The tricky subject of health and fitness is imbued with short term projects and solutions often with the magical word “diet” added in somewhere. I believe healthy eating and living is something you take on for life. Here are some simple tips to improve your lifestyle, gradually.
Cook your own food
This is taking charge of your health at its most basic, and something that may take the most time getting adjusted to. The benefits, if you stick to it, are ample though. Forget additive loaded and processed foods and ready made meals. Make your meals from scratch so that you know exactly what is in them. You don?t have to be Gordon Ramsay to succeed, start with some key, basic dishes you are familiar with and soon you will be confident to take on some more challenging culinary tests.
First and foremost make your kitchen a safe environment. Keep your raw and cooked meat separate. Store raw meat below cooked meat in the refrigerator and always use separate chopping boards and knives for each. Remember to wash your hands thoroughly after handling raw meat. Store leftovers in the fridge for later consumption. The general rule is to discard them after two or three days.
Frozen food can be OK
Freezing food is an economical as well as time saving way of keeping it safe. Put all frozen food from the market into the freezer as soon as possible. Remember to stay away from ready made food. Wait until leftovers and cooked foods are cold before freezing them as placing warm food in the freezer will raise its overall temperature. Carefully wrap and store your food to prevent cold burns and cross contamination. Always defrost food thoroughly and never refreeze it.
Today I want to talk to you about a myth that people accept at face value entirely too much: that people who constantly exercise become thin. This just simply isn’t true. How many people do you know who engage in activities that burn TONS of calories, like marathoners, gym rats, or weight-lifting fiends, yet still don’t have body fat percentages that they’re happy with? Probably a few, right?
Well here’s the flip-side to that myth: exercise enhances weight loss ONLY if it creates a calorie deficit.
Another HUGE misperception that people have is how quickly they can destroy a calorie deficit within only a few minutes of eating a few “harmless” snacks. Many people don’t realize the seemingly unfair reality is that in about 30 minutes of moderate to somewhat strenous exercise, you burn about 300 calories, but that in 3 minutes of little “rewards” for either the great sweat session you just put in or for something completely unrelated like drinks with friends or indulging a sweets craving…those can easily add up to 300+ calories and now you’ve just undone that hard-earned deficit in a matter of minutes. For example, something as seemingly harmless as a Grande White Chocolate Mocha with nonfat milk and no whipped cream…doesn’t sounds that bad, right? 344 calories. There goes your workout right there.
I watched an experiment that perfectly illustrated the huge disparity between time + calories consumed and calories burned. One guy was on a treadmill and put the speed as high as he could run for about 2 minutes…he sprinted as fast as he could at about 10.5 mph with a slight incline. Meanwhile, his friend ate half a pizza along with a soda in the same amount of time and at the end of the 2 minutes, they compared results. The pizza friend had easily put away the half and had consumed about 800-900 calories of pizza, which combined with the soda came out to about 1000 calories, while the runner, gasping and about to collapse, had only burned 43 calories despite his best efforts.
If your calorie deficit can be thrown off by something as small and quickly consumed as a coffee beverage, let alone a half pizza, imagine how much damage can be done over a meal, or two…now think of that in terms of over the course of a week, a month…and now it’s easy to see how those pounds can creep up so quickly and why it takes so long to burn them off. That’s why it’s crucial to keep track of your meals, snacks, drinks etc. when you’re trying to lose weight because when you don’t have a chance to see the long-term patterns over a week or more, you easily forget the little snacks slipped in here and there, and all you remember is the long hours of exercise put in without seeming return.
That’s why having an exercise routine (or routines) that you enjoy is imperative because it means you’re way more likely to stick with it/them. People who only exercise as a mean to burn calories, but hate it and can’t wait til it’s over, tend to stop once they reach their weight goals…and of course, as soon as they stop, the cycle of gaining and losing starts all over again. Incorporating regular fitness into your life is just as important as adopting healthy eating habits, and not just “diets.” Any extreme means to achieve weight loss never last and only tend to send people into either deprivation mode where they end up bingeing when they can’t take it anymore, or worse, injury because they put their body through too much too quickly.
