July 31, 2006

Weight reduction diet tips

Obesity is a universal problem. It is bad not just because it makes us look ugly, but because it predisposes us to many diseases like increased blood-pressure (hypertension), heart problems, sluggishness in body movements leading to accidents, etc. Reduction of weight should not be restricted to rigorous exercising only. You will only feel hungrier after exercising. Only a proper combination of exercise and dieting will yield the desired result. Some useful tips to succeed in a reduction diet!

1. Eat slowly and in a leisurely manner. Make the same food last for 20 minutes as this much time is required for the brain to send a ‘stop signal’ to the body.
2. Do not snack on biscuits, wafers and the like. Fresh fruits and vegetables are the best. No second helpings except for salads and vegetables.
3. Do not watch TV, or read books while eating.
4. Do not skip a meal. It makes us tired and doubly hungry for the next meal. Remember it is the extra calories which the body can’t use up that are converted to fats.

5. Avoid parties and going to restaurants. The food you eat there will be very rich and will nullify your dieting efforts. If you have to go, learn to say ‘no’ to heavy foods. Stick to your diet.
6. Avoid some foods like cakes, sweets, ghee, sweetened beverages and soft drinks, cream, fried foods, cookies, ice-creams, etc. These are dynamites of energy (fat). It is only after considerable study of substitution charts that you can include them without any effect on your body.
7. Ready made diet plans are available. Try to devise your own by using substitution tables. It will make eating more interesting.
8. Do not be ashamed of your dieting. Confiding in your close friends helps; they may even suggest something new and even help you in your reduction program.
9. Have an achievable goal. Reduction of 2kg/month is an achievable target. It also helps you to form new food habits.
10. Avoid crash dieting. It is harmful and is at the cost of the shine in your hair, the sparkle in your eyes and your general body health.
11. Always eat 4 meals even while dieting. Divide calories equally between these meals.
12. Be determined in achieving your goal and in maintaining your new weight. Reverting back to your old food habits will only take you back to your previous weight.

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  1. Samita4:13 PM

    Cut out all fats, sodas, eat low cholesterol foods, start walking at least thirty minutes per day. Eat lots of fruits and veggies.

  2. Anonymous7:53 PM

    Don't cut out all fats, only saturated fats. Eat olive oil, not fried but raw. If you cut out all fats, your body will start producing fat by itself and then store it in the wrong places like your liver. You must also eat proteins and vitamin C, they help the body produce collagen which is responsible for the skin elasticity, so you don't get saggy skin and stretch marks while losing weight.

  3. Another important component of good nutrition is staying hydrated. Water is the purest and most natural liquid that we can drink without worrying about any harmful effects. Drinking a sufficient amount of water will help to curb your appetite among many other things. Water also helps with body temperature regulation, the digestion process and the elimination of waste from the body. The advantages of drinking water are endless and it's one of the easiest things you can do to better your health and nutrition.

  4. Abhiram9:30 AM

    You cannot lose weight without burning up more calories than you eat; you gain weight only when you eat more than you burn. Obviously, then, an effective weight loss program is one which has you eat fewer calories than you burn. Contrary to what many people think, regular exercise usually diminishes the appetite rather than increasing it.

  5. Satyaprabha12:50 PM

    I do brisk walking daily and given up fried food and sugar-laden sweets and I have lost considerable amount of weight.

  6. Anonymous3:44 PM

    Taking small meals within regular time intervals rather then taking 3 big meals of the day. finishing up your dinner by 7:30 pm is utterly important as the metabolic rate goes down after 7:30 and after that it takes ages for the food to get digested, if you have a habit of eating late in the night then what happens is that the food isn't digested properly and is converted into fat, so make sure you are having your dinner by 8 pm latest.

  7. Kapil8:52 AM

    Watch what you eat. Add more protein and fiber to your diet. Fiber keeps your body lean and healthy, while protein helps to boost up the belongings of your exercise.

  8. Kalavati2:18 PM

    Great tips for those interested in weight loss. Thank you

  9. Anonymous5:37 PM

    bike riding...you dont feel as tired and burn alot of fat plus it tones up your legs and butt and it fun also...i cycle...i hav sexy legs...but i threw in some running too after my bike got a flat and i had no time to pump it up..so throw in some 10 min running and do squats too...i sued to do like 300 a day but you can do at least 100

  10. Suyog3:13 PM

    You can loose your weight effectively and faster if you follow the follow the five tips bellow:
    1). Avoid food with more carbohydrates.
    2). avoid Drinks with more calories.
    3). Eat same meals several times a day.
    4). Take vegetables like Asparagus,spinach, mixed vegetables and peas.
    5). Avoid taking excessive alcohol.

  11. Health Expert10:19 AM

    Drink a cup of green tea, Keep a food journal, Use smaller plates

  12. Aasha4:08 PM

    The best way to control obesity is to exercise more, get enough sleep, lead a less sedentary lifestyle (i.e. less sitting, more walking and moving), and cut down on trans fats and sugars. That doesn't mean you have to completely deprive yourself - deprivation often leads to weight gain because we crack and binge-eat. Just eat sensibly and include lots of fruits and vegetables in your diet

  13. mikejhca4:11 PM

    Controlling the extra fat on your body is about consuming and burning calories. If you want to lose weight you need to exercise more to burn more calories and eat healthy. Avoid junk food and drinks. A good way to motivate yourself to exercise is to move the chair you sit on when you watch TV and replace it with exercise equipment.
    Avoid things that cause your body to try to store more fat. Negative emotions like stress will cause your body to try to store more fat. Crash diets that involve starving yourself so you can lose weight quickly cause your body to store fat at every opportunity. This is why people often experience rapid weight gain. If you overeat take smaller portions and stop eating when you are full.

