7 Stupidly Simple Weight Loss Tips That Work Like CRAZY!
October 11, 2006 2:51pm CST
Current statistics reveal that 75% of Americans are overweight and 40% are obese. For those who desire to lose weight and obtain optimal health, sometimes it can be overwhelming trying to figure out where to start. From the Atkins Diet to the South Beach Diet; from the low fat to low carb diets, there are numerous weight-loss plans to choose from. In addition, given conflicting information as to what works best, it can be difficult deciding what to do. For those who have tried many diet plans with no success, it becomes more difficult and frustrating. Many people forget that a diet might work wonders for their friend but won't work well for them...not because the diet is "bad", but because each body reacts differently. However, there is a way to lose weight that is easy, fast, and doesn't involve deprivation or calorie counting. Before the weight loss tips are discussed, it's important to address some background information about body genetics and why weight loss can be difficult. Before anyone starts a diet, it is important to note that each person has a different body build. Some people are short and stout while others are tall and thin. Some have big hips and shoulders, and others are short and very muscular. Genetics can determine body shape and a person's natural build just as it does eye color, hair color, skin color, and so on. The good news is that genetics do not determine whether or not one will be fat, but will determine one's body shape. This means that not every woman can expect to be tall and thin like a Hollywood actress or supermodel such as Tyra Banks. Not every man can expect to be defined and muscular like The Rock. The goal, really, is to be at a comfortable weight for one's body shape and to feel good about it. So, why are people overweight? Here are 11 of the most common reasons: 1. Slow metabolism: People who are overweight have a hard time burning off food. As a result, the fat is stored. 2. Emotional eating: Those who struggle with weight often eat when stressed or when other emotional upheavals are happening in their life. 3. Hormonal imbalances. 4. Eating portions that are too large. 5. Eating lots of "diet food" (that is low fat,low carb, and "sugar free" foods). Kevin explains in the book why this is a problem. 6. Build up of toxins in the body. 7. Eating late: Late-night eating can cause food to convert to fat more easily. 8. High susceptibility to growth hormones: These hormones are given to animals to help them grow faster and larger, so meat and dairy have residual growth hormones. In humans, these hormones can result in increased fat storage. 9. Not eating breakfast. 10. Numerous diets: Going from diet to diet has a negative impact on the metabolism and causes weight loss to be much more difficult. 11. Food ingredients: The reasons why are amazing and beyond the scope of this article. Readers are encouraged to read for themselves Kevin's two books. Simple Tips for Easy Weight Loss: Now that there is a better understanding of body genetics and why people have a tendency to be overweight, here are the tips for fast, easy weight loss. Tip #1: Drink water upon arising: First thing in the morning, drink eight ounces of distilled water, bottled water, or filtered water (not tap water). Tip #2: Eat a big breakfast: This should be done 45 minutes after getting up in the morning. Suggested organic foods to choose from (they must be organic) are apples, bananas, rye bread with no sugar, plain yogurt, tuna, lamb, tomatoes, carrots, peppers, raw honey, wild smoked salmon, and so on. Tip #3: Drink distilled water throughout the day: Eight glasses is recommended Tip #4: Walk non-stop one hour each day: This doesn't have to be power walking; just walk at your own pace. Walking outdoors is best. Tip #5: Stop eating after 6:00 PM: This is hard for some people, but do the best you can. Tip #6: Do a candida cleanse: Candida is yeast overgrowth in the colon that can cause all kinds of health problems. Check online for "Candida Cleanse" or go to your local health food store. Tip #7: Do a colon cleanse: This cleanse cleans out the digestive system, which is clogged and sluggish in many overweight people. Once again, check online or go to your local health food store. More and more Americans are becoming overweight. Extra weight can result in many health issues and negatively impact one's emotional state and self-esteem. However, for those struggling with this problem, there is hope. You can lose it and keep it off. Now that you have a understanding of body genetics and why you might be overweight, take action today! Commit to trying at least a few of the steps. About the Author Author Abby Dominic Highly Recommends: IT'S FREE, IT'S A *MUST READ* --- "The Secret Weight Loss Report" ..A single, life changing report that you'll never forget. Read it now, no catch whatsoever: "The Secret Weight Loss Report!"
