Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Weight Loss Tips
By: John Schreoder

So you are planning to lose some of that extra weight you gained over the holidays? Other than going to the gym, and losing weight the hard way, you can consider changing your dietary habits. You must realize that not all dieting schemes persuade you into starving yourself and using diet pills to lose weight may affect your health in the long run.Below, I will let you in on some diet tips for quick weight loss:

Drink plenty of water:

Water is undoubtedly the most important catalyst in order to lose weight, and keeping it controlled for a longer term. Water is responsible of flushing out waste from your kidneys, in turn metabolizing your stored body fat. Water also acts as a suppressant keeping the stomach full, and keeping your appetite controlled, and prevents dehydration which is sometimes the main cause for false hunger and craving. Drinking iced water makes your body burn about 62 calories as your body works to level out the waters temperature with your body’s temperature. This sums up to about 430 calories burnt…simply by drinking water.

Eat at regular intervals throughout the day

Try to eat at least 5 times a day. This includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks at different times throughout the day. Don’t miss breakfast, as it’s considered to be the most important meal of the day and should help you to avoid overeating at other meals. Master the art of portioning the quantity of all your meals.

Consume plenty of Fibres

Adequate intakes of fibre by your body help to keep your bowels more active and help the mobility and processing of food. Fibrous foods gives a more prolong fuller feeling, controlling your hunger. Fibrous foods have fewer calories so the total calorie intake is also curtailed. Potatoes, beans, brown rice, broccoli and nuts are a great source of fibre.

Take foods containing “good” fats

Good fats are comprised of essential fatty acids such as linoleic and linolenic acids, which is very necessary for natural reproduction and growth. Good fats are also play a part in the production of prostaglandin, which is responsible for regulating your blood pressure, averts blood clots and lowering the risk of various heart related diseases. Having oily fish in your diet is a good source of obtaining good fat. It also helps in efficient weight loss

Quality Protein

Quality protein immensely contributes in weight control as it posses the ability to make you feel fuller for a longer period of time. Good protein is also responsible for regulating carbohydrates by warding off sudden increases in insulin production, which cause energy loss and generates sugar craving. Fish, low fat cottage cheese, shrimps, skimmed milk, egg white are good choices of quality protein.

Importance of Carbohydrates

There have been a lot of rumours about too much carbohydrates being very harmful for the body, but don’t count on everything you hear. Carbohydrates can actually help you in quick weight loss. Consuming food containing carbohydrates along with moderate fats and calories in you diet can help you to lose weight. Fruits, vegetables and wholegrain are a good source of carbohydrates and also help to regulate hunger spikes.

With these pointers in mind, I truly believe that your next diet will be a successful one. Best of luck!

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