10 Ways to Lose Weight by Beth Campbell
Here are some ways to lose weight that should help you achieve your
weight loss goals.
The Body Mass Index (BMI) is used by doctors and nurses as a guide to the healthy weight range for your height. A BMI score is calculated using your height and weight. A BMI score may not be accurate for people with a high muscle mass, but it does serve as a guide for the average person. If you know your height and weight, try this BMI calculator to help set a target for your weight loss.
Visit the BDA WeightWise website for information on the health risks of being overweight and health benefits of losing weight.
Diet and Weight Loss Advice
If you add one of these 50 tips for maintaining weight to your daily routine once a week, in one year you will have developed some very healthy habits! Here are the first 5 to get you working towards your weight loss target:
If you want a
way to lose fat, switch from
starchy carbohydrates like bread, pasta, and rice to more fibrous,
leafy ones like vegetables. Simple carbohydrates like table sugar
and fruit are converted more rapidly for a quick energy boost. They
create a quick boost of energy followed by a rapid
Quite understandably – and quite rightly, in fact – diet pills used to have a bad reputation. It’s easy to see why – the diet pills of the sixties, seventies and eighties were barbiturates – street name ‘speed’. That’s what they did – they sped you up, increasing energy to an often frenetic level while cutting your appetite. An overdose could be fatal, and even a mild overuse of these diet pills could keep you ‘going’ for days and days – hardly the effect anyone was going for! But yes, they did make people lose weight, sometimes quite a lot of weight. All too often, though, any benefit that patients got from their weight loss was more than counterbalanced by other health problems that the diet pills themselves brought about. Read about a new diet pill for weight loss and better health and learn about the new generation of natural diet pills.
In my experience it takes a combination of three things in order to have any weight loss success. I have to eat right and exercise and use common sense in my approach to losing weight. Add jogging to your weight loss rules and add exercise into your normal exercise program. Jogging has always been a great way to get in shape. It can be a very satisfying way to get going in an exercise program. You can run alone or with other people and it will help strengthen your cardiovascular system. You can burn more calories by jogging in a shorter period of time and best of all it does not cost a lot to get started.
Affirmations are a mainstay of New Age philosophy. In fact, Louse Hay’s book “You can Heal your Life”, which has many affirmations that purportedly have allowed people to transform their lives through affirmations and visualization, gives us a powerful tool in the quest for weight loss. Affirmations for weight loss, whether you believe in them or not, really seem to work. Affirmations are are simple statements that you repeat to yourself, out loud, looking in a mirror if possible. They are present tense statements starting with “I” – for example, “I lose weight quickly and effortlessly”. Over time, they tend to ‘come true’ with amazing frequency.
For some reason, some
people enter a healthy lifestyle regimen under the impression that
if they work out and burn 700 calories, this entitles them to eat an
extra 700 calories during one of their meals. This reasoning is way
off target. There are 3
why you may be having problems losing weight.
The whole idea
behind diet and exercise is to reduce your caloric intake while not
starving and wearing yourself down. If you cut 500 calories from
your diet and burn another 700 while working out, then you burn
1,200 calories a day. This is to your advantage so don't go and
regain the 700 calories you busted your butt to lose.
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