Healthy Weight

It’s Time to Ditch that Diet

Tips for Effective Weight Loss & Management

Identify what triggers over-eating for you.  Is it your mood, emotional conflicts, loneliness, food itself, STRESS?  Awareness is the first step to freedom.  So make it a priority to be on the lookout for the why’s of your over-eating. When you become aware of these triggers, you can better control, then eliminate them from your life.

Consume one-half ounce of water for every pound of body weight.  Water suppresses the appetite naturally and helps the body flush out toxins.  Conditions such as constipation, ulcers, acne, headaches, lapses in concentration and food allergies can indicate dehydration.   Put yourself on a water-drinking schedule. Dehydration is a leading cause of hospitalization in people over age 65.

    FYI:  Drinking more than ½ cup of water (or other liquid) with meals dilutes HCL (Hydrochloric Acid) which is essential for the breakdown of food.  Most fluids should be consumed 30 minutes to 1 hour after or just prior to meals ~ if you must have a liquid with your meals sip only.

Establish a nutritional balance of protein, carbohydrates and fats specifically designed for YOU!  A Cornell University study showed that when women were allowed to eat as much as they wanted, with the only restriction being that they had to consume low-fat foods, they lost weight!   Eating fatty foods encourages overeating because more needs to be consumed in order to maintain the body's natural storage of glucose. In other words, eating fat encourages fat!

Modify your behavior.  There is a strong relationship between hours of television watched and incidence of obesity.  Small gradual changes in behavior are more successful in achieving fitness and weight loss than trying to make changes all at once.

Visualize the New YOU!  We all have a mental picture of what we would like to look like.  Find a picture of the kind of body you want to have, cut it out and tape to your bedroom mirror.  Then find a head shot of yourself and paste it over the picture of the body you want.  Now you have an achievable goal.  Please be realistic.  This motivational technique has worked with numerous athletes and body builders.

Change your attitude.  Your attitude determines your altitude!  Forget the scale because it is not always an accurate indicator of the quality of body weight.  When you eat and exercise properly, heavier muscle mass begins to replace light fatty tissue.  You begin to feel better and look better as your body composition improves.

Exercise regularly.  Fat loss is 50 percent dependent on exercise and 50 percent dependent on food; it makes for wonderful twosome that works.  Exercise ~ especially aerobic ~ is absolutely imperative for rapid and permanent weight and fat loss.

Eat foods as close to their natural state with minimum preservatives and additives as possible.   There are over 2,800 FDA approved additives with another 10,000 additives being "incidental" to the agriculture and food processing industry. Stay away from anything in a can, bottle or package with a long shelf life.  Food spoils!  Avoid food substitutes such as Olestra (fake fat), margarine (fake butter) and hydrogenated oil (fake oil) which are alien to the body and can cause serious long-term health problems

Natural supplements of high quality, such as the Factor Series, balances the nutritional needs of the body. Do not waste your hard-earned money on low quality supplements.  There are several grades of supplements, and only the best will do in terms of bio-availability and bio-activity.  "You get what you pay for."

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