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.

BODY FAT

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.

What does work

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 walkingmentioned 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 Digestionwhen 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,

Tom

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Vicki

Excellent advice! I really appreciate the part about walking. A few years ago my spine finally “gave up” and I was down, literally down, so I went to a chiropractor I’d visited previously and even though my spine was shaped like a corkscrew that had been caught and bent in a vice and my hips were totally off-balance, he fixed me.

His advice was lots of water, and walking.
Also, my husband and I are both hypoglycemic and managing one’s diet is critical to proper metabolism as well as functioning.
You are definitely onto something here. I’ll be following your site as more comes along!

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    Tom

    Thank-you Vicki for your comment! Walking is something our ancestors did on a daily basis.The real health benefits from just walking in our sedentary society are just now being realized! You had mentioned that you and your husband are both hypoglycemic and having to manage your diets. You may want to check out my article on Health Food which could give you some additional insights. I would love to hear your thoughts.

    All the best,
    Tom

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Jennifer

What a great site!! You definitely provide some great tips on ways to improve your diet. I am going to take some of your advice as I need to lose a few pounds. Thanks again for the advice.

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    Tom

    Thank-you Jennifer! I just reviewed a weight loss plan created and designed for women as a very easy to follow 12 week nutrition and exercise program which will teach you how to create an incredible fat burning metabolism. This may be of interest to you. I invite you to look it over and give me your thoughts. Also look for upcoming articles where I will dig deeper into whole foods and other practical applications that will prove useful to you and anyone interested in whole body health!

    Best,

    Tom

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Levi

Good advice! Avoidance of refined sugars is definitely key! However, exercise alone can produce many health benefits both internally and mentally that can reduce stress producing hormones that keep people fat! Keep it coming we all need a little guidance in this area!

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    Tom

    Thank-you Levi for your comment! Keep an eye out for future articles where I will expound on hormones and weight-loss, as well as other exercise tips you may find useful…

    All the best,

    Tom

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Mark Kerrigan

Great thoughts, Tom! I really think I’ve got a pretty good handle on what I need to do to lose weight, but I just don’t do it! I never thought about sleep being an important factor for losing weight, and what you say about the thyroid, I had absolutely no idea. Very informative and I look forward to delving deeper in the future.

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    Tom

    Hi Mark and thanks for your comment! Let me recommend that you think total body health…The fastest way to shape your body—lose weight, tone and firm up, and develop age-defying strength, is to use resistance training. NOT cardio…NOT running…and NOT by starving yourself…Motivating yourself can be difficult, but you can get to where you want to be by actually working out less, and I will break this down for you in my article on resistance training! I would recommend that you look this over and welcome your feed back!

    Best,

    Tom

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Phil L

Great article Tom, and I’m not just saying that because I almost totally agree with you. If you can adapt to ‘Real Food’, you’ll never be hungry, and never be fat, and be healthier even with a minimum of exercise. The problem is that most people believe anything they shove in their face is food, most people are wrong. We have to help people find an alternative. Keep up the good work.
Phil

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    Tom

    Hey Phil great to hear from you- Back in the day what we call “health food now” was just called “food” Like myself we all have to learn(re-learn) to read the labels on the food we purchase at the grocery as well as participate in some of the labeling campaigns occurring with much more frequency these days! A good way to be sure the food you are eating is wholesome is to grow your own-we will be discussing several different type gardens and methods in upcoming articles-stay tuned-

    All the best-Tj

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Phil L

Tom, I am tuned in. We had spoken about doing some Vertical Gardening in my apartment. If you can show me a way to grow even some of my own food on my firescape (the only outdoor space I have) then I’m in.
Today is New Year’s Eve, you can have today and tomorrow off, but I expect you to be back to work here this weekend.
Here’s wishing you and your readers a Healthy, Happy & Prosperous New Year.
Phil

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