Friday, September 5, 2008

Weight Loss Boosters....

Here are a few tips to help boost weight loss....

1. Drink Water!!! 1/2 to 1 gallon per day. Try to drink most of your water between meals to keep you from mindless snacking. Also try not to drink more than 4 ounces of water with your food. I am not sure why though? I am guessing so that it doesn't push the nutrients through too fast and your body had time to absorb them? I am not really sure, I'll have to look that one up.

2. Try to walk 1 hour a day. This can be broken up in 2-3 segments. This is besides other cardio workouts. Having an "active lifestyle" and walking burns calories and can give your weight loss a little push.

3. Eat breakfast everyday to start up your metabolism.

4. Eat 5-6 small meals each day. You get the nutrition you need without stretching out your stomach.

5. Eat your last meal 3-4 hours before bed. No late night snacking.

6. Eat nuts, olives, avocados and olive oil to get healthy fats. We don't NEED unhealthy fats. These still need to be eaten sparingly because they are calorie dense.

7. Eat your veggies...make sure to eat steamed or raw and not cook all of the nutrients out.

8. Lift weights. Not too heavy of ones but challenge yourself. Do many reps w/ less weight. This will keep your body burning calories even when you have stopped working out.

9. Eat at home. Even though something may seem healthy they often add lots of oil and salt at restaurants. If you do go out ask for a nutrition guide.

10. Eat lots of fiber. Natural fiber is best.

11. Eat fish for omega 3's or take fish oil.

12. Weight is more about restricting calories. Not too extreme to lower your metabolism though. Food is more about how much you weigh then exercise. Exercise is more about overall health and longevity.

What helps you keep the weight off?

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