Friday, October 21, 2011

Lose Weight by Eating More Often by John Weyenberg

Any good weight loss plan should include a healthy amount of fitness training. If it doesn’t, then your chances of keeping the pounds from coming back are greatly diminished. With most diets and weight loss plans, you run the risk of dehydrating your body. While you may lose the weight initially, once you have ‘finished’ and begin to eat and drink the way you are used to, then you will naturally hydrate your body again. This usually means putting on the weight you worked so hard to eliminate.

Our bodies are made up of over 70% water. When we dehydrate our bodies, we will lose weight. But once our bodies become hydrated again weight comes right back. This leads to the huge frustrations that afflict many adults as they go from one diet to another. Most are able to lose some weight. But when they go back to their old eating habits (and they usually do), then they begin to see the pounds creep into their bodies again.

Managing your weight loss through exercise is the best alternative to this dilemma. When choosing a weight loss plan, exercise is a critical component. What one should want to achieve is a better ratio of lean muscle to fat. We want to burn the fat so it doesn’t come back, right? So why wouldn’t you include a fitness plan in your weight loss goals. Muscle weighs more than fat. So the ‘weight’ may not come off as quickly, but as you become more fit, you will be toning and building muscle. This way you will lose inches!. You will begin to attain the look and feel that you desire more readily through this approach.

The trick to making this work is not to starve yourself. Many programs require a certain amount of calorie reduction at first. This is quite difficult, especially when considering that you may not be used to exercising. As you exercise and tone and build muscle, your appetite will increase. So eat more often! You will still need to watch your intake of calories, but it is much easier on your body if you increase the number of times you eat without increasing the calorie content. Eat until you are not hungry. Do not eat until you are full.

This can be achieved quite easily. Consider eating five times a day. Breakfast, lunch and dinner can remain pretty much the same. But in order to not get discouraged and be able to lose that starving feeling, you really should eat a healthy snack in between breakfast and lunch and in between lunch and dinner. The easiest way to do this is don’t put one third of your calories in any one meal. Save a little for your snack time. This will help to eliminate that starving feeling. This way, you can eat more often. And you should not stop hydrating your body. Your body needs water to survive.

Simply arrange the proper calorie intake over the course of three meals and two snacks each day. Exercise at least four times a week. Drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated. You may not lose the weight as quickly, but you will be getting a more toned look. And remember, muscle weighs more than fat. So don’t get discouraged. Your new body proportions will appeal to you just as much, if not more!