Friday, October 1, 2010

Rapid weight loss attributed to healthy eating and being more active

A lot of us don't like having to wait to lose weight. If we had a choice we all would like to lose that weight quick. Today we'll go over how to go about losing that excess weight

- Don't have too much variety of any type of food every meal.

Studies show that we all consume more foods when we have choices. Let's think back to the last time we were at a dinner or a buffet. You'd be lying if you're telling me that you haven't tried everything there was available. Even though we're really full there seems to be more room for more food or more room for dessert. Now because of this we end up consuming a lot more than we normally do, which then adds up to more calories and obviously this is the complete opposite of what you're suppose to do to lost weight fast. We all need to be disciplined enough to learn to put for fork down and stop. It's ok to eat but it's not ok to over eat.

- Gradually change your eating habits to maximize weight loss

Now once we're able to discipline ourselves into eating the right way. You need to make sure you don't drastically change your eatings habits. Small changes can make a big difference. When you suddenly decrease your calorie intake by a lot your body will notice it and it's going to store more fat than it usually does. So by doing this you're not really helping yourself lose weight fast. So keep this in mind as well

- Be more active

This pretty much speaks for itself. Being active doesn't necessarily mean that you go to the gym everyday for several hours. I know someone who used to be overweight, who started jogging for only 15 minutes everyday he lost about 30 pounds and now he's in the best shape of his life and this only took him 3 months, talk about losing weight fast. Always remember that it's usually the small things that count for more. Maybe you can take the stairs instead of the elevator today, maybe you'll walk around the office more instead of sitting down the whole time at your desk. When you become more conscious of the little things you can change then you'll see yourself lose weight much faster.

- Reduce your intake of Calories

Now this is a big one. You need to stop eating those greasy fast food burgers. What is the point of being more active if you keep eating the same type of junk food? It just negates your work out and at the end you become more frustrated because you don't see yourself losing weight. Again you can do this gradually. You can start by eating one less junk food a week and replacing it with something healthier then before you know it you're off the unhealthy food. If you ask any trainer, or any diet specialist they're going to tell you that losing weight is only about 10 percent of you working out and the other 90 is your diet.

- Set Goals and persevere

You need to set a goal whether its to lose 5 pounds this week or eat healthier or even just being active. You need to make sure the goals you've set are realistic. The worse thing you can do is set unrealistic goals. This way you can monitor your progress and see if what you're doing is really working for you. If not then maybe you need to take on a different approach in losing weight. Also understand that there are going to be times where we're going to be lazy and not go for that daily jog, or even indulge ourselves with sweet, that's ok. You need to be able to reward yourself once in a while. The key thing that you need to remember is balance. If you eat more today, then maybe run instead of jogging.

So that's it for healthy eating and being more active. Different people do things differently when it comes to losing weight. Some people eat the same they just run more or be more active, and you have other who just eat healthier. All our bodies are different, the key thing here is figuring out what works best for you and stick with it.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wealth vs. Health

How much is too much? When does it start taking over our lives? When does it stop being good for us?

What's more important to you? Money or your health? I can always argue that for me to live a good healthy life I will need money, I can also look at the other side of the spectrum and say for me to be able to work and make money I need to be healthy both mentally and physicaly. Now we're back again in the beginning....what's more important?

I know most of you reading this will say that they're both equally important but there needs to be a balance for both, and you're all correct. For me personally I think that it all has to start with your health. You need to make sure you have a healthy body and a healthy mind for you to be able to peform your best.

Life as we know it is not as simple as it used to be( well according to our parents and elders ). Now we have TV's in our own rooms, we all have computers and laptops as well! I'm not saying it's a bad thing because I'm guilty of having those things as well. All I'm saying is that we pay a lot more attention into making money that taking care of our health. People are working 2-3 jobs because they need to pay off their debts. Why? because as consumers we like to keep buying the newest out there. The newest 3D Tv, the newest Iphone. Again there's nothing wrong with this, but what's happening is people tend to spend more than they earn and they get into debt and they're back to the same cycle again. Now I know all of us are guilty of this. You're all telling me that it's important to balance both health and wealth.

Where did we go wrong here? We knew the right thing to do, we knew that balance is key to living a healthy life. We can't really blame society either because they're not forcing us to buy all those things, I know a lot of you will say that it's because we're bombarded by product what? They're not pointing a gun to your head. We all know we like taking the easy way out and blaming it on other people when things go to the crapper.

I'm going to dedicate this blog on discussing how to live a healthy and more satisfying lifestyle. I'm currently working on a free e-book that will help you become fit and stay fit. Again take advantage of this opportunity because this e-book is free. Sign up on the right side of the page with your e-mail address and confirm your subscription on your e-mail after.