You’ve heard it all before to lose weight you must burn more calories than you consume. But anyone who has ever tried to lose weight knows it’s not that easy! In fact, about two-thirds of people who lose weight will regain it within a year. The healthiest way to lose weight is neither crash diets nor bursts of exercise. The body likes slow changes in terms of food and exercise.
For example, someone who hasn’t exercised for years shouldn’t rush into running miles a day or pounding the treadmill. Not only will the struggle to do so leave you feeling disheartened and demotivated, you’re also far more likely to injure yourself and set your fitness levels back further.
For many people, efforts to lose weight mean intensive dieting, obsessive calorie counting, self-deprivation, and hunger. This type of dieting usually leads to failure because you suffer through it. For the most part, people who lose weight and manage to keep it off do so by adopting healthy habits that stay with them for the rest of their lives. Weight loss is not an isolated, one-time activity, but part of a lifetime of better health.
Easy Tips for Weight Loss:
- Try not to eat at fast food restaurants, as their food is full of fat and calories. Subway does have some healthy options. However, if you do choose fast food, stick to the healthier end of the menu (Most places are adding a variety of salad and fruit options to their menus!)
- Sunflower: the seeds of this plant are rich in vitamins A and E, antioxidants, beneficial fatty acids, and substances that help the liver to remove fats from the blood. Sunflower seeds contain B vitamins that nourish the adrenal glands. People who are deficient in B vitamins, do not produce the right amount of hormones and suffer from low energy.
- Blue-green algae: this algae converts sunlight into chlorophyll. It contains vitamins, amino acids and minerals, particularly beta-carotene and protein. The proteins of blue-green algae are rich in peptides, which are neurotransmitters that nourish the brain and the nervous system by improving mental clarity and memory. Also consuming algae increases the sperm count and improves sexual performance.
- Get your whole family involved, because if the family doesn’t change their eating, you will have difficult times avoiding those sweets and etc.
- A lot of junk food comes in reduced fat by whatever percent, or low fat, low calorie, or smaller portions. Try to only eat 2 items of healthier junk food a week such as crispy ninnies and low fat cookies.
- Millet: it is a grain whose taste resembles that of potato. It does not contain gluten, so it can be consumed even by people who have gluten intolerance. Millet is an alkaline food that neutralizes the excessive gastric acidity, a condition that can lead to arthritis or gout. In addition, the enzymes in millet facilitate digestion. Also millet is rich in silica, which is essential for the health of connective tissue, bones and arteries.
- Alfalfa: it contains all the vitamins and minerals necessary for life. It contains 40 bioflavonoids with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and the leaves are rich in beta-carotene and vitamin C, which is valuable for the immune system. Alfalfa is a good source of Vitamin K, which helps the blood flow and prevents hypercholesterolemia. For these reasons, alfalfa is considered an anti-aging food.
- Parsley: this herb is very rich in vitamin C, beta carotene and fluoride, which protects the health of the bones and teeth. The chlorophyll is present in abundance inside parsley and can help fight against fungi and bacteria, relieve inflammation, protect the stomach and intestines from harmful organisms, fight viruses and help the lungs to get rid of toxins caused by air pollution. It also helps to eliminate toxins from the kidneys, liver and bladder.
- Keep the veggies near the front of the fridge. That way, when you open the fridge, you see the veggies first.
- Seaweed: seaweed has an extraordinary concentration of minerals, including calcium and iodine. Iodine benefits the thyroid gland, which helps in the assimilation of food, regulates water levels in the body and reduces excess fat. Also many studies suggest that seaweed can reduce cholesterol.
- If you change everything immediately, you are going to crave things and over eat. Do this in a slow process. Remember that you are aiming for a permanent change, not a quick fix.
- When exercising for the first time, don’t overdo it. If you put too much pressure on yourself right away, you risk burning out or even injuring yourself. You’re much more likely to keep up healthy habits if you work them in gradually and steadily.
- Don’t try to drop weight quickly. Your body resists quick weight loss and tries to retain its stored fat. Trick your body into losing the weight by doing it gradually.