How to Lose Weight Naturally Without Diet Pills

Saw this awhile ago over the internet while searching for some interesting things. This somehow caught my attention. After reading this article, I immediately thought of Xian. I would surely let him read this. 😉

This was actually written by a former competitive bodybuilder and personal trainer. It’s a step by step instructions on how to lose weight and keep it off. So here it goes. Read on! 🙂

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First of all, most of us treat our pets better than ourselves. You wouldn’t give your pet doughnuts and coffee for a meal, would you?

In order to lose weight and keep it off, you must change your lifestyle. There are two key components to losing weight and keeping it off — diet and exercise.

DIET

  • First and foremost, in order to lose weight you must eliminate enriched white flour and sugar. I know this is tough, but you must read all labels. Sucrose, fructose, and glucose are basically sugar.
  • For all of your bread needs, use whole wheat or whole grain.
  • You can substitute sugar with honey, but go lightly.
  • Eat lots of fruits and vegetables.
  • When you are craving sweets, eat fruit.
  • Drink 6 to 8 ounce glasses of water daily.
  • Do not skip meals. When you go more than 6 hours between meals, your brain thinks you are starving and tells your body to slow down and start storing fat. That will not help you lose weight.
  • Don’t eliminate protein from your diet. Good sources of protein are skim milk, chicken, turkey, fish and eggs.
  • Good vegetables are broccoli, green beans, English peas, carrots, spinach, and any green leafy salad.
  • I prefer 6 small meals a day.
    • For example:

    • BREAKFAST = 1 bowl of oatmeal, 1 8 oz glass of skim or low fat milk, 1 8 oz glass of orange juice (I alternate two boiled eggs with 2 slices of whole wheat toast every other day)
    • MID-MORNING SNACK = 1 apple, 1 8 oz glass of water
    • LUNCH = tuna fish or turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread, 1 8 oz glass unsweetened tea, 1 serving unsweetened applesauce. If you are craving chips, eat carrot or celery sticks instead.
    • MID-AFTERNOON SNACK = 1 orange, 1 8 oz glass of water
    • DINNER = grilled chicken breast, salad (light on salad dressing), broccoli, 1 8 oz glass of skim milk
    • EVENING SNACK = 1 small bunch of grapes, 1 8 oz glass of water
  • Try to eliminate white and/or yellow vegetables eg. potatoes, corn, squash, hominy, etc.
  • Please be sure to drink 6 to 8 glasses of water throughout the day. Drinking lots of water alone can help you lose weight.

EXERCISE

  • Exercise is just as important as diet in order to lose weight.
  • Start slow and work up to 30 minutes of low impact exercise 3 to 5 times per week.
  • This can be walking, cycling, swimming, or use a rowing, elliptical, stair-master machine.

Just a reminder, always seek medical attention before changing your lifestyle. Well I guess diet pills are NOTt always the answer in losing weight. Watcha think? Hope this helps! Good luck! 😀

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