Can Eating Certain Foods Help You to Lose Weight?

Written by David Snape

The best way to lose weight is by consuming fewer calories than you expend or conversely, by expending more calories than you consume.

Experts have discovered that certain foods can actually help you to lose weight withoutrepparttar stress of dieting or exercise. The down side is that many of us have a tendency to dress these foods up with cheese, sour cream, butter or other calorie-laden flavor enhancers. This causesrepparttar 131486 weight loss effect to be lost. It may be difficult to not add extra calories to these foods but with a strong will power it can be done.

A negative calorie food can be defined as a food that results in a slimming effect forrepparttar 131487 body. In other words a carrot (without anything else) will cause your body to use an increased amount of energy when digesting it and other foods, this can lead to an overall reducing effect onrepparttar 131488 body. This is partly fromrepparttar 131489 amount of energy it takes to digestrepparttar 131490 carrot or other negative calorie food and partly fromrepparttar 131491 elevation in metabolism that these foods naturally create. The overall effect is a net loss of energy, which is measured in calories. It should be understood that ‘negative calorie’ doesn’t mean thatrepparttar 131492 food has zero calories in it, nor does it have an anti-calorie or a negative calorie.

Here is a partial list of negative calorie foods: apples, cranberries, grapefruit, lemon mango, oranges, pineapple, raspberries, strawberries, tangerines, asparagus, beets, cabbage (green), carrots, cauliflower, hot Chile peppers, cucumbers, endives, garden cress, garlic, green beans, lettuce, onion, papaya, radishes, spinach, turnips and zucchini. There are more and you can learn about them from a medical doctor’s very popular book.

The Maharishi Ayurveda Approach to Weight Loss

Written by Nancy Lonsdorf M.D.

Maharishi Ayurveda Approach to Weight Loss: 5 Easy Steps to A Healthier Weight

Although different people have weight problems for different reason, these 5 tips address fundamental lifestyle habits that affect virtually everyone. The really good news is that these 5 powerful tips are easy to implement and can bring about great changes in your life and health once in place.

Point 1. Eat a light evening meal with easy-to-digest foods.

Everyone dealing with weight loss issues needs to know that it is virtually impossible to make serious progress if you continue to eat large evening meals with heavy foods!

I cannot emphasize this point too much. Ayurveda describes that digestion is less strong inrepparttar evening, plus lying down to sleep a few hours later further slows down digestion, metabolism and circulation. The body simply cannot assimilate large evening meals properly. The result is that much ofrepparttar 131485 food is digested poorly and eventually creates toxins, fat and excess weight. For most people usingrepparttar 131486 approaches of eating less duringrepparttar 131487 day, herbs, pills, special powders and drinks, and even exercise cannot overcome this most serious of all weight loss mistakes.

Especially avoid inrepparttar 131488 evening: cheese, yogurt, rich desserts, red meat, leftovers of any kind, cold foods, processed foods

Avoid or reduce in evening meals: fowl, fish, desserts

Evening meals should be vegetarian, hot, light and liquidy. If you are significantly overweightrepparttar 131489 foundation ofrepparttar 131490 evening meal should be 1) non-cream soups, 2) grains cooked in water (for example rice, quinoa, cous cous, barley), and 3) vegetables either steamed, roasted or sauteed with small amounts of extra virgin olive oil. If you must have dessert, I recommend cooked fruit desserts made with only small amounts of organic sugar.

2. Eatrepparttar 131491 largest meal ofrepparttar 131492 day at lunch with a wide variety of warm, cooked food.

Lunch isrepparttar 131493 time our bodies can best digest and properly assimilate larger quantities of food due torepparttar 131494 fact that digestion is strongest at noon and we have many active hours to metabolizerepparttar 131495 food before we sleep. Lunch isrepparttar 131496 most important meal ofrepparttar 131497 day andrepparttar 131498 meal we most need to plan and prepare for.

Lunch should be warm, cooked foods with a wide variety of tastes and dishes. Warm food is essential as it can be more easily digested and assimilated. Cold foods suppress digestion (remember your chemistry- cold temperature suppresses chemical reaction, and digestion is chemistry!) The result of regular meals of cold foods is indigestion,repparttar 131499 accumulation of ama (undigested molecules that clogrepparttar 131500 channels,) and weight gain.

Having a wide variety of foods is essential for nutrition and to preventrepparttar 131501 body from developing food cravings-the downfall of many a well-meaning diet plan. Food cravings often occur because of imbalanced diets that included only a few food types. Diets restricted to mostly carbohydrates or protein or fat eventually lead to undernourished tissues that rightfully send hunger messages to our brain. Even though we have just finished eating a large quantity of food, parts of our body are still truly malnourished and hungry. Unfortunately if we don’t realize this whenrepparttar 131502 hunger signals come we may reach for even more carbohydrate rich and dense foods like desserts when actually we need green vegetables and legume soups.

A good, balanced lunch also helps us feel less hungry inrepparttar 131503 evening, making it easier to stick to that all-important light evening meal.

3. Drink hot water frequently throughoutrepparttar 131504 day

By sipping hot water throughoutrepparttar 131505 day you help cleanserepparttar 131506 digestive tract and entire body of blockages and impurities. Hot water drinking improves digestion and assimilation of food and helps preventrepparttar 131507 body from becoming toxic and clogged. It also is a great aid in reducing food cravings between meals. I have known people who lost over 50 pounds by following only this single recommendation.

Most people can accomplishrepparttar 131508 hot water recommendation by getting a good thermos and having a cup sitting on a small cup-sized hot plate. You can pour your hot water inrepparttar 131509 cup, put it onrepparttar 131510 warmer and sip it throughoutrepparttar 131511 day as you work.

The most purifying and cleansing water is water that has been boiled for about ten minutes. Boiling water for ten minutes reduces its heaviness (you will usually see a fine powder atrepparttar 131512 bottom ofrepparttar 131513 pan that consists of precipitated materials fromrepparttar 131514 water) and energizesrepparttar 131515 water. Drinking water from your hot water dispenser at work is better than not drinking any at all, but is not as effective as boiled water.

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