You may have already herd of some of the things you will read about here, but the truth is you did not apply them to see whether these really simple pieces of advice work. Our question is: if it does not work, why does everybody keep insisting they do?
Many people tend to disregard the simple and more obvious solutions to what seem to be very complicated problems. And it is all to their loss. If we could only lose weight without giving up on eating junk food and sweets and without getting off the couch and without giving up on any bad habits, everyone could do it.
No! We do not mean alcohol. Water, unsweetened tea, juice squeezed fresh from fruit and vegetables are the only liquids acceptable in a life changing program. Getting used to drinking the 8 glasses of liquids a day helps you lose weight by stimulating the digestive system.
What is more, at times the body gets confused, cannot read all of the signs right and we end up eating when, in fact, we are just thirsty. Every time you feel peckish, drink a glass of water first and check whether or not you still want to eat.
Early to bed… keeps the pounds away!
Your 7-8 hour sleep does nothing for you if you do not sleep at the right hours. Normally, everybody has his or her own biorhythm, but one thing is generally accepted: sleeping between the hours of 10 and 12 at night is the real battery booster.
Once again, when you are tired, the body misreads the signals and you start eating in a desperate attempt to get some energy out of it. Instead, you get the stomach working, which makes you even more tired and which puts you in a vicious circle.
There is a time for everything
It’s called breakfast time, lunch time and dinner time. Getting your body used to getting food at certain hours a day will reduce the need to snack between meals. It knows food is coming and it will no longer send messages asking for random energy sources.
Eating more orderly also helps you reduce the size of the portions. Your body can also be trained to eat only as much as it needs until its next meal. It becomes self sufficient.
Just like you have three meals a day you can introduce three snacks a day. Pack them along with the lunch to make sure you do not get tempted by the sweets at the vending machine. Fruit, yogurt, light home-made sweets, sandwiches, nuts and berries are great alternatives to chips, chocolate, biscuits and all other such temptations.
Just do it… provided that you like it!
Many people insist on pushing people from behind into doing physical activities they do not enjoy one bit! And this is a very big mistake. People in need of exercise are pushed toward the things others are doing because they do not want to do it by themselves, but most often they do not like it and cannot keep up.
There are many options out there for anyone to choose a workout that is fun, easy and, most of all, useful. Not all types of exercise have the same results or the same appeal. It is more important for people to find a program they can follow through and keep up for a very long period of time.
Oldies but Goldies
You may have heard it all before, indeed. But do you? Do you drink the necessary quantity of water every day? Do you go to sleep before 12? Are your meals orderly and healthy? Can you keep up with your workout-related resolutions?