plans without success. The side effects and dangers of some diet and weight loss pills can vary enormously because many of these pills contain a cocktail of ingredients and because dosage instructions may be inadequate. Possible side effects include: nervousness, tremor, diarrhea, bulging eyes, racing heartbeat, elevated blood pressure even heart failure.

Learn The Basics Of Weight Loss

Written by Hilda Maria

Have you been surfingrepparttar web trying to find a way to lose weight? Are you looking forrepparttar 145968 perfect solution to your weight loss desires? If you have done much surfing, Iím sure youíve found thousands of sites offering to provide you withrepparttar 145969 BEST weight loss solution. Are they allrepparttar 145970 BEST? Do they all work wonders? Will you never have to worry about weight loss again?

Before you spend lots of hard earned cash on weight loss pills and potents, and hours and hours trying to findrepparttar 145971 perfect solution to your needsÖ Letís examine some basic facts about why we gain weight and why we lose weight. Donít despair, there are some truly good products available to help you lose weight. But, before you go out and start buying diet pills, thereís a few basic facts you need to understand.

Usually overeating causes weight gain or being obese, but in rare cases (about 1%) excess weight gain is a symptom of another disease. Three ofrepparttar 145972 most common diseases that can cause weight gain are hypothyroidism, Cushingís syndrome and depression. Certain medications, notably anti-depressants, steroid medications, certain high blood pressure drugs, and seizure medications can also cause increased body weight. A doctor can determine if any of these conditions are responsible for your weight gain. Weight gain and weight loss has basically three components; 1) nutrition (the food you eat) and 2) Stored energy (the amount of fat in your body) and 3) level of activity (what you do each day). Everything we eat is either a) used for energy b) stored as fat for future needs or 3) eliminated fromrepparttar 145973 body through wastes. Another factor that has a heavy impact onrepparttar 145974 amount of weight you gain is your metabolism orrepparttar 145975 rate at which your body processesrepparttar 145976 food you eat. Not everyone hasrepparttar 145977 same rate of metabolism.

Everyoneís metabolism is just a bit different. Iím sure you know people who can eat whatever they want, whenever they want it and yet still donít seem to gain weight. Then thereís those who seemingly can just smell food and gain weight. Their rate of metabolism is what makesrepparttar 145978 difference. The person that can eat anything and still maintain a healthy weight has a higher rate of metabolism, thanrepparttar 145979 person who gains weight easily.

The amount of energy produced by food is measured by calories. A calorie is defined asrepparttar 145980 amount of heat required to raiserepparttar 145981 temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree centigrade at atmospheric pressure. Itís easier to think of in terms ofrepparttar 145982 food you eat being converted to energy. For example, something containing 120 calories has more available energy than something containing only 50 calories does.

The key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is to have balance among all three components. This balance is achieved by not taking in more calories than you are using. Calories are used continuously throughoutrepparttar 145983 day, even while you are sleeping. All your cells in your body require energy to function. This energy comes from eitherrepparttar 145984 food you eat orrepparttar 145985 fat cells you have stored. Whenever youíre usingrepparttar 145986 energy fromrepparttar 145987 fat cells, youíre inrepparttar 145988 process of losing weight.

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