How to Lose Weight Without Dieting

How to Lose Weight Without Dieting  

As nutritionists know, the only way to successfully lose unwanted fat involves three important realizations:
  1. Dieting per se is only a temporary stop-gap measure encouraging fat cells to sit dormant in the body waiting for healthy eating to resume so the body can gain back all the fat – plus gain even more fat - once dieting has stopped. 
  2. It isn’t healthy to eat and live a sedentary lifestyle; that's what causes people to gain weight in the first place. 
  3. The only true fat loss comes from slow, steady progress involving inches lost and not pounds. A pound of muscle weighs more and takes up a lot less space than a pound of fat. The trick is to lose body size by building muscle and getting thin.

Dieting in general plain makes people fat. As food intake is reduced to lose weight, the body naturally goes on “starvation alert,” convinced food is scarce. As a result, the metabolism slows, trying to get the best use of the small amount of food being consumed.

How incredibly complicated all of this sounds and yet, the simple truth is, you can diet without dieting.

Here's how:

    Start each day focused on the "F"-word.

Fiber is the genie that magically provides the digestive system with a nice swift kick-start and keeps it up and running like a well-oiled machine all day. The more fiber you consume from day to day, the more regular you will be bowel-wise and the faster the food will move through your system. Eating fiber will make you will feel less hungry in the long run.

    Take your vitamins.

Buy a quality multi-vitamin and take it religiously, regardless of how certain you are that you’re getting sufficient vitamins & minerals from the food you eat. Experts agree that taking a good multivitamin is excellent insurance to help us shed unwanted excess fat.

    Pizza and fast food are limited to a strict, one-time meal event each week.

Yes, you read that right. You can eat pizza or go out for that Hefty Fat Burger and salt-laden sticks of greasy potato starch only once a week. If you make sure this is the only "sinful pleasure" you allow yourself to indulge in, you will work hard to earn it every other day of the week.

    Consume three 8-ounce servings of calcium every day.

According to Health Magazine, calcium plays an essential role in deciding whether the body burns fat or merely stores it. Calcium burns fat by producing heat, a process called thermogenesis. It also helps shift energy stored in fat cells to working muscles and helps get rid of old fat cells by causing these cells to self-destruct. Eliminate those fat cells through a calcium-rich diet. 

    Begin weekly weight training sessions.

While walking and swimming will help the body burn fat, the best exercise involves increasing muscle mass through fat severe burning. Yes, weight training.

Working out with weights strengthens the joints, increases the density of bones and muscle mass. Lift more weight as strength increases.

Remember, muscle weighs more than fat. When weight training is incorporated into a daily exercise program, the numbers on the scale will likely go up instead of down.

Don’t dilly-dally with your health and society’s “get-thin-quick” mentality with fad diets. By eating healthy and getting enough exercise, you’ll be burning off that excess fat and livin’ large in a body getting trimmer by the minute – in about six months.

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