Top Tips To Tip The Scales Your Way
by Moss Greene
Create Your Own Virtual Reality
you think of yourself as fit or fat? If your answer is fat,
anything you do to try and change that will be a futile
struggle. Learn to imagine yourself as slender, fit and
energetic. When the "fit" vision dominates your
thoughts, you will easily start to become what you imagine.
Eat Nutritious Whole Foods
changing the way you eat to a healthy diet of low fat protein,
fresh fruits and vegetables and 100% whole grains is the
best way to reach and maintain your optimum weight. Add
natural whole food nutritional supplements and you're on
your way to slender, buoyant, vibrant good health.
Most Simple Carbohydrates
grains, sugar and other foods that cause a high glycemic
response are the biggest saboteurs of your weight management
plans. The resulting insulin release causes you to store
fat and crave sugars. Follow my Glycemic Response Guidelines
for the best results.
Plenty fo Pure Liquids
Clean water is the perfect drink. Eight glasses a day is
a good basic guideline and helps you to feel full. If you
want something sweet to drink, you can always add several
drops of liquid stevia (a sweet tasting non-caloric herbal
extract) to either herb tea or lemon water.
Move Your Body - Build Muscle
and a good lean muscle to fat ratio helps to keep your metabolism
working optimally. It also benefits your bones, heart and
your whole body. So move your body as much as possible.
Walk, garden, ride your bike, climb stairs or pump some
iron. Exercise, or just be active in any way you can that
makes you feel good.
Increase High Fiber Foods
being good for your intestines and heart, and for protecting
you from certain kinds of cancers, fiber also makes you
feel full and satisfied. If you need more than you're getting
in your diet, try adding a daily fiber drink of unsweetened
psyllium and mixed nutritional fibers.
Cut Out Bad Fats, Add Good Ones
levels of saturated fats, processed vegetable oils and trans-fatty
acids, are bad for your health. Plus, they add empty calories
to your diet. Stick with small amounts of organic butter
for cooking, virgin olive oil for salads and eat more fish
and whole grains for the good quality omega-3 and omega-6
Enjoy Doing It Your Way
show that most of the people who are successful with weight
management adjust whatever plan they are using to suit themselves.
If your program says have five meals a day, but four suits
you better, then do what works for you.
Have a Simple, Organized Plan
you find out what works for you, work your plan. Find recipes
you like. Have healthy foods available at all times. When
you go to a restaurant, take your favorite salad dressing
and fruit along for dessert. Stay on top of your program.
Forgive Yourself and Move On
self-pity and irritation have no useful value. When you
stray from your plan, don't waste any time feeling bad.
Talk yourself into feeling positive about your action instead
of negative. Then get right back on purpose. Remember, you
deserve to be fit, trim and healthy.
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