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Lose Weight Plans With Diet

Author : Haresh Bhoot

Weight loss is a concern for many, as obesity and overweight rate is rising all over the world; even kids are not spared…
It is a part and parcel of the our modern lifestyle which includes; less physical activity, more indoor time, our eating habits of eating more processed food and increase stress in life to cope up with society.
But as obesity is growing, we are becoming aware of factors that are responsible for it and trying to find ways to eliminate these side effects of modernization.
The truth is we can't go back in to Stone Age or hunter-gatherer period…we have to find solutions in today's life style.
Let's understand the contributing factors for health. These include;
• Our diet-food we eat
• Activity we do
• Rest we get
So to loose weight we have to consider how to improve on these to have normal weight and be healthy.
1st step: know your health status
Your BMI and daily calorie need (it is unique for everybody)
Food we eat…
• Know the basics-healthy and not so healthy foods.
• Opt for healthy- whole grain, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meat, seafood and low fat dairy are all good; they provide us energy and all essential nutrients.
• Not so healthy foods include- highly processed bakery goods made with white floor, sugar and excessive salt. Deep fried foods and red meat are not so healthy as these are full of saturated fat and Trans fats.
• Eat your breakfast everyday to boost up your energy for whole day. Combine fruit, cereal and milk for quick healthy breakfast.
• Eat only when you are hungry.
• Take 4-5 small meals instead of 3 big meals this will eliminate hunger pangs and reaching for sugary foods when you feel low in sugar. As eating at regular short intervals will keep your sugar levels in balance.
• Healthy snacks like fruits and nuts are good for health. Avoid packed snacks-these contain most of not so healthy food as excess sugar, salt, Trans fats and preservatives.
• Choose water as your health drink… it transfer the nutrition to every cell of our body, removes toxins and improve functions of the body
• Avoid soft drinks and packed energy drinks; these contain lots of sugar and empty calories .i.e. calories without nutrition.
• Alcoholic drinks have lots of calories know your limit
• Go grocery shopping when your stomach is full, this way you won't tempted to buy junk food
• Goes grocery shopping with the list buy only those items which are there on the list.
• Be active after eating …
• Keep a watch on what you eat… count the calories!
Activity we do…
• Opt for exercise program suitable and enjoyable by you…exercise for at least 30 min 5 days a week .Do warm-up and stretching before and after exercise.
• Simple steps to Increase activity: choose steps instead of elevators go window shopping, park your car at other end of parking lot, play with your kids, and go biking with kids.
• Take a before photo and after photo when you follow any exercise program.
• Reward yourself for achieving your goal of successful weight loss.
• Add varieties of activities in your daily routine, doing everyday chores won't be boring if you consider them as your weight loss tool.
Rest we take…
• Getting good night sleep is equally important as diet and exercise; it is one of the major stress reliever
• Most adult need 8-10 hour of sleep; make it happen and feel the difference when you get good sleep; you will have more positive approach towards day to day problems and worries.
• Opt for some creative activity like painting, singing, dancing to refresh your self.
• Take some time off for yourself to introspect or meditate, think about your dream coming true, visualized health and happiness for your family.
Balance of good nutrition, physical activity and proper rest will help you in your weight loss goal.

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