Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

11 Tips for Easy Weight Loss


1. CUT THE SIMPLE CARBS.

It's unfortunate that the majority of people are "carbo junkies."

This especially applies to you if you're overweight because your body then struggles with insulin sensitivity.

Your body absolutely needs carbohydrates, but you may need to learn to appropriately reverse the ratio of simple carbs to complex carbs.

Most importantly you'll need to reduce the amount of sugar you take in. Having a good ratio of complex to simple carbs will let your body regulate blood sugar levels more efficiently, burn more fat as fuel, and ultimately lose more weight.

2. EAT SMALLER, MORE FREQUENT MEALS.

Eating about every 3-4 hours prevents your blood sugar levels from spiking dramatically throughout the day. This helps your hormones stay in check, while regulating hunger as well.

Ultimately, it helps elevate metabolism, it's easier on yourdigestive system, and it can eventually provide you with moreenergy throughout the day.

3. CONSUME MORE FUNCTIONAL FATS.

Essential fatty acids, such as omega-6 and omega-3 consumed in appropriate ratios of 2:1 or better yet at 1:1 will allow the body to regulate your hormones, calm down inflammation, and stabilize blood sugar levels.

This eventually leads to greater fat loss.

4. DOWN THAT WATER.

Water is often overlooked, but it's the number one nutrient for your body to survive. Staying hydrated aids with digestion, curbs your appetite, and flushes out metabolic waste. Make sure to get in at least 1 oz for every pound you weigh.

5. INCREASE FIBER INTAKE.

Fiber keeps your meal moving along your gastrointestinal tract, and like water, it aids in flushing metabolic waste. It also helps you maintain consistent energy levels, slows your rate of carbohydrate digestion, which steadies your blood sugar levels.

6. REDUCE OR ELIMINATE ALCOHOL.

At least while you're training. Not only is alcohol estrogenic (negatively affects testosterone for men), it can lead to fat gain, and has a whopping nutrition-empty 7 calories per gram,

Alcohol takes precedence over fat metabolism when present in your body. Alcohol actually shuts down your fat burning mechanism for up to 48 hours, so avoid it as much as possible.

7. SPICY METABOLISM.

Including a variety of spices in your foods such as curry, cayenne pepper, cinnamon and certain herbs may help boost your metabolism. Spices also help with stabilizing blood sugar levels.

Cayenne pepper is possibly the healthiest herb available to man kind. Put it on as much as you can if you can stand the heat.

8. MAKE WEIGHT TRAINING YOUR FOCUS.

While aerobic activity may burn a great deal of calories, especially when maintained at a high intensity, you'll also be burning muscle mass.

You'll achieve greater results by focusing on resistance training. This is because proper resistance training stresses all of your muscles fiber types and promotes a leaner body.

When you stress your muscles effectively, you either maintain and strengthen your current muscle mass or you even gain some.

For every pound of muscle you gain it equates to 50 extra calories you can burn per day while doing nothing. This melts the fat away quicker and provides you with more strength than you would ever get doing cardio alone.

So hit the weights at least three times per week followed by 15 to 25 minutes of cardio. Then have a protein shake.

9. SLOW DOWN YOUR EATING.

Be conscious of how fast you eat, slowing down the pace prevents compulsive overeating and helps your digestion.

It takes at least 20 minutes between the time you're full and when your brain actually realizes it.

If you're too busy to eat slowly then skip the meal and opt for a meal replacement shake instead. You body will thank you because it makes your goals easier to achieve.

10. WATCH FOR FOOD ALLERGIES.

Many people are allergic to dairy and wheat products. Being sensitive to these two food categories have been shown to cause weight gain.

If you're consuming a diet high in refined foods, these sensitivities become more obvious. This causes digestive problems such as bloating, stomach pain, and water retention.

If you think this may be happening to you consider an allergy test. You shouldn't be eating all those refined foods anyway.

11. GET YOUR ANTIOXIDANTS.

Getting your daily dose of antioxidants from a good multi-vitamin or a specific antioxidant supplement combination, or even a healthy combination of fruits and vegetables is important for combating toxins held in fat cells.

Antioxidants such as vitamins A, C, E, polyphenols in green tea, etc. help your body reduce the time that toxins stay in your system.

