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Losing weight is not an easy proposition, even when you are eating all the right foods and are exercising adequately. There are times when you lose a pound every other day and times when you fail to lose a pound in even one week; however there are things that you can do to improve your situation.
ē Bring out the protein in your diet. Protein doesnít stimulate insulin so fat is burned instead of stored. Protein makes you feel fuller rather than hungrier so you actually eat less. Protein also builds muscle mass which improves your metabolic rate. A high metabolic rate burns calories faster and you lose weight faster.
ē Never forget to do exercises you can stick with. If you hate running, donít do that frequently as an exercise or you will easily get discouraged and will quit exercising altogether. At the very least, you should change up your exercises with those you like to do. You will feel more interested in exercise if you change up your routine and if you include weight training exercises, low intensity cardiovascular exercises and high intensity exercises.
ē Donít get discouraged. If you have a day or two where you just canít exercise or just donít want to eat healthy, donít despair and instead go right back to your weight loss program as soon as you can. Weight loss and maintaining that weight loss is a lifelong process and not just something you do for a couple of weeks to fit into a bikini or to look good for a reunion. Weight loss has to be a part of you and maintaining that weight loss must really be a part of you for the long haul.
ē Have a balance between protein, carbohydrates and some fats. Even though proteins are especially fat burning, your body needs healthy carbohydrates and some healthy fats as well. Pay attention to avoiding junk food and highly processed food and you should be able to eat a balanced, healthy diet for you and your family for life.
ē Healthy carbohydrates donít include sugared cereals, white bread and white rice. Instead stick with whole grains and green, fibrous vegetables which are high in firer and donít trigger your insulin response as quickly. Green fibrous vegetables include cauliflower, broccoli, green beans, celery and other fibrous, green vegetables. They tend to lower the insulin response, even when consumed along with starchy vegetables, like potatoes.
ē Keep the fat intake in your diet to a minimum and consider drinking skim milk rather than whole milk or even 2% milk as these only provide you with empty fat calories. Instead consider the fat from fresh fish that contains omega-3 fatty acids which have been found to be healthy for you.
There are many excellent ways to lose weight but crash dieting is not one of them. Follow these tips and you will be rewarded with sustained and excellent weight loss.