Sunday, April 12, 2009

Cool tips to loose weight

1. Schedule 'workout' in your daily planner: Make exercise an important commitment and write it down in your planner so that you are more likely to keep the 'appointment'. It is also a good idea to keep tabs on your workout progress so that you are motivated to continue exercising
2. Include the dynamic duo: cardiovascular exercise and strength — training – The cardiovascular exercises (eg. walking) help burn calories; the strength training exercises boost metabolic rate and help shape-up. Hiring a qualified trainer may help you plan your exercise routine based on your goals.
3. Take exercise breaks: Take exercise breaks, regularly. You could stretch mid-morning, or take a walk at lunchtime, or climb up the stairs when you get the opportunity.
4. Take breaks to deep breathe: Whenever you are angry or stressed, relax and take deep breaths instead of binging on food.
5. Weigh yourself once a week: This way you can gauge the smallest fluctuations in your weight and prompt you to get back into action.
6. Plan ahead: Avoid eating when you are bored. Instead think of a new stimulation, a new goal or a new sense of achievement.
7. Hydrate yourself: Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water a day and eat high water content foods like watermelon, oranges, pineapples etc.
8. Fuel right: Respect the body's internal clock and metabolism and fuel your body right and it will perform better as well as help you slim down.
9. Separate food from television: You tend to eat mindlessly when you watch television. Control portion size and make better food choices.
10. Make lighter food choices when possible: Eat egg white instead of the whole egg, whole-grain, instead of refined products and low-fat instead of full fat. Did you know?: Skimmed milk gets 5% of its calories from fat, while whole milk gets 51% from fat.

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