Thursday, December 1, 2011

Healthy Weight Loss - 5 Useful Things You Might not Know by John Anthony Vine

Sometimes it Can be Simple Little Ideas which make a big Difference

It would be impossible to read and understand all the information which is available to advise and help us eat a proper diet and control weight in a healthy way.

What we really need to do, is to recognize an idea which we can use, then stick to it for long enough. We should then know whether it is right for us on a long term basis.

I have known a number of examples, where one simple idea has completely changed behaviour, so making a big difference in the long term.

I learned many years ago that simply eating less, even to the extreme, can not be certain to help you lose weight. When tried, this seems very unfair; the body's systems are so clever, that it will soon adjust to the lower intake.

This natural 'slowing down' means that less 'food fuel' is burned, so no body fat is burned either.

It is vital to relate food value intake to energy value output. If you use more than you eat, you must eventually lose weight!

While there are no magic fat-burning super foods, there are a number of things, which when included in a sensible diet, can make great differences.

I will mention here just two, which are accepted as good.

Porridge, made with oatmeal, not only provides a healthy well-fed feeling, it can also help avoid some of the problems caused by excess fats.

As part of a healthy breakfast, it is a great start, especially on cold winter mornings.

While cows milk is not as well regarded as it used to be, yoghurt is now known to be a valuable aid to keeping the digestive system healthy. The balance of bacteria in the gut is important for overall health, so the pro-biotic effects of yoghurt can be very positive.

Both oatmeal and yoghurt assist in avoiding what can be a real problem - constipation. The ill effects of not having regular 'movement' through the gut are difficult to over state.

There are many remedies on the market, so there is no doubt that many people need help. A very simple and cheap cure is to mix some lemon juice in hot water and add a pinch of cayenne pepper. Try that and you will forget about buying pills!

No matter which healthy weight loss program you try, when it becomes difficult to maintain, it is easy to think that you have a problem with 'will-power'.

This might not be so; the will is to decide what to do and for how long to do it. Motivation to maintain your behaviour changes needs something different. Perhaps some kind of self-reward system, or maybe cooperation with another person, or group.

This aspect of your health and wellness is worth some serious thought and planning.

Of those simple little points, I believe that the avoidance of self-criticism for lack of will power is the most important. If healthy weight loss were easy, there would not be so much written and said about it.

Forming a plan and sticking to a program is important, but flexibility and getting the right support can be a huge help.

Just like many things in life, you can succeed at healthy weight loss one day at a time.

Be as fair to yourself as you would be to others; use the ideas that work for you and get any help and support you might need.

Do continue to search for the right ideas and advice to keep you on track in the search for Healthy Weight Loss.