Monday, November 24, 2008

"Easy ways to lose weight"

"Easy ways to lose weight"
Author Everything about women blog

Are there any easy methods to lose weight? It's common knowledge that diet, lowering food intake, and exercise, increasing the number of calories you burn, work together as a formula for losing weight. But the hard part is sticking to a low calorie, and often bland, diet. It won't be easy, but with a little work it sure is easier. Here are some tricks to make it easier.

Keep a daily log of everything that passes your lips. Keeping notes helps you eat less. Studies show that people who keep track of what they eat end up eating 15% less. That's significant.

The average American consumes an additional 245 calories per day just from drinks. Switch from juice, soda, and other calorie drinks to water. 245 calories a day add up to 9, calories a year. That's 25 pounds. Are soda and juice really that good? Keep in mind too that juice and soda don't trigger a feeling of fullness, despite their calories.

Eat five or six smaller meals a day instead of three large meals a day. Eating more meals with smaller portions results in eating 3% fewer calories. Furthermore, even the same number of calories eaten in smaller portions during more frequent meals can result in weight loss. You're less likely to binge because the body releases less insulin.

Make sure your wardrobe only includes the skinny clothes. If you don't have clothing that's comfortable when you're fat, you're more likely to be reminded to keep slim every time you dress. And if you have to purchase a whole new wardrobe you're less likely to gain weight.

Switch to smaller plates. It's proven that people eat what's in front of them. Smaller plates mean smaller portions, so put the salad plates into use as the main plate.

Try serving meals on the plate, restaurant style, rather than in bowls and on trays. Again, people tend to eat what's in front of them.

Don't eat white bread, sugar or white rice. Those are the foods with loads of carbohydrates which lead to higher blood sugar and weight gain. Do eat whole grain breads and brown rice. Don't be concerned with the sugar, pretty soon you won't miss it.

There are a lot of other tips for easy ways to lose weight. Don't be intimidated if it's only easier instead of really easy. If weight loss were easy, everyone would be a supermodel.

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