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How do you Lose Weight

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
May 10, 2013
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How do you Lose Weight

Losing weight is a modern fixation, and people are always on the lookout for losing that extra weight. There are many products in the market that promises a swift weight loss, but nothing really beats the natural process. Weight loss products are expensive and can at times have an adverse effect on you, here is a look at the prefect weight loss recipe for you.


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Low Carbohydrate Diet

The first step to weight loss is to start avoiding sugar and starch, starch is found in breads. Cutting down on carbohydrates is the most well known tip doing the rounds of weight watchers. The main advantage of low carb diet is that they cause you to want to eat less. It has been found that even when you are not counting your calories, most overweight people eat far fewer calories on low carb. With sugar and starch your hunger may increase, and so if you avoid it then your appetite will decrease to an adequate level. If your body wants to eat a suitable number of calories you don’t need to bother counting them.

Try to avoid foods like potato, white breads, white rice, spaghetti and raisins. Try and opt for brown breads and brown rice instead of the white ones.


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Eat when Hungry

People do the mistake of reducing carbohydrate intake just being afraid of getting fat, contrarily carbs and fats are your body’s energy sources, and you need at least one of these. The fact is that low carb and low fat means you are starving yourself. Always eat enough for you body to feel satisfied but do not over eat, and also eat the right kinds of food. Most people eat three times a day and also at times snack in between, whereas some eat twice a day and do not snack. Try whatever suits you best and always remember to eat when you are hungry.

Eat the Right Food

Eating the right food is more important than going on a diet and starving your own self, this is where most people go wrong. Eat lots of vegetables and fruits so that you remain full, egg whites, soy products, skinless poultry breasts, fish, shellfish, nonfat dairy foods, and 95% lean meat. Also you must drink lots of water and avoid all types of sodas and readymade juices as they are loaded with sugar. Also, never skip meals.

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Be Active


Being active is important when you want to lose weight. You really do not have to go to a gym or work out every day; all you have to do is be as active as you can in your daily life. For example, instead of going somewhere directly in a bus or a public transport, you should get down before your stop and walk that bit. Take the steps instead of the lift or elevator, and make sure that you walk whenever you can. Yes, you can certainly join a gym and work out on a daily basis, but remember to keep a tab on your diet or else it is of no use.

Losing weight is not an issue, but the important thing is to maintain consistency and keep the eye on the desired goal.

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