Wednesday, August 18, 2010

5 Simple diet/excercise free ways to lose weight

Here are some simple ways to lose or maintain your weight that I've researched. I'm going to try these myself. I hope it helps! :)

Snack Smart
You can help prevent overeating and maintain blood sugar levels by eating something about every three hours. Getting too hungry will backfire on your efforts to eat healthy and practice portion control. AIM FOR(we all know that know that no one is perfect, so even if you get an apple pie from Mcdonalds before you get ravenous it's better than getting that double quarter pounder later because you're starving) a healthful, satisfying snack, such as an apple and some reduced-fat cheddar cheese,or nuts. Eating more may seem counterintuitive, but smart snacking will help you lose weight. Eat every 2-3 hours.

Drink Ice-Cold Water
Water helps you lose weight in several ways: If you tend to have a problem with "water weight," drinking more water can help alleviate bloating. Replacing high-cal drinks such as soda with water cuts hundreds of calories. You shouldn't wait until you're feeling thirsty to drink water; thirst can be mistaken for hunger, causing you to overeat. Proper hydration improves your sense of well-being, which will keep up your motivation to lose weight.Ice cold water can help you lose weight because the body needs to heat up this cold water to digest it, this takes energy and burns calories you can burn 50-100 calories a day by drinking half a gallon of ice-cold water a day.

Say No To Diet Drinks
An 8 year study conducted by The University of Texas proves that their is a 41% increase in your risk of being overweight for every can or bottle of diet soda you drink because many diet drinks contain Phenylalanine which blocks the hormone seratonin, seratonin helps control if you must drink soda opt for the ones containing sugar or corn syrup.You're better off drinking 3 regular sodas than 1 diet soda (But I wouldn't recommend that ;)

Someone who only gets 5hrs of sleep a night is twice as likely to be overweight than someone who gets 8hrs of sleep a night.The body produces a hormone called grelin when you deprive it of sleep; grelin produces hunger, which means you eat more and when you eat more you gain more weight.

Add More Fiber To Your Diet
fiber in whole-grain foods and produce will help you feel fuller longer (which helps you control portions and avoid overeating) and as a result, lose weight.