Thursday, January 29, 2009

Your Eating Habits and Your Weight

The link between your eating habits and your weight should be obvious enough not to need any explanation anymore. The more you eat, the more you gain weight. That is, of course, unless you have enough physical activities to burn what you eat.

For people who love eating but don't have the will or the desire to work out, taking weight loss products like Xenical can be the easiest solution. But they never took the moment to think that maybe simple changes in their eating habits can help just as much is shedding those unwanted pounds.

To get you started, here are some simple eating habit changes you can try to start losing those excess pounds:

1.Drink water. Instead of chugging down on artificially flavored fruit juices or sodas, why not drink water instead? Water can help flush out excess fat and toxins in the body. It can also act as an all-natural appetite suppressant by giving your stomach a full feeling without the extra calories.

2.Lay off the fat. By fat, we mean saturated fat. The kind that contains tons of bad cholesterol that not only makes you pack on those extra pounds, but also increase your risks of various cardiovascular diseases. True that fried foods are really great tasting, but these things pump your body full of unhealthy calories that can be difficult to eliminate. Choose low to no-fat alternatives to your salad dressing and dairy products. You can also try changing the way you cook from frying to broiling, baking, or steaming. You should also choose lean meat cuts instead of the fatty parts.

3.Trim your serving proportions. Everybody's used to having their food served in large portions. This has made a lot of people forget what the normal serving size is supposed to be. Try cutting your serving sizes down by a quarter of what you usually eat. Do this until such a time when your body is used to eating in smaller portions.

4.Choose healthy snack items. The problem with cutting your normal serving sizes down is the hunger pangs that go with it. If you can't bear the hunger pangs, grab a bite to eat. But be mindful enough to choose healthy snack items like fruits instead of your usual burgers and chips.

It's understandable that changing your eating habits would not come easy. It will take a lot of discipline and even more will power to do so. Just keep in mind that you're doing this for your own health and that should be motivation enough to keep at it.

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