Everyone likes to have shortcuts to losing weight. Although as we all know the important things really are to have a good diet and to get exercise.
Having said this though there are times that you can make a real difference quite easily. Some people make such incredibly poor decisions that they can turn things around pretty easily. So for these people here we go.
1. Stop smoking – Smoking lowers the amount of oxygen that your body can get to your muscles. In fact if you quit smoking the amount of oxygen in your system will increase even within the first day.
Some people smoke in the bizzare thought that by smoking you will eat less and although it is hard to eat with a smoke in your mouth, this will be counteracted by the fact that you will not have the energy to exercise and keep yourself healthy.
2. Don’t drink – Drinking alcohol will lower your metabolism and force your body to store more fat. I do not know the details of this but if you go about having a couple of beers every night, then cutting these beers out will make a huge difference to how you feel, your outlook on life, and your chance to be motivated to workout in the evening.
3. Cut out Deep Fried Food – Deep fried food is the worst kind of food that you can eat in two ways. Deep frying radically increases the amount of fat in any food, and deep frying destroys any nutrients in the food before it gets to your mouth. Look for instance at a piece of chicken.
A deep fried chicken breast has 28 grams of fat compared to only 8 grams of fat in a oven baked breaded chicken breast. Do the math, that chicken breast will go from 260 calories to almost double at 460 calories.
4. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables – Fruits and vegetables on Weight Watchers and most other diets are almost free calories. The reason that ist is easy to eat lots of fruits and vegetables on any diet is again due to two things.
The high water level in fruits and vegetables create more fullness for less calories and secondly fruits and vegetables are high in vitamins, minerals, and many antioxidants that will help you get healthier in the long run. Eat lots of fruits an vegetables and you will surely not have room for all of those crappy foods that call you by name.
As I mentioned earlier you may already know these things and follow them. If this is the case then please email this article to someone that can use it. These are really easy tips and will make a monumental change to your health just by applying them.