Weight loss can be a difficult, daunting task. With so many Americans overweight, and seeking fast, easy ways to slim down, it's no wonder weight loss has become a billion dollar industry. But while the money we spend on weight loss just keeps going up, so do the number of obese and overweight people still desperate for solutions.
The solutions for weight loss are a lot more simple than we'd often like to believe. But they require strength, commitment and willpower, which are all hard to come by in our hectic yet slovenly society. Despite this difficulty you can lose weight and live a healthier life by following these weight loss tips:
Eat Natural Foods
The foods available in most grocery stores today are packed with additives and chemicals. None of these do any good for your health and few do anything for the food itself. Their purpose is simply to make things easy for the companies who make and sell that food - stretching their dollars by loading your food with ingredients created in a lab (using high fructose corn syrup in place of sugar, for example), and additives that will keep food on the shelf longer. Even most "diet" or "low fat" foods are brimming with things you'd be better off not eating.
And while natural foods may be a little bit more expensive, they're worth it when you factor in the cost of health care, prescription medications and expensive diet plans.
Eat Slowly and Often
Emphasis on the word often. When you eat, your body gets the fuel it needs and your metabolism increases as a result, which helps you burn fat. When you starve yourself (or don't eat often enough) your metabolism slows and your body stores fat, because it's not sure when it will get food again.
When you eat slowly, you decrease your tendency to overeat (because we are most often full before we feel full).
Eat for Nutrition
Try forgetting your weight loss diet for a week and simply concentrate on giving your body lots of what it needs and very little of what it doesn't. When you think about what you put in your mouth in terms of its nutritional content, you'll be thrilled with that salad and less than thrilled with that bowl of ice cream.
Make sure to get the most from what you eat by eating nutrient-dense foods like dark colored fruits and vegetables and whole grains.
Watch Less TV
Most of us spend more than four hours a day parked on the couch in front of the TV. That's half the time we spend at work! If you think about other ways to use that time suddenly many things seem possible - you could go for a walk after work, cook dinner for the family, get those closets organized, and even read a book!
But the reason for watching less TV in order to lose weight isn't to give yourself more time, it's to get yourself away from diet-ending advertisements for cheeseburgers and pizza that barrage your television screen and play on your willpower night after night.
Spend More Time Outdoors
Sit back for a minute and picture all of the things you do outdoors. Most of them involve movement, don't they? So no matter what you do, make sure spend several hours a week outside, whether is be gardening, riding your bike, walking your dog or playing with your children they pay off will most likely be more rewarding than the calories you'll end up burning.
Use Supplements Wisely
Don't opt for too-good-to-be-true supplements that promise rapid weight loss. Most are loaded with caffeine and won't help you lose weight with finality because once you stop taking them, you will more than likely gain the weight back.
If you do use supplements, use ones that will work with your body and with you particular dieting quandary. If you eat often and find that you are still thinking about the wrong foods and need help controlling your appetite, Real Hoodia Gordonii is a good choice. If you have trouble controlling stress and stress is a leading cause of your dieting woes, check out Neuslim, which uses magnolia officinalis to control the brain's production of cortisol.
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