Fitness and health are two things that Americans have a hard time with. In fact, Americans are now among the most obese and overweight people on the planet. People struggling to lose weight often talk about their lack of willpower. Resources to lose weight are abundant and diet programs now literally flood the fitness market.
So what can a person do to keep those excess pounds from posing health risks? What can a person do to keep fit? Here are some simple strategies to keep you the right track towards better health and fitness:
Keep away from foods that make you fat. Keep fatty foods out from your sight. If your cupboard is filled with chocolates, candies, and biscuits — then you are always bound to fail. Out of sight, out of mind also applies to having or not having junk food at home.
Get some sun. Go outdoors and engage in physical activities or sports. Your body needs the sunlight to produce a good hormone called serotonin which may lessen your cravings for sugar and other carbohydrates.
Get a good night’s sleep. Evidence shows that sleep deprivation interferes with the task of dropping those extra pounds. The hormone ghrelin, which stimulates appetite, is higher in people who don’t get enough sleep.
Radio- Music plays a big part in shaping the eating habits of people. In a restaurant, for example, if they want their customers to finish their food faster, they play upbeat music on the background. The faster the tune, the faster you eat.
Take it slow- It takes about 20 minutes for your stomach to send signals to your brain. So when eating quickly, your body doesn’t have time to recognize that it’s satiated. So slow down. Appreciate your food more. Take each bite slowly. You will notice it will perk up your taste buds.
Never skip a meal — Don’t skip breakfast. You’ll become hungry that you’d likely gobble down food whenever you have the chance. Physically, your blood sugar plummets and, therefore, you feel more famished.
Keep negative emotions at bay — If you don’t keep your emotions under control like anger. It can really make you fat. How? Anger, for example, makes your body release a stress hormone in your body that contributes to weight gain.
Commit to your goals — Staying committed to your weight loss goals does take determination and willpower. Having the right frame of mind will help you stay on track in your diet program.
Don’t be such a perfectionist — Sometimes, our best-laid plans just don’t work out — but try and try until you succeed. Be kind to yourself. Don’t sabotage yourself by saying “I’ll never lose weight.” Be your own cheerleader. Visualize that you can do it and you can make it.
Exercise, Exercise — Losing weight entails burning fat — it’s that simple.
Indeed, health is wealth. Losing weight is important not only for looking good but for keeping fit. Explore the various ways to lose weight — with and without — exercise. It may be the most important journey you’ll ever take while you’re alive.
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