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Best Ways to Lose Weight

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Aug 11, 2011
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Losing weight is not a onetime mission to be accomplished. If you have a tendency to gain weight then it’s going to be a 24 hour job to keep your body in shape. The best way to lose weight is caution in everything you eat and how you live your life.


Consumption


No two bodies are alike and everyone sooner or later develops an intuition over their own special needs. Listen to your body. If you tend to overeat sit down alone at a meal and pay close attention to what your stomach tells you. Are you full but still want to eat more because it tastes good? Stop when you have reached that plateau. You do not have to clean your plate. While you’re at it also take note of how many extra calories you consume other than regular meals. Do you tend to sip on aerated drinks often? How much alcohol do you take? These and many other questions on your daily consumption should give you a fair idea of the excess. To be more aware get your body mass index calculated. The number of calories you need will depend on your height, weight and age.


Exercise


Simply controlling your diet is not going to help. Since your body has already acquired unnecessary fat you need to move your muscles to burn it. Brisk cardiovascular workouts with weight training are the best way to go about it. However, if you have a medical condition stick to light exercises that your doctor approves of. Know that there is no such thing as targeting an area and losing fat there. It simply does not work and you will be wasting your sweat concentrating on your flabby parts. You will need to work the entire body so it can shed the weight and restore you back to a healthy form. There is a variety of exercises to choose from. If you cannot afford professional help opt for basics like jogging and skipping a rope. Any daily exercise for 30 minutes can only aid you.


Hunger Pangs


Hunger may not always strike at the appropriate hours. To fight those extra hunger pangs keep healthy snacks so you do not cross your calorie count much. Carrots, celeries, nuts, nuts, seeds and fruits make for healthy snacks. If the idea does not seem very satisfying you can go for options like sprouts salad with lots of lemon and powdered spices. If you have an aching sweet tooth that demands satisfaction try yogurt with honey or frozen grapes and chikoos. Avoid the sugar free labelled processed food. They are likely to come with more harmful artificial sweeteners. Also low fat and fat free labelled products can be misleading too with dubious ingredients.

 

 

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