Monday, May 17, 2010

5 Ways to Loose Weight Without Dieting

1.Sleep More, Weigh Less:
Sleeping an extra hour a night could help a person drop 14 pounds in a year, according to a University of Michigan researcher. The scenario shows that when sleep replaces idle activities – and the usual mindless snacking – you can effortlessly cut calories by 6%. Results would vary for each person, but sleep may help in another way, too. There’s evidence that getting too little sleep revs up your appetite, making you uncommonly hungry.
2.Serve More, Eat More Veggies:
Serve three vegetables with dinner tonight, instead of just one, and you’ll eat more without really trying. Greater variety tricks people into eating more food – and eating more fruits and vegetables is a great way to lose weight. The high fiber and water content fills you up with fewer calories. Cook them without added fat. And season with lemon juice and herbs rather than drowning their goodness in high-fat sauces or dressings.
3.Time Your Meals:
Set a timer for 20 minutes and reinvent yourself as a slow eater. This is one of the top habits for slimming down without a complicated diet plan. Savor each bite and make it last until the bell chimes. Paced meals offer great pleasure from smaller portions and trigger the body’s fullness hormones. Wolfing your food down in a hurry blocks those signals and causes overeating.
4.Sip Smart: Go for Green Tea:
Drinking green tea may also be a good weight loss strategy. Some studies suggest that it can rev up the body's calorie-burning engine temporarily, possibly through the action of phytochemicals called catechins. At the very least, you’ll get a refreshing drink without tons of calories.
5.Chew Strong Mint Gum:
Chew sugarless gum with a strong flavor when you're at risk for a snack attack. Making dinner after work, at a party, watching TV, or surfing the Internet are a few dangerous scenarios for mindless snacking. Gum with a big flavor punch overpowers other foods so they don’t taste good.

 Its time now that you chose the smarter way rather than the harder way!:)

7 comments:

  1. Hi! I am also a dietitian and I think it's great that we have real RD's out there giving solid information! Thanks for sharing and I hope you will check out my blog as well! take care :)

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  2. Thank you for visiting my blog. I am working on losing weight. I need to lose 10-15 lbs. Junk food is my weakness. I exercise everyday. I drink Pepsi, and eat some sort of sweet once or twice a day. If I could reduce my sweets, I'd be happy.

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  3. hi Erin:Thanks for the motivation.I feel as nutritionist we should take up the work of telling people that eating healthy is not that difficult.I read your blog.It is indeed very informative.I, too learnt a lot from it:) thanks

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  4. @revolutionarypaideia: glad you liked it.
    @Sharron: its great that you have taken up this thought of losing weight.congrats.
    some tips that might help:
    -use sugar free sweets if u must-will reduce your calorie intake a lot.
    -try green tea(without sugar)/lime water instead of Pepsi.
    -chew sugar free gum after your meals(will decrease craving)

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    your tips are really helpful too

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  6. hey DOIT,
    I read the article on fat burning furnace. I f its that effective I would definaltely suggest it to my friends who need to loose weight.
    thanks

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