No Excuse on Getting in ShapeWritten by Tim Frady
America is getting more obese every year. Even our children are becoming dangerously obese, even though we are more self conscious over our appearance. So what's magic bullet to getting trim and fit. Well, I'll be honest, there isn't any. First, we are all limited by our heredity. If your father has a spare tire, you're probably going to be predisposed to have one yourself if your a man. If you're a woman, you are going to have fight off your mother's big hips. Today Americans have more money than they ever have before. No matter what people say about economy, gradually over years, Americans have become richer, and they eat to prove it. Even poor families eat more than middle class families of previous generations. Poor families often find it even harder to lose weight because junk food is cheaper, and they don't have enough money, or as much time to be active, other than working.
If your job requires you to sit all day, you are in a world of hurt as well. You are not going to burn very many calories sitting all day. Plus boredom tends to create a desire to eat more.
So what am I suggesting? Here are some thoughts you might want to consider. First of all, you really have to want to be in shape if you are going to have a prayer of losing weight. It's not easy. You've got to want it. Second, you have to make a decision in your life to live healthier. Eat moderately all time. Don't starve yourself and set yourself up for failure later. Your metabolism is just going to slow down anyway.
Most of time people just eat too large of portions. Keep your portions moderately sized, and eat more times a day. Stop eating when you are full. There is no need to stuff yourself every meal. And, contrary to what your mother may have taught you, you don't have to eat everything that is on your plate. The smaller your portions and more times you eat faster your metabolism is going to be. Here is biggest thing people don't want to do. You have to exercise. Moderate exercise can bring you from obese to a much healthier size. Find activities you like to do, and do it. The more you enjoy it, more you'll be able to stick with it.
How Green Tea Can Help You To Lose WeightWritten by Arina Nikitina
Copyright 2005 Arina Nikitina
Green tea has been highly valued in Asia for centuries for it's medical properties. In recent years green tea benefits caught attention of western scientists. Alongside with confirming many of green tea benefits scientists indicated that green tea can also help you lose weight.
During their research they've made an amazing discovery. Even though green tea did contain caffeine it have not change energy expenditure nor it have significantly change a heart rate.
That led to a conclusion that green tea helps to lose weight naturally and safely. In this respect, green tea or green tea extract is different from most of prescription drugs for obesity or herbal products like ephedra, which can raise heart rates and blood pressure, and are not recommended for many individuals sensitive to stimulants.
The secret of such influence on body lays in high concentrations of catechin polyphenols. These compounds work with other chemicals to intensify levels of fat oxidation and thermogenesis, where heat is created in body by burning fuels such as fat. Green tea causes carbohydrates to be released slowly.