Finding a healthy way to lose weight is no mean feat. Various products and programs available in the market are enticing you with "easy" and "instant" promises, which are quite misleading. You need to be wary about your choice. As a responsible individual, you need to be certain that the routine you decide to follow through is indeed a healthy weight loss plan. Here are important tips to guide you in choosing a safe, effective, and healthy plan that will suit your needs.
Refrain from the Latest Diet Trends and Crash Dieting
A meal program that restricts you to eat only one food item like The Cabbage Soup, The Grapefruit, or The Lemonade Diets ought to ring warning bells in your head. Yes it is a fact that you will lose some pounds with these plans but it is important to note that such diet lacks the essential amount of nutrients your body needs to function properly. You should realize this is not a healthy choice. When you starve your body with the nutrition it requires, your plan is obviously doomed to fail. The way to lose weight properly is by providing the body with the right food that will promote the lean muscle growth and fat loss, definitely not by going on an unnecessary hunger strike.
Calculate the Calories
Consider the healthy weight loss regimen that makes it easy for you to count the amount of calories necessary to lose pounds each week. Losing more than 2 pounds is unhealthy. Calculating the calories of your food is helpful in accomplishing your weight loss goals. When you minimize the calories you take in, you will lose weight effectively. A program that lures you with immediate results is not a true healthy weight loss plan. Remember weight isn't gained overnight, so you cannot lose weight overnight either. You'll be surprised to know that you can actually lose weight while eating a lot of food and be satisfied at the same time. You just have to choose and follow a healthy weight loss regimen that enhances the metabolism of calories by breaking down fats, proteins and carbohydrates.
Portion Control and Water Intake
Portion control is vital in every healthy weight loss plan. It will encourage you to be hungry prior to meal time and you will be guided on how to carefully recognize when you are hungry and when you are already full. Drinking lots of water is highly encouraged because it promotes the feeling of fullness when eating. Proper hydration is also essential as this allows you to rid your body with toxins and waste materials. You will not only feel clean from the inside, but you'll soon notice how it promotes healthy weight loss.
Less Food and More Workout for Healthy Weight Loss
Losing weight the healthy way combines exercise to achieve your desired results. A minimum of twenty minutes of physical exercise thrice a week will launch your body's metabolism and will contribute to healthy weight loss. Begin with small measures to condition your system and prepare your heart. You can then gradually increase the exercise and prolong the duration. With the right plan and your own determination, you can achieve your desired weight and healthy lifestyle.
When you follow a healthy weight loss program that includes all these elements, you will be on the right path to fitness and health. As long as good health is your main goal, healthy weight loss will definitely follow.
How can a quick weight loss also be a healthy weight loss?
Truthfully, if this is the thought on your mind, you are miles ahead of the majority of people interested in weight loss today. In fact, the true thought that the majority of weight loss seeker are having is, "How can I have a quick weight loss?" There is no mention of a healthy weight loss at all! The problem is that everyone wants the results, but doesn't care about what they have to do to get there. More importantly, they don't care about the long term negative affects that will follow their quick weight loss. In order to achieve your healthy weight loss and for it to also be a quick weight loss, you must make some fitness tuning changes to your body.
Now that we've identified that your mind should be on how a quick weight loss must also be a healthy weight loss, let's get you there! We are going to address several things regarding your life and how you live it. I will give you the paths that you need to take in order for you to get to a healthy weight loss. Then you will need to go down those paths, one at a time. How well and how dedicated you are to accomplishing the completion of those paths will determine whether or not you have a quick weight loss. I will give you the tools to make a healthy weight loss also be a quick weight loss, but you must use them, and use them properly, for your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss to occur.
Step one, to achieve your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss, will be to make some changes to your diet. You must, and must want to, start with your diet. If you are a person that has a minimal or non-existent amount of exercise done each week, then trying to tackle that step first can be disastrous. If you run into the gym, before you correct your dieting deficiencies, you will feel a great deal of fatigue during exercise, and possibly faintness, dizziness, and extended muscle soreness and fatigue afterwards. To begin your stepping into a healthy weight loss and quick weight loss, you must first begin with giving your body the nutrients that it needs. Otherwise, your quest towards a healthy weight loss and quick weight loss will be that much more difficult, not to mention less enjoyable!
