What Can We Eat to Avoid Obesity?Written by (c) Anna “Overweight? NO MORE!”
Obesity is becoming a global concern. The basic of losing weight is simple; consume less calories than you burn. Consuming more calories than we need leads to overweight. Although some foods indicate being "LOW FAT," "LOW CARBS," or "SUGAR FREE," this does not mean we can eat unlimited servings. These products still have calories despite being rated as “low.” It is imperative we modify our eating habits controlling what and how much we eat, and not food controlling our lives.
Reportedly, Mediterranean diet, a combination of lots of vegetables, grains, fruits, olive oil, and wine is one of most balanced meals to help avoid obesity. Many researches indicate that people following a Mediterranean diet have lower disease risks and less obesity problems.
On other hand, many research studies have indicated that wine taken in moderation is beneficial for our health. The secret is to drink in moderation. One glass of wine with our meals is fine; just be aware that a glass of wine approximately has 100 calories. You still can follow this diet even if not drinking wine. Moreover, Mediterranean diet is even consistent with new diet recommendations issued by U.S. Department of Agriculture in January 2005. You may check site at www.healthierus.gov/dietaryguidelines
Ideally, eat at regular intervals, every 3-4 hours. Why? It helps to keep blood sugar levels stable. Skipping meals will not help you lose weight in long term. Your goal is to keep that unwanted fat away, right? Hence, do not skip breakfast and add a cup of green tea to speed up your metabolism.
One advice, do not follow rigid diets or extreme low carbs. Yes, I know, I know … there are low carb meals and low fat labels almost everywhere! Again, remember that low carbs and low fat DO NOT mean zero calories. Read food labels to know how many calories you are actually consuming. Me, reading labels? Yes, I am not kidding. Trust me, this habit will help you keep weight off and enjoy a healthier figure, as you will be in control of how much you eat -- not food controlling you.
Furthermore, most of these quick weight loss diets and products offer only temporary weight loss. They fail in long term because you lose lean muscle mass and body water. Surprise comes when you resume eating normal, as you tend to gain that weight back, if not add even more. The reason is that those quick diets or extreme low carb diets can slow down your metabolism.
Therefore, best way to achieve your weight loss goal without starving is to follow a balanced menu checking your calories intake, and exercise at least 3 times a week to lose body fat. Personally, I prefer a high protein and moderate carbs, as our bodies need carbs to function properly. I can proudly say that I lost 80 pounds of unwanted fat and have kept weight off for 3 years without starving, but eating a combined balanced meal. If I did that, so can you! The bottom line is to keep weight off, that unwanted fat, which is so hard to get rid of, and not just have illusion of losing weight when in reality we are losing mostly water with crash diets.
So, you might be asking, then what can I eat? Again, you can eat a balanced meal. We should eat at least 3 servings of fruit and vegetables a day to keep a healthy figure. Remember our ancestors, our mothers, and grandmothers telling us, "Finish your vegetables!" Well, guess what? They were right! Vegetables are a good source of vitamins, minerals and are low in calories, unlike processed food. I love vegetables, especially tomatoes with fresh basil.
FREE WEIGHT LOSS TIPSWritten by (c) Anna “Overweight? NO MORE!”
Congratulations! By reading these FREE WEIGHT LOSS TIPS!!! you are taking a step toward your goal of achieving a healthy new figure. I did it and so can you! Ok, so let's start with these weight loss tips. I identify Weight Loss with mathematics. Bottom line, it is a simple case of addition, multiplication, dividing, or minus.
- 1 calorie + 1 calorie = 2 calories
- 2,000 calories - 800 calories = 1,200 calories (healthy amount to lose weight)
- 2 pounds x 4 = 8 pounds (losing or gaining 2 pounds a week)
- 20 pounds/5 months = 4 pounds (if wanting to lose 20 pounds in 5 months, then we will lose 4 pounds per month to reach that goal)
The point is that THERE IS NO MAGIC PILL NOR MAGIC CREAM that will help you lose unwanted fat permanently. The true and honest weight loss tip summarize in a simple tip: Eating healthy and having an Active lifestyle. That simple tip will help you achieve a healthier look, more energy, and a self-confident attitude.
As you can see, everything has to do with numbers and how well we play with them. There is no magic potion nor pill that will give us long term weight loss results. Nutritional supplements are supplements to help you get missing nutrients, but cannot be seen as miracle potions or magic answer to our unwanted fat. It is a matter of changing bad eating habits for healthy ones and exercising more. I believe that each individual is special, hence I encourage you to make a personal commitment and lose unwanted fat. You can do it, I believe in you, just as someone believed in me when I made decision to burn that fat!
Here is a list of tips to help you lose weight safely:
Simply, eating increases your metabolism. Skipping meals will only slow down your metabolism in an attempt to conserve calories when it conceives as a crisis situation where limited fuel is available. Starvation will make you lose more muscle than fat!Please, please, please, don't fall for fake infomercials with MAGIC potion or pills promising to lose 5 or 10 pounds overnight. It just wont work!Plan your meals day before or weekly. This will help you to take control of cravings, rushing to fast food, and you will know your menu is healthy. Drink GREEN TEA during day. Many studies agree that GREEN TEA increases your capacity to burn fat. I take it in morning before breakfast and afternoon either with lunch or after.Go shopping after eating. It will help you stop buying compulsively for fast food. Limit your purchases to your already well thought prepared meals. Don't get tempted for any junk food! They might look good.. but not on our bodies!!! No, no, no, no!Get to know your body needs. Each individual has different metabolism. Therefore, what worked for your friend might not work for you. Do not get discouraged. If you need to feel motivated, think about me. I will be cheering for you!
- Whatever diet you select, remember that there is no magic trick, but a commitment from you to eat healthy.
- Best secret to lose UNWANTED FAT? Exercise! Yes, exercise! Exercises increase your metabolism to speed up burning fat. We suggest you exercise at least 30 minutes 4 times a week.
- Don't starve.