Want To Know How To Lose Weight-Follow These Seven Tips
Dieting- the deliberate selection of food to control body weight or nutrient intake.
In this post we will look to the real cause and effect of diets, why they don’t work, what does work, and seven tips to assist you in losing weight.
Whether you choose to either drastically reduce portions, use special “plans” that require you to eat specially prepared foods, remove certain food groups from your meals, count calories or drink weight loss shakes, any weight you do lose will come right back on again once you stop dieting and revert back to your old habits.
Eating wholesome real foods which properly nourish your body has to be your diet; Its a lifestyle change and your body will thank-you by readjusting it’s metabolism.
Scientists are finding evidence that both lifestyle and genes cause obesity and they’re just learning how much diet and exercise can offset the inherited risk. One gene involved with obesity, the FTO gene, packs on the pounds when it shows up in a variant form.
FTO is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the FTO gene located on chromosome 16. Adults who carry two copies of the gene variant — about 1 in 6 people — weigh on average 7 pounds more than people who don’t.
Get quality sleep- Make sure to get decent rest each night –the average person needs between seven and nine hours of sleep Try going to bed at the same time each night and waking up at the same time each morning—that will encourage good sleep habits.
Get off white refined sugars- Stay far away from sodas. Drink water, fresh vegetable juices and herbal teas. Fresh fruit juices in small amounts are fine too, but don’t go overboard because they are high in sugar.
Have your thyroid checked- If it’s been awhile since your thyroid was checked, see your doctor. Just be sure he doesn’t only do a TSH test.
A FAR more accurate and sensitive test that assesses thyroid health is the “TRH challenge test” also known as the “TRH Stimulation test.”
If your doctor is unable or unwilling to do the TRH test, then at least insist that he run the following other tests (in addition to the TSH) to give a more complete picture: Total T3 , Total T4, Free T3, Free T4, T3 Uptake, Reverse T3 and Thyroid Antibodies.
Exercise- Most doctors / trainers say an hour a day, but I can attest to the 4-minute Interval/Density Training mentioned in my previous article along with simply walking. Walking more may be the Key for a longer, healthier life. So make sure you are not sitting for more than 20-30 minutes at any one time during the day.
Meditate (for stress relief) and more…
Eliminate starchy carbohydrates and fat free or sugar free foods-Starchy carbs like bread, pasta, rice, bagels, cookies, chips and crackers turn to pure sugar upon digestion…and you know what that means.
Proper Digestion–when your body has difficulty breaking down what you’ve eaten on a regular basis, it has to expend lots of enzymes to get the job done, and as a result, your enzyme-producing capability may eventually be reduced. In this case you will need to supplement.
Remember you decide what you eat and you decide if you exercise so you can make the difference!
That’s it for today…
PS: I hope you enjoyed this article. If you have any questions about “why diets don’t work” or want to leave your own personal comments, please share your experiences below!
To your good health,