The dieting change to begin your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss journey is your daily food intake. You should have three meals a day, each containing a carbohydrate, a fruit or vegetable, and a protein. These items must also be evenly proportioned for each meal. You should get plenty of whole grains in your diet, so make sure that your carbohydrate sources are whole grain as often as possible. Ensure that you also get plenty of good cholesterol in order to keep your cholesterol level under control. This means that you should be eating a variety of nuts, eggs, and fish and including olive oil in your diet. In fact, I would recommend at least one meal a day which contains some kind of fish. Not only is it a good source of protein, but the Omega-3 oils that are contained in fattier fishes such as salmon and mackerel are essential for a healthy weight loss and quick weight loss, as well as healthy living.
Some fitness tuning suggestions for your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss diet.In the morning, I start my day with a fruit, a bowl of oatmeal and some bacon or sausage, followed by a multivitamin. For lunch you should also plan your lunch to contain a protein source, a carbohydrate, and a vegetable. I only have fruit with my meal in the morning, due to the fact that the sugar will help you to start your day by giving you the energy that you need. Vegetables contain more vitamins and minerals than fruit and therefore must be of higher concentration in your diet. My dinner always contains a meat, pasta or potatoes, and a steamed vegetable or salad. The fiber from the fruits and vegetables will slow down the absorption of the carbohydrates into your body, and will allow you to burn off absorbed carbohydrates before they can be stored as fat. By following these diet guidelines, your healthy weight loss will become a quick weight loss as well. Plus, you will have the energy to begin the next path towards your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss journey that will be found in Phase II.
Believe it or not, your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss plan involves snacks! In order to ensure that you are supporting your body's needs for Phase II of your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss journey, you must have two between-meal snacks. I continually use protein bars and protein shakes as my between-meal snack. However, I have also been known to use trail-mix that contains more nuts than fruits. Your goal is to ensure that your body is getting all of the proteins that it needs to support Phase II of your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss plan. If you should ever feel a craving for something sweet, then have a piece of fruit. Some fruits have more sugars than others, such as bananas, grapes, pineapples, raisins, and mangos, and should be eaten sparingly. These are the desserts that will help to lead to your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss, not to mention a healthier you.
You have now completed Phase I of your journey towards your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss. You have started your fitness tuning process by ensuring that the foods that you take into your body are healthy and contain all of the elements needed for your body's healthy lifestyle. I will be following this article with Phase II of your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss journey, but you will be able to get more information regarding proper dieting and the benefits from doing so by clicking on my fitness tuning website's link below. You will be able to join my free membership website, and gain access to all of the nutrition, dieting, and fitness information that I share with all of my members from week to week. Begin Phase I of your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss journey today, and you will soon lead yourself to the results that you desire.
We left off with my last article of "Discover How a Quick Weight Loss Can Be a Healthy Weight Loss - Phase II".
In review, you learned how to exercise regularly in order to ensure that your healthy weight loss is also a quick weight loss. Now, we are on to Phase III of your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss journey. What is the third and final fitness tuning path that I must pursue after you have adopted a complete and healthy diet and a regular workout routine? What is the last and final path towards your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss?
Phase III of your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss journey is your intake of fluids. Ok, stop the presses! You mean that what I drink actually matters when it comes to a healthy weight loss and quick weight loss? The answer is yes, big time! Everyone knows that you must hydrate yourself in order to survive. In fact, everyone knows that you can die of dehydration sooner than you can die of hunger. So, the fluids that you put into you body are extremely important when it comes to the success of your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss journey. In fact, fluid intake is critical upon the success or failure of your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss endeavor.
Water is the first key liquid in your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss journey's success. Water is extremely important when it comes to your body. First of all, you body is 80% water. Without a constant intake of water, your body would eventually start shutting down until you died. So, we take water pretty seriously when it comes to a healthy weight loss and quick weight loss. Water hydrates your body, is used to flush toxins from your system, and keeps your lungs moist during cardiovascular activity. It is recommended to take in 8 - 10 8oz. glasses of water per day, and I recommend that you start doing so. Your body must have plenty of water to do its part in achieving a healthy weight loss and quick weight loss. Take a large water bottle and a cup with you to work. When the water bottle is empty, then refill it. Having the water present will encourage you to drink it more often. Your body will thank you for it by flushing out the toxins from your system that can actually impede upon the success of your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss journey.
