Ways To Lose Weight
Everyone is always looking for different ways to lose weight.
It is my contention that the real key to losing weight over the long
term is to make minor changes to your eating habits as opposed to
dieting. Diets do not work. The reason for this is
that diets force you to make radical, short term changes to your eating
habits. You may lose weight, but as soon as you come off the
diet, you go back to your old habits and the weight comes back.
The Perils of Civilization
There are many advantages to living in civilization as opposed to the
natural world. I for one am quite happy to sleep in a warm
bed as opposed to a tree like a monkey. However, one problem
with the modern world is that it often forces us to develop un-natural
habits that we wouldn’t otherwise do, often without us
knowing it. This is why many of us acquire un-natural habits
with regard to how and what we eat, which leads to weight
gain. Understanding what these habits are and changing them
is one of the best ways to lose weight that there is.
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In my E-Book
“Lose Weight Without Dieting – The Animal Kingdom
Way”, I outlined the simple changes in habits that
I took to lose 30 lbs without dieting at all. However, there
are many possible roads to Rome. In this article,
I’m going to outline some other natural ways to lose weight
that may help you. Some of these may help you, others may
not. The key though, is to try all of them and find what
works for you. Ready? Here we go!
In nature, animals drink water and that’s it. Human
beings, as usual, like to complicate things and create all kinds of
un-natural drinks to consume instead of water. Among the
worst of these are soft drinks like Coke and Pepsi. They
contain so many calories in the form of refined, concentrated sugar
that you can easily drink your entire daily caloric intake in one
sitting. What’s worse is that so many restaurants
these days offer bottomless refills, making it easy to
overindulge. Whenever possible, it is best to avoid this
glorified sugar water. Any kind of fruit juice would be
preferable, and plain old water is the best. If you really
feel like having a Coke, limit yourself to one glass. Pop
should be viewed as a treat, like chocolate cake. To lose
weight, you need to break yourself of the habit of having it with every
Always Eat Breakfast
The big problem with skipping breakfast is that people often find
themselves famished by the time 10 am rolls around. As a
result they often grab whatever they can, which usually means an
unhealthy choice like a pastry or doughnut. If you are rushed
for time in the morning, try grabbing a piece of fruit like an
apple. If you are just not that hungry first thing in the
morning, this might be a sign that you are eating too much too late in
the evening. In such a case try eating a smaller dinner, and
try eating it before 7pm.
Add a Serving Of Produce
To Each Meal
In the wild, many animals stay in tip top shape by eating only fruits
vegetables. In your heart of hearts, I bet that you know that
you should eat more fruits and vegetables too. Fruits and
Veggies are all nutrient rich, low cal, and filling. When you
eat a healthy serving of produce, you will feel fuller longer, and will
wide up eating less in the long run. The only caution here is
to go easy on the creamy dips, dressings, butter and cheese sauce that
can often accompany such meals. Also, with produce like
apples, always remember to eat the skin whenever possible.
The skin often contains lots of fiber and nutrients in it’s
Keep Healthy Frozen Meals
In a perfect world, you’d have the time to cook yourself a
healthy meal every night. However, the world we live in is
far from perfect, and we are often rushed. This is why we
often grab fast food as a last resort. To combat this
tendency, plan ahead for these hurried moments by having some healthy,
frozen meals available ready to go. If this saves you from
one trip to McDonald’s, it will be worth it.
Here’s an additional tip. If you buy your healthy
frozen meal from store, you will find that they often pretty skimpy on
the vegetables. Try to round out the meal by adding
a salad or some other fruit or vegetable.
Get Enough Sleep!
In the wild, animals sleep as much as they need to. The human
animal, unfortunately, constantly allows outside pressures to interfere
with his sleep schedule. Most people know that they could use
more sleep, although few understand the connection between proper sleep
and weight loss. The reason for this is that when you are
groggy due to lack of sleep, you will often try and make up for it by
grabbing a high calorie sugar food as a pick me up. When you
are feeling tired, you are also much more likely to skip whatever
workout regime you are on. This is why getting enough sleep
is one of the easiest ways to lose weight there is.
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