Do’s And Don’ts Of Weight Loss

It’s not really as simple as a tomato on a fork

In this quick post, the Do’s and Don’ts of weight loss are going to be discussed. For those who are too confused with all the information out there about losing weight and getting fit, this post will set you on the right path hopefully as the internet is filled with information that is not good for your health even though they might actually get you to lose weight.

Losing weight is not the only priority that one should have when it comes to looking good and getting healthy. One should lose weight as safely as possible. Slower and safer weight loss is long lasting and the weight you lose is the weight that has a very slim chance of coming back. In the case of losing weight at an unsafe and fast pace, there is a big chance of regaining the weight that you would lose.

All the different methods of losing weight in a healthy way have been discussed before, right now some DO’s and Don’ts will be mentioned in order to ensure that you remain clear in your mind about how to lose weight no matter which new method comes out next weekend to lose weight fast or slow. Here they are

  • Weigh yourself often. People who succeed at losing weight are not afraid of weighing themselves regularly. How regularly? It all comes down to your own preferences but you must weigh yourself at least twice every month. Some people like to weigh themselves once a week or twice a week. Some like to weight themselves once every day. It all depends on you and what gives you more motivation to continue to work hard in order to lose weight and get fit. Research has shown that people who do weigh themselves often tend to lose weight more efficiently and are able to keep that weight off as well.
  • One other thing that you should be aware of is that if you want to lose weight you do not really have to cut back on all the fat that you can find in your diet. You only need to get rid of saturated fats which are bad for your health. You need to reduce the amount of fat in your diet. But do not completely remove it as research has shown that fats can help you feel fuller after eating and hence you can easily cut down the calories you get from desserts and seconds. And besides, your body does need some form of fat in order to function properly. The best way to do this is to remove butter and processed foods from your diet. Replace them with olive oils, fish, tofu and may be some nuts (be careful, nuts can be loaded with calories so take them in small amounts).
  • One other no brainer for people who want to lose weight is that, you should drink lots of water before your meals. Your every meal. That will help you fill up and will make you eat less. Studies have shown that people who drink water before their meals lose more weight than those who did not drink any water before their meals. There also have been studies where it has been shown that cold chilled water can help you eat a lot less, can increase your metabolism and burn up some fat too. Not to mention that water helps you stay hydrated and when you drink lots of water, your kidney store less of it at any given moment and thus your water weight also reduces.

Do check back later for another post on the DO’s and Don’ts of losing weight and keeping  yourself healthy.

Flat Belly – More Things To Do And Tips For Flat Belly

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Bad stuff if you want a flat belly


One of the other things that you should know about getting flat belly is that substituting diet drinks for regular drinks is not going to do you much good.

Many people have this misconception and let me tell you now that it can be a very dangerous one as far as losing weight and having a flat belly is concerned. It will slow you down considerable in reaching your desired goals.

In order to have a flat belly and lose weight, you must reduce your sugar intake and soft drinks including diet drinks are the number one source of sugar in most people diets.

More sugar means more extra useless empty calories. So you must cut them down in order to lose weight and cut down on your waistline.

Don’t just stop at sugar know that high fructose corn syrup is equally bad  and can cause obesity and make flat belly a distant dream.

Flat Belly Diet Sodas

Though I am not going to go all sergeant Frank on you. There is some controversy over whether diet sodas help you in losing weight or not (if you switch from regular to diet, not take one of them independently) . Some researchers have suggested that diet sodas might help while others have suggested that they do not have a considerable effect on the  weight of a particular person.

Currently there is no conclusive answer to this question but what is conclusive is that you should cut off these sodas altogether if you want to lose weight and cut down on the belly fat.

I will have more tips on how to cut down your belly fat in future. In fact, tomorrow I am going to go over a very important tip on how to cut down belly fat. For now you should remember that losing weight and cutting down belly fat are not the same thing though both of these objectives have areas that overlap with each other. Stay tuned for more on flat belly.

How to Get a Flat Belly

There is no magic formula here. While losing weight automatically gives you a flat belly, sometimes you just want that extra bit of fat off your belly.

For that to happen you are going to have to know some facts and I am going to mention those in the following sentences.

