SLEEP. It's maybe the most overlooked aspect of a successful weight loss program. Lack of sleep increases the appetite. A recent sleep study was conducted with healthy young college students. They were awakened as soon as they entered REM sleep. In just three days they became pre-diabetic and had increases in appetite directly related to their lack of sleep. Their appetites grew and not for the best of foods - asking for pizza and beer mostly. So the first rule of weight loss is to get more sleep - for most of us about 8 hours a night is best.
Another Non-Traditional Idea For Weight Loss
BREATHING. Breathing correctly is another overlooked part of weight loss. Breathing rhythmically while at rest can play an important role in attaining optimal weight. Breathing in and out through the nose and from the abdomen decreases blood pressure and calms the nerves. Just hold your hand over your stomach while breathing to test yourself. You want your belly to be moving in and out in a pronounced manner. In this more relaxed state of mind we are less likely to fall victim to anxiously driven eating episodes.
Weight Loss is Your Gain
MIND SET. Think ahead at what you have to look forward to. When you lose weight you gain a whole new way of living, even a whole new way of thinking. In virtually every aspect of your life you'll have more enjoyment. Imagine taking part in your favorite activity again or just having fun with friends, kids or grand kids. Remember how much you enjoyed it when you took part in activities like that? Well you can do it again!
Traditional Tenants of Weight Loss
LIFESTYLE. Adopting a new lifestyle can be challenging and especially so if it's premise and actions conflict with your belief system. So the first step in losing weight is just a simple conscious acknowledgement of basic health facts about weight loss.
EXERCISE. You've guessed it! There's no better way to burn those calories than regular exercise. Walk around. It's the most basic form of exercise. It's great for your bones, muscles and the entire body and it's free.
FOOD. Most people would ask: " How much should I eat in order to keep in good shape?" and a lot would eventually answer to eat less. It's not really the quantity of food, it's the quality of it. The kind of food that people should be watching out for are the processed foods that are rich in carbohydrates, fats and calories. Whole fresh foods taste great so eat as much of them as you want (more about this below).
WATER. Drinking enough water every day does wonders for weight loss. Our bodies are made of 70% water. We need that natural lubrication replaced constantly. Drink a quart when you wake up in the morning, a quart in the evening and as much as you can drink comfortably during the day and you will not only suppress your appetite but you'll feel much better too.
THREE VITAL PRINCIPLES IN YOUR DIET SOLUTION All of the above are excellent but what if the fat burning process could be put into high gear. The following three principles can take a persons weight loss to the next level - in a hurry. Know the exact foods that cause accelerated fat burning in your body Know the exact foods that are preventing fat burning in your body Know the exact method to combine foods to create the fat burning effect
Safely ramp up your fat burning furnace and shed 10% of your body fat in 30 days. Do it the right way and you'll be able to continue to drop 10% of your body fat on a monthly basis. The diet solution program is a way to turn around your body/weight mind set. Losing weight doesn't have to be like a military boot camp. It can be enjoyable - and if it's enjoyable then you're much more likely to continue with it. Visualize yourself enjoying those memorable moments with the people you care about. It's a whole new world out there if you choose to make it so.