Healthy Ways to Lose Weight - Plans and Information
There are so many different ways to lose weight but you should always use the diet plans and information that you can easily blend into your present lifestyle. If you try something that's just not feasible for you, you will probably only fail in your weight loss attempts.
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You see, everyone is unique. Everyone gains and loses weight differently. Knowing how your body responds to the demands of daily life can help you create better health and wellness that's achievable for you.
To Lose Weight....
To lose weight more efficiently, try to eat slowly. Very slowly... Breathe deeply, slow down your pace, taste every bite, and enjoy your food! When you slow down, you will be much less likely to overeat. When was the last time you can honestly say you sat down and really thought about the food you were eating? We seem to get used to just 'eating', and forget to taste how good it really is.
You will also learn more about the texture(s) of the foods you eat. When you eat a strawberry slowly for example, the small seeds in them become much larger and crunchier. Feel the consistency of food on your tongue. How does it really taste?
Food was originally meant to provide nourishment for the body. It helps keep your engine running so you can GO! It gives your body and cells more energy so they can perform properly. Food should be enjoyed, appreciated, and celebrated! You will find that tasting your food and chewing thoroughly is one of the easiest and best ways to lose weight!
When I was a child, we had chewing contests at the dinner table while we ate! I had siblings, who with me, were expected to see how long we could chew each bite! Whoever chewed their food the longest won the contest! Guess what the prize was?
Well, nothing. We didn't win anything materialistic. We just 'won'! That's all!
The real prize that we 'got', we really didn’t understand or 'get' at the time. That prize was simply 'good digestion'. I have rarely had indigestion my whole life because I learned at an early age to chew my food a lot!
Many people think that digestion starts in the tummy but it actually starts with enzymes in your saliva. You'll have better digestion if you eat more slowly too. Starting digestion the right way is necessary for you to feel healthy and unbloated. When you have good digestion, you also have good elimination, which makes it one of the best ways to lose weight!
My mom sure knew a lot more than she let on! She knew that one of the best ways to lose weight is to eat slowly. Your digestive process starts in your salivary glands. The mixture of food and saliva prepare food for further digestion in the gastric juices of your stomach.
When you don’t chew your food properly, you are setting yourself up for a variety of stress on all your major bodily functions. When your body is stressed, you won't lose weight!
1) You should realistically chew food at least 50 times per mouthful!
2) If you are a cancer patient or a cancer patient in recovery, you should chew your food 100-200 times per mouthful!
Additionally, it takes your brain at least twenty minutes to catch up with the contents in your stomach. When you eat too fast, you never give your brain a chance to recognize the feelings of fullness until it's too late. It can also give you a big fat stomach ache!
Moreover, chewing your food properly helps you feel full faster! The faster you eat, the less you notice you are getting full, and then BAM! You realize (ding, ding, ding) you're full. You are much more likely to overeat if you eat fast! Make sense?
Don’t you remember as a child how you would mess around with your food at the dinner table and either eat really slowly, play with your food, or not eat too much at all? Do you remember why?
It was probably because you were thinking of going back outside and playing or finishing up your homework or talking to your friends on the phone! Food was not your main focus, therefore you ate slower and you ate less. (Unless you were totally bored, and boredom can make you gain weight just thinking about it!)
Food is supposed to be ingested slowly. How can you expect to lose weight if you are eating at the speed of light? It is better not to eat at all, than to eat too quickly!
Eat food in an orderly and relaxed environment. If you eat out at a really nice restaurant, they extend the meal over several hours. Not so? They serve you a bit here, and a bit there, and by the end of the meal, guess what? You are really full!
That's the same principle that I am talking about! You need to enjoy your food and STOP stuffing your face! Don’t add another mouthful of food until you have finished the one that is already in there! That's one thing I constantly have to remind my son about. He forgets sometimes and stuffs more food into his mouth, before he has finished chewing what's he's already eating.
I have been preaching to him since he was a toddler; 'to eat slowly and enjoy your food'. One day he will remember by himself, but until then I am determined to be the 'harp queen'.
Don't WOLF your food! After all, you are not a werewolf! As my own dear mom used to say: 'You are not going to a FIRE so slow down!' Chewing your food properly is not rocket science, but is still one of the best ways to lose weight!
One of the easiest ways to lose weight is to simply cut your food up into smaller bite-sized pieces. It makes you 'think' you have more food. You can actually 'see' it.
This optical illusion tricks you into thinking you've got more food on your plate when you actually don't. Your stomach will feel fuller from eating such a 'large' meal, when all you really did was cut your food up into smaller pieces. Use this 'brain trick' to help you lose weight often!
When you are through eating, do something worthwhile! You will burn off those extra calories by moving! It's also good to know how many calories you will need to give up to lose weight and figure out how you're going to do that - be it from cutting back on consumption or getting into an exercise program - or both.
If you have a hard time eating slowly, you may want to think about eating a protein bar or something substantial before you consume meals. This will help you eat less at meal times and help curb your appetite naturally.
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