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6 Natural Weight Loss Tips

Aug 31, 2007
Commonly, and first of all, people who want to lose weight naturally think about reducing the amount of food they eat.

This is only part of the solution, but not exactly the best there is. In fact, depending on the amount you reduce in your diet, it may even be dangerous to your health. So, how do you lose weight naturally, effectively and safely?

Here are some points one should consider when trying to lose weight naturally:

Beware of the Crash Diets
If you are thinking of trimming down, you probably think that dropping the calories can alone shed off your unwanted excess of fat. Probably, this is because of the current fad in advertising about low-calorie food products and beverages. What you may not know is that this could be dangerous because when you decrease your calorie intake below the required levels, the body begins to digest the fats.

Sounds good, but it isn't, in actuality. Burning fat requires a lot of energy. Since there is not much energy in the body to facilitate metabolism of fat, it will run at a very slow pace resulting in fatigue, illness and a weak immune system...And you'll still have the fat. Fat is not the only place where the body gets it's energy from.

A low-calorie diet is also compensated for by the body by burning muscle. People on this type of diet, who revert back to their old eating habits, end up gaining back most of their weight, if not all the weight they have shed off. This would consist mainly of fats.

...And since fats have more volume per mass than muscle, this person ends up having the same weight as before, but will be bulkier. When losing weight, one should keep in mind that they should lose excess body fats only. This doesn't mean that you shouldn't reduce your calories...Just make sure that you've met the body's minimum requirement for calories to survive, energize, and repair.

However, one can try eating small meals at more frequent intervals. This way, the body will not think that it is being starved and will not store food as fat.

Eat Right
One may have considered junking the crash diet option, but that doesn't mean you should forget to watch what your is eating. Variety must always be considered so that you may be able to get the necessary nutrients your body needs from your diet.

It is also healthier to eat foods which are roasted, steamed or broiled, rather than fried. It is also important to include a lot of fiber in the diet. Frequent re-hydration is paramount.

Increase Your Lean Muscle Mass
Muscles burn calories when they work; they even do so at rest. Actually, you burn more calories just being alive than you probably ever will doing activities in a day. Unlike fats, which just lie around, bulge around the pants and dangle beneath the sleeves, muscles burn calories all-day long. With this fact as ammunition, one can start weight loss by increasing muscle mass.

The more muscles a person has, the less fat that is left. This is attainable starting with working out with resistance exercises, not just weights. There are tons of resistance moves that you can do with or without weights.

Aerobic exercises are not just good for the heart by increasing cardiovascular endurance...Aerobics also help by increasing lean muscle mass, while simultaneously decreasing excess body fat. In addition to these reasons, aerobics make the metabolic process more efficient and helps to keep the metabolic rate increased, even a long while after exercising.

Imagine burning fat efficiently, while driving along the freeway or even while watching television. When you are in good aerobic shape, you will recover from workouts and between sets during your workout a heck of a lot faster. This will help you feel better while working out, and allow you to work harder without any conscious effort.

Extra "Push"
Some people need a little help with motivation. In fact, in one area or another, we all need a little extra push. So, try working out with a personal trainer once a week. Then half of the other days, get a workout partner...someone who is serious about obtaining goals. This will help hold both of you accountable,and will encourage you to show up and keep up with the plan.

On Taking Diet Pills
Over-the-counter diet supplements affect the amount of weight one loses, as well as how long one keeps that amount of weight off. However, one must be wary of the side-effects of these diet pills. As such, one must faithfully follow the instructions provided in the packaging of these pills. It is also prudent to consult a physician irregardless before trying out these drugs, and also to find out which type would be best pill for you.

Losing weight naturally does not have to mean sacrifice and suffering. It actually means opening up to a more full and healthy life where you don't have to feel bad about yourself, aren't sensitive about the way you look, and where you aren't able to do what you want to do because of insecurities or lack of ability due to being overweight or obese.

Losing weight naturally might entail a little adjustment in your lifestyle, plus some discomfort, but as the old saying goes, "no pain, no gain". What do you have to lose besides fat, cellulite, and a lack of self confidence anyway?

To your immediate and lasting natural weight loss success!
About the Author
Discover How to Lose Weight Fast Naturally with free tips, secrets, and news at our blog here: http://www.Natural-Weight-Loss-Tip.com. Kenney Jr. is the director of the blog where you can find out the secrets to losing weight fast, naturally.
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