The ABCs of Weight Loss
We've got 26 tips to help you succeed.
Volumetrics is the art of eating foods high in volume, or
high-water foods. Fruits, vegetables, and soups are all examples of high-volume
foods that are super-nutritious, satisfying, and low in calories. Dieters
should make sure their plans are full of these healthy foods so they can feel
full while still losing weight.
Water is your body's preferred form of fluid. It is
thirst-quenching and naturally delicious without one single calorie. You need
some 6-8 glasses of water or fluids each day. Recent studies suggest that we
should let thirst determine how much we drink each day. Foods that are high in
water (soups, Jell-O, produce) also count toward our fluid requirements. Many
dieters find drinking water helps keep them from overeating.
EXcuses should be excised. Do you really want to lose
weight and improve your health once and for all? Then stop making excuses and
just do it! Sure, that's easier said than done. But you need to stop finding
reasons why you can't start moving a healthier lifestyle, and start listing all
the reasons why you should. Don't put it off until tomorrow. Start today, by
doing something positive -- just one small thing -- toward your health and
Yogurt used to be thought of as health food. Now it lines
the grocery shelves in a variety of forms. It's portable, convenient, full of
nutrients like calcium and protein, and it makes an excellent snack or
mini-meal. The French swear by it, and so should you. Low-fat yogurt is filling
and nutritious, but keep in mind that it can be loaded with sugar. So read
labels to make the best choice.
Zip in your step is what you'll get once you start eating
more healthfully and getting regular exercise. Losing as little as 5% to 10% of
your body weight can help you feel better and improve your health. Just think
of the weight you'll lose as bricks in a backpack. Lightening your load a few
pounds at a time can be invigorating and energizing.