Water Menu For Weight LossWritten by Kim Beardsmore
Many of us know that keeping our bodies well hydrated is essential for good health and for weight loss. Drinking 6 to 8 glasses of water every day is recommended and yet many people find this difficult to do.
If you are one of many people who find it difficult to drink water, here is a program easily followed to ensure you are well hydrated every single day.
When you wake up you will often be thirsty because your body loses water while you are sleeping through breathing and perspiration. Drink a large glass of water with a slice of lemon for zing.
Drink another glass of water with breakfast or a cup of herbal tea before setting off day.
Mid morning - snack on a piece of juicy fruit such as orange, rockmelon, watermelon, cantaloupe, honey dew. Have a glass of water and perhaps try a dash of herbal aloe juice which is wonderfully soothing to digestive system.
What Is Your Healthy Body Weight?Written by Kim Beardsmore
Since 1980s both adult men and women in USA, Australia, New Zealand and United Kingdom have become heavier. Obesity rates have more than doubled in last 20 years! Children also are also becoming heavier and obesity is linked to high blood pressure, heart disease and even shortening of life expectancy. Some have said this generation is digging our graves with our teeth!
How can you tell what is a healthy weight for you? Well, certainly not by stereotypical 'perfect' female shape we see in movies and on TV! The truth is these images do not depict typical female form. Men also struggle to find a realistic picture of healthy male. The pressure to lose weight to an unrealistic slimness is immense and can lead to more heartache rather than good health.
It is time to pay attention to our weight but how can we determine what is a healthy body weight for each individual that is not based on unrealistic expectations? The simplest way to check your weight is to measure your waist circumference, using a tape measure. This gives you an idea of whether you have a lot of fat stored around your middle. Waist circumferences associated with increased health risk are:
· Men - Waist circumference greater than 94cm · Women - Waist circumference greater than 80cm