The most common problem of today seems to be that of obesity. You search the
net, buy books, read magazines, watch health based TV shows, just to know
how to lose weight. You know you should drink a lots of water, eat smaller
meals five times a day, include more of fruits and vegetables in your diet,
cut back on carbohydrates and sweets, take herbal products to increase your metabolism, do exercises- walking, running, swimming, cycling- anything that will melt your fats down. However, when it
comes to actually losing your weight, nothing seems to do wonders.
anyhow, you stick to your schedule and complete all your targets, you lose
weight but as soon as you come out of your strict starving
schedule to a mild starving schedule, you again put on weight.
Puzzled about what is going wrong? Lets try to figure out some not so
common facts about weight loss that might help you remain slim on a
consistent basis. Be aware that these are not substitutes of your weight
loss program, but enhancer of the same!
Now Use Internet Differently to Lose Weight!
Enough searching for tips to lose weight, use Internet and its many
creative and unique resources to help you lose weight.
Bet you'll lose weight:
Find out websites that help you take
challenges. Bet on them, whether you can lose weight and get in shape. When
your money's at stake, you will definitely do it! Won't you? Some sites also
let bettors challenge each other. Bet that you'll beat someone else at
achieving your goal weight. These sites assist you track each participant's
progress and reward you for hitting your goals.
Tweet what you eat:
The website with the same name offers a simple
food diary that lets you track your food and weight on the Web or your
mobile using Twitter. If you don't include calories as part of the tweet,
the site fills them in for you using its food calorie database. It also
gives daily reminders if you forget to update your diary. Such many other
websites help you watch what you're eating.
Make online weight-loss friends:
A University of Vermont study says
that online weight-loss buddies help you keep weight off. The volunteers in
the research program who were assigned to an Internet-based weight
maintenance program sustained their weight loss better than those who used
face-to-face support groups.
Keep Your Taste Buds Satisfied!
Baked, boiled food; raw fruits and vegetables- all said and done for losing
weight- you also need to keep your taste buds alive and satisfied! Now you
know the reason for those hunger pangs when you forget all your weight loss
plans and binge on that junk food!
Take a weekly high calorie low calorie treat:
what is this high calorie low calorie treat? These foods
don't give the feeling of deprivation and they are categorized as high
calorie food but down in the chart ( lesser calories than the more higher
calorie foods). For example- just 83 calories in 85 grams of Lobster, just
60 calories in 12 large Shrimp, just 66 calories in 57 grams of smoked
salmon and just 8 calories in one tablespoon of whipped cream that can be
dropped over a bowl of fresh fruit for dessert. You can even take a spoonful
of ice cream on this bowl of fruits or a little cheese with a lots of salad
but remember- only once in a week!
Use smaller and dark colored plates:
Colors have impact on appetite
too. Dark blue kills your appetite. So go for such plates to eat in.
Remember not to buy red, orange and yellow ones, they will just throw your
appetite out of control- just think of those big fast food chains and the
colors of their logos all in red- were they so foolish, not to research
before finalizing their logo colors? Anyway, when you go for your weekly
treat to these restaurants, remember to order half of your food to be packed
even before it is served. This way you'll get two treats- one for the
morning breakfast! Anyway, only half of these high calorie food is enough to
feed you for once.
Watch Your Drinks!
Its good that you drink a lots of water but what about other drinks you
consume? Do you keep watch on them along with what you eat? Probably no! You
never thought that drinks too can contribute calories that you are so
confidently losing by eating low calorie foods.
Carbonated drinks, add to your calories:
For every 20 ounces of your
favorite cola, you are taking in 250 calories. Several glasses a day and
about 1000 liquid calories enter your body. Simple soda too can do what a
cola can do to your weight loss program- ruin it!
Diet drinks, not safe either:
Now you might be thinking of going for
diet colas or soda instead of colas. A study published in a medical journal
said (way back in 1980s when the safety issue of artificial sweeteners was
being debated) that artificial sweeteners cause increase in appetite. More
recently, some health studies too have suggested that they actually increase
cravings for sweet foods.
Relax Yourself and Reduce Weight
And as the saying goes old is gold, with adopting all the new
ways to lose weight, also listen to ayurveda which suggests massage as an
excellent way to reduce weight. It increases metabolism and helps fat
absorption but only when done by expert hands. So find some good
Treatement Centre and relax yourself while they help you reduce your