According to the New England Journal of Medicine (2011), specific dietary and lifestyle changes are directly proportion to long-term weight loss. Which mean that changing lifestyle should not only be temporary but a way of life. In addition, crash diets and drastic weight loss can lead to future binge eating and may increase the risks of getting eating disorders. We will be discussing specific eating disorders and its symptoms in the next few articles.
Here are some ways to cut a few calories. A little extra step can make a difference in the long run.
- Walking more often. Instead of taking the escalator or elevator in malls, why not try using the staircase to burn more calories.
- Switch your daily white carbs consumption to wheat and fibrous carbs.
- Avoid juices that give you complex sugars that are harder to convert to energy thus harder to burn.
- Pack your snacks and bring them to work/school (ingredients that are healthier) than buying fast food outside.
- Drink lots of water. Hydrating your body will help increase your metabolism and flush out toxins.
- Snacking fruits and vegetables are way better than munching on chips.
- Avoid eating in front of the television since you get to lose track of the amount of food you eat.
- Yes eating salad is a good start but watch out for that dressing, you might end up consuming around 600 plus calories on just your dressing. Oil based dressings are favorable than the creamy mayonnaise based ones.
- Consult your doctors regularly to make sure that you are healthy inside and out. And that you are doing the right thing in keeping your lifestyle healthy.
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