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Lose Weight Naturally And Healthily

Nov 2, 2007
There are thousands of weight loss programs and how to lose weight naturally tips being proffered online. Some are sensible whilst others introduce radical methods which may be unhealthy or may even be dangerous. So which of these weight loss sites should you trust?

Before we cut through the clutter and the confusion, first of all, there is no free lunch. Most of the weight loss and fitness websites are there for a reason, to sell their products. Do you think the site owners will give you free and complete information? Of course not.

Sure, you may find some sites, blogs and forums by generous people giving you free information on how to lose weight naturally. However, are these people professionals in this field? If not, do you dare risk your health by practising what they say?

Therefore, I am of the school that goes by the tried and tested conventional method of losing weight naturally. To lose weight naturally and keep the weight off permanently, you must consume fewer calories than you expand calories.

"Duh? So what's new?" you are probably asking me right now.

Ok. I do concede that everyone knows this. Now, if that is the case, then why is it that there are still many overweight people? Why are there are so many people who have tried so many methods and programs to lose weight and yet have failed miserably?

Even if some of them were successful and managed to shed a few pounds here and there, they cannot seem to be able to keep the weight off for long and soon, the weight that they have lost returned to haunt them. Are you one of them? If so, do you want to know why?

The reason why the weight that they have lost came back is that because most people go for quick fixed weight loss solutions. People prefer the no pain and hassle free methods to lose weight such as taking weight loss pills, going on fad diets or slimming salon treatments.

Many people are still falling into the lure of these quick fixed weight loss advertisements because they are promised that they can lose weight naturally without having to undergo painful exercises and changing eating habits. People will naturally try to avoid pain and take short cuts. The path of the least resistance is only a human trait isn't it?

So how to lose weight naturally and keep extra body fat away forever? Just practice these natural weight loss tips regularly and you will lose pound after pound week after week of extra fat:-

a)Develop Correct Eating Habits

Eat 5-6 small meals a day to keep your metabolism revving in high gear throughout the day. Drink more plain water instead of sugar laden soft drinks, coffee and tea. Just keep in mind that the amount of calories you eat must be less than what you will use for energy. Simply doing this will help your body burn calories from body fat instead of from the food you consume.

b)Lift Weights to Gain Muscles

The more muscles you have, the more your body will naturally burn calories because your muscles need calories to function and stay alive.

You don't have to gain big muscles like the bodybuilders, but just enough to buff and tone you up nicely and at the same time enjoy the calorie burning effect of your muscles. Your muscles will stay with you if you exercise with weight consistently and this will keep extra body fat at away and is one of the best ways to lose extra body fat permanently.

c)Perform Cardiovascular Exercises

Cardio workouts burn calories fast. That is if you perform the exercises until you are panting and puffing for at least 20-30 minutes. If you can read a book or listen to music whilst doing cardio exercises, then your cardio exercises are not intensive enough to burn fat effectively.

Do this 5-6 times a week as part of your natural weight loss program or 2-3 times a week for weight maintenance program.

By following the above weight loss tips, you should be losing 1-2 pounds a week and losing the extra weight naturally and healthily. Actually, to lose weight naturally is really a very simple process and need not be as complex as some people want you to believe.
About the Author
Chris Chew is a fitness personal trainer and author of "Burn Fat Build Muscles Fast". More articles at Burn Fat Effectively and
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