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Tips for EASY WEIGHT LOSS!
TIP #1: Burn it in the AM
What is the first thing you do
when you wake each morning? Hit the snooze button for an extra ten
minutes of sleep? What if I told you that taking those ten minutes
to strap on your sneakers and walk briskly around the block would
result in weight loss? It has been proven that aerobic activity done
on an empty stomach forces your body to recruit energy from storage.
This energy is stored in the form of fat on various parts of your
body.Starting tomorrow take ten minutes out of your morning to walk
briskly around the block before breakfast. Do not sprint or try to
walk as quickly as possible, simply walk at a pace that you could
comfortably hold a conversation. This seemingly small activity, when
done consistently, will produce surprising weight loss results!
I know I am not the only one
who enjoys eating a snack after dinner!
What tastes better than a frothy,
venti frappuccino smothered in whip cream and chocolate syrup? While
blended coffee beverages have rapidly gained popularity with the masses,
their caloric tallies have been all but ignored. Whether you are an
avid Starbucker, or only wander in for an occasional treat, it is
important to know the truth about what you are drinking. The average
Venti sized frappuccino weighs in at 530 calories. This staggering
number equals 2.5 bagels, or one third of the recommended daily calories
for an average woman. Not only is this an extreme amount of calories
to be consumed in a beverage but the calories come purely from sugar,
which is easily stored as fat. Next time you are in line at the coffee
shop and find yourself eyeing a sugary beverage, redirect your attention
to the tea
Have you ever tended a campfire?
You probably remember continuously adding sticks and branches to keep
the fire from running out of fuel. Your body's metabolism is similar
in its need for constant fuel. Eating a small meal every three hours
is a great way to keep your metabolism high all day long. When
your metabolism is high you burn more calories throughout the day
and are less likely to store fat. Rather than eating 2 or 3 large
meals a day, and allowing your 'fire' to go out, giving way
to hunger pains, try eating a small meal every three hours and be
amazed at your weight loss results.
I'm sure sometime in the past
year you have found yourself subjected to the testimony of a converted
'low-carb' enthusiast. While these people may look great it
is definitely not the right diet for everyone. Extreme fatigue, crankiness
and downright impracticality are what make this diet a tough cookie
to swallow. Cutting one or two carb-filled items out of your daily
diet can make a huge difference in meeting weight loss goals. While
I wouldn't recommend throwing out your bread basket entirely,
consciously cutting carb-filled items out of your daily food intake
is a great idea. If you normally have a sandwich for lunch make it
open-faced, thus cutting out half of the bread. If you enjoy eating
pasta for dinner reduce your pasta portion and add extra vegetables.
These minor changes to your daily diet will prove themselves priceless
when you step onto the scale!
of Sport: Balancing Body and Soul by Susan Saint Sing, Ph.D.
2037 W. Bullard #247
Fresno, CA 93711
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