Coffee and soda must be eliminated from your diet to succeed in your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss journey. Soda should only be had occasionally as a reward for your hard work. For me, I have a soda when I have pizza, and that is about it. Your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss is dependent upon a minimum amount of caffeine intake, and increased water intake when drinking caffeine. Caffeine is a diuretic, and will actually pull the water from your body. This is extremely bad when it comes to your body operating at top efficiency while you're exercising. Believe me, you will feel the difference! I will treat myself to the occasional energy drink in replacement of my afternoon snack mentioned in Phase I. However, your journey towards a healthy weight loss and quick weight loss will be an unpleasant one with too much caffeine intake.
Green tea is the best and highest recommended caffeinated beverage that you can have for your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss journey. Most of them are even decaffeinated! I would recommend that you have 3 - 4 cups of hot green tea per day. Studies have shown an increase in energy levels and metabolisms for subjects who took in certain quantities of green tea on a daily basis, which also resulted in reduction of body fat content. The study showed that for positive results, 3 cups per day were necessary for a 156 lb. subject. (More information on the health benefits of green tea will be made available to members of my website listed below.) However, in relation to your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss journey, you have just found your replacement for coffee!
For those of you that want something more to drink during your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss journey... When it comes to fitness tuning, you want to choose wisely about what you put into your body, and not base your decision upon taste alone. Unfortunately, the majority of people base their beverage choices on taste and usually upon it being a sweet taste, which means too much sugar. However, there are a few key beverages that can give you some flavor variety, as well as give you a healthy weight loss and quick weight loss boost as well!
POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice - Packed with cancer fighting anti-oxidants, and was rated as the top source of anti-oxidants of all beverages on the market.
Vitamin A & D Organic Milk & Organic Soymilk with Calcium - Fatty acids, calcium, Vitamin A & D, as well as isoflavones and protein with the soymilk, give you more health benefits than you can shake a stick at.
Tropicana Essentials Fiber, Heart, & Antioxidant Advantage - Packed with Vitamin C, the Essentials line of Tropicana orange juice offers a wide variety of health benefits tailored for your specific needs.
Sobe No Fear (Sugar Free) - I have found this to be the best of the energy drinks on the market for me. I don't drink them every day, but they serve well on a jam-packed day of 10+ hours of work followed by time at the gym. (Remember: drink extra water when drinking caffeine!)
Gatorade Performance Series & Propel Fitness Water - Jam packed with electrolytes, I try to drink the Performance Series an hour before my workout, and follow my workout with a Propel Fitness Water.
Changing the quality of fluids taken into your body each day is the final path toward your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss journey. You now have at your disposal the three phases to your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss success. Ensure that you adhere to the promise that you have made to yourself, and ensure that you follow all three paths. Your success in your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss journey is dependent upon you and you alone. Further information will be distributed to members of my free membership site listed below. You will gain access to fitness tuning nutrition, dieting, and fitness information, including information relating to all three phases of your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss journey. So, embark on your journey and lead the way to your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss success!
As a recap, you learned how you should adjust your diet to ensure that your healthy weight loss is also a quick weight loss. Now, we are on to Phase II of your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss journey. So, what is the next fitness tuning path that I must pursue after you have adopted a complete and healthy diet?
Phase II of your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss journey is exercise. Now that you have adopted a complete and healthy diet, and your body has all of the vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates and proteins that it is supposed to, it is time to put all of that good work to use! Exercise is the next key ingredient to the amazing recipe of your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss. Not only must you exercise, but you must do so intelligently. There is no need for you to try to kill yourself in the beginning. Instead, it is better for you to take baby steps and to work yourself up to advanced workout routines. The road to a healthy weight loss and quick weight loss will only be as bumpy as you choose to make it!
