Tips for the Obese Individual on Losing Weight Fast but Safe
If you are obese and have been told that you need to lose weight because of health risks and you want to lose the weight fast but safely here are a few tips that will help you to achieve that goal.
The first tip is to drink plenty of water because water is just what your body craves. Water has many functions within your body including that it helps to flush out toxins. Water also discourages you from overeating. Water is the perfect drink because it can help fill you up so you eat less and water contains zero calories! Start your day with a full class of cold water and have a glass of water before each meal so that you will eat less.
Fresh fruit is your friend. Chose fresh fruit over processed and canned fruit, which usually contains sugar and you, will take in fewer calories. Fresh fruits have more fiber than processed and canned fruits and are therefore more beneficial for you regarding your weight loss goal. Your body needs fiber to function properly and fresh fruit is a natural way to get your fiber.
One common problem obese individuals have is that they eat motivated by feelings. Feelings such as anxiety, anger, sadness, even happiness can make a person eat. If feelings are making you eat speak to someone about it and learn how to cope with your feelings without turning to food.
Some people eat when they are bored. If you find yourself eating out of boredom, find something else to do to occupy your hands such as crafting. If you are bored try doing some physical activity like going for a walk, working out on a stationary bike or playing tennis with your buddy.
You should only eat when you are hungry.
Snacking in between meals is not a good idea when you are trying to lose weight. If you find that you get too hungry between meals try snacking on vegetables, or drink a full glass of water.
When trying to lose weight it is important to count calories because we gain weight when we take in more calories than we burn (or use). Most packaged foods have the calories right on the packaging.
Foods to avoid when you are losing weight because they are high on calories are:
Ø Fried foods
The worst thing you can do when trying to lose weight is to skip meals, especially breakfast. Breakfast is how your body jumpstarts the metabolism that is needed to burn the calories you consume each day.
Limit yourself to no more than 3 eggs in one week.
Bitter chocolates have less sugar so if you must indulge in chocolate go for the dark bitter chocolate. Make sure you limit how much you eat because even though they have less sugar bitter chocolate still contains cream.
Eat a variety of food from each food group each day.
Eat breakfast within an hour of waking up. Breakfast is a very important meal and should not be skipped.
Do not avoid carbohydrates when dieting, but limit them to only 50% of your diet.
30% of your diet should be proteins.
Fats should only make up 15% to 20% of your diet.
When choosing meat, pick white meat instead of red.
Go for multiple smaller meals instead of three large meals when trying to lose weight. Time your meals 3 to 4 hours apart.