Tempt to resist?
Posted on: 11 September 2012 by Jack Russell
Gone are the days when we follow a lean bread routine and some fruits, the so called diet to lose weight effectively. We as human beings tend to crave for sweeter, buttery and all kind of fried stuff, that’s our Temptations.
There is no Absolute NO in this process or our temptations, While nothing is absolutely forbidden, when we do succumb to temptation, its important we keep the portion size small and add a bit more exercise to our daily workout.
There are some predominant myths about weight loss, eating less or literal starvation may sound lucrative for losing weight drastically but only to our dismay that we fall in the category of poor nutrition intakers! Here are some true facts:
- When food intake is severely restricted (below approximately 1,200 calories per day), the body begins to adapt to this state of poor nutrition by reducing its metabolic rate, potentially making it even more difficult to lose weight.
- It is also possible to experience hunger pangs, bouts of hypoglycemia, headaches, and mood changes from overly stringent dieting.
- These symptoms can result in binge eating and weight gain. Since a highly restrictive diet is almost impossible to maintain for a long time, people who attempt to starve themselves thin often start to gain weight again when they stop dieting.
So by making sensible food choices and cutting down on the quality or portion its easy to maintain our health and well being at our ideal weight.
Ready to jump into the bandwagon of easy weight loss? Here are some interesting and effective Tips:
- The desire to lose weight must be our own choice.
It should not be a task to please some one else or imitate someone else. The changes in lifestyle, food habit etc must be our own decision and we must support the cause.
- None of us are perfect so Don’t blame Yourself:
If we fail to restrict our craving for over eating and make the wrong food choices, its useless feeling bad , blaming ourselves and giving up on the rest of the plan.
- Avoid surroundings where we know we are bound to make poor food choices.
- Gift yourself with small reward s for your achievement:
For Example the after the first week of healthy eating or for the first 2 pounds of weight loss, buy something that’s delights you, from books to perfumes to a lovely bow for your pet!
- Stock up the pantry/refrigerator with healthy food like
Popcorn, yogurt, low fat cheese, sugar free puddings, sugar free cocoa etc.
- Set small goals rather than big ones
Decide where you want to be in a week or in a month, rather than focusing on the total amount of weight you'd like to lose.
So keeping in mind the above tips we need to frame out the most effective plan where we consume less calories and burn more calories through different physical activities.
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