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10 Easy Weight Loss Tips
I have personally lost a lot of weight. It is not because I eat poorly or am malnourished. I have had a full blood work up done twice in the last year and all of my numbers are excellent so I must be doing something right. I also do NOT kill myself in the gym. I have bad knees and any exercise that I do is low impact. I do not do cardio at all. I am also pretty lazy and not consistent in my work out routine. My workout is mostly walking and biking and an occasional swim. I lift a few weights now and again but nothing strenuous – just keeping some muscle tone.
When I say I have lost some weight, hear me clearly: I lost 80 lbs. in 3 months and an additional 40 lbs. In another 5 months. All together it was 120 lbs in 8 months. That is pretty significant! And I know what I did was doing it the right way and I am certain that I will never be overweight like that again.
I will save my rants about fad diets for another post. I have studied them and tried some of them to know what works and what doesn’t. The diets that work usually make it easy for a person (like ready made meals) and have personal support. Also, low carbohydrate diets (Atkins, Paleo, SouthBeach, Zone, Ketogenic, etc.) work to shed some weight, but most people don’t keep the weight off. They are also dangerous as you shed most of your electrolytes and minerals while in ketosis. In addition, anytime that you have restrictions in a diet, you will cut calories. However, restrictions usually cause people to relapse because of the many of the foods they miss and crave.
Here is the primary reason my regimen worked: I addressed the habits and reasons why I overate and made poor food choices, and I changed my lifestyle. I chose a method that could sustain me and that I could enjoy for life. I chose a well balanced vegan diet. I know where my sources of protein, calcium, Vitamin B12, Vitamins C, A, E, D, micro-nutrients, potassium, iron, magnesium and other minerals come from. I also know how many calories and carbohydrates I need to maintain or to loose weight.
I am not a nutrition expert, but I do know a couple of nutritionists and there is a lot of great information (as well as misinformation) on the internet. What I did obviously worked so I hope you find these tips helpful! Without further ado:
10 Easy Tips for Weightloss:
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