Start you healthy weight loss and quick weight loss workouts slowly. That means that you should work yourself up to doing advanced workouts. My working out started with cardiovascular activity, and body training. I would suggest that you do the same. Body training will consist of using your own body weight to train your muscles. This means that you do push-ups, sit-ups & crunches, pull-ups, squats, lunges, dips, reverse crunches, calf-raises, and flutter kicks. These are excellent exercises to start Phase II of your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss, and builds up your muscles' endurance. Do as many minutes of cardiovascular exercise that you can, following the completion of your body training exercises. Start yourself at ten minutes and work your way up to thirty minutes. This is the preparation step necessary for a successful Phase II of your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss.
The next step of your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss is to move your fitness tuning efforts into the gym. Once you are able to pump out your body training exercises like a professional, then you are ready for weight and resistance training. Depending upon your body type and desire for body type, the method of gym training for your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss journey differs. To plainly put it, if you want to put on muscle size and increase strength, you will use more weight with fewer repetitions; if you are solely concerned about core strength and toning your body, then you will use less weight and more repetitions. Deciding upon what body type you want is the easiest part of a healthy weight loss and quick weight loss journey. With either method, use the pyramid set structure. This means to increase your weight with each set of the exercise, and complete 3 sets per exercise. Refer to my fitness tuning website, listed below, if further information is needed regarding healthy weight loss and quick weight loss exercises or exercise techniques.
During Phase II of your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss journey, remember to use your head. When you are starting a new exercise for the first time, use an extremely light weight. Not only will this ensure that you don't injure yourself doing the exercise, but it will also allow you to use proper form for the exercise from the very beginning. Achieving a healthy weight loss and quick weight loss is impossible if you injure yourself in the gym. In fact, a gym injury can set your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss exercise program back weeks, even months. Remember, if you can't do ten repetitions of your third set of an exercise, that's OK as well. As long as you can do ten repetitions of the first two sets of the exercise, then eventually your strength will build enough for you to do ten repetitions of the third exercise. This is the fitness tuning method of Phase II of your healthy weight loss and a quick weight loss, and has been working for fitness enthusiasts for years.
The gym portion of your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss is simple. You do three exercises per muscle group, and do two muscle groups per day. This means you can do chest and triceps the first day, back and biceps the second day, and legs and shoulders the third day. Finish your exercise routines off on those three days with twenty or thirty minutes of cardiovascular exercise. On the fourth day, do only abdominal exercises, unless you are working your abdominal muscles on the other three days along with the other muscle groups. If this is the case, then the fourth day is a complete day of rest. In order to be completely successful in your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss journey, you must give your body time to recuperate. You are giving your body the nutrients that it needs to recuperate from your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss efforts, but the last ingredient is rest.
By utilizing these exercise methods and techniques, you will ensure success in Phase II of your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss journey. Once you have mastered the gym routines listed above, then you are ready for more advanced training methods. You are able to find out more information on all of the fitness tuning training techniques for a healthy weight loss and quick weight loss program listed in this article, as well as more advanced training methods, by clicking on my website's link below. You can join my free membership website, and gain access to all of the nutrition, dieting, and fitness information that I send to all of my members. You will also be able to build the workout routine that is best for you, and ensure your success in Phase II of your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss journey today!
Today we have become so accustomed with people having goals of losing weight we've lost track of health. What I mean is that it's become all about losing weight rather than getting healthy. Unless you want to become healthy, you will never keep weight off and maintain a healthy weight. Losing weight in this country has essentially become a choice between surgery and starvation. There is however a much better and natural way. Healthy weight loss starts with understanding the real reason behind wanting to lose weight. Rather than having a goal of just "losing weight", clarify your goals, dig deeper and get specific with what you really want your life to look like. This type of goal-oriented thinking motivates a lasting healthy lifestyle and will encourage healthy weight loss to occur naturally as a side effect to your goal.
Let's face it, almost no one who goes on a diet has any kind of lasting success. Research has shown that 96% of those who actually lose weight will gain in back in less than three years. And the failure rate after three years is even higher. This is the sad but simple truth. You've heard it before, but you want to lose weight so bad that you think, "Maybe this one will be different." I'm here to tell you that it won't. Diets simply do not work. The people who have lasting success are the ones who make a commitment to change. Not drastic un-natural shocks to the system, but consistent small changes usually fueled by the discovery of and education in nutrition. Once you have a better understanding of what the body needs and how and where to get those key ingredients, losing weight will no longer be your goal, but healthy weight loss will become a side effect of wanting to get healthy.
