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10 tips for losing weight

Discussion in 'Keep Fit & Maintain Shape' started by MythiliMurali, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. MythiliMurali

    MythiliMurali Bronze IL'ite

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    1. Stretch your meals to, at least, 20 minutes or longer. Your stomach, mouth and brain are all connected and it takes 20 minutes of chewing before your stomach signals your brain that you are full. To feel full and successfully lose weight on any weight loss program, you need to eat slowly for 20 minutes or longer.

    2. Drinking 8 glasses of water a day is important to your health, your normal diet and to help lose weight. Water is necessary for the metabolism of your stored fat. Weight loss cannot occur without an active metabolism which requires large quantities of water. Another way to use water to lose weight is to drink a large glass of ice water just before meals. The cold causes your stomach to shrink slightly which will make you feel full faster.

    3. The more positive your self-esteem, the better you feel about yourself, the faster and easier it will be for you to lose weight. When you are self-confident, you are better able to take charge of your life. It also means that after you lose weight, it will stay gone permanently.

    4. When you go fat free or low fat, you also cut out much of the taste of the foods you eat. Add the flavor back with herbs and spices. Strong flavors such as vinegar, garlic, chili powder, cayenne, curry powder, rosemary and tarragon can be used to doctor up any food you are eating. For your low fat and fat free diets, experiment with different herbs and spices until you find some you like. Staying on your fat free or low fat diet will be easier and your weight loss will be speeded up.

    5. Increase your metabolism by as much as 40% by using hot and spicey foods such as hot peppers of all varieties and mustards. Research shows these foods all increase your metabolism. For double duty, give up fat filled mayonnaise for mustard and add hot peppers to your food for greater flavor and increased metabolism.
    6. Negative emotions will also interfere with your weight loss program. It's difficult to stay motivated to lose weight when you feel bad. Overeating often accompanies negative emotions such as depression, anxiety, fear, guilt and anger. If this is true for you, begin a stress management program including some exercise and relaxation exercises.

    7. To lose weight faster, reduce your intake of caffeine. Caffeine leads to an increase of insulin in your body which retards the burning of your stored fat.This is a simple chemical reaction in your body that you can change. Reduce your caffeine intake by 50% and see what happens. Here is a rough guide to use when looking at the amount of caffeine you currently take in: Brewed coffee (6 oz. cup) - 100mg; Instant coffee (6 oz.) - 70mg; Tea (6 oz.) - 50mg; Soft drinks (12oz.) - (Coke, Dr. Pepper, Mountain Dew) - 50mg; Dark chocolate (1 oz.) - 20mg and Milk chocolate (1 oz.) - 6mg.

    8. Incease your intake of fiber rich foods. They will help fill you up faster and will help all the food you eat pass through your digestive system more easily.

    9. Exercise is probably the most important key to increasing your metabolism and burning off excess fat. Research shows that you burn more stored fat for energy when you do aerobic exercises on an empty stomach than on a full stomach. Research also shows that you burn more stored fat when you exercise late in the day rather than in the morning. Put together, the best time to exercise to lose weight by burning your stored fat is in the late afternoon/early evening before dinner. Second best is in the morning before breakfast. Our metabolism naturally starts to slow down about 8 hours after we wake up. Thirty minutes of aerobic exercises in the evening, before dinner, will not only burn off stored fat but it increases your metabolism for about two to three more hours just when it was starting to slow down. This produces a significant increase in fat burned off, even after the exercise is over. 10. To lose weight quickly, never skip a meal. Your first meal after waking starts your metabolism. Your metabolism then speeds up for about eight hours and then starts slowing down until you go to sleep when it goes to low until you wake and eat and start the cycle again. Skip breakfast and your metabolism doesn't get started until lunch time. You've just missed three or four hours of fat burning time. When you skip meals during the day, your metabolism also slows down. Weight loss through the burning of stored fat is all about eating enough of the right kinds of foods so you stay full and your metabolism stays as high as possible. Remember, if you feel hungry, your metabolism slows down. Stay full with healthy, nonfattening foods and your metabolism will continue to burn your stored fat as fast as your body will allow.

    The easiest way to lose weight is to maintain a well-balanced diet with a mild decrease in caloric intake and increased physical activity.
     
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  2. ktg

    ktg Senior IL'ite

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    Super duper.

    Nice post. Thanks
     
  3. MythiliMurali

    MythiliMurali Bronze IL'ite

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    thanks ktg for the reply
    i read some where in the net & thought these facts would be some what useful to their effort in weight loss program
     
  4. Ramyakaushik

    Ramyakaushik New IL'ite

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    Hai Mythili,

    Your quote was really useful can u just tell me whether can we have a cup of tea in the morning with honey. That will not be much of caffine right .Pls clear my doubt.

    Ramyakaushik




     
  5. MythiliMurali

    MythiliMurali Bronze IL'ite

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    i think so ramya.people taking twice or thrice may see better result when reduced to 50%.however these r simple tips just like avoiding sweets in the diet which can be followed along with ur own weight loss schemas if u r doing.
    thanks
     
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    preethasiva New IL'ite

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    hi Mythili,i read that taking garlic pearls 4 to 6 daily will help in losing weight.will it work or will there be any side effects.bcoz i have planned to try the same
     
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    MythiliMurali Bronze IL'ite

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    hi
    i too heard that 2-3 garlic flakes helps in reducing bad cholesterol there by reducing chance of heart attack.
    i don't know that how many we have to take.but it's good to take them daily.i am eating them by keeping them in the cooked & covered rice.i saw in google search that overdose effects blood clotting,blood sugar levels.
    regards
     
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    kailashwathi New IL'ite

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    Very nice tips. Thank you.

    I sart off the day pretty well but somehow by noon I dont follow what I am supposed to.

    Ok I sart the day with 6 glasses of water of 1.5lit of water. Then after about an hour I take some tea and breakfast usually a fruit or sprouts.
    I walk weekly thrice and I have no thyroid problem too.

    Now when its noon and time for lunch I dont eat a full meal since I am not hungry so I munch on something ...no not carrots etc, it will be usually murruku ,mixture,half roti,little leftover rice etc etc. By 4pm I am really hungry but with kids work, running for their activities I just take some tea and try to push it till dinner time.
    Dinner is usually after the kids have . It is around 7:30 when I really am starved so that is the time I eat a full meal.

    Now anyone can see that I really dont eat much. But still I dont lose weight either. Since last 6 months I have been struggling with my wieght.


    Please suggest me something that I can do.:idea


    Kwathi
     
  9. Nandshyam

    Nandshyam IL Hall of Fame

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    Good tips... its just that we never follow them regularly.. atleast me :(

    ktg.. ippadi antha kuzhanthai aadite iruke.. kaal valikaathaa :mrgreen:
     
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    ktg Senior IL'ite

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    he he....

    I didn't know what to put as my avatar, but wanted only distinct one.... Finally i created this using photoshop, taking only few images from the gif i got through google search.
     

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