Watch the protein: your protein intake should comprise about 35% of your total calorie count. This is a safe, healthy proportion. But go for the high quality protein such as white meat. Chicken, fish, etc are much better than beef, pork or other forms of read meat.
This tip is really a critical one: Understand the difference between ‘cheat’ foods and ‘junk’ foods. Cheat foods have some nutritional value, so although we shouldn’t eat them every day it’s not the end of the world if we enjoy them from time to time. Junk foods, on the other hand, give us absolutely no benefit whatsoever. Again, we want you to make small changes that you can stick with for life. You don’t have to give up the occasional ‘cheat food’ treat – just try to eliminate all the ‘junk food’.
Here I would like to add that is good recording some other details, that are beyond food, but are equally important such as: What kind of drinks, or how much water you had during the day; especially if you had sodas, or overly sweetened coffees or teas, what was the activity, or amount of exercise you did, how much sleep you had. Every single detail matters!
10) Be inefficient. Make extra work for yourself. Take two trips to bring in all the groceries from the car, even if you can do it in one. When running errands, park as far away from each business as possible. Take the stairs instead of the elevator, even if you’re carrying something. In short, be inefficient. “Being inefficient in this way can easily double your activity level and you’ll be burning calories without even trying” (source: Fitness Rx; February 2004; page 96).
There are tons of ways to lose weight but two-third of them are unhealthy. In the diet field for instance, most of the diet plans will require you body to go on a quasi-fasting since you will only get to eat teenie-weenie dishes or worst, going on with your day with only a meal inside your stomach. Those kinds are not recommended at all.
Firstly, know your body type. Are you slim or with heavy weight? What is the purpose of going to gym? Are you planning to loose weight of build your body? While going for gym practice, purpose should be clear and one should opt for the practice that results in what you want. Each body type is different and the exercise that one selects should be prior and meet your demands. Knowing the body type is very important and one should always consider it. As without knowing the right body type one cannot opt for exercise purpose, as it may not help in your body’s fitness.
Then you have these diets that don’t allow you to sit down with your friend’s and have lunch cause you can’t eat anything off of the menu. So make sure that the diet you use can fit into your lifestyle, otherwise you might find yourself quitting less than a week into it.
A much better approach is to make small changes that you can stick with for life. So check out the sound advice you’ll find in our top ten list, and you’ll get the weight loss information you need for success.