Think about that for a moment. Healthy Weight loss as a side effect, not as a goal. Ask yourself honestly, "Why do I want to lose weight?" You probably have several reasons. Well each reason should become your goal. If your answer is "I want to fit into my old jeans," then your goal is not to lose weight it's to fit into your old jeans. This goal setting process is very important, because it's the specificity of the goal that motivates you. Then when a side effect of the action necessary to achieve your goal is healthy weight loss, it's guaranteed to make you feel good about yourself and in turn will continue to motivate you toward taking even more action toward your next goal. This cycle of motivation is what makes all the difference in maintaining a healthy weight. Do you want to live a Healthy lifestyle or do you just want to lose weight? I bet that you chose the former. You don't want to lose weight, you want to feel better about yourself. You don't want to lose weight, you want to have more energy, you want to look better, you want to fit into those jeans, you want to live a healthy lifestyle. The list goes on an on. When you feed your body the proper nutrition, healthy weight loss will be a guaranteed side effect, period. When you clean out all the toxins in your body by introducing ingredients the body craves, once again healthy weight loss is the side effect. When you feed your body healthy energy (not coffee or other toxic short-term stimulants) you will find yourself being more active and yup, you guessed it, healthy weight loss will be the side effect.
This is the difference between losing weight and getting healthy. When your only goal is to lose weight, one of two things happens; either you get discouraged and end up quitting and feeling like more of a failure than when you began, or you end up gaining back even more weight than you lost. Now when your goal is wanting more energy or wanting to get healthier or wanting to feel better, or wanting to start living a healthy lifestyle you can start having and feeling these things almost immediately just by learning to feed your body what it needs. These small accomplishments on a daily basis will continue to motivate you. Stop dieting and seeking out new short-term quick fixes and start making small changes by adding proper nutrition to your day and celebrate each small change along the way. Time is going to pass whether you make a choice to get healthy or not. So you may as well be patient and start down a path of transforming your entire life, rather than looking for a quick fix that if your lucky will only yield short-term results.
Proper nutrition is easier to come by than you think. Most people feel that it's hard, time-consuming and expensive to eat healthy. Or that you have to give up all the things you love. Only diets make you give up the things you love. The truth is, once you learn what your body needs, and how easy it can be to get it, you'll see that it's not difficult, time-consuming or expensive at all. In fact it's the exact opposite. Before long, you'll see that through choosing a healthy lifestyle and by choosing more specific and motivating goals that can be accomplished on a day-to-day and week by week basis, that healthy weight loss will occur on its own and I promise your life will start to become easier. Because let's face it, if you want to lose weight but your not choosing to start living a healthy (or healthier) lifestyle, then your on a diet. And as I said before, it's been proven time and time again that diets don't work.
If you want to achieve healthy weight loss and maintain a healthy weight, you mustn't starve yourself, and be depressed because you can't eat what you want. Instead you have to start learning about health and how to give your body what it really needs. Get excited about getting healthy and start slowly just by adding some nutritious foods to your day and let the healthy weight loss occur on its own.
How motivating and encouraging will it feel when the side effect of your goal is losing weight? When the side effect of adding things to your diet rather than subtracting them, is losing weight? The obvious answer is that it will feel amazing! Amazing enough for you to continue wanting to feed your body this vital nutrition for the rest of your life. Then after the unwanted pounds have been released, maintaining a healthy weight will be something you don't have to work at, it will just happen because you're giving your body all that it needs and wants.
Healthy Weight Loss Tips
You should begin your safe and healthy weight loss journey by considering your own needs There's no one diet program that will be best for everyone.
Start by assessing any emotional or physical conditions that might interfere with your weight loss. It's best to see your physician.
You'll find that the majority of experts will recommend a healthy eating plan and regular physical exercise for healthy weight loss.
Adequate amounts of vitamins, minerals, and protein (recommended daily allowances) should be considered for including in any weight loss plan. Your plan should be lower in calories, but not in these essential elements.
