10 Things you need to know about loosing weight !

12 Apr
1. Don’t skip meals. On an empty stomach, the brain opposes a low calorie meal, but seeks out high calorie foods, because of the hormone called ghrelin which stimulates this urge.

2. Use smaller plates. Changing your plate size from 12 inches to 10 inches would likely help you eat up to 22% of less food. When more food is available, you find it difficult to stop eating even when you’re full.

 
3. Count your calories. If you want to lose weight, counting calories can really help. Pay close attention to food choice and amounts. For instance, eating two apples could mean 120 calories as compared to a bar of chocolate for 300 calories. Choosing low calorie meals could make a massive difference on your waist line.

4. Don’t blame your metabolism. Metabolic rate is the rate at which your body uses calories. The general population, when counting calories, “under-record” their intake by as much as 50% (they forget about the sauces, the snacks, and think the healthy foods don’t count). Therefore, you may be intaking more calories than your body needs to maintain a lower weight. So the excess intake of calories are stored as fat. So count carefully, and don’t blame it on your metabolism.

5. Protein staves off hunger pangs. Protein rich foods, such as fish, lean meat, and eggs, keeps you fuller for longer. Protein controls hunger pangs by triggering more of the pyy hormone (Peptide Tyrosine Tyrosine) in the brain and this suppresses hunger for longer than any other food type. So have your proteins but still count your calories.


6. Soup keeps you feeling fuller for longer. Another way to control hunger pangs is by having soups. Solid food briefly expands stomach but the stomach quickly shrinks back down. Soups increase the overall volume of food and it doesn’t drain out as fast from the stomach as compared to solid food.
 

7. The wider the choice the more you eat. Our body is structured to seek out variety in food and we are therefore more likely to eat 30% percent more if presented with a variety of foods. Therefore, a buffet type setting is most dangerous for any person; he or she would most likely try everything which can lead to overeating.

8. Low fat diary helps you excrete more fat. The calcium in dairy products binds to the fat molecules in the food and so the fat passes in excretion. An individual can excrete double the amount of fat on a high low fat diary diet as oppose to a low diary diet. Certainly, great news for diary lovers!

 
 

9. Exercise goes on burning fat, even while you sleep. Exercise offers an unexpected bonus during the rest period a day after exercise. Carbohydrates are used up during exercise and the body is forced to burned stored fat.

 

10. Keep moving and lose weight. Small changes in daily routine can burn more calories by being more active. Some examples of these routines are: use the stairs, move around while on the phone, and spend less spend time sitting and chatting but more time walking and talking. Small changes can raise the heart rate and thus burn extra calories

Read more: http://www.simplytrinicooking.com/2010/07/10-things-you-need-to-know-about-losing.html#ixzz1rrFKwZqm

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2 Responses to “10 Things you need to know about loosing weight !”

  1. aurora anonymous May 1, 2012 at 6:52 pm #

    What an informative post! I was just reading about Ghrelin and PYY today, and how they are powerful hormones in regulating hunger. The info you give about high protein foods and not skipping meals makes a lot of sense. Great blog! And thanks for the add. Nice to ‘meet’ you.

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