Why You Will Fail If You Diet?

You should not deny yourself the foods you love when you are trying to lose weight. But this does not mean that you should go all out and eat as much as you want. I once watched a show where they had a lady who was celebrating her 104th birthday and the interviewer asked her how she was able to live for so long (she was smoking a cigarette!) and she said “Everything in moderation”. The interviewer went on to ask her if she watched what she ate, if she drank alcohol etc. and she said yes, she did all that but never to excess.

So I suppose that is what I am telling you, eat what you like but never to excess. You also need to look at your health, if there is a medical reason for you to avoid certain foods then do so. It’s not all about losing weight, it’s also about making sure you are physically healthy. I was told I had high cholesterol, well my triglycerides were high but my hdl and ldl were fine. There is a lot of technical language they use on how they figure this, but all I needed to know is that I had to change my diet to get it lowered or they would have to put me on medication. So it was changed and it worked! Boiled, broiled, grilled and baked foods, avoid fried foods and of course the fewer processed foods, the better.

Yes, I do still have some fried food now and then but not nearly what I use to, I use butter on rare occasions, and yes I still have dessert when I want to. I know I could not live happily if I were to deny myself some of my favorite foods all the time, but I also know I want to be around for a very long time, hopefully to see my grandkids graduate one day!

So if you think about the last 2 things I have told you and you combine them do you think you could lose weight? I am guessing the answer is yes. You can’t move forward if you remain still, you can’t lose weight if you continue eating the way you are and not moving or changing anything. It’s like the old joke about the guy who prays daily to win the lottery and never wins and God tells him he can’t win if he doesn’t buy a ticket. Hoping, wishing and praying won’t help you lose weight, you have to DO something, make a change in your life in order to move forward.

If you drink soda, stop. Just that one thing will help you lose some weight, you might not lose it real quick and you might not see it right away but it will work! Imagine all the little calories you consume during the day. Look at the label on your soda, how many servings is it, and how many calories per serving…that can add up very quickly! So do yourself a favor and try to quit drinking soda if at all possible or check the label of whatever it is you do drink on a daily basis. Instead you may try using water as a weight loss technique.

 

Discover These 7 Healthy Tips To Get Your Ideal Body

There are many reasons why we may decide to work on getting an ideal body, there are health benefits to it, we may be going on holiday and want to look good when on the beach, or there may be a wedding coming up and you need to fit into the clothes that you want to wear. When you search the internet you will find results in thousands on what diet is best, how to quickly gain muscle mass, which exercises are best, and it can get very confusing. So in order to help you we have selected the best 7 healthy tips to get your ideal body.

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Exercise

The media always tells us in one way or another that exercise is the best thing to help you lose excess weight and tighten up muscles. But if it is something that you haven’t done for a while, then it can be difficult to get started. So all you need to do is simply extend what you do every day; walk. Research is now starting to show that walking is actually better than most other exercises. It burns calories, you use a high number of muscles doing it, and you get a cardio workout which can help against heart disease. All you need to do is walk for 20 to 30 minutes every day, at a pace quicker than normal. Do not stop, and if you can, include a hill, all the better.

Diet

So many diets exist, but you should use the easiest one of them all; The Common Sense Diet. If you see a piece of meat with fat on it, remove it. If something you want to eat is known for putting weight on people, don’t eat it. You do not have to cut out everything, but halving your usual portions of ‘bad stuff’ will help you.

Drinks

Do not drink fizzy or high energy drinks, even if they say they are sugar free. If you need milk in coffee or tea then use fat free milk. You may try liquid diet for weight loss.

Posture

When sitting down or standing up, make sure your back is as straight as possible, pull your shoulders back, and this can make you look taller and slimmer.

Cosmetic Surgery

If you have a lot of excess weight then consider liposuction to remove it and give you a head start, but if you are going to that expense and risk then you certainly need to diet and exercise afterwards to prevent it coming back.

Pull It In

No matter where you are, or what you are doing, pull your stomach in. This helps to strengthen the muscles in that area, and after a few weeks they will start to show signs of tightening up naturally.

Smoking

Everyone by now should know the risks of smoking, but did you know that the toxins in it poison the skin? Your skin will lose its elasticity so it hangs off you, and the color will be a lot paler than what it should be. The good news is that if you stop smoking now, your skin can look much better in as little as 2 weeks.