Loose a few habits to loose weight

You are worried about continuous calorie rise, double chin or bloated bellies? All you need to do is modify a few daily habits that are packing up calories. Here are presenting a few tips to keep a check on your weight while enjoying food to the fullest.

  1. Measure your weight daily. Among the early morning chores weighing machine also get to be on your list. Note down your weight on daily basis.
  2. Have a good breakfast. Don’t rely on a biscuit alone. Go for a cup of milk and a vegetable sandwich. The secret is that the better breakfast you eat the lesser you crave for snacks.
  3. Eat slowly. Don’t rush. Science says that our brains tell us when we are hungry and when we are full. It takes some time for our brain to signal fullness; therefore if we eat quickly we’ll eat more than our stomach desires.
  4. While eating, only eat. Multitasking while meals distract you from your need and intake balance. Attend to your food and enjoy it.
  5. Don’t give up, just lessen. Abandoning food is silly. Portion your plate into two halves. Eat one half and the other half is for the ducks.
  6. One big sign board on the fridge. Your fridge should read “I might destroy your calorie count darling” or “Think before you act (EAT)”.
  7. Give yourself a choice. In a day it’s either a snack time or dessert time. If you’re craving for a dessert then you’re missing snacks of the day for sure.
  8. Take the stairs. Don’t miss out any chance to burn even a single calorie. Taking the stairs make you active and smarter.
  9. Walky talky, Whenever you’re on a call try to walk instead of sitting and chatting. You’ll lose pounds without even knowing.
  10. Lunch box. Don’t forget to take the lunch box to work. It’s a healthy alternative to restaurants and junk not to mention cheaper as well.
  11. Signal yourself. Brushing your teeth after every meal keeps you signaling not to munch on any extra crumb till your next meal time.
  12. Clear the counter. Your kitchen counter should not have anything to eat, so no mouthwatering.
  13. Never eat from the snack bag. Take out the snack on the plate and eat.
  14. Cut down drinking calories. Soda and frizzy drinks tear down your chart. Drink water or fresh lime instead.

You can always top up these habits with some resistance and cardio training. Jogging, exercising or swimming are fun to do. You don’t have to work out for hours, have a positive workout period. Resting after every small interval helps you regain strength for another interval towards flawless physique. Hard cardio is never advisable. Monitor your heart rate and don’t make it a punishment for yourself. Resistance training including light weights lifting or using your own body weight to exercise can change not just your size but would make you look 5-10 years younger.  The key is to make it sure that you exercise regularly to attain and maintain the calorie count.

Author Biography:

Ali Jan Qadir is passionate about art, food and fitness. He loves to shares things he has learned by experience. He is a contributor for http://www.thebest-mattress.org where he answers questions like what is the best bed for bad back. If you want to learn more about him visit his twitter profile @alijanness.



Guest Post>Things You Didn’t Know That Can Actually Make You Lose Weight

We all know exercise can make us lose weight so long as it’s done regularly. Sticking to a healthy diet is another weight-loss standard we’ve known for decades. And then there’s surgery and a few non-surgical procedures, recent innovations that eradicate fat without exercise or diet. But these aren’t the only ways one can lose weight.

Eating breakfast

People these days are more likely to skip breakfast. If not, they eat less than recommended. We can blame it on our hectic lives all we want but this is no excuse to skip the most important meal of the day. Others simply don’t have one out of fear of gaining weight, waiting until lunch before they eat a heavy meal. As it turns out, breakfast also plays an important role in weight management.

A research team analyzed a government study involving 4,200 adults. It was discovered that people who regularly ate cereals for breakfast had lesser fat intake compared to people who ate other foods. Women were also likely to eat fewer calories throughout a day when they eat breakfast. In another government-funded study involving 2,000 girls aged 9 to 19 it was found that those who ate breakfast cereals regularly were less likely to have weight problems than those who didn’t eat them every day. Furthermore, girls who didn’t eat cereals for breakfast on a regular basis had an increased risk of being overweight than regular eaters. Do these studies mean that I should eat cereals for breakfast? Not necessarily. You can eat any healthy food for breakfast and still be able to manage your weight.

Breakfast prevents you from binge eating at lunch and dinner which explains why people who eat them regularly have lesser fat intake. Breakfast also causes your metabolism to start-up in the morning, triggering the release of fat-metabolizing enzymes throughout the day. To lose weight, you should concentrate on eating high-fiber foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains for breakfast. They give you a feeling of fullness and yet don’t pack too many calories.

Drinking water

Unlike carbonated beverages and sweetened juices, water is a drink that has zero calories. It is a great alternative for these drinks because it quenches thirst without adding to your daily caloric intake. A research conducted by nutrition researcher Brenda Davy of Virginia Tech further validates the myth that water helps in weight loss. In one study, she and her colleagues found that older adults who drank two cups of water 30 minutes before breakfast consumed 13 percent less calories than those who didn’t drink water prior to the meal.

In a separate study, 48 overweight and obese adults aged 55 to 75 were placed on a low-calorie diet. Half of them were randomly tasked to drink 16 ounces of water before eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The other half was also given water but wasn’t told how to drink it. Results came in 12 weeks later and it was found that those who drank water before meals lost an average of 15.5 pounds compared the other group which lost only 11 pounds on average. Further research suggests that water contributes to weight loss by boosting your metabolism which in turn helps to burn more calories.

Eating Nuts

Most people avoid eating nuts when trying to lose weight because they contain high amounts of fat. However, the fats found in nuts are actually healthy and as long as you limit your daily intake to a handful, you can avoid weight gain. You have better chances of losing weight by eating almonds, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, pecans, and walnuts. These nuts can curb your appetite in between meals and are therefore great for snacking.

Snacking on nuts, drinking water before meals, and eating breakfast regularly are unique ways to lose weight. Remember to keep a positive attitude! The weight will come off.

Author BIO:

Judene Macariola is very passionate with his writings. He really sees to it that his articles have a great impact to his readers. A dedicated and devoted writer who is also an expert in cheap, high speed internet connections such as the ones from Broadband expert.