Any doctor worth their salt will tell you diets don’t work.
Plain and simple. Surprised?
And of course there are the pills, drugs and other expensive
methods to lose weight. While they may be appropriate in certain
cases, by and large they aren’t necessary. Some can actually
be dangerous to your health.
What does work, what’s been proven to work time and time again
is something very simple… a lifestyle change. You may not
want to hear it, but it’s true.
You can’t eat thousands of calories, rich desserts, sugary
snacks, excess fat and tons of carbs, get little or no
activity and expect to lose weight with a pill!
You’ll be surprised to know that you don’t need to stop eating
or have to exercise for hours every day to lose weight. Just a
few simple lifestyle changes added daily can turn your life
around quickly. You will start to lose weight within days
and feel better as well.
Here are 4 tips you can use to get started today:
– Drink water.
Drinking lots of water is probably the single most important
thing you can do for your health. You lose over 2.5 liters
of water daily through normal body functions and since it
can’t be stored efficiently, needs to be replaced daily.
Water nourishes your body, it is essential for digestion and
flushes toxins out of your system – vital when you’re
working on losing weight. There is no replacement for
When you get up in the morning, drink a full glass of
water before you start your day. Add a lemon slice if you
like. Then get and additional 10-12 glasses of water in
throughout the day.
– Eat slowly.
Chew your food 10-12 times before swallowing. Your saliva
starts the digestion process, and if you don’t chew enough,
your stomach has to work twice as hard and many times you
don’t get much out of the foods you eat — except maybe some
– Split your entree.
When eating out, split your entree with your dining
companion. Most restaurants now serve portions that are
up to 8 times the recommended serving size. Supplement
with a salad, soup or vegetable to complete your meal.
– Avoid sodas.
Did you know that an average soda has 14 teaspoons of
sugar? Not only are these empty calories and carbs that take
you on a blood sugar roller coaster and add pounds, the sugar
also can also cripple your immune system for up to 5 hours
leaving your body working overtime and open to infections,
viruses and the effects of stress. Drinking one soda a day
can pack on an average of 16 lbs of unwanted weight! Cutting
out soda alone will take off at least 16 lbs a year or more.
Additionally, recent studies have linked increased soda
consumption with certain cancers and a loss of essential