Sunday, March 30, 2008

Lose Weight: Natural Weight Loss Method

Natural Weight Loss Method

by Earnie Banzhof

There isn't really a great secret with natural weight loss, just to eat properly (not too much) and of course get regular exercise; although, not many people listen to this. You would think this simple set of instructions should be easy to follow; however, currently 35 percent of Americans are unable to prevent being overweight! However, once you are overweight you can't wait to lose it again whether it is for a wedding, vacation or just for health reasons.


What most people do not realize is keeping at the right weight is much, much easier than losing it. If there is one thing we all know, it is that weight gain is likely to happen if we do not take forward-looking steps to stop it.

It has been shown that even when overweight people enjoy eating low calorie foods, the majority become bored and end up putting the weight back on because they slip back into previous ways. For those who desire to natural weight loss methods to obtain optimal health, sometimes it can be overwhelming trying to figure out where to start.

There is a large number of health conditions associated with weight gain and the greater the increase in body weight the more that problems occur. The basics of eating correctly whilst maintaining a healthy weight is not all that complicated, in fact most people know pretty well what is best and that is losing weight naturally.

The correct approach for natural weight loss is to eat the right quantity of foodstuffs such as complex carbohydrates, plus foods high in carbohydrates, some protein and a low fat content. A typical meal like this would be a jacket potato with vegetables and some lean meat, which would be healthy and give the balance you require.

Dietitians also say that the body has a capacity to retain dietary fat more than calories for regular foods so weight gain is more likely. Another problem is the obsession with fat free or low fat foods that food manufactures are stacking the shelves with which despite their popularity are not stopping the problem of obesity.

The weight a person puts on isn't always as a result of high fat foods, although they obviously do not help, but a result of too many calories turning into body fat. This is a trap that many people fall into and forget it's about eating from the correct food groups, and if you have to snack make it a small healthy one.

Schools of thought differ on this subject but many nutritionists agree that eating smaller meals with a snack every 3 to four hours or between meals could be beneficial providing main meals are not missed. The secret to natural weight loss is easy if you just obey it; do not eat more than your body requires through normal activities and exercise.


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