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• United States
20 Nov 06
I agree--if you're drinking enough fluids and especially if you're eating enough fiber in your diet (fruits, veggies, whole grains, etc.) your body's own "cleansing system" should be sufficient, unless you have some kind of physical condition.
26 Jan 07
Wow, this is extremely informative. I had tried drinking water first thing in the morning but I wasn't able to religiously implement it. i'm gonna start doing it again starting tomorrow. i'll probably have a colon cleanse as well to remove waste from my body. this is a really informative posting. thank you so much.
22 Jan 07
Step 1 Once you reach target, add 250 calories a day to your existing daily calorie intake. This means if you’ve been having 1,250 calories each day, you should now have 1,500 calories a day. Step 2 After a week, weigh yourself on your usual scales. You’ll probably have lost a little more weight. If so, add another 250 calories to last week’s daily allowance. So, if you were having 1,500 calories a day, now have 1,750 calories daily. Step 3 After a week, weigh yourself again. If you’ve lost more weight, add an extra 250 calories to your daily intake, for example from 1,750 calories to 2,000 calories each day. Step 4 After a week, if your weight has stabilised that’s the amount of calories you need each day to keep your new slim shape. If you’ve gained a tiny amount, drop your daily calorie intake by 100 calories, for example, from 2,000 calories to 1,900 calories daily. After a week, weigh yourself again. If your weight has stayed the same, that’s the amount of calories you need each day for weight maintenance. If your weight has gone up or down, juggle your daily calorie intake by 50 calories a day until your weight eventually stabilises. Step 5 Weigh yourself once a week on your usual scales until you are confident that you’re maintaining your healthy weight.
21 Jan 07
1. Get active - it’s a sure-fire way to increase the amount of muscle you have, which in turn will speed up your metabolism. Do a mixture of aerobic and resistance training for best results. And don’t forget to be more active in your daily life too. 2. Eat little and often - there’s evidence that eating small, regular meals throughout the day, rather than one or two large meals, may help to keep your metabolism ticking over. Surprisingly, around 10 percent of the calories we use each day go on digesting and absorbing food - so the more times you eat, the greater this effect is likely to be. 3. Eat plenty of protein-rich foods - research shows that around 25 percent of calories in a protein-rich meal may be burnt off. But make sure you choose low-fat protein foods such as lean meat, skinless chicken and low-fat dairy products. 4. Spice up meals - it’s not an old wives tale after all! Spices like chilli are thought to raise metabolism by up to 50 percent for up to three hours after eating, due to increasing your heart rate. But before putting the local Indian takeaway on speed dial, work out which curries have the lowest calorie and fat content. 5. Swap you daily cuppa for green tea - there’s evidence that it contains antioxidants that speed up metabolism. 6. Try a CLA supplement - more extensive studies need to be carried out before any definite conclusions can be drawn, but research has shown that conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) might increase muscle and therefore boost metabolism. 7. Chill out - research shows that being very cold can increase metabolism by up to 20 percent. 8. Have a sauna - being very hot is also thought to boost metabolism by about 20 percent (but check you don’t have any underlying medical problems that mean you shouldn’t go in saunas or steam rooms). Hope this article will help you build and speed up your metabolism
• United States
29 Nov 06
I used to work on health books and have read a lot of info on dieting and the like, and your insights really make sense. A big problem for Americans is portion size, it's amazing how big portions have become in the last few decades. When I was a kid people bought a McDonald's burger and regular fries and soda, now it's a Big Mac, supersize fries, and a 36 oz soda (which by itself has about 500 calories).
