Over the last year, I have found a program that has allowed me to lower my weight, feel great, and accomplish this free of charge. Actually, if a person can lower his or her weight as required, there is a possibility of actually being paid to lose weight! Unfortunately, I have not met the requirements to be paid, however, I have lost weight and that is the most important point.
This program breaks one’s daily routine into three meaningful areas that really have an affect on your weight control, if followed on a regular basis. The three areas are nutrition,
exercise, and relaxation. In each area, I have found some very sensible ways to function everyday which are simple, inexpensive, and fruitful. These three areas make a big difference in the amount of food one consumes each day.
When I think of the area of nutrition, here are the simple rules that I keep in mind:
1. Consuming only palm-size protein portions and fist-sized portions of carbohydrates;
2. Eating five to six smaller meals each day;
3. Drinking eight to ten glasses of water or tea each day – it has been shown that most types of tea can be a substitute for water consumption, while, green tea has the benefit of antioxidants that assist in fighting cancer;
4. Snacking can be beneficial, especially before a meal or whenever you feel that hunger urge. Snacking healthy snacks like fruits, nuts, whole grains, or soups are healthy and reduce one’s hunger pains or desires to eat large quantities.
When I think of exercising, here are some of the routines I have practiced:
1. Working out four to six times each week – usually around thirty to forty minutes;
2. Doing strength workouts;
3. Working all major muscle groups;
4. Working with good form and intensity.
When I think of relaxation or recovering from the efforts throughout the week, I remember to:
1. Allow for, at least, one day of total relaxation, recovery, or rest;
2. Get a good eight hours of rest each day;
3. Keep a positive attitude towards life, helping me lower my stress levels.
Along with the above ideas, I strive to eat slowly and not over eat. So many times when I go out to eat, I receive huge servings. It is simply too much to eat all at once. So, I usually plan to ask for a box to take the excess food home. This way I only eat until I am comfortably full and use the excess food for a meal later on or the following day. These various routines are practiced on a regular basis and have been a tremendous help in keeping me feeling healthy and my weight under control.
I hope you can see similar positive results to your health!