I know how degrading it feels to be overweight: you NEVER really feel as good as you know you would if you were fit, trim, and in good shape. You know this, you feel it every day, and it sucks. I’ve got a couple of very short videos here that will tell you exactly what to do because they can explain things better than I can–I chose these videos because the information they give rings true to me based on my personal experience losing weight over
|the years (I went from 220 to 160 a couple years ago). You don’t HAVE to buy anything, and you don’t need a personal trainer, plus you’re not being asked to buy any odd-ball system or e-book or some crap like that (it’s suggested that you buy some protein powder, I think that’s pretty reasonable). First, some of my|
personal tips that I think are the most important things to remember:
- You MUST cut down your portion size and simultaneously increase the number of meals you’re eating each day: you really should be eating at least 4-5 meals per day, some people go as high as 6.
- If you’re not eating enough fat, your body is going to think you’re starving, you’ll feel hungrier, and your body will drop your metabolism and your weight loss will slow or stop altogether. You can actually eat fewer calories per day WITHOUT feeling hungry if you’re eating enough fat than you could if you were really restricting your fat intake. You should make sure at least 20% of your calories are coming from fat, the healthier the better (olive oil, nuts, fish, chocolate, etc.).
- Find a fun way to exercise–the guy in the second video talks about his favorite video game, that’s perfect, do something you enjoy.
First, here are some really simple things you can do that will allow to immediately start losing weight, plus these are habits that you can use at any point in your life when you feel like you need to burn off a bit of fat real quick:
If you want a quick tip, I’ve tried just about every protein powder in existence and, by far, the best yet is Gold Standard which you can get there from Amazon for far less than you’ll pay at GNC or anywhere else I’ve seen it for sale.
This next video is just an average person talking about
|what worked for them, how they did it, what they used, how long it took, etc., and that’s what I really love about it: it’s not a professionally put together bit with a subtle sales pitch worked in, it’s not stuffy, it’s not condescending, it’s just a guy in his kitchen with a camcorder|
trying to help out other people who had the same problem he used to:
I love the bit about the Wii game that he uses to burn calories–it’s already been shown how many calories dancing can burn due to the fact that the whole body is moving very rapidly and continuously, plus you can learn how to dance really well at the same time. The game in question is Dance Dance Revolution for the Wii
Additional Resources and Further Reading
Your Total Health over at iVillage has got a whole pile of articles and tips that are outstanding, definitely worth a look.
Definitely go check out the tips that WebMD has here for stopping overeating, they’re very good and WebMD is one of the most reliable sources for medical information available. You can even refer to some top books on diet and weight loss.
Like I said, I’m not going to push any oddball programs on you but I just thought I’d be honest and let you know what the system was that I used to lose the weight that I did, it’s called “Strip that Fat” and I did a review of it here if you’ve heard of it and are curious about what it is, how it works, etc.