Healthy Diet Snacks and Metabolism

Contrary to many popular beliefs, no food doesn’t necessarily mean no weight gain at all. In one of the alternative therapies talk, I learned that yo-yo dieting id something to avoid as it doesn’t do your metabolism a favor. Instead, healthy diet snacks are the way to go if you want to keep a healthy metabolic rate.

[DFR::455600165-7669-ss|align_right_1]When you put your body into a starvation mode, it will conserve energy by burning calories slower to compensate for less food. In order to increase metabolism, eat your breakfast. Research has shown that eating breakfast can increase metabolic rate by 10%. Then the next question will be: Are you eating a healthy breakfast? Keep your breakfast healthy with sugar free cereals, wholegrain bread or fruit to start your day.

[DFR::455600167-7669-ss|align_left_1]So before blaming your extra pounds on a ‘slow metabolic rate’, think about what you are doing to your metabolic rate. Healthy and regular snacks can avoid getting into the ‘over hungry’ scenario and ensure that your metabolism works well. My friend used to keep a few diet snacks in her mmf drawer so that she can get a good mix of carbs and protein. This is sure better than overeating when you become ‘over hungry’. Choose healthy diet snacks if weight loss is your goal and be sure to keep them small too.

11 Simple Natural Weight Loss Tips

Moving into the third week of the New Year, I’m making some adjustments to my health goals. All these years, I have been learning alot about holistic treatment and natural health and along the way, I will try out some methods to see if they work. In all my efforts, there are some generic facts that most of us should keep in mind, especially when it comes to natural weight loss.

For those who are seeking for answers and ways to lose weight naturally, I thought I would list down 11 simple and natural weight loss tips for your consideration:

[DFR::455600136-7669-ss|align_right_1]1. How about eliminating one tablespoon of fat a day. By doing that, you will lose 10 pounds in a year. Astounding, isn’t it?

2. Consume more fruits, at least twice a day.

3. Pick up an aerobic exercise- working out a minimum of 30 minutes three times a week. This means any exercise that increases your breathing and heart rate. Some suggestions include walking, Pilates, jumping on the rebounder…etc. Consult your doctor before embarking on any strong physical exercise if you have any health concerns.

4. Give yourself a reward (excluding a gourmet one!) for every 5 pounds lost.[DFR::456367391-6374-ss|align_left_1]

5. Bring a healthy lunch to work at least three times a week or consider ordering healthy meal plans.

6. Start strength training twice a week as your fitness improves. Building muscle increases your metabolism and forces your body to use fat, not muscle, when you’re cutting back on calories. Cut down on carbohydrates and stick to lean white meat and fish, and you will notice vast improvements here.

7. Avoid eating while watching television.

[DFR::zenitrim-fat-trapper-reduce-appetite-to-lose–2978|align_right_1]8. Learn low-fat, low-calorie cooking for your meals.

9. Eat breakfast daily. This suppresses the appetite for most of the day and provides fuel for the brain while at work or looking after the kids! You will feel better and have more energy all day if you eat a low fat cereal in the morning.

10. Keep healthful diet snacks at home and at work.

11. Shop for food when you are not hungry, and use a shopping list.

With these simple and natural ways to lose weight, I hope it’s a good start for you. It’s alright to search out the best colon cleanse or some weight loss supplements but without making a change in your lifestyle, your weight loss efforts won’t last for very long. It’s only the first month of the year – get started and don’t procrastinate.

Natural Weight Loss in Creative Ways

Whether it’s 2009 or 2010, a new year is a great time to renew your commitment to natural weight solutions and help you shape up for better health. The thing is, natural weight loss options doesn’t have to be boring or difficult.

[DFR::455600136-7669-ss|align_right_1]There are many activities you can enjoy while keeping those calories down and what more, they can do carried out any time of the year. For instance, spring is the perfect time to get the garden going and this activity helps to tone muscles and burn up additional calories. How about getting active on the weekends and stop sleeping in? Get out and go for a walk or play some games with your family or friends – basketball, frisbee or cycling, there are so much you can do.

[DFR::455600165-7669-ss|align_right_1]If you don’t like vigorous activities, consider taking a walking vacation. There are so many beautiful places to visit so get out and explore….and your legs will get a terrific tone-up as you go shopping! Give your house a good clean up – scrub your Grohe faucets, floors, repaint your patio and clean up the garage.

[DFR::455600146-7669-ss|align_right_1]Getting involved in social charities and activities which require your help with gardening and odd jobs such as painting, handiwork and maintenance can be a good way to keep you trimmed naturally. Spend more time playing with the kids in the garden and build a closer relationship with each other. Losing weight naturally can become part of family activities.

Natural weight loss is not just about diet and weight loss programs. Be creative and make a change in your lifestyle.