Battle of the Bulge
Fighting obesity is a life - long battle for many.
"Inside some of us is a thin person struggling to get out, but they can usually be sedated with a few pieces of chocolate cake."
- Author Unknown
Battle of the Bulge
Common weapons to fight obesity include -
Most of these even promise instant results
To start losing weight calculate your body mass index (BMI) and compare it with your ideal body weight.
"Not afraid of heights - afraid of widths."
- Unknown Author
No Pain No Gain
Exercising before breakfast is most effective for weight loss.
Make sure you exercise for 30 min to one hour at least five to six days a week.
"Fitness - if it came in a bottle, everybody would have a great body."
Don't Skip Meals
Never skip any meal, particularly breakfast.
Skipping meals backfires and leads to overeating.
Eat at regular intervals.
Never stay hungry for more than 4-5 hours as this too can lead to binging.
Drink plenty of water all through the day.
Eat water - laden fruits such as water melons and oranges to keep you satiated
Healthy Snacks include -
Mixed nuts / Cereal bars
Fruits / Sliced salads
Low fat soups / low fat yogurt
Hard boiled eggs
"If you wish to grow thinner, diminish your dinner."
- H.S. Leigh
Do meditation,yoga or other relaxation techniques to counter stress.This will help you to stay away from comfort foods.
Walk whenever you can or use a bicycle.
Make sure you sleep well.
A tired, sleep - deprived person tends to eat more than a well rested person.
Change your mindset.
Be gentle on yourself and never compare your progress with that of others.
Stay focussed on your goal.
"The three words women most want to hear from a man are, "You lost weight"
- Lori Gottlieb
Keep a Diary
Keep a record of your efforts and failures in a personal journal. This will help you to keep track of your moves.
"I have gained and lost the same ten pounds so many times over and over again my cellulite must have deja vu."
- Jane Wagner
Winning the Battle
Remember losing weight is not an instant process. Go slowly but surely and be consistent and you can look forward to the slim you!