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Healthy Diet Tips

For those who want to lose weight and achieve optimal health, it can therefore be difficult to know where to start.

From the Atkins diet to the South Beach diet, from low fat diets to low carb diets, there are many options for weight loss plans. Also, given conflicting information about what works best, it can be difficult to decide what to do.

For those who have tried many diet plans without success, it becomes more difficult and frustrating. Many people forget that a diet may work for their friends, but it won't work for them. This is not necessarily because the diet is "bad", but because each body reacts differently.

However, there is a way to lose weight that's easy, fast, and doesn't involve deprivation or calorie counting.

It's important to get some insight into body genetics and why weight loss can be difficult before you start with weight loss tips.

At the start of any diet, it's important to keep in mind that everyone's body type is different. Some people are short and fat, while others are tall and thin. Some have broad hips and shoulders, others are short and very muscular. Genetics can determine a person's body shape and natural shape, just like eye color, hair color, skin color, etc.

The good news is that genetics does not determine whether a person will be fat or not, but it will determine their body shape.

This means that not every woman can expect to be tall and thin like a Hollywood actress or a model like Tyra Banks. Not all men can expect to be big and muscular like The Rock. The real goal,is to achieve a weight that is comfortable for your body shape and that you feel comfortable with.

That said, why are people overweight? I have listed the ten most common reasons below:

1. Slow metabolism

- Overweight people find it difficult to "burn" their food intake. As a result, fat is stored in the body, not used.

2. Emotional eating

- Those who struggle with weight often eat when they are stressed or when other emotional upheavals occur in their lives.

3. Hormonal Imbalance

- This is especially true for women (complex creatures like us!).

4. Food portion

- We can all be guilty of a syndrome that I call "unnecessary greed". So pay attention to this portion size.

5. Accumulation of toxins in the body

- It can be due to too much junk food, sweets, carbonated drinks and too much coffee, all of these can be the cause.

6. Eating too late

- Eating late at night can make food more easily broken down into fat and make it harder to sleep.

7. High sensitivity to growth hormone

- This is a hormone given to animals to help them grow faster and bigger. Some meats and dairy products may contain residual growth hormone.

These hormones can sometimes lead to increased fat storage.

8. No breakfast

- It really makes your metabolism sluggish and sluggish.

9. Many Diets

- Switching from one diet to another has a negative impact on the metabolism and makes losing weight much more difficult.

10. Food

- The reasons why are extraordinary and beyond the scope of this article.

Here are simple steps to easy weight loss

Now that there is a better understanding of body genetics and why people tend to be overweight, here are my tips for losing weight quickly and easily.

1. Set Goals

Having goals is one of the most important things you can do when working to loose weight. Try to make sure that your goals are aggressive but can be achieved. If you are frustrated early in the dieting process by unrealistic goals you are much more likely to give up. However, challenges are always going to inspire us to achieve greater things in life. If you can find a 'weight loss partner' in order to have a little friendly competition for the weight loss totals for a week or a month then you are going to be far more likely to accomplish your goals than if you keep them quietly to yourself.

2. Drink water first thing in the morning.

Ideally, you should be drinking eight ounces of distilled, bottled, or filtered water (not tap water).

There really isn't enough that can be said about the importance of drinking water in an effort to reach your fitness goals. Water hydrates the body first and foremost but water is also an important way of tricking your body into believing it is full. Other drinks do not work nearly as well as water in this endeavor and many drinks, even fruit juices, contain empty calories that you can ill afford when dieting.

Another great thing about drinking a lot of water while dieting is that it helps your skin retain its elasticity so you can avoid some of the 'loose skin' look that often accompanies massive weight loss. As an added bonus drinking plenty of water will have your skin looking radiant and beautiful as well.

3. Eat a big breakfast.

Suggested foods to choose from are apples, bananas, unsweetened rye bread, plain yogurt, tuna, tomatoes, carrots, peppers, raw honey, etc.

4.Drink distilled water throughout the day.

I suggest you try to drink at least eight glasses a day.

5. Walk non-stop for one hour every day.

It is not necessary to stride, just go at your own pace. Walking is one of the best forms of exercise!

6. Try to stop eating after 6 p.m.

It's very difficult for many people, but do your best. You will be surprised at the benefits you will get from it.

7. Do a candida cleanse.

Candida is an overgrowth of yeast in the colon that can cause all kinds of health problems. Search online for "Candida Cleanse" or go to your local health food store.

8. Perform a colon cleanse

This cleanse clears the digestive system, which is clogged and sluggish in many overweight people. Again, check online or go to your local health food store.

9. Eat More

Did you read that twice? Yes, eat more healthy foods that are high in fiber. Eat more vegetables and fruits-fill up on these foods that are good for you and you will not be inclined to binge on calorie laden junk food.

10. Move!

While this seems a little too simply stated for most, getting up and moving is one of, if not the absolute best way to burn calories. The simple truth is that you are not going to lose weight unless you use more calories than you consume. The more activities you enjoy that burn calories, the more likely you are to shed those unwanted pounds and meet your weight loss goals.

Some great activities that actually burn calories include the following: gardening, golf, dancing, playing volleyball, walking, jumping rope, playing hop scotch with your little ones, and playing tennis. I mention these activities because you can trick yourself into believing that you aren't really exercising while burning calories. Even cleaning house requires movement and energy and if you dance around a little to some good music in the process you might burn a few extra calories.

Dieting, when successful can help restore self image and self-esteem in people who are otherwise beautiful people inside and out. The steps above are not the only things that are involved in the dieting process but they can help you reach your weight loss goals particularly when combined with a diet plan that you feel confident you can follow. Be sure that on those days when will power is non-existent that you do not derail your diet efforts all together by giving up. The most important thing you can do when dieting is to go back to dieting once you've strayed.

More and more people around the world are overweight. Being overweight can cause many health problems and negatively affect your emotional state and self-esteem. However, for those who struggle with this problem, there is hope because they can lose it and keep it if they really want to.

Now that you understand body genetics and why you might be overweight, why not take positive action?


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