6 Great Weight Loss Tips

March 31, 2013

This is a guest post by Drew.

There are dozens upon dozens of diet plans out there that all promise to help you lose an incredible amount of weight in a very short period of time. Unfortunately, the end results are often not what was hoped or expected. I’ve tried a few of these so called “fad diets” and from personal experience, I can tell you that the results are not as joyful as you might think.

The one thing you DON’T want to do when trying to lose fat is follow these fad diets. Some of these include the juice diet, Atkins diet, Twinkie diet and on and on and on. Fad diets not only leave you malnourished, but they can also slow down your metabolism and make you gain the unwanted weight you lost back.

Since many people are starting to realize that these ridiculous diets don’t work, they are leaving the whole fad diet craze and are searching for new ways to improve their weight loss success.

Let’s be honest though – most people want to lose weight incredibly fast but unfortunately, I’ve got news for you.

If you’re serious about losing weight in a healthy and practical manner, it’s actually a painfully slow process. In fact, you can expect to lose no more than 2 pounds per week. I don’t mean to despair you, however.

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There are many methods and tips that you can use to your advantage to aid in the weight loss process and today I want to share 6 of them with you.

Weight Loss Tip 1

Never skip breakfast. If you don’t eat breakfast in the morning, you are much more likely to splurge later on in the day and this will result in failure.

Weight Loss Tip 2

Never eat a carbohydrate filled meal before going to bed. When you consume carbohydrates, your body releases a hormone called insulin, which makes it easier to store fat. In addition to this, human growth hormone is an incredibly important fat loss hormone and it is released in the greatest quantities when you’re sleeping. If you’re consuming a high carbohydrate meal before going to bed, your human growth hormone production will definitely be interrupted.

Weight Loss Tip 3

Never eat while sitting in front of the television. We all know that we tend to not pay attention to how much were eating when we’re preoccupied with something else and when watching television, I personally find it very easy to go through an entire extra large bag of potato chips by myself. Whenever you eat, you should be focused on one thing – eating.

Weight Loss Tip 4

Instead of eating candy, you should replace that candy with fruit instead. This one is fairly obvious. We should know by now that candy is not good for our health since it is high in sugar. And although fruit contains sugar, the type of sugar fruit contains is fructose, which is a slow digesting sugar that has almost no effect on blood sugar levels. Just make sure you stick to real fruit and stay away from fruit juices, which are often loaded down with processed sugar.

Weight Loss Tip 5

Increase your vegetable consumption. Vegetables are high in essential vitamins and minerals that keep nearly every single thing in your body functioning properly. When your body is functioning at an optimal level, your body is going to naturally find it easier to burn fat.

Weight Loss Tip 6

Workout at least 30 minutes per day 5 days per week. It’s common knowledge that exercise burns additional calories and increases your metabolic rate, so it makes sense that working out can help you lose weight as well. It doesn’t matter what you do in the gym; the important thing to make sure of is that you’re simply getting active. You could run on the treadmill, ride on a stationary bike or even lift weights. Just make sure you’re working out at a moderately intense level and elevating your heart rate into your target zone if you want to see any benefits from doing so.

There is nobody stopping you from losing weight but yourself. So stop making excuses, get your butt off the couch, apply these 6 tips and start shedding body fat. Today!

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