Dieting to lose weight is just as hard or as easy as changing the habit. One way to look at this is to see how the habit formed. Habits do not take place overnight. It is an accumulation of little things done over a course of time until the effect sets in.
Do’s and Don’ts to Dieting
Once you lose weight, maintaining the ideal weight is not as hard. There are several choices that you could do and most are as easy as picking the correct products and choosing right.
Things to do
1. Cook at home
Cooking at home gives you a very good idea of the contents and the limits of the nutrition that you are serving. In short cooking at home makes you manage well what you serve. One of the main causes of improper dieting is the drive to the fast food. Hefty amount and sodas have already taken its toll. Limited variety of the food in the diet nailed the malnutrition issue. Being too busy and having less time is a good reason why eating fast food meals were preferred. Eating imbalanced diet negated it.
2. Have variety in your diet
There are six basic food groups, all of which have their own advantages. Ideally you must have portions of them in recommended amounts to maintain the ideal weight. Understandably, that will not be possible every time. If that is the case, just limit the eating of food that contains fat, sodium and much sugar. While these are needed too by the body, the cause of overweight and being undernourished is that the average person have more than three times the amount of these foods in their daily meals.
No matter how busy the person is, exercise is a must. The main cause of being large whatever the age is eating and being sedentary. You do not need expensive exercise equipment for this. Jogging, brisk walking, climbing the stairs and hanging on a tree limb or a doorjamb, do the trick.
Things not to do
1. Do not take weight reducing pills, fat loss pills, and fat managing pills
If ever, take only that which is government approved. Fat weight loss providers make their products very appealing. It has to be. Testimonials abound and as if it were not convincing enough, fancy laboratory titles backs up the claims where there is also proof of testing, research and recommended dosages. Of course it would be that way. If the advert is only on the say so of the manufacturer, then take it as it is. It is only the say so of the manufacturer. There is only one fat blocker that is government approved. Even that had gone several revisions and the effect is only moderate. In oriental medicine, there is a saying that the medicine that you take will cure the targeted part that is ailing the body but will destroy another. The word then is caution.
2. Do not return to the same diet as before
That is very obvious but the temptation to backslide is so strong that resolves are sometimes thrown out the window just to indulge in a “harmless” little more, followed by a little bit more.
3. Do not under eat
Under nourishment is just as dangerous as over eating, sometimes more so. But if you must want to feel light, take power foods. There are several foods in the market that are very inexpensive. Oatmeal, avocado, cereals, fish, berries, walnuts etc, are the foods that are usually taken lightly but are in fact are very good choices when the idea is maintaining the ideal weight.
Dieting to Lose Weight
Likewise, dieting to be really effective has to be gradual. So for now, stay off the crash dieting, fast reducing and fast fat burning menus, pills and concoctions. It may guarantee to reduce your weight but not your nutrition and well-being. True there are specific foods and food preparations that benefits particular health and weight issues. True also that fast reducing concoctions and food preparations are prepared not to really make you enjoy the simple pleasures of life like a good meal but for you to endure it. It is so easy to agree that there are hard rules to observe in order to lose weight fast without suffering and insure good nutrition in the process too. It is so politically correct to mention that all the so-called weight-reducing products do wonders for the body. Being politically correct though is not being honest.
The fact is everyone has claims, but nothing is officially proven in the entire area of dieting to lose weight. Not one fast weight loss program is endorsed by a credible health organization. The best that is said is that a certain product is under study, is under weighty consideration, or is still waiting laboratory confirmation. Until then, stay off it but here are things that you can do to regain your ideal weight while being kind to your body in the process.
- Decide now
Make small changes in your attitude to food. The little changes you make now will spell a lot of weight and nutrition problems later. Look at it as an investment. Treat it as a way of loving yourself. It is like this. If we want for example to prepare for retirement, we start saving early. The earlier we start the better and the longer the lead-time we have to save. The more we save the better we enjoy. Likewise, reducing the amount of food that we eat today, no matter how small the portions are, when done overtime will ultimately be the difference between being obese or fit. It will spell the difference between being healthy or ill and between being fashionable or waddling in over sized clothes. Changing the eating habit cannot be put off for long because the longer it takes for a person to take resolve, the harder the effort to make the resolve becomes.
- Eat well
Every food has its purpose. Food in any region did not just happen. It is there for the people to enjoy and to take the right and balanced nourishment. It is the choices, the preferences, and the current activity that limits the nourishment provided to the body. So eat well. Get nutrition from all the six food groups and do it regularly. The main reason that there is too much noise regarding overweight is not because there is fat, sodium, and sugar in the meal. It is because today, 150 million people are obese because they eat more than three times the required daily intake of fat and calories.
- Pump Iron
Dieting to lose weight is not complete when not coupled with exercises. While eating the right foods in the right proportion, exercise. It will help to distribute the correct nourishment to the targeted areas in the body.
And then you enjoy, live well, feel good, and look good.
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