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3 Steps To Weight Loss

Nov 2, 2007
Most people attempting to lose weight struggle to do so. The truth of the matter is that when approached properly losing weight can be easy and effortless. Looking and feeling better is the reward we achieve by making the effort.

Step 1: Dieting doesn't work. Engaging in fad diets, or for that matter any diet, may actually do more harm than good. It produces a pendulum effect that creates a cycle of losing and gaining weight. It is much more effective to implement health lifestyle habits that we carry with us for the rest of our lives.

Our bodies have the innate ability to heal themselves. The only requirement is to provide it with the proper nourishment. By eating the appropriate foods we strengthen our blood and cleanse our organs. By altering our daily routine we create the necessary environment for our system to thrive.

The very first step in the process to losing weight and improving our health is to change what we eat. First, eliminate processed and prepared foods. Cut things such as soda, artificial drinks and artificial sweeteners from you diet. Avoid red meat. The primary stable for humans is whole grains, vegetables and fruit.

Step 2: Don't rush when you eat. Take the time to sit down and properly enjoy your meal. Chew your food extremely well. When you chew your food well 90% of the digestion will take place in your mouth. You will absorb more nutrition from your food and be satisfied with less. Chewing your food well will take the burden off your stomach and digestive tract.

Don't eat before bed for at least three hours. While eating before bed may soothe your nerves it doesn't really give you time to digest your food throughly. Also, sit down when you eat and enjoy your meal.

Salt should only be used when preparing your meal. Don't put salt on your food at the table. Avoid prepared foods high in sodium. Excess salt binds fat to our system and makes it more difficult to lose weight. Sea salt is preferable to processed salt. Sea salt is rich in trace elements that are essential for our health.

Also, I'm not a believer in counting calories. You should eat as much as you wish with the following caveats. You should chew extremely well and eat wholesome, natural foods.

Step 3: You need some form of activity. I'm not fond of the idea of joining a gym for exercise. While this may work for some people, in a sense it is very much like dieting. It seems to create an endless cycle of joining and quitting, only to vow starting again. Exercise should be an organic part of our daily routine. Walking, running, riding a bike or even swimming are ideal ways to oxygenate our blood and burn calories.

That's it in a nutshell. Do not obsess about your weight. By making these changes an integral part of your daily life, losing weight and regaining your health will be natural and effortless.
About the Author
Scott Soloff is the publisher of http://www.natural-remedy-dot-com.com/fatburnerreviews/herbal_fat_burners.html where he provides additional advice, tips and hard to find information on Weight Loss. Sign up for my free ecourse: 10 Steps To Lose Weight Without Dieting.
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