So there it is - 11 basic tips to help you achieve a healthierand leaner physique. It's never too late to take action.

Stay motivated and consistently remind yourself of your fitness goal.

-Jaikob

Jaikob Mateo is an Internet consultant and a voracious student of human nature. Jaikob fashions himself after the Watcher in the Marvel comic series. His heroes are Superman, Dare Devil, the Fantastic Four, Spiderman, and most members of the Justice League. His employment history led him to manage thousands of employees. This provided him with endless opportunities to pursue his near-obsessive fascination with human nature and persuasion. Jaikob claims he used to have super powers but his therapist took them away.You can visit his Blog at: http://phatbody.blogspot.com/


MORE RESOURCES:

CNN

Rosie O'Donnell, Whoopi Goldberg swap weight-loss stories
CNN
(CNN) -- "The View" returned to TV on Monday with a new set, two new faces and a pair of returning hosts who've spent their time away focusing on their health. During the season premiere, the revamped "View" cast, which now includes Rosie Perez and ...
Rosie O'Donnell on her 53-pound weight loss: It's filled with 'emotional ...New York Daily News
Rosie O'Donnell says weight loss came with 'emotional turbulence'Los Angeles Times
Rosie O'Donnell talks about the downside of weight lossUSA TODAY
Hollywood Life -Daily Mail -Examiner.com
all 404 news articles »


UAB study examines skipping breakfast, weight loss
WKRC TV Cincinnati
Emily Dhurandhar, the study's lead author, said, “Now that we know the general recommendation of 'eat breakfast every day' has no differential impact on weight loss, we can move forward with studying other techniques for improved effectiveness. We ...



An Inspirational Guide to Weight Loss
Beliefnet
I'm not a doctor, fitness expert or weight loss expert. I'm just a 52-year-old guy working hard to shed some extra pounds. This nine-month battle of the bulge has helped me get in touch with my body to see what it needs and what it doesn't need to lose ...



Weight loss on antipsychotics is possible: study
Reuters
The intervention resulted in a relatively modest weight loss, and did not depend on the type of medication, said Dr. Daniel J. Mueller, who has done research on ways to improve psychiatric drug treatment at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health in ...

and more »


Overcoming: A weight loss journey
DVIDS (press release) (registration)
“I mean 80 pounds, that's just a massive number,” but Millwood saw the weight loss like he sees a lot of things in his life; find motivation in the small steps, the small victories. He didn't focus on the total weight loss, but the smaller goals of ...



CNN

From 'sumo wrestler' to distance runner
CNN
For others trying to lose weight, Kirimoto says don't forget to enjoy the journey you're on. "Make (exercise) an exciting adventure," he said. "Everyone is different. Consistency is the key to both weight loss and fitness. You may not see results ...

and more »


Doc Offers Glimpse Into Arena Pharma Weight-Loss Combination Therapy
TheStreet.com
BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- The Areniacs -- my term of endearment for the retail-investor supporters of Arena Pharmaceuticals (ARNA) -- have been burning up the Internet message boards for the past few days with talk of weight-loss results from a ...



Daily Mail

'Too many people have weight-loss surgery on the NHS': Woman who shed 10st ...
Daily Mail
But she lost the weight thanks to hard work- instead of tax-payer funded gastric bands or weight loss surgery, and she wants to help others realise they can lose the pounds this way too. Catherine said: 'I have completely changed my lifestyle and it ...

and more »


Reno Gazette Journal

Diet and exercise work hand-in-hand for weight loss
Reno Gazette Journal
Instead of trying to cut a large amount of calories from your diet or burn a large amount of calories in the gym, build a well-balanced diet and a reasonable exercise plan to create the caloric deficit necessary for healthy weight loss. (Photo ...



Detroit Free Press

FDA approves a third new weight-loss pill
Detroit Free Press
For the third time in about two years, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a new weight-loss pill. Contrave got FDA approval Wednesday. The medication is made by Orexigen Therapeutics Inc., San Diego, and will be marketed by Takeda ...
Selling Obesity Drugs to Americans Shouldn't Be This HardBusinessweek
FDA Approves Weight-Loss Drug ContraveFrench Tribune

all 14 news articles »

Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.