Sunday, February 14, 2010

Lose Weight the Natural Way

It's never too late to lose weight although this is easier said than done. Fact is, it is easier to put on pounds rather than lose them. We all know that weight gain is likely to happen if we do not take bold steps to stop it. And we can do it the natural way without using substances that are harmful to our bodies. Once we become overweight, we most likely want to trim down for health and aesthetic reasons.

A reasonable approach to losing weight the natural way is to stick to a diet that is high in complex carbohydrates and fiber, moderate in protein, and low in fat.

Baked potato has complex carbohydrates; it’s the sour cream and butter you pour on it that is rich in fat. Vegetables are rich in fiber; it’s the oil you fry them in that is rich in fat. A lean cut of meat is rich in protein, it’s the gravy you pour on it that is rich in fat.

You can also lose weight the natural way if you do not fall into the so-called fat-free trap. Manufacturers keep coming out with their low-fat or fat-free versions of their best-selling foods but Americans keep getting fat anyway.

When you are hungry eating a slice of whole-grain toasted bread is a better alternative. Never skip a meal and take snacks later because that is the worst thing you can do if you are trying to control your appetite.

Remember if you lose weight the natural way you have to keep track of every food you eat and of every activity you do. Natural weight loss means that you do not have to use diet pills or medications or aid to lose weight.

Losing weight the natural way is a process, not a fad. Hence it would take a lot of power and determination, self-control and discipline to achieve your ideal weight.

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