Its well known that the body requires a certain amount of vitamins and minerals to function properly and remain healthy. A healthy diet can supply your body with the vitamins and minerals it needs. Problems and disorders will almost certainly arise if your diet is not supplying your body with these essential elements.
What is a safe amount of weight I can lose on a healthy weight loss program?
You can safely lose around two pounds a week.
What about sleep and healthy weight loss?
Not getting the right amount of sleep, or sleep deprivation, slows down your metabolism, making it difficult to lose or maintain weight. Lack of sleep raises your cortisol level. This can result in increased appetite, along with cravings for sugar, leading to weight gain. So make sure your schedule allows for the sleep you need.
What is the Glycemix Index?
We know that carbohydrates have an impact on blood sugar levels. The Glycemic Index is a measurement of that impact.
The carbohydrates that break down slowly in your body encourage stable blood sugar levels. This is good, so they rate well, or low, on the Glycemic Index.
The types of carbohydrates that break down quickly cause higher insulin levels. This leads to your body storing fat. These rate higher on the index. You can become hungry not to soon after a meal, eating these carbohydrates.
For healthy weight loss, you should become familiar with the glycemic value of the foods you eat, and stay away from Bad Carbs (those with high glycemic values).
A diet that includes more good carbs (those with low values) will help keep your appetite in check, and help maintain stable blood sugar levels.
(Reminder: Foods with a lower Glycemic Index value are better for losing weight than foods with a higher Glycemic Index value
When trying to lose weight, is skipping meals recommended?
No.Meal skipping can cause low blood sugar levels, leading to food cravings, which is not beneficial for weight loss.
Diet research has indicated that people who do not skip breakfast are less likely to be overweight than those who do skip breakfast.
Rather than eating two or three bigger meals daily, or skipping a meal, a good way of dieting is to eat four or five smaller meals. This stabilizes blood sugar levels, and helps control the appetite.
Is it important for healthy weight loss to have breakfast?
Yes. You've burned approximately 450 calories during your sleep, so your body needs a healthy breakfast. It's good for achieving healthy weight loss. So, spend 10 minutes or so for a healthy breakfast.
You don't want to try losing weight by starving yourself, by rather by eating foods that are healthy. The US National Weight Control Registry has released data showing that, one of the four habits of successful long term dieters, is having a regular breakfast.
What are a few of the biggest causes of weight gain?
We all gain weight the same way. It's difficult to lose weight if it isn't understood how it was gained to begin with. The two primary ways are:
1. Consuming more calories than are used.
To lose weight, you want to burn more calories than you consume. But, if use less calories than you consume, you'll gain weight.
One of the biggest problems in our Western society is that we super size way too many things, way too many times. It costs very little to supersize your fries and coke.
When eating out at restaurants, most of the time, portions are overly generous. When at a steak house, did you ever see a four ounce steak?
Keep in mind that super sized portions generally make for super sized people.
Watch your portion sizes, if you're trying to lose weight.
2. We simply choose the wrong foods.
Highly processed and easily digested foods cause weight gain by raising blood sugar levels, which causes more insulin to be produced. An increased insulin surge is known to cause obesity. And, typically, the diets in our western society tend to include a large amount of fat.
Fat is dense in calories and leads to weight gain. Combine highly processed foods with fatty foods, and you're looking at unhealthy weight gain. For healthy weight loss, be aware of the Glycemic Index values of what you eat, and make an effort to eat healthy foods.
Choosing the right and healthy weight loss diet plan not require some research on how effective the weight loss plan is in helping you attain your weight loss goal in good time but also whether the plan is one that leads to long term weight loss. healthy weight loss diet plan should be the aim of many dieters but not many know how to know a healthy weight loss diet plan. This article will help you determine which weight loss plan is a healthy weight loss diet plan and which is not.
The best and healthy weight loss diet plan should be those that will change you the way you think about foods, it should be one that helps you make healthy choices that will leading to losing weight. Any one trying or thinking of losing weight should look the way of any weight loss plan that deals with reeducation, balanced diet and healthy weight loss exercise. Any plan that deals with such factors as mentioned above would not only help you to lose weight but also help you keep it off and stay healthy, which means you can lose weight and still be making the right choices.