With 2011 starting and everyone still gung ho about their healthy resolutions, while the enthusiasm can be a great motivator and tool to start a new routine, wanting instant gratification and results then being disappointed and falling off the wagon when they don’t get them is a vicious cycle that occurs at the beginning of each New Year. Once it stops being “fun” and the novelty wears off, people revert right back to their old ways and continue to be miserable with their extra pounds and lack of energy, waiting for the next quick fix to come along, whether it’s a new celebrity-touted diet, supplement, or exercise gadget (Let’s not even go there…the Shakeweight, for example…really?)
If you want your results to be reachable, and even more importantly, sustainable, then an understanding of how nutrition and fitness work together and how to implement that needs to become a part of your daily routine. Small changes can be made into habits much more easily than daunting 180′s (for example, “I’ll never eat sugar again, EVER!” Yeah, let’s see how long that lasts. As soon as you declare something forbidden, it ends up having power over you, which eventually results in a binge).
Unfortunately, a cookie-cutter approach doesn’t work for everybody because everyone has different preferences, appetites, patterns, body compositions, and schedules. So through patient trial and error, keep tweaking your diet and exercise to find what works best for you while keeping records of what does and doesn’t, and you’ll be well on your way to healthy sustainable habits that work for you, not against you. Wishing you all the best for 2011!
A fat burning exercise routine is the only solution for the weight you have gained, by overindulging in food and drink during the holiday season. It holds true for other times of the year as well.
If it has become harder for you to bend over now, because of the added weight you have gained, this article will be really useful to you.
You became fatter over the Christmas period and here is how you did it. For every 3,500 calories you ate, but didnt use, you added 1 pound of fat to your body.
You may be thinking that it is time now for you to go on a diet, in order to lose that fat that you have put on. Unfortunately, a diet wont help you to lose fat. You wont lose fat by going on a diet, but you can lose weight. You lose something else that shows as weight loss on your scales, when you do a diet.
The Only Way To Lose Your Unwanted Body Fat, Is By Doing Exercise That Burns Fat
Exercise can be defined as physical exertion. When you exert yourself sufficiently, your body turns to the fat it has stored and uses it for the energy it needs to perform the exercise. This is the only way you will lose your unwanted fat.
You will only begin to burn fat, if you exert yourself to the right level for you. The right level for you has you exercising hard enough for your body to want more oxygen.
What Is The Right Level Of Exertion For You To Burn Fat?
It depends on your level of fitness. If your level of fitness is relatively low, it requires a relatively low level of exertion to burn fat. If your level of fitness is relatively high, you require a higher level of exertion to burn fat.
Your level of exertion, in doing fat burning exercise, is not a static thing. It changes. As you do your exercise routine more and more, and lose fat, you will become fitter. As you become fitter, you will need to increase your level of exertion in order to continue burning fat.
It will be helpful to you to think about what I have said in this article, as an opening move that can get you started on the path to lose your unwanted body fat. Obviously, there is so much more for you to learn about exercise for fat loss.
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There are different kinds of slimming pills that:boost your metabolism and ensure faster fat burningsuppress appetite to reduce hunger and cut down your food intakefat binders that prevent fat absorption in the bodycar blockers that prevent carbohydrate absorption in your body etc.,
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What is really amazing is that such a pill can actually make you lose weight without any exercise. If it sounds too good to be true then let me tell you that such claims are backed with clinical trials and tests.
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What is really amazing is that such a pill can make your body burn 12 times more calories. You can well imagine what it can do for weight loss.
Many people have been able to get rid of up to 5 pounds within a week with such a pill. It is not surprising that you can easily get rid of about 20 pounds in a month with such a pill. Though it is not necessary to work out with such a pill, combining light exercise can lead to better and faster results. Not just this, it can be equally great for increasing your energy levels and stamina.
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