Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Ways to lose weight

Want to look weight quickly?  Wish there was a magic pill that would make the fat fade off you?  If that describes you, then this list of outrageous  ways to lose weight should be something you might like.

I would not recommend all of them, but some like the eating small meals I actually do.

Walk/jog in place or do squats every time you are on the phone

Think about how much time we spend on the phone during work hours and even at night.  Can you imagine the  amount of calories that you would burn if you stood up and walked/jogged in place or did squats every single time you were on the phone?

Okay, jogging in place might be a bit hard if you were actually participating in the phone call, but what about conference calls or webinars when you are just watching or listening, but not participating can totally be done.

As an added bonus, the constant movement will keep you alert and keep your metabolism moving at a faster pace.

Drink water!
Drink 4 cups of water before every meal (and more during)
There is only so much room available in your stomach at any given time. If you fill that room with liquid, you will not be able to eat as much.

While you are eating, take a drink of water after every single bite of food that you put into your mouth. Not only will that aid in rapid digestion, but it will also keep your stomach feeling full so you do not eat as much.

Exercise immediately after you eat

Whenever you eat, you take in calories. Whenever you exercise, you expend calories.

If you immediately exercise after each meal –  the food will not end up stored as body fat.

You might get a cramp or two, or puke  but hey, sacrifice is everything. (for the record I do not recommend this one at all)

Eat foods that do not appeal to you normally

This may be one where you are like, "oh man really" but think about it, if you but something on your plate you really do not like, you tend to eat it slower and less of it. You definitely do not go back for seconds.

Ironically enough, most of the foods that people don't like have a lot of nutritional value, so not only will you be losing weight, but you'll be making yourself more healthy at the same time.

Can you even imagine not losing weight if your plate was always covered with things like brussel sprouts, cabbage, and spinach?

Eat small portions
Eating 5 to 6 smalls meals each day is an effective way to keep your body burning through calories, and to keep any food that you eat from getting stored as body fat.

Breaking up 1,500 calories into 5 meals of 300 calories each is a great idea,
If you break those same calories into 10 meals of 150 calories it is even better (though much much harder)  I usually make something then break it up into smaller portions to snack on through out the day. I end up eating 100ish calories every couple of hours, and have my breakfast/lunch/dinner have more calories. But I definitely snack throughout the day.

So try one or more of these for a month and see what your results are. I would love to hear them!

Have a very fit day!

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