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A Ten Weeks Approach To Diet

Submitted by Loring A. Windblad on February 22, 2010

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Most people have excess body fat due to an unhealthy diet and their main aim includes losing weight. A ten weeks approach to diet will also include making permanent changes in a person’s habits and adopting certain lifestyle changes. Reducing excess body fat can help a person in improving their health and also in increasing self confidence.
The first step to follow in one’s diet is to reduce one’s calories intake. For those who are trying to lose weight, it is essential to burn more calories on a daily basis than the amount consumed.

While extra calories can be burned through an exercise routine it is also vital to reduce one’s consumption levels. There are various calorie calculators to help establish the calorie levels per food item. Try increasing consumption of protein and fiber.

Both protein and fiber help to fill a person up thus helping them become less likely to revert to snacking.

When given a choice, always opt for those foods which have lean proteins. These can be found in fish, meats, low fat dairy products, and poultry.

Vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and fruits also contain a lot of fiber. Remember to drink plenty of water. Fluids are extremely important as this is the medium through which waste products are eliminated from the body.

It also helps to reduce hunger pangs and therefore it reduces binging. At times, people can actually be dehydrated by instead think that they are feeling hungry. Hence drinking 8 glasses of water a day or 64 ounces approximately is an essential requirement in anybody’s weight loss regime.

Another diet tip to follow includes eating several small meals throughout the day instead of three large meals. When a person eats large meals, it leads to a slowing down of the metabolism especially during the long periods that the body is going without food. Try dividing one’s calorie intake into five, six or seven small light meals instead of having three large meals. This will result in a higher metabolic rate during the course of the day and will be very beneficial to the individual. Thus this helps a person to lose weight much faster.

Another important point is to always remember to eat breakfast. For some individuals, better results are achieved if for breakfast they reduce carbs and eat more egg whites which contain proteins. Other recommendations include eating yogurt or protein shakes with fruit. An essential point is to try to remember not to drastically try to cut calories from one’s diet. This can eventually lead to problems like overeating and starvation.

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