How to Lose Weight without Starving Yourself

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Aug 27, 2012

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It is surprising to know that even in this present time with so much of awareness and education, people still do starve in hopes of losing weight. This is in fact one of the most ineffective ways of losing weight as it weakens you and does not solve the purpose of being healthy and fit.

The whole game of losing weight is the intake of calories and the burning of the same. You will need to make sure that you do not burn too much of the same. On one hand it is important to lose the calories but not to such an extent that you go weak and dreary. Your body goes into survival mode when you are not eating food and hence will try and retain every ounce of calorie it finds out of fear. Therefore you will need to have a healthy everyday diet plan.

Let us take a look at a few ways you can hold on to a good method in order to lose weight:

Eating Habits – Eat small meals throughout the day. Do not skip meals; eating six small meals a day will help you to keep your body moving. This will also ensure you do not get desperately hungry all of a sudden and over feed yourself. Breakfast, mid-morning snack, lunch, mid afternoon snack, dinner, this is the way to go about it. In between you can always munch on this and that. Opt for fruits.

Drinks – You may think otherwise, but drinking water is essential for your body. Drinking enough water helps you detoxify your body and reduces your hunger pangs. Often we feel hungry and eat without realising that our body is actually6 wanting some water instead. You could also drink green tea which will help to boost your metabolism and thus will increase your body’s potential to lose weight.  You must avoid flavoured soda drinks.

Exercises – don’t start making a sick face when you hear someone say, ‘exercise’. This is as important an exercise as anything else in your daily routine. Do some cardio exercises, like jogging, cycling or you may as well have some fun and swim! Swimming is a very good exercise and it is fun! You do not have to go to the gym and lift weights, just be involved in some physical activity. This is most important because here we have the calories burning part.

Types of food –
Try and eat high protein foods like, chicken, beans, tofu and the likes. Do not take anything sugary and do eat carbohydrates but only the quantity that will be sufficient for you.

For a more detailed diet, visit a dietician and get a diet chart fit for your standards.



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