15 May Declaring War on Weight Gain
“Five easy steps to win the battle of the bulge”
It’s a war out there and the battle is the battle of the bulge. We are here to help you in your battle to be better. Therefore we are declaring war on weight gain. Here’s a good battle plan to get you back on track.
Hydrate! – Water has a thermogenic effect; meaning it forces your body to crank up your metabolism to compensate for the water. This effect will help you burn calories. Every cell in your body requires adequate water to function properly. Try to drink at least two liters a day, it will speed up your metabolism as well as flushing fat and toxins out. 70% of hunger pangs are actually a sign of being dehydrated. Keep a glass of water or tea in front of you at all times and sip it. Feeling hungry? Take a sip. This will also help you discern whether you are indeed in need to feed or just thirsty. What I suggest is adding the juice of half a lemon to 32 ounces of water with a sprinkle of SteviaSweet Pure Stevia Powder. Aside from being less than 2 carbs, you will get the health benefits that the stevia provides along with the vitamin C and electrolytes that lemons have. You can substitute limes for lemons if you get bored. Click here to order stevia powder.
Drink Your Food – Gandhi once said that “we should drink our food and eat our drink”. What he was saying is take time and chew your food and take small sips of water. In general, people tend to eat too much, too fast and for all the wrong reasons. You won’t get sunk by bad eating habits if you take the time to understand what you’re doing wrong. It takes time for the body to tell the brain that it ‘s full. So the faster you eat, the less likely you are to feel satiated, and the more likely you are to overeat. Slowing down and learning to pace yourself, will almost certainly result in fewer calories being consumed.
Avoid Portion Distortion – The average portion should fit in the palm of your hand. Anything more is too much. Try using smaller serving utensils or plates to encourage smaller portions, reducing the amount left on plates. You can always have seconds if you are still hungry. The time it takes you to get up and get a second serving you might not be hungry any longer.
Eat Less More Often – Eat a small healthy snack every two hours to stabilize blood sugar. Blood sugar fluctuations can deplete your energy, cause weight gain, intensify food cravings, and depress your immune system. The conventional method of eating more frequently is to have three meals a day, plus two or three snacks between meals. But if possible, try eating more consistent amounts throughout the day with mini meals. Plan to eat about every three hours. Count the number of hours you are awake in a typical day, and divide by three. For example, 6 am to 10 pm would be 16 hours or about five mini meals spaced about two to three hours apart.
Pack on The Protein – Proteins are an important source of energy. They are also a leading component of our tissue (muscles, skin, bones), the building blocks of our cells and regulators of a variety of bodily functions. It also requires a lot more energy to burn proteins which translates into increased metabolism and a small waist line. As a normal healthy adult, you need 60 grams of protein-rich food but 120 grams of meat, chicken, fish or tofu will really get the fat burners going.
Cut Out The Sugar – The average American consumes an astounding 2-3 pounds of sugar each week, which is not surprising considering that highly refined sugars in the forms of sucrose (table sugar), dextrose (corn sugar), and high-fructose corn syrup are being processed into so many foods such as bread, breakfast cereal, mayonnaise, peanut butter, ketchup, spaghetti sauce,and a plethora of microwave meals. Read labels and avoid added sugars. Sugar can make you fat and can lead to Type II Diabetes. If it has sugar or one of sugars cousins do not put it in your body. That’s an order. So is this: Order Fructevia, Steviva Blend or SteviaSweet Pure Stevia Powder!
Get Moving – Get on a bike. Go to the gym. Go for a walk. Take the stairs. Move your arms around. Sign up for a fitness class; whichever one keeps your interest.You need a minimum of twenty minutes of vigorous activity daily to get your circulation going, improve lymph flow, increase energy, and help your body burn off the bulges. Failing to do so will lank you in the brink for big bellies.