Monday, April 20, 2009

Diet Tips 1

These are some of the diet tips I’ve learned from other experts as well as from my own experience in exercising weight loss programs. Feel free to add your diet tips in the comments section. Here we go: -

• Reduce the amount of bread, chips and other salty products in your food. Heavy intake of salt and starch is bad for your health, but what many people don’t know is that salty and starchy food increases your desire to eat and drink further.
• Drink plenty of water throughout the day to detoxify your body. A minimum of 8 glasses per day must be supplied to your body.
• Try not to rush through your meals. When you eat, do not eat fast as you do not give the body the chance to understand that it is full. Thus, even though you are full, your craving for food remains unsatisfied. Also, try to avoid entertaining yourself during your meals. Avoid watching television; instead concentrate on the food you eat.
• Instead of eating a lot at one time, try to distribute your meals throughout the day. Instead of two heavy meals, opt for four light meals with the same content. This will allow you to control your craving for food and also keep your metabolic rate to a higher level.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Understanding Weight Loss

Everybody wants to lose weight but fail to understand the science and technique in losing weight. Almost everyone, who is interested in weight loss programs, knows about the intake and burning of calories. One has the basic idea, that in order to lose weight, one has to burn more calories than he or she digests. But what most people miss out on dieting and weight loss is the variable Metabolism. Our bodies generate energy they need from food through our metabolism, which converts the fuel from food to energy, for our daily activities. Two people with the same weight can take the same calories per day; still one may gain weight and the other might remain balanced. The difference here is the person who maintains his weight has a faster basal metabolic rate (BMR) or the ability to burn calories while at rest. Therefore, a person with a low BMR will burn fewer calories while relaxing or sleeping and thus gain more weight when taking calories. However, with proper dieting and an active lifestyle, you can maintain a high metabolic rate. Increase your body muscle to fat ratio and exercise on a regular basis to increase your BMR. Once you increase your BMR, you will burn more calories and thus make your life easier to lose weight in the future.