Tomatoes And Weight Loss?

First off. Tomato is a fruit and not a vegetable. A lot of people confuse this but it is a fruit. Anyway. This fruit contains lots of Vitamic C (which is pretty useful if you have a flu) and citrimalicoxalic acids which give a vital boost to your metabolism.

The best thing about eating tomatoes is that, they help the kidneys to get rid of large amounts of fats inside your body which makes you thin and a lot less heavy.

As with any wonder food tomatoes are low on calories (about 32 in an average sized tomato) and have high quantities of fiber. Thus tomatoes help you in your digestive system and help you to lose weight.

There are lots of ways to eat tomatoes apart from eating it raw. You can slice them up, use them in your salads and in your curries of all sorts.

I know it is hard to eat healthy all the time. But, when you are trying to lose some weight, then there is no choice but to eat healthy most of the time if not all the time.

Natural Weight Loss solutions

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There are many weight loss solutions that can help you loose weight but at what cost? Some make you eat nothing for days and those solutions which do allow you to eat, put you on a ridiculous diets.

There are weight loss solutions that tell you to buy pills and machines of all sort. Surgery as a weight loss solution is not uncommon now a days.

Not to say that these are necessarily bad for your health but if you want to loose weight naturally or just do not feel like spending a lot of money (though health is wealth, remember that) then try these two cool solutions that will have you shed pounds within days or even after the first session.

The Benefits of exercise are obvious

The most common reason why people do not exercise or hate to exercise is because of two reasons:

1. They do exercise to make up for the food they want to eat. Lots of food and bad food. Most people do not want to give up eating a lot of food and thus try exercise as something that will allow them to eat a lot.

This will never work. The amount of calories that you burn during exercise is far far less if you eat a lot after doing your workout. This is not to discourage you from doing exercise, just stating the facts.

Loosing weight can be made a hell a lot easy if you can incorporate in your lifestyle a healthy exercise routine and healthy foods in reasonable amounts.

No amount of exercise will help you to loose weight if you keep on eating like a pig. Make exercise as a fun activity for yourself in order to stay healthy and avoid all the heart related diseases that can harm you if you do not exercise.

Think about the benefits you will have if you exercise daily. Think about how good you would feel, how much better you would sleep and how much more energy you would have, if you exercise daily. 20 minutes, should not be too much for anyone. Even for Bill Gates, so saying that you do not have time, is as lame an excuse as there is.

Experiment with different diets to find out which suits you the best

There are tons of diets or as many people call them “weight loss solutions”  (not DIETS in the traditional sense, but as something, like change the amount of food groups you eat in your daily diet to something else) and you should have a look around to see which do you enjoy the most and think that you can maintain for longer period of time and then stick to it.

For example, for a Mediterranean die use olive oil and stuff like that which are healthy for your body. Eat more vegetables, consume less meat, preferably 2 or 3 times a month or once a week if you cannot resist it.

Try to eat more fish. Legumes are a good source of proteins as well. May be you are just one of those people who get bored easily and cannot stick to one type of diet for too long.

The obvious solution to that is, you keep on changing to different diets to keep yourself motivated and excited to loose weight and develop a solution for yourself which will allow you to maintain that weight.

Remember, a good weight loss solutions not only does allows you to loose weight in a healthy way but also it allows you to maintain that weight for the rest of your life.

That is why not every weight loss solution will work on you. Neither it should, every weight loss solution should be tailored according to your own habits, your body and your goals.

How to get Super fit Fast

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If you are in a bad shape then obviously you have to loose weight. To loose weight you need a weight loss solution, more like, weight loss solutions as there are many ways to loose weight. Many ways that work and even more many that don’t. One consequence of loosing weight is getting fitter.

So here are the ways, you can use to loose weight and get super fit:

Set Goals:

Without goals you cannot (or should not) even begin to think about success in any walk of life, whether it be getting good grades or the more relevant, loosing weight. You have got to set realistic goals. Goals give you energy and give you a purpose.

Fulfilling those goals gives satisfaction and happiness that we all want in our lives. Make your goals a must have rather than a should have. Don’t say you should loose weight. Rather it should be, you MUST loose weight. Make strong goals and then back them up with strong will and strong consistent action.

Plan your Goals:

Setting goals is just not good enough. You have to plan your goals, down to the last inch. The more specific you are, the better. So to get super fit, I usually recommend this:

For Beginners:

20 minute walk or light jog 3 days a week meaning, do carido on alternate days and do weight training in the days between them.

For Intermediate:

Cardio six days a week of 30 minutes each and weight training (usually biceps and chest for begginer, 2 sets and 12 reps of each part) 3 days a week to go along with your cardio.


Follow this HIIT(high intensity interval training) routine for 3 to 4 days a week :

10 minutes light jog at 50 percent of your max speed

then 7 to 10 intervals of  max speed like this:

Interval 1

30 seconds of 80-90 percent max sprint, followed by 50 percent max speed  for 30 seconds

Repeat this two step sequence 7 to 10 times.

Be Consistent:
You cannot loose weight or even gain muscle if you are not consistent in doing what needs to be done to loose weight. You need to consistently do work on your diet and on your body by exercising. You can expect to see a difference in yourself  ATLEAST after a month of consistent action, not before.

Some of the ways you can get consistent is obviously to develop a strong will and pick yourself up on days you don’t feel like exercising or eating a good diet. Tell other people about your goals. That will certainly get you up for exercise and the right diet everyday when you know that people are noticing you.

Be accountable

I am not against CHEAT DAYS but in the end it all comes down to you. If you keep on sabotaging yourself by eating your prohibited foods excessively in secret, then you are not going anywhere. You need to be honest with yourself. Take your actions day by day.

What you eat today and what you exercise today affects your body for today and what you eat and exercise tomorrow affects your body for tomorrow. So don’t think that 3 days of good eating habits and exercise gives you the freedom of binging the next 3 days.