Stay off Yo-Yo Dieting
Yo-Yo diets are not only a bad way to lose weight but also cause diverse health problems to any one on them, both physically and emotionally. Any one on Yo-Yo diets should know that any weight lost through this method will be regained and even more in the nearest future. You should also know that whenever you lose weight and you regained it back you are teaching your body how to fail and sending a wrong message to your brain - telling your brain to adapt to failure. It is always advisable to adopt the best weight loss tips available so as to prepare yourself for a lifelong weight loss diet plan that is healthy and successful. Make this lifestyle change the permanent one through sensible choices and positive tactics.
The best weight loss tips are those which are seen to be successful. Any dieter who is seeing the required result is most likely to continue whatever created the results in the first place. Psychological aspect of weight loss is as important as the physical aspect of a weight loss plan. The aim or goal or healthy eating and a change in life style over a long time should be the result of any weight loss plan that is selected and implemented by the dieter. You can always use supplements to start but your main aim should be to make healthy choices all the time.
Implement a New and healthy Lifesytle
for a long term weight loss plan, the new regimen and a change in your eating will also lead to a change your thoughts about life in general. You are certain to keep off the weight because you are now wiser and are now making better choices when it comes to food and exercise and some other activities which you enjoy. If you learn how not to return to your old ways of eating, activity levels and other bad life styles you will maintain the your ideal weight levels and never get fat again. These life styles if maintain for a very long time will will become the norm, even without thinking about the choices you are making.
The above weight loss tips are one of the many Healthy Weight Loss Diet Plans available to help those who want to lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle. The key to healthy weight loss is getting Healthy Weight Loss Diet Plan and stick to it and also make healthy eating habit a part of your daily lifestyle. Exercise regularly. Learn to forgive yourself if you skip one of your daily routine but make sure you don't quit. And most importantly expect success. Success will not be achieved instantly but if you persist, you would get there. All these things will help you to take the weight off and keep it off for a lifetime. When the new way of living and eating becomes the norm, then you will never again need to go on a diet.
Over 65% of adults 20 years or older can be classified as obese. Additionally, 17% of adolescents of ages 12-19 years are overweight and 19% of children age 6-11 years. Obesity is and will continue to be a serious problem in the future. In fact, it is predicted that obesity will reach epidemic levels by the year 2020.
While everyone understands that being overweight, or obese, is "not good for you", many people do not understand the risks they and their loved ones face if they fall into this category.
Obese or overweight people are at increased risk for some or all of the following conditions:
1. Various forms of heart disease
6. Respiratory problems
7. Psychological disorders
6. High blood pressure or hypertension
It is estimated that 300,000 deaths in the U. S. each year are associated with obesity, and the economic cost of obesity in the United States was about $117 billion in 2000. Economic costs include the out-of-pocket expenditures of the individuals involved, the costs of the institutions and organizations which help provide services, and the costs born by every member of society whether they are in this group or not.
A healthy weight loss program could do much to help individuals avoid the personal and financial risks associated with being overweight while helping them achieve longer, happier, more productive lives more years of healthy enjoyment once they leave the work place behind them.
Unfortunately these days, one is more likely to hear of a "fast" weight loss program than a healthy weight loss program, and it is next to impossible to include both terms in the same sentence. The fast weight loss programs which are so prevalent are short term, temporary "fixes" when they fix anything at all. These programs, which commonly involve drinks, supplements, pills, or exotic exercise equipment, simply do not work, at least not for permanent, healthy weight loss.
Worse, many of these fast weight loss programs may actually contribute to further weight gain, decreased enjoyment of life, diminished health, and, in extreme cases, even death.
Fortunately, there are healthy weight loss programs, plans, systems, and options which can provide, or contribute not only to healthy weight loss, but a lifetime of healthy weight management.
While a full program would take a book to explain all the possible actions you can take for healthy weight loss, here are a few tips that can help anyone get started on a lifelong program for health and fitness.