Fatty foods such as butter, cheese and meats are the biggest cause why people have big stomachs, meaning some huge bellies, right? Wrong. That is not the only reason. Every time you over eat, you run the risk of having a fat belly. Fat belly is related to the amount of calories you intake, how you take them matters little when it comes to losing weight and getting a flat belly.

Genetics, diet and age all play a crucial role in belly fat but you must clean out your diet before you reduce it. Yes, it is that hard. Having a flat belly is a rare thing even for some very fit people otherwise.

You need to eat healthy and you need to eat less. You also need to exercise in order to have a flat belly. You need to increase the amount of calories you take in from vegetables and fruits. You need to reduce fats from your diet.

It goes without saying that you need to stay away from alcohol if you want to remain fit and away from diseases (not to mention some humiliating social moments). Alcohol damages the body a lot and one of its harmful effects are also seen on your waistline.

Also remember that not all fats are made equal. The worst type of fat is trans fat. It not only increases the fat on your stomach but encourages the body to store fat in the belly area rather than some place else in the body. Stay away from things like margarine, pastries, cookies and crackers. These get a big no when it comes to having a flat belly.

You also need to eat some super foods which burn off fat from the belly. Before I name them, you must know that you need to exercise no matter what if you want to have a flat belly. Foods such as green tea and blueberries help a lot in burning off fat from your stomach and hence giving you a flat belly.

Watch out for another post in which I will consider and mention some more ways you can flatten your bellies out with.

High Protein Diet For Weight Loss? Pros And Cons Part 3


 Let me help you guys with the selection of foods in your high protein diet. When you are thinking about high protein diet, do not just think about red meat and chicken. It amazes me how many people, upon hearing the words high protein diet, never think about fish as being a high protein food. Most of us just revel to the fact that we will get to eat all the steak and chicken we want when he get on a high protein diet (which is not true in any case).

Remember, probably the best form of protein is fish (along with egg protein), chicken and other poultry do pack a lot of protein but if you can tolerate and actually like fish then you will be getting a lot of protein with a lot less fat. Dark meat gives you a lot of fat if you are not careful with your cuts as I discussed in the previous post but with white meat, every cut is a super cut.

To lower the calories that are in fish (which are already a lot less than what you would get for a similar amount of proteins from red and dark meat) you can use the skinless variety. You do not need to eat the skin of the fish which is bursting with saturated fat, which is obviously not good for your health.

Remember, you must also choose your fish wisely. Try to buy fillets but they can be expensive. So buy the fish which is from the sea and is fresh, which would not be possible if you do not live near a sea itself. The only problem I faced while eating fish was that it was difficult to make its smell go away from its meat. You do have to work hard to make is scentless. The easy way is to buy processed one and the hard way (which is the better way) is to do it yourself buy applying lemon on the white meat which you want to cook and eat. That will make its smell go away in about 30 minutes.


High Protein Diet For Weight Loss? Pros And Cons


There is no such thing as a single High Protein diet. High Protein diet comes in many shapes and forms. That obviously means that not all high protein diets are created equal. Each high protein diet has got its own positives and negatives. That is simply nature and this is something the readers need to accept that there is no perfect diet which can cause weight loss. There will always be some benefits of a particular diet and some harms. More often than not, these harms are almost negligible.

As a general rule (there is a general rule for everything and then there is real life which follows no general rule), the best forms of high protein diets are the ones which are low in fat and moderate in carbohydrates (being high in protein goes without saying as that is a preliminary) rather than high  in fats and low in carbohydrates. This combination is of absolute importance as that determines how rapidly you lose weight when and if you get on a high protein diet.

Number one dish for the perfect high protein diet is the good old steak. Nothing represents a good high protein diet than a nice big juicy steak of fresh meat. The key to gaining maximum benefit from a steak is to choose the cuts wisely. Choose the most lean cut available and you can be sure that you are getting the most amounts of proteins for the least amount of fats.

In fact, if you choose your meat with some thought then you can have the same amount of protein for a beef cut as you would have with a skinless (yes skinless) chicken breast with barely more saturated fat. That is awesome if you think a little deep about it as the protein in beef (and mutton) is of much higher quality than chicken.