5 Easy Weight Loss Tips You Can Use Right Now
Sometimes, just the thought of starting on a diet and fitness regimen
can be so overwhelming, we stop before we even give it a shot. Let's
not be overwhelmed then, OK? Instead, let's look at 5 easy ways you
can start down the path to a slimmer, lighter you.
1. If you have a sitting job, stand up and stretch yourself every
half an hour. Most of the jobs today are indeed sitting jobs that are
in one word sedentary. This is especially true for those who sit and
punch away at the keyboard or toy with the mouse all day long.
So if you have such a job, make it a point to get up at least every
half an hour and stretch yourself.
2. Stop being a couch potato. It is the easiest thing in the world
to become a couch potato. You know what we are talking about don't
you? That shapeless thing that sits or reclines on a shapeless chair
in front of the television and thoughtlessly munches away at
If you are inclined to become a promising old couch potato, break
the habit, cut at the very root of the vine. And you want to know
what is the best way for that? Take away that favorite chair of
yours. In fact, it would be a very good idea if you could keep a
chair that isn't too comfortable in front of the TV.
3. Eat only when you are hungry. Some of us have the tendency to eat
whenever we see food. We use parties as an excuse to stuff our
selves. Understand that the effect of a whole week of dieting can be
wasted by just one day's party food. Whenever you are offered
something to eat do not decline it completely bit just break of a
nibble so that you appear to mind your manners and at the same time
can watch your diet.
4.When you decide it's time to start working out, start slowly and
don't get discouraged if you don't achieve your fitness goals after
the first week. Many people make this mistake. They feel that if they
really push their bodies they can lose more weight in a couple of
work outs. This is a very serious thing in fact.
If you try to push your body too much in the first few goes, you are
likely to end up with sprained joints, a sore back and even torn
ligaments. The rule to be followed here is slow and steady wins the
5. Finally, I would like to let you in on a easy fitness secret. As
it is I understand that most of us tend to put on weight particularly
in the mid section, right. It is the tummy that seems to have a mind
of its own. Well I will tell you a sure shot method to reduce the
flab around the waist line. Mind you this doesn't hold true for post
pregnancy tummies. This is what you have to do.
Breathe in air as strongly as you can and as you do so, tuck in your
tummy as much as you can. Hold it like this for a few seconds and
then slowly release your breath taking care not to let out your
tummy. Try to keep breathing like this at least fifty or sixty times
in a day.
In fact breathe like this whenever you can remember to do so. After
the first day, you should feel the muscles of your stomach tightening
each time you do this. Then you know that you are on the right track.
If you practice this without fail for 20 days, at the end of the
twentieth day, you will have lost at least an inch!
James B. Allen is the publisher of Power Living Press.
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