Top 10 to enhance your Fat-Loss process
There are a number of facts that can help with the
Practice good posture
Forget the traditional stomach in, shoulders back admonition. Even the U.S.
Military Academy at West Point abandoned this so-called brace position in 1968
after an Army study revealed it can cause a variety of problems.
The best posture
resembles a marionette with a string attached to the top of the head. Imagine
being tugged gently upward by the string. In other words, try to keep the top of
your head on the ceiling. Automatically this straightens out the spine and
tightens the abdominal
muscles. Practice sitting tall, standing tall, and
Join a support group
Try finding someone to go through the fat loss
program with you will be
a big help. You can also join a support group.
Try to sleep cool
Your body will burn significantly more calories each night if you
cool. Most women bury themselves under too many covers when they sleep. This
prevents their normal thermostat from kicking in and supplying natural body
heat. If you tend to sleep with too many covers, try to eliminate one or two.
Try to wean yourself from using an electric blanket and flannel sheets during
the winter months, and during the summer, try only a single sheet on top of you.
Soon youíll be burning several hundred more calories each night and forcing your
thermostat to work harder.
Avoid sauna, steam, and whirlpool baths
Sauna, steam, and whirlpool baths heat the
skin and cause
profuse sweating, which can lead to dehydration. Dehydration does not contribute
to fat loss or fitness.
Infact, dehydration can actually cause your body to preserve fat. Stay clear of
products that cause excessive sweating.
Keep the scale in proper perspective
The scale can be a friend or foe. Obsession with the numbers can be
self-defeating, since progress is often slow. Itís probably demanding too much
to ask you not to weigh yourself for two weeks, but if you can, do it.
Realistically, however, try to weigh yourself no more than once a week.
Use color wisely
Intense colors can stimulate your
appetite. Donít use
place settings or tablecloths of warm red, bright yellow, lime green, or orange.
Even worse may be the red-and-white checkered tablecloths you often see in pizza
parlors. Youíll eat less on white or pastel and tablecloths.
Cut back on your evening TV
Watching television can hypnotize you to the point where you snack and donít
realize how much youíve eaten. Make it a personal rule never to eat while
watching TV. Drinking water, getting outside for a walk, and going to bed an
hour earlier will help you break the evening TV habit.
Begin a household project
To take your mind off food and keep your fingers busy, start a major project
around the house. How about wall-papering the kitchen, refinishing a table, or
needle pointing a pillow? Any number of other undertakings would be just as
good. Get involved and your tummy tightening progress will soar.
Visualize your future figure
Close your eyes and visualize the body youíd like to have. Allow your
imagination a free reign. Practice this mind
exercise twice a day
as a motivating reminder of why you are struggling to change your eating and
A leaner and
stronger body automatically makes you more assertive. Practice saying No! when
people offer you certain
foods. Practice saying Yes! to things that are beneficial to your health.
Soon youíll be in control-in complete control of your life.
Eating high calorie foods, coupled with sedentary lifestyle is the reason behind
the struggle with fat that many women have. Focus your effort on