• Janesville, Wisconsin
14 Nov 06
Great Tips... I wanted to add to them though... Tip #1: Drink water upon arising: First thing in the morning, drink eight ounces of distilled water, bottled water, or filtered water (not tap water). Yes, just before breakfast.. Tip #2: Eat a big breakfast: This should be done 45 minutes after getting up in the morning. Suggested organic foods to choose from (they must be organic) are apples, bananas, rye bread with no sugar, plain yogurt, tuna, lamb, tomatoes, carrots, peppers, raw honey, wild smoked salmon, and so on. People I think were raised backwards. Everyone wants a huge supper or dinner. My family all makes fun of me because when I get up I eat supper or dinner... So they think I have it backwards!... :) .. But to me Supper foods are breakfast will make me eat.. Cereals and all that pfffffft.. I'll eat that before bed. :) . Tip #3: Drink distilled water throughout the day: Eight glasses is recommended Best time is to drink one full 8 - 12 ounce glass before you eat your meal. This will help cleanse the digestive track and make you feel full so you eat less... After you allow your body to cool down, and adjust after exercise then drink some water, or drinking water right away can make your body go into a type of shock... if you really worked yourself help take it in small sips.. cool off. Tip #4: Walk non-stop one hour each day: This doesn't have to be power walking; just walk at your own pace. Walking outdoors is best. Yes, Walking and hour a day, does not even have to be powerwalking, the only different in calories a walk to a run burns is nothing... However fast is meant to help improve the cardiovascular system. Some people if they are really heavy this can be bad and add to much stress.. so walking at a normal slow pace for an hour a day till it is comfortable, then increase the pace bit by bit helps.. until running for a short distance is comfortable.. if your choose to do so. I have asthma so running is not the best for me, but I learned how to walk faster then most run by using controlled breathing... to make sure I am breathing right oxygen is important in work out if you can't breath slow down! Tip #5: Stop eating after 6:00 PM: This is hard for some people, but do the best you can. This all depends on a person's life style.. I disagree with this but stopping about 2-3 hours before bed is good, and drinking a glass of water before sleep.. but the water before sleep is not best for everyone.. Instead of eating 3 meals a day, break it up into smaller healthy snacks all day long, and some smaller meals... For me if I am snacking on granola bars and dandelions all day long.. I eat less of a meal, and choosing the right healthy snack that you enjoy really helps if you can take in small intakes just enough to satisfy any hunger cravings etc. Tip #6: Do a candida cleanse: Candida is yeast overgrowth in the colon that can cause all kinds of health problems. Check online for "Candida Cleanse" or go to your local health food store. There are many detox herbal teas out there that work.. Dandelion Tea, and Burdock Tea is recommend. Burdock also known as gobo is very good for cleansing the colon... and bodies system, Many see burdock and think oh nasty weed!... But it is one of the healthiest plants and can help fight many diseases and disorders if known how to properly prepare right.. Learning certain types of fasting can help as well. Tip #7: Do a colon cleanse: This cleanse cleans out the digestive system, which is clogged and sluggish in many overweight people. Once again, check online or go to your local health food store. If it is alright with their doctors, taking or eating things that stimulate the colon will help too... There are many easy ways to detox from detox teas, to different types of fasting.... I prefer burdock and dandelion teas... Work well for myself. But everyone's body is different... So make sure you consult your doctor before trying any types of herbs, and an herbalist. I am a strong believer in herbal remedies to start off with, and if they do not help.. then the other types of more mainstream remedies... - DNatureofDTrain. Oh and Exercise BEFORE you eat about 30 minutes before your meal exercises this will increase your metabolism....
17 Oct 06
What you have put here is very interesting and sure to help those of us who need to lose even just a little. Some of the things I already do but maybe if I implemented more of them I would have more success with reducing my weight. Thanks very much. :)
• United States
13 Oct 06
I would like to read the weight loss report. How do I get it? I am already trying to incorporate your tips. I am not consistent on starting each day with water but I do try to do it as much as possible. I find that when I start the day with ice cold water it makes it easier to continue drinking water through the day. I really want to look better than I do these days. I'd love to read that report. Thanks