Posted by free1blog2 | Posted in Intuitive Eating | Posted on 31-07-2011
Healthy weight management is one of our great challenges. Many people get on with day to day living without giving a great deal of thought to the consequences of their lifestyles. They do not even consider what the effect of eating the wrong type of food or of not doing regular exercise might be. This is natural because most of us are busy just running our lives. Weight control means change and change is inconvenient. It is just one more thing to deal with. And yet it can be so simple.
Here are some changes you can make now to help you control your weight and improve your health:
1. Change what you eat
2. Change what you drink
3. Do some exercise
Change What You Eat
You have to do your weekly shopping anyway. Swap the bad unhealthy, fat-producing food for healthy slimming food. Instead of buying frozen dinners, buy fruit and vegetables and lean meat – and cook the meal yourself. This means making time to prepare and cook a meal. This sound like hard work, but it does not take long to cook vegetables in a pot. It is even faster in the microwave. Similarly, meat cooks in a few minutes. Fruit, vegetables and lean meat are healthy and help with weight management.
Change What You Drink
If you are buying a whole lot of sodas and other sugary drinks, swap them for plain mineral water. This includes most commercial fruit juices because by the time we get them there is very little nutrition left but there is a whole lot of sugar. Sugary drinks raise you blood sugar level, which triggers a surge of insulin to control the sugar. This helps put on weight. Where you can, drink plain water or green tree. Water before a meal can help control weight as it takes suppresses your appetite. Green tea is a health drink as it helps to get rid of toxins in the body.
Do Some Exercise
You will need to start some exercise. Find something you can do several times a week. If you are not in the way of being physically active, start by looking for opportunities to move more. Can you walk to the shops or the bus or the train station? How do you spend your lunch breaks? Can you go for a walk? If you are at home, can you walk around the block or do some aerobic exercises? Maybe there is a park nearby, or a swimming pool. Exercise is an important part of any healthy weight management program. If you cannot exercise you can still control your weight but you will need to look more closely at your diet.
There is some work to be done but it has to be done if you want to control weight and to live a healthy life. If you do not think it is worth it, look around at the overweight people who often struggle just to do the ordinary, everyday things – walk up stairs or, sometimes, just walk; sit on a bus or train; sit in an aircraft – and this does not take into account the numerous health issues they face. Start your healthy weight management now and invest in long-term good health.