Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Lose Weight and Keep It Off

Are looking for tried and tested techniques to lose weight and finally keep it off? If you are willing to exercise with moderation and patience, then these three techniques detailed below will help you lose weight and keep it off for the rest of your life.

Drinking Lots of Water. Probably you have heard that for optimum health, people should drink 8 glasses of water a day. But when it comes to losing your weight, water is an important thing you can have at your side at all times. In other terms, water has the power to regulate cravings. When people have cravings, they feel dehydration's side effects, not lack on food. But a lot of people do not know this, thus they respond through adding more food on their systems.

More than anything else, what the body really wants is to become hydrated. Give the body what it really wants and soon you will feel satisfied than ever.

Using of Portion Control. Portion control is the best technique to be used by anyone who wants to lose weight and keep it off. A lot of people tend to overeat regularly.

Take me as an example. I used to eat several slices of pizza in just a single sitting. I was eating too much at every meal. The problem was not what kind of food I was eating but how much I ate. Then I found out that when I limited myself to a single slice of pizza, I felt good. And so I continued this and it has paid incredible dividends.

In addition, skip the sides and the extras as well as the appetizers.But if you have sides, just eat a smaller amount of it.

Take Your Time While Eating. In addition to overeating, a lot of people tend to eat quickly. They would go back for seconds before they give their bodies a time to register their first meal. They let their body fool themselves into believing that they are still hungry. As a consequence, they may continue to eat more and gain weight more.

The best thing to do here is to start portioning off the meals. Have at least a few minutes to let the first half of the meal digest to avoid overeating.

Do this a lot of times and sooner you will become amaze at how much your hunger will drop. Then this will result in eating less. On the next meal you will have, you will be able to stop the tendency to overeat, which is a crucial hindrance to lose weight and keep it off.

Hopefully, with these tried and tested techniques, you will be able to burn calories easily and loss weight.
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