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Weight Loss Tips
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 01 August 2011

WEIGHT LOSS TIPS
How and why to get started and goals!

WHY LOSE EXCESS WEIGHT?
Get motivated.

● Lose excess weight and put less pressure and pounding on your joints which may help reduce joint pain
● Gain more energy
● Be more confident, feel better about yourself
● Save money not buying excess food
● More Mobility

HOW TO GET STARTED!

INSPIRE yourself  
● BE POSITIVE do it for yourself
● Love and respect yourself
● Be VOLUMPTUOUS, CURVACIOUS, CONFIDENT and lose weight.
● Love who you are then you can be confident enough to be positive to inspire yourself to want to lose weight

EXERCISE
Get a comfortable pair of shoes and start walking even if it is just around the house, doing gardening, put on some music and dance. Move it and use it or you may lose joint felxibility.

SAVING MONEY GOALS
Money you save not buying excess food can give yourself something to aim for such as:

● Comfortable shoes to excerise in
● Holiday - don't eat your way to oblivion eat less and maybe save for a holiday to Bolivia
● Something new for the kids
● New car

HARA HACHI BU
Eat till you're 80% full. This gives your stomach time to digest what you have just eaten. You can help achieve this by:

● Eating with smaller bites
● Chew food longer and enjoy the flavours - try using spices such as sage, cumin to savour the flavour
● To make simple fruit such as an apple, orange, strawberries look tempting and last longer on the plate you can cut them up in small slices and place the slices on the plate to be decorative and presentable to the palate
● Use smaller plates
● Use smaller eating utensils or try chop sticks

EXCESS EATING needs EXCESS EXCERCISE
Eating excess of the wrong foods needs excess exercise to burn the calories.Foods you can eat more of are referred to as negative calorie foods such as celery, lettuce, onions and greens, pickles and grapefruit.

NEGATIVE CALORIE FOODS
Foods referred to as negative calorie foods can be eaten more  often and are great for snacking along with foods such as carrots and apples.

DRINK WATER
Don't foget to drink water. Have a drink of water before a meal and during a meal and this may help you feel fuller and less hungry.

LOVE FOOD - LOVE THE RIGHT FOOD
Love the right foods and you can eat more and lose weight. Good nutritional foods can also make you healthier and give you more energy. Remember "You are what you eat!"

NUTRITIONAL FOODS
Fresh fruit is great such as eating an apple and taking slow bites or taking time to peel an orange and split the segments to eat them. Fresh vegetables if you can get them are great for your diet and have nutritional values. Omega nutrients are good for Heart Health, Eye Health and Brian Health. These can be found in foods such as green leaves vegetables, nuts, fish and avocado.

BREAKFAST THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY
Your first meal is what fuels your body for the start of the day. Fresh fruit and vegetables are not always available or convenient for breakfast. Nutritional breakfast spreads such as OMEGAHONEY®, OMEGASMART® - OMEGA® PEANUT BUTTER and OMEGAMITE® are gluten free and can help supplement with the added benefits of Omega Nutrients to help start the brain thinking. The variety can help make it interesting in the morning such as maybe 1 piece of toast with OMEGAHONEY® then cut a second piece of toast in half and have half OMEGASMART® - OMEGA® PEANUT BUTTER and the other half OMEGAMITE® Yeast Extract Spread. So start your day right! OMEGASTART™ YOUR DAY!

GLUTEN FREE DIET
People who are gluten intolerant are called Coeliacs (pronounced seel-ee-aks) who may suffer from headaches, anemia, bloating and tiredness. Even if you are not a Coeliac it may be beneficial to try a gluten free diet and you will learn to read nutritional information on packages. There is a huge range of gluten free alternative foods readily available so check the packaging.

WEIGHT LOSS GOAL
Give yourself a realistic long term weight goal to achieve then minor weight goals to acheieve along the way. Then reward yourself with something small even if it is just giving yourself a pat on the back or buy a new comfortable pair of shoes (makes walking easier for exercising or going out) or buying a smaller pair of pants to accomodate your smaller figure (even if only 1 size smaller) or a bowl of strawberries with a small piece of dark chocolate.

BULK FOOD BUYING
Be careful of what you bulk buy. Don't be tempted to buy comfort/reward foods such as sweets in bulk. These foods should be saved as a small reward and only in minimal portions and perhaps for only special occasions. Remember "A minute on the lips a lifetime on the hips".

DISTRACT YOUR MIND
When you start to feel hungry after eating a smaller meal try to distract your mind by having a drink of water, exercising, gardening, reading or doing puzzles etc.

CLICHÉS for DIETS
When you feel less confident and temptation is in your way try to remember these clichés to give you strength:

● A minute on the lips a lifetime on the hips
● Use it or lose it (joint felxibility)
● Move it and lose weight
● Savour the flavour
● Everything in moderation
● Hara Hachi Bu (Eat till 80% full)
●You are what you eat!

WHEN SHOULD I START? ... RIGHT NOW!!!!
Take a deep breath. Breathe out. Then breath in and tighten and hold your tummy muscles. Keep holding your tummy muscles in and breathe normally and say to yourself  "I CAN DO IT! I CAN DO IT! then relax.
Repeat this and try again later.

There, if you have done this, you have changed one thing. Good Work! 
When you need a distraction try this as it may help give confidence and at the same time exercise your stomach muscles. 

 

IMPRESS yourself!
                                INSPIRE YOURSELF! Change one thing at a time and
                                LOSE IT! LOVE IT! LIVE IT! IMPRESS YOURSELF!

WEIGHT LOSS PUZZLES
Using the clues, change 1 letter at a time per line to make a new word and change INSPIRE to IMPRESS

 
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