  14. Neeraja4:13 PM

    Avoid foods containing partially hydrogenated oils.

  15. Falon4:14 PM

    try to avoid junk food and drinks. Between meals I drink water instead of a drinks with calories. When eating meals I take small portions so I am not eating food just to clean my plate. I would not recommend starving yourself because it leads to rapid weight gain later on. Stress can cause your body to store more fat around the stomach area. Meditation is good for reducing stress and increasing your energy

  16. Seema9:09 AM

    Obesity is caused by eating too much food and exercising very little. Also, all of the above chronic diseases influenced by a constant intake of foods high in calories, total fat, saturated fat and low in fruits, fiber, vegetables and grains.

  17. Anonymous9:14 AM

    In order to reduce the risk of disease is very important to be aware of what you consume each day. A great way to achieve this is to follow such a diet plan or diet that will allow you to maintain a healthy weight or even lose a few pounds extra.

  18. Nileema8:46 AM

    intake of green tea, or green tea extracts burns extra calories. Also, green tea with caffeine can increase fat burning by up to 40% thereby reducing fat.

  19. Rangita8:48 AM

    Thanks for the great advise! :-)

  20. Pralhad8:49 AM

    Nice suggestions on natural remedies to lose weight. It's a lot easier than most people think - they just need to be educated!

  21. Darasinga8:48 AM

    1) Consume as much as you can of the 'right nutrition';
    2) Avoid as much as you can of the 'wrong nutrition';
    3) Exercise moderately;
    4) Be happy with every small change you've been able to make permanently;
    5) Don't make weight loss more complicated as it is.

  22. Rajan8:51 AM

    Fruit is detoxifying and you can eat as much of it as you want. You will lose a lot of weight if you cut down on other nutrition and replace them by fruit.

  23. Anonymous9:03 AM

    cucumbers can work to help you increase your natural beauty is through their ability to produce dramatic weight loss. cucumbers are extremely low in calories, making them a great substitute for chips, pretzels, or other common high calorie snacks. In addition, cucumbers contain high amounts of dietary fiber. Dietary fiber is important if you are trying to lose weight for several reasons.This aids in keeping you feeling full for a longer period of time, which again helps prevent overeating and potential weight gain.

  24. Anonymous9:55 AM

    EXERCISE! This will burn fat and keep your body lean. HAVE A GOOD DIET! Make sure you get your servings fruits & veggies. Also have food with lots of protein, calcium, & grains. Having good nutrition is a must.. Do not use those dumb diet pills. Do it all yourself, that is the best & healthiest way. It does take some hard work.

  25. Health Expert4:40 PM

    Uttanapadasan (Raising the legs) - exercises all abdominal muscles, corrects disorders of pancreas, cures constipation, wind troubles; takes away extra weight of abdominal area.

  26. Kratika9:23 AM

    Food is fuel, energy for the body, if you don't exercise to burn the energy, it turns to fat...fasting or skipping meals lowers your metabolism and forces the body to hold on to calories/fat, causing headaches, fatigue and weakness...weight loss pills damage your organs leading to diabetes, kidney and heart disease, even death.
    Losing weight at a healthy pace and exercising everyday you will feel and look so good.

  27. Dhanya9:39 AM

    its hard to burn fat without running or doing cardio. so you have to do cardio without equipment. you could climb stairs, you could get a skipping rope and do that, sits up and push ups dont really 'burn fat' per say but merely tone. you could jog on the spot, get a medicince ball but besides that, youre out of luck! hope this helped in a way!

  28. Mandavi2:28 PM

    Cute wheat and gluten from your diet. Do cardio and lift light weights. P90X really helped my dad.

  29. Laila2:28 PM

    Walk for 30 minutes a day, just walk, that's it. Give it time and the weight will come off. If you go extreme you will burn yourself out and probably end up going through a weight gaining process.

  30. Pallavi10:51 AM

    Lemon water and simple exercise is the best way for you to lose your weight.
    You should be concentrated to your meals more, control fat containing things.

  31. Kaivalya11:11 AM

    Make a time table of having food and go to jogging every morning and every evening.

  32. Anonymous10:47 AM

    wow cool and good advice

  33. Tarulata2:32 PM

    limit your calorie intake, and good cardio. Foods with empty calories, large amounts of fats, and high amounts sugars will make it hard. Drinking plenty of water flushes toxins and ensures that your cells get all of the oxygen they need to function.Also make sure you dont eat at night, and plenty of sleep will help.

  34. Madhura2:33 PM

    1 Use honey for break fast as sugar.
    2 use honey drink thus water and teaspoonfull of honey thrice dairly
    3 Join an exercise program or do dairly exercises
    4 Cut on a low fat diet
    5 See a nutritionist for an eat to grow lean diet
    I promise honey is the most effective fat burner in the world
    You will grow lean in one or two months


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