Weight Loss Tip: Top 10 Tips
by Patrick Austin
Here are some good tips to help you achieve your weight loss
Weight Loss Tip #1. Stretch your meals out. Dont eat too
fast. Your stomach, mouth and brain are all connected and it takes
twenty 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 twenty minutes
Weight Loss Tip #2. Drinking eight glasses of water a day is
important to your health, your normal diet and will 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.
Weight Loss Tip #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.
Weight Loss Tip #4. If you go on a fat free or low fat diet,
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.
Weight Loss Tip #5. Increase your metabolism by as much as forty
percent by using hot and spicey foods. Research has been done
that shows spicey foods can 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.
Weight Loss Tip #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. Try
to keep a positive attitude throughout your life.
Weight Loss Tip #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.
Weight Loss Tip #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.
Weight Loss Tip #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 it all together, and
the best time to exercise to lose body fat is in the late afternoon/early
evening after dinner. Second best is in the morning before breakfast.
Weight Loss Tip #10. 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. If you skip breakfast, 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.
Try to eat five to six small meals throughout the day.
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Mr. Austin is a freelance writer who covers sports and health for a number of web sites including RealGM.com, Hoopsworld.com, and Fanstop.com. He currently also covers entertainment and sports for Vainquer magazine.