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Over Weight Kills - 33 Weight Loss Tips You Should Take Seriously by femifemi1(m): 1:27pm On Sep 21, 2020
When you think about life in the past when your sweat was caused by hard work and the sun, it just makes you feel good all over. The sun beating down on your shoulders and the strain on your muscles just makes you feel stronger all over.

There really is nothing better than working out – outside. But, most people have moved to the city. The days of working on the farm are long gone for most, however, there are a few people who still get to have that glorious feeling of doing work and producing something that was real and keep
the pounds off while they do it.

Seriously, if you think about it, how many farmers, bricklayer and ranchers are fat? There aren't many. Think about their lifestyles. They get up, have a cup of coffee and breakfast, go to work, come in for lunch, go to work, come in for dinner and then go to bed early enough to get up in the morning and do it all over again.

In the meantime, they get good sun and fresh air and consume fresh water all day long. It truly is a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, most of us work indoors, sitting down and still eat three meals a day but have to do it so quickly you don't even get the opportunity to taste it.

It's a fact of life that people in the city don't get much exercise, unless you live in a city where you walk everywhere you go. This means you have to put your mind to it and work at it. You have to fit fitness into your daily schedule or you're going to be overweight and sick. That's just the way it is.

Exercise is the best way to control obesity, it is the best way to control stress, hypertension, cardio vascular disease, and other lifestyle related illnesses. If you can workout outside, even better. Your body needs as much fresh air as it can get.

So these are the practical tip that you should take seriously to help you live a healthy life.

TIP #1 is:
Drink plenty of water. It is recommended that you drink 8 glasses per day, but that may take you some time to work up to. Your body needs a whole lot of water. Water doesn't just flush all the toxins out of your body, but it makes you feel better and healthier. When you drink a lot of water you just begin to feel fit and this is the motivation you need to lose weight.


TIP #2: Start off your day with a fresh, clean glass of water. As soon as you get up in the morning, drink one down. This will help your body to get going because it won't be fighting through dehydration.


TIP #3: Drink a glass of water before you sit down to eat. Water will naturally make you feel fuller so you don't have to eat as much food.


TIP #4: Eat fresh fruit and vegetables that have high water content. These are foods like tomatoes, watermelons, pineapple, kiwi, grapes – you get the idea. All of those fresh and flavorful juicy fruits and veggies are good for you. These items contain about 90 to 95% water, so you can eat a lot of these and they will fill you up without adding on the pounds.


TIP #5: Eat fresh fruit instead of processed fruit. Anything that is processed as more sugar. Processed and canned fruits also do not have as much fiber as fresh fruits.


TIP #6: Increase your fiber intake as much as you can. This usually means eating more fruits and veggies.


TIP #7: Veggies are your friends when it comes to shedding pounds. There are tons of options here and you may even want to try some you haven't had in the past. The leafy green varieties are the best and you always want to work in a salad when you can.


TIP #8: Be intelligent about what you eat. Don't eat just to eat. Animals eat on instinct; people eat when they know their body really needs it. Don't be an impulse eater.


TIP #9: Watch everything you consume from the food itself to what you top it with. Garnishments and condiments can sabotage a healthy meal because they are typically high in fat.


TIP #10: Get a handle on the sweet tooth. This doesn't mean you can't have your sweets; just don't eat them as a meal. Always remember that these sweets end up adding to an area that you don't want them to add to. Don't deprive yourself either though, because then you'll eat twice as many as you should.


TIP #11: Set meal times and stick to them. Try to have your meals at specific times and eat them at that time. An eating pattern will help you to control what you eat and when you eat it. Also, it really is better to have 5 small meals a day rather than just one or two huge meals.


TIP #12: Try not to snack between meals, but if you must have a snack make sure it is a healthy one. If you travel a lot try to find healthy snacks and not junk food.


TIP #13: Veggies make great snacks. They can get you through the hunger pangs if you are having them. Carrots are great because they satisfy hunger and they are packed with nutrients.


TIP #14: Counting calories is a good idea for those must have food items. If it is a packaged food item, then it will have the calories on the packaging. Be sure to pay attention to serving sizes in terms of calories as well.