Here are some tips on how you can lose those unwanted pounds the healthy way:
1. Start moving. One of the most effective weight loss strategies around is exercise. Sadly, many people have no idea how much or which exercise they should do. Many do not even realize that simple, enjoyable activities such as gardening, swimming, or playing tag with the kids can be part of an exercise program. Exercise is such a diverse topic that anyone serious about losing weight should do a little research on the types of activities that may possibly be a part of their weight loss program.
2. Eat smart. There is a lot you can do to improve what and how you eat, but some of it takes training and knowledge most people do not have. It also involves all sorts of convoluted decision making, sometimes based on charts and lists, good carbs, bad carbs, high glycemic index foods and low glycemic index foods. If you are able to learn all that great, but just use come common sense in the meantime. Eat lots of veggies and fruits, have some protein, but not a ton, and stay away from stuff with sugar. Teach yourself to use artificial sweeteners instead of sugar, and start looking at labels.
3. Eat small. Eat small, healthy meals and snacks several times a day. One failure mechanism built in to a diet is the denial of food. It is not just the denial of pleasure of food and eating, but your body also reacts one way when food is denied, and another when it is regularly supplied daily with small healthy meals and snacks.
4. Team up. Get together with a friend who has much the same goals as you. Take a walk with them every day. Meet them for lunch. They won't make faces when you order something for your health rather than for the fun of it. In fact, why not get a group together? That way, if one person is not available, maybe someone else will be. Plus the social interaction is good for you. People who "go on diets" tend to start avoiding people, and that often is at least a part of the reason they fall off the diet wagon.
5. Think health. Don't try to lose weight. Instead, try to get healthy. First of all, a positive goal is easier to work towards than a negative one. Second, doing things to make yourself healthy is easier to sell to yourself and to others than "trying to lose weight". Also, there will be setbacks along the way. These are normal. If you fail to lose weight as fast as you think you ought to, or if you gain weight, in your mind you will have "failed". If however you eat a second piece of pie, you have slowed down on your path to health, but you can get back on track within minutes simply by going for a walk or remembering to use sweetener in your drink rather than sugar.
6. Get rest. When your body is tired, certain chemical changes take place and substances are released that contribute to weight gain or slow weight loss. It is easier to get involved in activity when you are rested.
7. Have fun. Two of the reasons you want to lose weight is so that you can feel good, and feel good about yourself. You want to enjoy life. It works both ways. If you lose weight and feel healthy, you will want to enjoy life, and you will feel good about yourself. If you go out of your way to enjoy life, you will probably be more active, and this, combined with other beneficial effects related to weight gain and weight loss will help your healthy weight loss program.
8. Drink water. Many times we interpret the body's signals as hunger when they are actually thirst. Often, a glass of water will satisfy what we believe are hunger pangs. Keeping the body properly hydrated helps it process toxins and perform a myriad of functions more efficiently.
9. Don't quit. When you are on a healthy weight loss program, your weight loss will be slow. Many people are disheartened when they think of only losing one or two pounds a week on average. However, that would be a weight loss of 52 to 104 pounds in a year and 104 to 208 pounds in two years! To put that in proportion, I had a friend who had a gastric bypass. She was told that even with surgery, she would probably only lose about 75 pounds in her first year, and the weight loss would slow down in the second year! Many people could accomplish similar results just by building up to a daily 20 to 30 minute walk and by cutting a few empty calories out of their diet.
By the way, if you have not been exercising and begin exercising as part of a healthy weight loss program, it is highly likely that you will actually GAIN weight at first. Don't let this dishearten you. It is entirely normal and can actually be considered part of the body's preparation to lose weight and live a healthier life!
Be happy with your results. If you are living in a healthy manner, you will lose weight. Certainly, how much weight you lose will depend on a lot of factors, and, if you are walking 20 minutes a day and haven't lost what you would like to lose, you can walk 30 minutes a day, or 15 minutes twice a day. Adapt and move on. However, do not expect to be the man or woman you were in high school or college. You might never fit into your old prom dress or army uniform again. I don't, and I exercise regularly and try to eat right. I feel great and am in excellent health, but my old army uniform is just a memory hanging in my closet now.
Go on. Have some fun. Do what you can. Reward yourself for your gains and forgive yourself for non-gains. I refuse to call them failures. There is no failure until you give up completely.