How to lose weight naturally

Discoverybaby By Discoverybaby, 27th Dec 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Health>Exercise & Fitness

Most of people think losing weight is a tough thing to do. In fact, if you follow the right tips, you can lose pounds easily and healthily. Here, there are 10 simple tips which can help you lose weight naturally:

How to lose weight naturally

1# Make exercise a daily habit.

Physical activities can boost your metabolism. Ideally, you should do 40 minutes of physical activity each day. These minutes can be cumulated, for example: you can do 10 minutes of sports in the morning and 20 minutes during lunch break, and 10 minutes before you sleep.

2# Forget the fast.

Fast is one of the worst ways to lose weight. Due to lack of food, you body intends to reserve food. When you restart to eat, your body will try to store some calories in order to prepare for another previewed starvation, instead of consuming the calories.

3# Note down what you eat.

Develop a habit of noting down what you eat during each day. You may find you eat more than you think and you consume some unhealthy food.

4# Consume dairy products.

Recent studies have shown that too low calcium intake leads to fat storage. Ideally, you should consume some low-fat dairy product each day to meet your calcium needs.

5# Watch less TV.

Studies have shown that a large number of hours spent watching TV are associated with unhealthy eating habits. By watching less television, you'll have more time to devote to other physical activities and be less influenced by advertising that encourages you to eat.

6# Use small plates to serve food.

This trick will help you reduce the portions of your each meal. Thus, no matter what you eat on your small plate, you will consume fewer calories.

7# Eat fewer processed foods.

Cook for yourself. Then you can choose the fresh and healthy ingredients. The home-cooked meals contain less fat and they are better for health.

8# Check the ingredient list and the nutrition facts table

By checking this information, you can know better of your choice. You should eat the food that contains fewer unhealthy ingredients and less sugar and fat.

9# Beware of low-fat meal

Some salad contains more fat than a burger, if it contains bacon, croutons and a creamy dressing. Several restaurants offer a pamphlet on the nutritional value of their dishes.

10# Take six small meals each day.

By eating more often but smaller portions, you'll avoid food cravings and it will be easier to lower your blood glucose.

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