in Health / Weight Loss (submitted 2012-06-19)
To lose weight you do not have to go strict diet or start exercising more. It can be achieved smartly also by taking in care what you are eating and adding some foods that will help in weight loss.
Drink lemon juice:
Drinking lemon juice helps in reducing weight. Lemon contains vitamin C in abundance and that helps in reducing weight. Vitamin C helps in increasing metabolism in the body hence food gets digested quickly. It utilizes the extra fat stored in the body and prevents excess fat from getting accumulated. It has this outstanding quality of eliminating the deposited fats and carbohydrates from the body that will eventually help you lose weight naturally.
ADD apple in your diet:
Apples are nature’s gift to those who wish to lose weight. It has less then 20 cal in a apple so it will not harm your diet. Start your day with an apple. Apples are also recommended to be eaten before lunch or dinner. They contain pectin, which is known for filling your stomach. This will prevent you from over eating and help you to lose weight naturally.
Research shows that green tea helps in burning about 70-80 extra calories per day. It improves your metabolism.
Soups act as filler:
Try to include soup in your diet. It acts as filler. Make sure you include healthy vegetables like green leafy vegetables, tomatoes, beans, garlic, ginger, and even fat free chicken in place of cream, butter and other oily substances. Then will help you have a healthy lifestyle.
Eat more of salads:
Having salads is a marvelous way to stay healthy, prevent putting on extra fat, and increase the consumption of fiber. Add green leafy vegetables to your salad that will provide you with the required amount of proteins and other nutrients.
Reduce sugar consumption:
Reduce sugar intake as much as possible. It adds a lot of empty calories to your diet. It also increases sugar and insulin level, which causes your body to begin storing and stop burning fat. Hence, reduce your sugar consumption.
The best exercises for weight reduction are ones that use the entire body. This includes the large muscle groups in the legs and hips. Endurance exercises like walking, jogging and bike riding are especially good in this regard. Start modestly and build up your endurance.
When you use your entire body large numbers of calories are burned and your metabolism is increased significantly. You get leaner. You become a fat burning machine. Doesn’t that sound good?
To get the most out of the exercise try and work up to over half an hour each session. The more time you spend being active the more likely the body will turn to fat as its source of energy. If you exercise only for a few minutes the body tends to rely on glucose for its energy needs.