by Ed Yourdon
The obesity rate in America is increasing every year and people are looking for ways to quickly lose weight. The problem with this is that losing weight can take time if you want to be healthy about it. It is going to be hard work, but there are things that you can do to lose weight in a week.
Eat several small meals each day because it increases the metabolism rate. Eating several meals also prevents you from snacking which is one of the reasons why people put on weight. You should also increase the number of vegetables and fruits that you eat. These foods are healthy and help to keep you satisfied.
If you’re frequently constipated, you probably aren’t drinking enough water. If you drink tap-water and you don’t have a home purifier, then you are consuming chlorine and other toxins that clog the digestive system and build up in the liver.
Get enough sleep. In an article from Health.com, courtesy of HealthDay News, Michelle May, M.D., author, Am I Hungry? What To Do When Diets Don’t Work agreed, adding, “When you’re tired, you’re less resilient to stress and other common emotional triggers for eating. When you eat to help you cope with emotions, you’re more likely to choose comfort foods like chocolate, ice cream or chips.” How much sleep do you need? Some of us need seven to eight hours per night; others need ten. If you are feeling sleep deprived, get a half-hour catnap if you can or go to bed earlier tonight.
One of the reasons that you may have hit a plateau is that you may be getting close to your ideal weight. The closer to this weight you get, the harder it will be to shed extra kilos. On the positive side, if your new lifestyle habits have become well entrenched you’ll also find it more difficult to put on weight, which means that you may be able to indulge a little bit and still stay at a healthy weight.
Eat lean meats. Go in for steamed, broiled or roasted meat. Never fried, as it adds to the calories and most of the nutrients in meats get lost due to cooking it in this method.
Often times, we look at a weight loss diet as a temporary restriction that we’re going to subject ourselves to in the hopes of achieving rapid weight loss. People typically don’t look at it as a permanent lifestyle change. The dieting restrictions make people miserable and eventually the unreasonable demands of the diet and the unpleasant daily routine, cause many to just give up and revert back to their old ways. The real key to losing weight is to make gradual changes in your lifestyle, changes you can live with and stick to. A successful weight loss program must be a way of life, not something to dread.