Top 10 Answers on Dieting and Weight Loss Diets


Top 10 Answers on Dieting and Weight Loss Diets

Forget everything you've been told about dieting and weight loss diets. Because if you want to lose weight and change your life you must change the way you think about dieting.





Stop worrying about being overweight
No matter how overweight you are, stop worrying!

Why? Because worrying keeps you fat. (It does, trust me) When you get anxious about your job or worry over a relationship, your body deals with the problem by producing cortisol or the stress hormone. Cortisol is released into the blood stream where it hastens the formation of fat deposits, particularly around the waist and more so in women. In fact, studies have also shown that on-again-off-again dieters, who constantly worry about their weight, tend to have higher cortisol levels, making weight loss even more difficult. Cortisol helps the body maintain vital processes in times of stress. However, an excess of it causes progressive loss of protein, muscle weakness and breakdown and loss of protein, muscle weakness and breakdown and loss of bone mass. This, in turn, lowers the metabolism rate. The body goes into emergency mode and stores higher amounts of fat.


The first step towards solving your weight problem is to relax. Because once you relax, you can begin to sort things out



Top 10 Answers on Dieting and Weight Loss Diets Forget about quick-fix diets, or overnight cures
Why? Because they don't exist. (Trust me) I can help you to lose weight fast and slim down to a beautiful figure, but it won't happen overnight. WF health experts can help you analyze your diet to determine if you are getting not only the right types of food for good health, but also the right amount of food to stay lean. Question: How fast can you lose weight? Truthful answer: It depends on your present weight, your lifestyle, how much stress you're under and several other factors.



Forget about being afraid of food

Why? Because food is wonderful, especially for slimmer. The best way to lose weight is to make friends with food. Eat real food. Itís really tough to feel anxious about a food that you know is good for you. Choosing wholesome, nutritious foods are always an easy decision. For example, the thought of fresh carrots or a crisp golden delicious apple is anything but scary.


Top 10 Answers on Dieting and Weight Loss Diets Forget about eating small helpings (portion-control)

Why? Because losing weight has nothing to do with eating small helpings The best way to lose weight is to pile your plate with good food. The first step in successful portion control is learning the correct serving size ó the amount of food recommended by government agencies, such as the Dietary Guidelines for Americans put out by the USDA and Department of Health and Human Services, and the USDA Food Guide Pyramid. The serving size can usually be found by reading nutritional labels. But the portion is the amount of food or drink a person chooses to consume. In many cases, the portion eaten is larger than the serving size simply because we donít know any better. Eat when hungry and stop when satisfied or comfortably full.

ďFor example, three ounces of cooked meat, fish, or poultry is about the size of a deck of cards.Ē Other easy measurements to eyeball include:

  • Ĺ cup is the size of an ice cream scoop

  • 1 cup is the size of a tennis ball

  • 1 ounce of cheese is the size of a domino



Forget about eating by yourself

Why? Because the best way to lose weight is to put the whole family on it. Instead of

separate meals for everyone, make something that fits into your weight-loss plan, then make easy tweaks to it for the rest of the family. For example:

  • Lunch: Sandwiches can be made open-face on one slice of bread with lettuce, tomato, onion and crunchy baby carrots on the side (for you) or on 2 slices of bread with cheese and baked chips on the side (for them).

  • Dinner: Salads can be topped with low-cal dressing (for you) or full-fat vinaigrette, cheese, dried cranberries and slivered almonds (for them). Turkey meatballs can be served with steamed veggies (for you) or pasta (for them).

  • Desert: Dessert can be berries topped with a dollop of vanilla nonfat yogurt or whipped cream (for you) or low fat ice cream topped with berries (for them).


Top 10 Answers on Dieting and Weight Loss Diets Forget about buying special 'diet' foods

Why? Because losing weight has nothing to do with special 'diet' foods The best way to lose weight is to buy ordinary good food. The closer a food is to its natural state, the better it is for you. Fresh fruits and berries are great and will satisfy a craving for sweets. Whole vegetables have lots of vitamins and minerals, so eat more green, orange and yellow vegetables. Steam them to retain the most nutritional value and be careful with sauces, they may be high in calories and fats that aren't good for you.



Forget about calorie-counting or diet pills
Why? Because counting calories or eating diet pills doesn't help you to stay slim and it certainly doesn't help you to stay healthy Diet pills do not cure the real cause of obesity... so in virtually every case all the weight that is lost comes back. The best way to lose weight is to learn good eating habits


Forget about walking your butt off
Why? Because losing weight has nothing to do with walking your butt off!. Yes, exercise is very healthy. But in my experience, it tends to distract us. From more important things, like EATING properly.

If you really want to lose weight, first change your eating habits, then take regular exercise. You can achieve full-body fitness with a simple 20 min of daily cardio will build up to 1hr 40 min of cardio per week, 6 hrs of workout a month and so on. That sounds a pretty good effort for your physical and mental health. Walk or bike to work or on errands whenever feasible. According to the league of American Bicyclists, cycling to work not only can help your health, it also can save money. At work, try to devote your lunch hour to some sort of activity; a workout at the gym or at least a walk around the block Ė or several blocks. If you move briskly, you should be able to cover a mile in about 20 minutes, one you've gotten into the walking habit.


Top 10 Answers on Dieting and Weight Loss Diets Forget about drinking gallons of water
Why? Because losing weight has nothing to do with filling up with liquid. Drink to quench your thirst, not to lose weight! To maintain normal, adequate hydration, a simple calculation of bodyweight, multiplied by 0 .55 will equal the amount of water a women should drink in ounces on a daily basic. For example, a women who weighed 110 lbs, should drink 60.50 oz. (110 x .55) of water every day. If you are indulging in strenuous activities which involve more sweating, such as long-distance running or exercising in extreme heat, the water amount should be increased by multiplying the bodyweight by 0.66.




10. Forget about your past dieting failures
Why? Because the past is dead. Besides, nearly all  most successful slimmer were self-confessed 'failures' before they lost weight on my diet.

Note that,  food in general does not make you and I fat BUT itís the type of food and portion size that really does the damage.

Plan, plan, plan. It takes a little effort, but itís always worth it. Not having healthy options on hand (or in mind) makes it easier to give in to temptation and resort to eating something not-so-healthy, especially when you have hungry kids (and/or a husband!) clamoring for food.

- WF Team

Dated 25 July 2011

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