Monday, November 20, 2006

10 Weight loss free tips

1) I would like to pass along a tip that I learned from a diet organization & website where I just
went through. First thing every morning have two tablespoons of lemon juice in
eight ounces of water. The water can be cold or hot or anywhere in between.
Of course, you sweeten it with an artificial sweetener. Apparently, citrus is
Mother Nature's diuretic, and when drinking so many fluids, it helps keep one
from retaining them.At that time, we were taught that "Minute Maid" frozen
lemon juice (found in any grocery store's frozen juice department) was the
best as it had no preservatives or additives. I still do this every morning
that it is at all possible. Sometimes, especially when traveling, one does not
wish to make too many rest stops, or the pure unsweetened lemon juice is not
readily available. In either case, it's up to the individual.

2) put on my workout suit (difference from the casual clothes I put on after
arriving home from work) around 8:30 p.m. That motivates and remind me that
after the children are bath and in bed. It's time to treat myself to working
out. And no matter how tired I am having on the workout suit helps.

3) In response to suggestion that you chew gum to relieve the need to chew, I disagree. I have read and
been told that chewing gum merely stimulates the gastric juices. The saliva that
is produced while chewing goes down to the stomach, thus fooling the stomach
into thinking there is food to be digested. In my opinion and others, this
merely causes you to be hungrier. I advise people drink a class of water or
chew on (fine) ice

4)(A)The Diabetic Diet is a great, health, easy way to diet. Ask your doctor
what he recommends and chances are it will be this one. It isn't just for
diabetics, but it does keep you HEALTHY while you diet.
(B) To figure out how many calories to have per day, take your target weight
and multiple by 13 if you are not active, 15 if you are moderatly active, and
17 if very active. This will provide you with the correct calories to eat per
day to support the weight you WANT to be. The extra weight will eventually go

5) Just moving around burns calories. Maximize this potential by doing little
things all day. Instead of an elevator, take the stairs or my favorite, get a
long phone cord so that you can pace around while talking.

6)Drink plenty of water, especially cold water (i.e., with ice or from the
refrigerator). The body cannot use the water until it is warmed up to your body
temperature. The colder the water, the more energy the body must use to warm
the water, thus burning more calories.

7) In the line of 'eat slowly' to elaborate--Give your brain a chance to find
out that your stomach has received food. When you eat too fast you may think
you want more food, and the result is often painful.By eating at a calmer
pace, you let the brain know that the body has received food and you are much
less apt to want more; besides, food is to be enjoyed, not snarfed down like
a Vitamin C pill!

8) Eating small portions really does work for weight loss except you still
feel hungry because you see the small portions on your dinner plate. A
suggestion that was given to me was to eat your meals on a sandwich or dessert
plate.If your mind see's a full plate, it will register a full serving and you
don't seem to be as hungry when you're finished.

9)Fiber is excellent for weight loss and healthy too. Not only does it make
you feel full, it encourages bowel evacuation which cleans out your system. I
keep prunes on hand as well as Citricel (look for the fibers that don't en-
courage gas formation) and the health food stores now carry lots of very good
internal cleansers. All these work hand-in-hand with all that H2O you will be
drinking. And we have all read the scarey stuff out about colon cancer.Fiber
is linked with a reduced risk of colon cancer.

10) Here's a tip that the doctor told me: When ever you get cravings for some-
thing that you have no business with while you are on a it, because
if you don't,you`ll probably eat up the whole refrigerator.