TIP #15: Work off the extra calories by the end of the week. If you feel you have splurged too much this week, be sure to get to the gym or go walking a little longer to work off those extra calories you have consumed.


TIP #16: Stay away from all things fried. If it is breaded, it is better that it is baked. Fried foods are immersed in fat and oil. Even after the excess has oil has been drained away, there is still oil absorbed into the food item itself.


TIP #17: Don't skip meals. You should have, at the very least, three meals a day, but preferably five small meals. This will keep you from getting hungry during the day and overeating out of starvation.


TIP #18: Try to eat breakfast within an hour of waking up. This is the best way to give your body the jump start it needs. Don't wait until you are really hungry. Breakfast is important, but you don't need to stuff yourself. The idea is that you're breaking the fast from not easting all night.


TIP #19: Your diet should include all aspects of the food groups including carbohydrates. In fact, your diet needs to be about 50-55% carbs. Carbs are a great source of energy. Those diets that prohibit carbohydrates are actually harming you and only making you crave them that much more. Your diet should cause you to be deficient in anything.


TIP #20: Proteins should make up only 25-30% of your diet. Far too much emphasis is put on meat as the main part of your meal. In actuality, it should be considered more of a side dish rather than the main course.


TIP #21: Fats should make up 15-20% of your meal. This is really all the fat your body needs. A lot of this is going to be in your diet in the form of cream, sugar and the like.


TIP #22: Eat more white meat than red meat. White meat includes chicken, fish and some other fowl. Red meat includes beef and pork.


TIP #23: Try to go as vegetarian as you can. This really is a healthier lifestyle, even if you can't cut meat out completely. The more fruits and veggies you can eat the better. The more meat you cut out, the more fat you can cut out of your diet as well.


TIP #24: Limit your sugar intake as much as possible.


TIP #25: Watch your fat intake. Each fat gram is 9 calories. If you know your total calories then you can figure the amount of fat in those items.


TIP #26: Take it easy on the salt and try to cut what you use in half. Salt is one of the main causes of obesity.


TIP #27: Chew your food at least 8 to 12 times whether it is liquid food, sweets or ice cream. This adds saliva to the food that digests the sugar. When food isn't eaten properly and is just swallowed, you fill your stomach with food that isn't ready to be digested and it then does not yield the health benefits that you need.


TIP #28: When you are cooking with oil, use a good Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It is more expensive than vegetable oil, but the health benefits are much better and it is worth the cost. Olive oil has been associated with a reduced risk in coronary heart disease and helps to increase the elasticity of the arterial walls which reduces the chance for heart attack and stroke.


TIP #29: When you begin working out, whether at home or in a gym, don't be discouraged if you don't see results right away. It takes more than a week to get your body into shape and to begin making progress.


TIP #30: The best way to know if you're losing weight is by the fit of your clothes. If you start to feel as though you're floating in your clothes then you know you're eating and exercising is doing you some good. Another way to know if you're losing weight is if you can begin moving where you usually buckle your belt, of course tighter is better.


TIP #31: When you periodically check your weight and the fit of your clothes, reward yourself. Buy yourself some new running shoes or a new pair of jeans. This will help to keep you motivated as you pursue your weight loss goals.


TIP #32: Take a day off from exercising to provide your body with a chance to rest and repair. Your body needs a day off once a week.


TIP #33: Three days of 30 minute exercise will help you to maintain your weight, but you need at least 4 days of 30 minute exercise to begin to lose weight and 5 days a week is even better.


In a nutshell, the key to staying healthy is by drinking enough clean water daily, atleast 8 glasses of water, reduce your fat and salt intake, eat more of white meats like snail, chicken, fish etc and less of red meats, excercise for atleast 3 times a week, and this could be by taking a stroll around your environment, sitting and walking upright always.

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Re: Over Weight Kills - 33 Weight Loss Tips You Should Take Seriously by Nobody: 4:05pm On Sep 21, 2020
This is good stuff. Welldone.
Re: Over Weight Kills - 33 Weight Loss Tips You Should Take Seriously by ggirl4real: 4:44pm On Sep 21, 2020
This advise is not for me shaa

I weight only 54kg

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